Coleman’s Carpool: Life Lessons with Olympic Champion Ricky Berens

In Coleman’s Carpool we get the insider’s perspective on your favorite swimmers. SwimSwam Head of Production, Coleman Hodges, invites swimmers to take a ride with him and talk about anything…except swimming. Mostly.

Ricky Berens isn’t someone who needs an introduction. He’s an olympic, world, and NCAA champion who’s seen success at every level of swimming. And now he’s pursuing success in a completely different way. I spoke with Ricky about making the transition from a professional athlete to just plain being a professional. Ricky wanted to enter the corporate world when he was done swimming, but soon realized that he had been left without some of the tools necessary to break into that world.

See how he ended up finding a career at NULO that combined all of his passions, and his keys to maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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Coleman/Swimswam, Thank you SO MUCH for this video! I love, love, loved finding out what Ricky Berens is doing now! Congratulations to him on his successful transition to life after his swimming career, and PLEASE interview more former National Teamers and start a “Where are they now?” series of videos like this!!!


Thanks for posting. We love Ricky Berens.


oh yes . He also had one of the best underwaters ever – which is special


Ricky is such a nice guy. I had the chance to talk to him as a kid and them farther down the road as an adult. just a nice guy!

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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