Rhyan White on Going From 4th at The Olympics (Twice) to Winning a World Title

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.

Rhyan White is a world champion, Olympic medalist, and NCAA All-American. She was the only woman from America to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. In Tokyo, she finished 4th in both events, just missing individual medals but still helping the USA to a silver in the 400 medley relay. White discusses managing her emotions through Trials, the Games, and afterword when she came back to Alabama to kick off her senior season. She talks about the new coaching staff in Tuscaloosa, led by first-time head coach Margo Geer, and the training habits she’s developed since her first Games. White bounced back in a big way after Tokyo, winning gold in the 200 back at the Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi this past December.


Music: Otis McDonald


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3 months ago

Pretty interesting how team staff or athletic training stuff doesn’t care about situation like that. Rhyan is definitely Alabama’s biggest star but it looks like she can do whatever she wants to. Rules are for everyone and everyone should stick to them. How swimmers are suppose to have their season if one of the top swimmers breaks a rules of quarantine not once and then FLIES home with hundreds of people around her.

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