We are all trying to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as best we can. Staying at home and not socializing is not an easy task for anyone, and keeping a swimmer out of the pool is equally antagonizing. Therefore, SwimSwam is starting the Swimming From Home Talk Show, where host Coleman Hodges speaks with the swimming community about how they’re coping with our current goggle-less reality.
Arizona State head coach Bob Bowman is one of the few coaches who is still able (or was at the time of this interview) able to coach his swimmers at a pool. Although all student-athletes of ASU were sent home, Bowman had a group of 6 post-grads that were still training, including Hali Flickinger, Allison Schmitt, and Giles Smith. Bowman explained why Giles was training in more of a mid-distance setting under Bowman, which led Bowman to explain how most of the ASU college team was broken up into apples, oranges, and mangos.