Laura Sogar – First year out of college is no joke (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Tony Carroll. 

Laura Sogar put together a great swim to win the women’s 200 breaststroke with her time of 2:23.54, posting the 14th fastest time in the world this year.

Molly Hannis earned the silver medal with her time of 2:25.57 and Emma Schoettmerpicked up the bronze with a 2:26.41.

Emily Escobedo and Andrea Cottrell finished fourth and fifth at 2:26.94 and 2:28.12.

Georgia Bohl won the B final with a 2:25.89 and Kristen Vose won the 18&u final with a 2:28.58.

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Thank you. It was interesting to hear from someone who is fast and competitive — but not one of the “stars” who has alot of sponsorship. The pressures, changes in training, etc were all very interesting. And thank you to Laura for her openness.

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Well done Laura. RIO 2016!
OMG she’s so cute.

Some girls (Missy, Bootsma, Pelton, Runge, Smoliga….) move backward in long course since they swim in college.
It’s the contrary for girls like Emma Reaney, Breeja Larson or Megan Romano who really struggle since they’ve left college. And Laura has explained the possible reasons.


Love her. Became a fan a couple of years ago when her personality really came through on one of the UT videos posted (I think) on this site.


Great Job, raccoon girl!

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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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