SSPC: How Kate Douglass’ Club Coach Wanted to Change How Club Swimmers Train

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 Carle Fierro, the head coach of Westchester Aquatic Club. She explained her philosophy on training club swimmers, which might differ from a typical, high-yardage program. Carle has had successful age swimmers at young ages, including current Virginia super-star Kate Douglass and breakout 13-year-old Claire Weinstein.

You can check out what a week of Carle’s training looks like here.

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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19 days ago

Great interview with a pioneer female head coach. Coach Carle’s advice to swim parents about just loving their children is educational and informative.

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16 days ago

How can there be down votes on this comment?
Sad people that come on swimswam to putdown someone.

Reply to  Seeger33
16 days ago

I don’t know why people become so obsessed with downvotes. There seems to be a lot of ‘projecting’ about what the intention of a downvote is.

19 days ago

wonderful interview!

19 days ago

Smart lady

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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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