Head Coach Bill Dorenkott Talks Through Ohio State Women’s Dominant B1G Title

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges 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 now 2x Big Ten team champion Ohio State’s head coach, Bill Dorenkott. Dornekott gave some really interesting insight as to how his team prepped for the Big Ten champs, saying they weren’t focused on repeating as champions in this pandemic year but rather performing to the best of their ability. One thing Dorenkott talks about them doing in their prep work is splitting into event groups on a regular basis. Knowing there wouldn’t be fans in the stands, Dorenkott emphasized that the team would have to create their own energy in each individual event.


Music: Otis McDonald


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10 months ago

Thanks for the great interview with my old friend (he actually looks like a kid), Billy Dorenkott! Congratulations to Bill, his athletes and his coaching staff. Bill is truly a class act and a humble and gracious leader and whether you’re an Ohio State fan or not, you can’t help but root for him. Like me, he noticed a comment made on the SwimSwam comments “not knowing who any of the girls on the team are.” It speaks volumes because this year’s achievement was truly a team effort. I really enjoyed hearing him talk about the philosophy of the team’s approach and managing the challenges through the Covid 19 process. “Culture trumps strategy”…”Create an energy and connection within your event… Read more »

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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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