Isaac Cooper Details Roller Coaster SC World Champs, Coming Out On Top

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 world champion and world record holder Isaac Cooper to get his perspective on the 2022 short course world championships. Cooper had a roller coaster of a meet, starting things off with surprise medals in the 100 back and 4×50 medley relay and even a shocking win in the 4×50 free relay.
In the 50 back, Cooper was the top seed headed into finals and initially swam the fastest time in the final before a re-swim was called for due to a starting error. In the re-swim, Cooper placed 2nd. The young aussie details how this affected him and how he was able to bounce back and perform for the 4×100 medley relay, which went onto not only tie for gold with the US, but break the world record as well.

Music: Otis McDonald

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5 months ago

The number of references, both direct and indirect, to being sent home from CG — and being so continually upset about SC races in Melbourne, are still very much a part of his thinking – and I don’t see that is a good thing. Growth in mental health can be slow and painful, but, frankly, he doesn’t seem to have fully dealt with those issues from a while back — and now the 50 back controversy. He’s got to get it MUCH better together before Paris.

5 months ago

You literally attack this 18 year old every single day. Do you have nothing better to do? It’s beyond sad at this point.

Steve Nolan
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5 months ago

I am now convinced these two users are the same person. One to attack Cooper, one to fluff him up.

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5 months ago

Are you saying you think I’m the same person as Mike in Dallas? Lol. That is an interesting theory.

5 months ago

I completely disagree and I listened to most of the podcast. Your attacks on Cooper are a little weird.

5 months ago

If he didn’t swim a PB in the final relay then he doesn’t become a Wr Holder. To bounce back and hit a PB in the final session for such a young kid who has gone through so much is remarkable.

5 months ago

Great interview Coleman. Not that you need the external validation, but you appear to be a lot more comfortable in interviews than perhaps one or two years ago, are asking all the right questions, and are sensitive and responsive to comments brought up by your interviewees. Keep up the awesome work

5 months ago

Great kid , great story. We are all human, make mistakes… he shows us how he delt with adversity… I’m impressed.. and a new fan!

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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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