SSPC: David Curtiss Explains 21.8 50m Free PR on Only 2 1/2 Weeks of Training

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 David Curtiss, the 18-year-old national team member that logged a PR in the 50m free at the Richmond Pro Swim. Curtiss revealed that he had only been in the water for 2 1/2 weeks before the Pro Swim, being forced out of the pool for a month prior due to COVID restrictions. Curtiss explains that he’s focused a lot on power and strength work outside of the pool, which he’s been able to translate into the pool.

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Mega
6 months ago

I loved his interview on the Social Kick podcast! If you want more of David, it’s a great watch/listen

Breezeway
6 months ago

🐺 Go Pack! 🐺

Last edited 6 months ago by Breezeway
HoosierDaddy
Reply to  Breezeway
6 months ago

Go Hoosiers

25Backstroke
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
6 months ago

Ryan Held > Dolphin Boy

HoosierDaddy
Reply to  25Backstroke
6 months ago

Bloomington > Raleigh

Tim
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
6 months ago

Have you seen any top places to live in the US lists?

DMSWIM
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
6 months ago

Both are nice college towns. One has brutal winters. It’s not a close call.

Olympian
6 months ago

Kids a natural and built like an animal, that’s how!
Excited to see what the future holds for the chosen one.

Coach
Reply to  Olympian
6 months ago

The best training for the 50 free occurs pre – in the womb.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Coach
6 months ago

It is a pretty short pool in there.

GA Boy
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 months ago

lots of kicking and turns in there for sure.

Coach
Reply to  Coach
6 months ago

3 words D-N-A

Will 37
6 months ago

Dude’s swimming is exceptional. His only big weakness in the 50free compare to the top sprinters in the world is his start, which will for sure develop as he becomes a more athletic and skillful over the years.

Calepsu
5 months ago

I was surprised to hear he breathes on the 50. Thats incredible that he swims so fast with a breath.

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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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