Matt Bowe on What Makes USA Sports Culture Different Than The Rest of the World

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 to talk with Matt Bowe, the once elite Loughborough swimmer who is now the associate head coach at Ohio State. We go through the transition from athlete to coach and moving to the USA smack dab in the middle of it. Bowe also gets into what makes the USA different from the rest of the world in terms of having a sporting culture that starts at a very young age. Bowe compares the USA to Britain and discusses differences in every stage of upbringing that ultimately lead to performance on a global stage.


Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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Fresh Cuts
1 year ago

The imperial measurement system?

1 year ago

All-around great guy! Can’t wait to see him become a head coach.

1 year ago

hellll yea america is the best

Coach Rob
1 year ago

The USA sports culture is the best! We constantly work our young athletes till they can’t continue on, and then we work em again. If you’re not fast, you’re just a number! USA, USA, USA!

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  Coach Rob
1 year ago

Cap’n Crunch and Grapes are actually the secret

Reply to  Coach Rob
1 year ago

Coach Rob would win troll competition in olympics if there was one

Captain Awesome
1 year ago

It’s money, right?

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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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