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.
Although Jason Calanog was expecting big things from his Texas A&M men’s team come NCAA’s, he has seen this time at home as a blessing in disguise. Calanog explains that he has spent a lot more time with his family, including his wife and 2 sons, that he normally wouldn’t get. One of his sons is in 4th grade, and he has helped him with his now online schooling, meaning that Calanog has had to relearn quite a bit himself. However, Calanog sees this as a way to broaden his mental horizons, something he may take back with him once he gets back on the pool deck.