Madisyn Cox Discusses Highs and Lows of Swimming Career, Med School at UT-Houston

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 Madisyn Cox, the 10x NCAA All-American and 5x World Champ medalist who recently announced her retirement from swimming. Cox takes us through the last year of her career, from her last meet at the Texas Swim Center, where she went 3 lifetime bests, to the Olympic Trials, where she was .02 off of making the 2020 Olympic team. She also discusses what her life looks like now that she is living in Houston and attending UTHealth Houston.

Music: Otis McDonald

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6 days ago

Wonderful interview! Very genuine. Keep striving!!!

7 days ago

Humid weather and horrible traffic wear you down in Houston, but you always have wonderful Museum district, best ethnic food in the country, and Galveston to escape and recharge.

7 days ago

Amazing career! Amazing grace and tenacity to overcome mental, emotional, and physical adversities. Great lessons here to appreciate the moments with special friends, coaches, and family. Always inspiring with that Maddog mentality!

Susan Richards
8 days ago

The best is yet to come!!! So very proud of you Madisyn.

Old_man Scienze
8 days ago

Great interview of former high level athlete looking back at her career with intelligence, maturity, wisdom, emotion, and sweet edge. All in all, inspiring. Cutting cancer is admirable but curing cancer would be best use of her considerable intellect, IMHO.

8 days ago

This is a very uplifting interview. Madisyn shows us how to stay strong through life’s struggles and accept situations which are out of our control. Best of luck to her as she continues to pursue her dreams and goals.

UNC fan
8 days ago

The best is yet to come for you. You are going to be a great doctor!

8 days ago

This is so inspiring, I grew up watching you swim, and I have always looked up to you! I have struggled with my relationship with swimming, and hearing your story really inspires me to keep pushing!

About Coleman Hodges

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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