NCAA Champion Turned Comedian Laura Sogar talks Swimming and Stand Up

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 Laura Sogar, 2012 SC World Championships medalist and 2013 NCAA Champion in the 200 breast. Sogar takes us through her swimming career, from training in high school at Blue Fish with Chuck Bachelor to Texas with Kim Brackin and Carol Capitani. After retiring from swimming in 2016, Sogar pursued improv, which ultimately turned into pursuing stand-up comedy. Sogar produced her own shows during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and now hosts 2 podcasts (@shedoesstanduptoo and  @Risque Business News and performs regularly in her home, Brooklyn.
Stay up to date with Laura on her Instagram.

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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5 days ago

she is likeable, high energy, observant, quirky, all the things that make a great comedian

6 days ago

According to her LinkedIn she is actually working for my cousin’s cybersecurity company out of SF . . .

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6 days ago

Yes, the company is based in SF but she is based on Brooklyn. And he’s a great CEO but a TERRIBLE swimmer.

6 days ago

i always thought this was funny

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9 days ago

Great interview Coleman! Your friendly nature allowed her to expand with honesty about her time in club swimming doing 44×400 and a 10,000 breaststroke and her time at UT with Kim Brackin v Carol Capitani. She and Matthew Broussard are both very funny and I like her podcast though it may be for a niche audience

9 days ago

Leave the stand up to her partner, hes pretty solid

9 days ago

Not a fan

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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