Swim CEO Series: Chris DeJong on Fastest 400m Kick Ever, Big Blue Swim School

On SwimSwam Podcast, we’re giving you an in-depth listen at all things swimming. Host Coleman Hodges welcomes guests and guest co-hosts alike to get perspective on our ever-changing swimming universe and break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Chris DeJong, a Michigan team captain and elite swimmer who trained with the likes of Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay, and Erik Vendt, to name a few. DeJong described the environment at practice in Ann Arbor leading up to the 2008 Olympics and even indulged in telling his epic story about Phelps buying him dinner for kicking the unofficial fastest time in history in a 400m kick – 4:56. DeJong also dives into his life after swimming, when he delved into the business side of swimming with Big Blue Swim Schools.

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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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4 days ago

Coleman, you attached wrong link

4 days ago

What was the 400M kick time?

Reply to  Gator
4 days ago


Le monke
Reply to  DSswim
4 days ago

Definetly not the fastest ever also depends on the stroke but I’m willing to bet some college swimmers who have never done this could beat it in backstroke kick, butterfly, or free.

4 days ago

Is it just me or 4:56 doesn’t seem that fast for the worlds fastest 400 kick.(No hate or anything just a thought I had)

Reply to  DSswim
3 days ago

It was meters

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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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