Coleman’s Carpool: SwimSwam Secrets Revealed with Braden Keith (Video)

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.

The Man. The Myth. The Machine. Our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Braden Keith, is the reason SwimSwam stays afloat. He is known for his insanely methodical and rigorous work ethic, and is a man of principles and integrity.

I’ve admired Braden since I joined SwimSwam, and he’s taught me a lot over the years about the ins and outs of journalism. I finally got the chance to come to his home in Houston and do a Coleman’s Carpool with him, and when an opportunity like that comes around, you have to take full advantage. So of course, I asked him about the Secrets of SwimSwam… it turns out there really aren’t that many. So we mostly just talked about swimming, because when it comes down to it, we’re both just really big swim nerds.

Have a secret you want revealed by Braden? Ask in the comments, and maybe he’ll answer it!*

*No guarantees

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I agree with both of you! My biggest “gripe” about our sport is that you are only a success if you make the Olympic team and you are only a sucess if you medal and you are only a success if you win the gold medal! Not fair to anyone! Some very “successful” swimmers don’t make the Olympic team! One of my other “gripes” is that prelim relay swimmers get a medal. Does that person who might be the 8th fastest 200 freestyler deserve one over someone who might have been 4th in the final in their individual final. To me it is the give everyone a trophy mentality and now with even more relays, too many Americans will “earn”… Read more »
Golden Bear

I love reading/watching SwimSwam – thanks Braden for all you do. I appreciate how far “professional swimming” has come since the Dash for Cash days. Would love to see it keep growing, similar to NASCAR, if possible. I didn’t know about VolleyMob. Good luck with that! Swimming and Volleyball – sounds like Byron and Annett Davis 😉

MIKE IN DALLAS

The last 5 minutes of the video are the best!
The monologue about re-formatting swim meets and WHY really hits the nail on the head, but
I am fearful that lethargy and ‘we’ve always done it this way’ are going to be too powerful.
Yes, more recognition across the spectrum is needed, for sure; not just the “Gold Rush”!

It actually went on for another 5 minutes after that before we realized that the battery had died. We solved all of swimming’s problems in those 5 off-camera minutes, but sadly it’s lost to history.

MIKE IN DALLAS

Frailty, they name is BATTERY!

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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