LEN U23 Champion Emma Sticklen on Breaking Through This Summer in the Long Course Pool

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.

SwimSwam sat down with Emma Sticklen, the LEN U23 Champion in the 200 fly. Sticklen got a ton of championship LCM racing in this summer, competing at the US Trials in Indianapolis, the US Pro Championships in Irvine, and the LEN U23 Championships in Dublin.

The Texas All-American walks us through what she gained from each competition as well as what has made the training environment so special in Austin this year.

  • 0:00 Emma Sticklen Introduction
  • 1:48 US Trials
  • 8:00 US Pro Championships
  • 11:40 LEN U23 Championships
  • 15:05 Lea Maurer
  • 19:30 Racing Internationally
  • 26:29 Texas Butterfly Training
  • 31:49 Carol Capitani & Mitch Dalton
  • 36:45 2023-24 Season


Music: Otis McDonald

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Did not Cali UT
1 month ago

Go Emma Go!

Gen D
1 month ago

Fyi the video is still private

Gen D
Reply to  Gen D
1 month ago

Fixed, thanks

Air Quality at YMCA Pools
1 month ago

She’s really made some headway in the pool this year. Congrats!

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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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