Hunter Armstrong Unpacks World Champ Trials, Decision to Go Pro

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.

In this episode of the SwimSwam Podcast, we sat down with newly-minted world record holder Hunter Armstrong of Ohio State. Armstrong, who is fresh off of 2 national titles in the 50 and 100 backstroke, speaks about his spring season, from a career Big Ten Championships to an underwhelming NCAAs. He also dissects his decision to go pro, leaving the NCAA system behind in favor of a more long course and swimming-centric focus.


Music: Otis McDonald

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1 year ago

Maybe he should talk to Katie Ledecky about how to handle the emotional roller coaster of competing in multiple events at Worlds. How to handle the highs of setting a WR but then come back down rapidly to be able to sleep and reset for the next day event.

Reply to  anonymous
1 year ago

The answer to that: Just swim

Grant Drukker
1 year ago

We got the SwimSwam breakdown, and the GMM, can Coleman Podcasts also get it’s own name/show title?

1 year ago

That was a great listen. Hunters story is very interesting.

1 year ago

Great interview Coleman! I love how honest and genuine Hunter is. Good luck in Budapest

Caeleb Remel Cultist
1 year ago

Thanks Coleman for this pod.

Now it’s time to bring the GOAT Caeleb Dressel, before he leaves to Croatia in 2 weeks time.

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Caeleb Remel Cultist
1 year ago

Why are you so obsessed with Dressel? it’s so annoying seeing all of your comments just sucking him off.

Reply to  Scuncan Dott
1 year ago

dont harsh the vibes dude

Reply to  Scuncan Dott
1 year ago

Read their name

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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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