SSPC: Head Coach Jonty Skinner Breaks Down Cali Condors’ Chemistry

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 the head coach of the undefeated Cali Condors, Jonty Skinner. Skinner breaks down what really makes the condors work and why they have so much team chemistry together. He also shares what he saw in match #1 that he thought they could improve as well as what he’s looking forward to in match #2 for the ‘dors.

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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3 years ago

I wouldn’t call it chemistry. They’re just stacked

Former Dawg Mom
Reply to  Huh
3 years ago

Yeah this is an example of the worst kind of coach speak, and a head coach trying to take way too much credit for something that has nothing to do with them.

But, he’s not the only one guilty of this.

Reply to  Former Dawg Mom
3 years ago

did you watch the interview? It doesn’t sound like he’s taking credit for anything, quite the opposite actually, and he doesn’t really talk about chemistry either, just says that the team is having a lot of fun.

3 years ago

Would love to hear more about his IU chemistry

Hot Take
Reply to  swimfin5
3 years ago

The only person who didn’t love Jonty from IU was Coley Stickels.

Reply to  swimfin5
3 years ago

Jonty was well liked and respected by all at IU. He is a good man and a fantastic coach and it was a big blow to the kids and the program when he had to “retire”. Unfortunately, his emotions over not getting the Alabama job, and their subsequent choice Coley, got the best of him. This isn’t a knock on Coley, or Alabama. My opinion of Coley is very high, too and it appears that he’s doing a great job at Bama. It was a tough situation because they aren’t exactly on each other’s Christmas card list if you know what I mean.

Last edited 3 years ago by Guerra
Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Guerra
3 years ago

He took his ball and went home. Right before NCAAs. Coley was lucky to get out of there with his reputation intact.

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