Liam Custer on Stanford Commit, Ascent to Class of 2022’s Top Distance Star

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 Liam Custer, our #3 ranked recruit in the boys’ high school class of 2022. Custer made big news last week when he announced his verbal commitment to Stanford in conjunction with our #2 recruit, Josh Zuchowski. Custer explains what went into that decision and why he and Josh wanted to commit at the same time.
Custer also goes into detail about training during the COVID pandemic and the improvements he’s made in the last year, which are substantial ones on paper.

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tnp101
2 months ago

Thank you Coleman for the interview. Excellent as always. Congrats Liam on your commitment! Can’t wait to see you continue to improve.

Josh Zuchowski
2 months ago

THATS MY FUTURE TEAMMATE!!!

PNW
Reply to  Josh Zuchowski
2 months ago

wholesome

tnp101
Reply to  Josh Zuchowski
2 months ago

Will there be more future teammate announcements soon? 😁

Josh Zuchowski
Reply to  tnp101
2 months ago

We shall see👀👀

The Blonk
2 months ago

Congrats Liam!! Welcome to the farm!

G reaper
Reply to  The Blonk
2 months ago

Good luck at the graveyard-ow farm. Most Stanford guys go faster in high school

Reality Wagon
Reply to  G reaper
2 months ago

Go take a look at some of the time drops this year. Up and down the roster nearly every guy went a best time or went faster than they have ever gone at Stanford. Nearly every single guy beat their seed time in at least one event at Olympic Trials. All while putting up a very high team GPA. New coaching staff has changed the trajectory of the program. Stay hating but Stanford is a program on the rise and top recruits realize that. I don’t think there is any other website where people would hate on a 17 year old for choosing to go to Stanford…

Emma
Reply to  G reaper
2 months ago

Wow, someone is threatened, and citing something that happened for a few years with the previous coaching staff. From what I can find out, that is specifically opposite of the swimmers who have come in with the new coaching staff.

I’ve spoken w/ the new head coach, Dan, once and he seems to actually be really smart and up on the latest research in physiology and training, and appears to be continually educating himself (which is why I spoke to him). I’d say that is exactly what you’d want as an incoming freshman.

So confused
Reply to  G reaper
2 months ago

It would be impossible for me to choose another school if I was accepted into Stanford even if that meant I never swam any faster. Call it foolish, or the fact I’m old and understand the importance of having a wonderfully fulfilling job, but higher education is about higher education.

Good luck to every swimmer going to swim in college regardless of where you choose to go. You must have unwavering dedication to your sport and you make us swim alum proud.

Thomas
2 months ago

Man, so many dislikes on so many positive comments. Not cool. Congrats!

tnp101
Reply to  Thomas
2 months ago

As a society, and especially in the swimming community, we need to do better. Negativity, Jealousy, or Hate will never win.

It is ok to have fun rivalry, but it is NOT ok to trash others , especially kids with dreams, or people who think differently.

Last edited 2 months ago by tnp101
Robert Major
2 months ago

The negative reactions are bewildering. Come on, people. Show a little decency.

So confused
2 months ago

Congratulations!! I can’t imagine a better school to attend for academics, connections and swimming. I hope you love it as much as the kids that currently swim for Stanford. A true dream come true for the few are able to reach that level.

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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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