SSPC: Claire Curzan Wrote Down ’56 100 Fly in Greensboro’ Before it Happened

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges 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 hopeful and NAG record slayer, Claire Curzan. Curzan has been ON one this quarantine, dropping best times seemingly every time she hits the racing blocks. Most notably, she registered a 56.6 100m fly at the US Open site in Greensboro, becoming the 3rd fastest woman in the event in American history. Curzan breaks that swim down, revealing that she actually wrote down ’56 100 fly in Greensboro’ in her goal journal before the meet even happened.

Music: Otis McDonald


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8 months ago

Wow. So young and already so fast.

Coach Mike 1952
8 months ago

Delightful interview! Her dad says Claire considers herself to be “part aquatic mammal”, & her swimming continues to show that possibility.

8 months ago

She is very fast, articulate and poised, pretty, and has a great smile. All of which is a perfect storm of marketability if she can produce results in the big pool. If she goes to Tokyo and does well, she might have to eschew college swimming altogether and just go pro. Her trajectory is eerily reminiscent of Missy Franklin, who had all the same attributes. Not to mention, with her underwaters, she would also absolutely cash in big on both the World Cup and ISL circuits. She’s going to have a lot to decide in the coming year.

Team Wotter
8 months ago

Go Claire! We are cheering you on! Lots of LOVE for the home club TAC Titans and Coach Bruce.

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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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