Emily Seebohm Discusses Gold Medal Presentation to McKeown, Aussie Team Culture

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with 7x Olympic medalist and 4x Olympian, Emily Seebohm (fun fact, she has won a medal at all 4 Olympics she’s been to). Seebohm starts off with how her 2-week quarantine is going in Darwin, Australia. Personally, it has been interesting speaking with the Aussies about this, as usually you would come down from the high of the Olympics and keep yourself surrounded by people (family, friends, fans), which might prevent you from taking time to reflect on the experience and the emotions it brought (enter post-Olympic blues). I’m really interested to hear about how the Aussies feel emotionally coming out of this quarantine, as it has given them a lot of alone time to reflect and process the experience.
We then discuss Seebohm’s 4th Olympic experience, where, at age 29, she was actually putting more of an emphasis on the 200 back. We saw this pay off with her earning a bronze medal in the event, behind her teammate Kaylee McKeown who won gold. Seebohm would go on to present McKeown with her gold medal, getting asked by McKeown to stand at the top of the podium with her as a result.

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Ferb
3 months ago

I love these interviews, but I can’t dedicate an hour every day to watching them. Is there any way you guys could break out a few five-minute excerpts, or something like that?

After watching the whole Lydia Jacoby interview, I’m partway through Elizabeth Beisel, and I have Bobby Finke queued up for when I can get to it. I’d like to watch Emily Seebohm as well, but I just don’t see how I’m ever going to get to it.

Last edited 3 months ago by Ferb
Walter
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

A transcript would be nice, quicker to read, but understand the limitations.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

Podcast feed. Just finished this one while doing a bunch of yardwork.

(I also listen to them sped up, so that helps, too. If I hear one at normal speed Coleman’ll sound drunk to me.)

Ragnar
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

Again, to keep this site free, Swimswam probably is trying to grow their YouTube traffic to help pay for the costs related to growing the site and keep the unparalleled coverage coming. Especially in non-championship season, they likely need every click they can get so more staff is full time and not only brought in during the summer. Pay someone to cliffnote it for you, imagine Bobo could make quite the living if he ran that.

Ferb
Reply to  Ragnar
3 months ago

That’s fine, but I don’t think most Youtube viewers watch for an hour at a time either.

Samesame
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

I listen while walking

Samesame
Reply to  Samesame
3 months ago

This is one of my favourite interviews btw. What a legend Emily is. So honest and interesting.

Monteswim
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

Watch them on 2x speed!

Troyy
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

At least the interviews have chapters in them so I just skip to the parts I’m most interested in.

Sub13
Reply to  Ferb
3 months ago

As others have said, listen to them as a podcast rather than physically sitting and watching the interview. I go for an hour long walk every day and the podcast makes that more interesting for me! Or while doing housework, or anything else really.

Chineeese boy
3 months ago

Seebhom is the wonderwoman of aussie swimming

Ervin
3 months ago

Great interview!!!

Kelsey
3 months ago

This interview was great. Really been waiting for one with Em. One of my favourite races was the 200 back watching some one come back from such a hard time and who was discounted by a lot of people. She may not have that individual Olympic gold but she will forever be a legend of Aus swimming. Thanks so much Coleman.

Coach Mike 1952
3 months ago

Thanks for another great SwimSwam PC, Coleman.

Last edited 3 months ago by Coach Mike 1952
GrandeCico
3 months ago

Emily, competing at the Olympics: “Sleep’s not gonna matter. I slept 2h49. I don’t use caffeine, never have”

Me, on a Saturday after 9 hours of sleep and two good meals: “Is a single scoop of preworkout enough before the gym today?🤔”

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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