Ricky Berens Dissects What it Takes to be Great in 200 Free & 800 Free Relay

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 Olympic and world champion Ricky Berens to get his perspective on the 2020 Olympic 200 free final and what he see’s for the 4×200 free with USA. Berens breaks down the subtleties of what it takes to swim a great 200 free and where the world is at in that progression. While chances are grim, he explains why USA still has a chance to win gold tonight against Britain, Russia, and the rest of the field.


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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Human Ambition
1 month ago

Didn’t even need an intact suit

1 month ago

Ricky Berens! Miss that guy.

1 month ago

I love these podcasts of olympians dissecting races. Are you planning any analysis of the women’s races as the main focus?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mus
Scotty P
1 month ago

Isn’t this the guy who Tyra Banks brought on her show because of a suit malfunction?

Reply to  Scotty P
1 month ago

Good times!

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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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