Dating a Swimmer, According To Laura Sogar’s Boyfriend

Two-time World Championship medalist and multi-time National Champion Laura Sogar is currently dating comedian Matthew Broussard, and Broussard appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show recently to describe what it’s like dating a swimmer.

Among the topics discussed by Broussard are dealing with dating a woman more muscular than him, being intimidated by her six foot seven ex-boyfriend, and the struggle female athletes face finding clothes that fit.

Watch the clip, via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Youtube, below:

Broussard was a swimmer himself, competing with the Rice University Masters from 2009 until 2011.

Sogar, who is now retired according to Broussard, won a silver medal in the women’s 200 breaststroke at the 2012 Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, and added a bronze in the women’s 400 medley relay. She won the same two medals in the same events at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan.

Collegiately, the 27-year-old competed for Texas and was the 2013 NCAA champion in the 200 breast, and her personal best time of 2:05.04 ranks her 9th all-time in the event. She also won the 2015 National title at the Long Course Nationals in San Antonio in the 200 in a best time of 2:23.54.

Her last major competition came at the 2016 Olympic Trials, where she placed 15th in the 200 breast and 22nd in the 100 breast.

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Good stuff!


Good comedy is hard to come by. This guys guy is funny.


Who is her 6’7” ex?


I can only think of Matt Grevers?!

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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