Swimming From Home Talk Show: Braden Holloway, NC State Head Coach

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.

NC State coach Braden Holloway gives his take on the cluster that took place between the ACC Championships (women and men) and the eventual cancelation of the NCAA Championships. Given the fact that this is a global crisis, and the athletes’ health comes first, Holloway noted that he kept moving throughout the process, and didn’t linger too much on the fact that NCAA’s weren’t happening. However, on the day I spoke with him, it would have been the first full day of competition for the women, and he said that got to him.

The NC State women, in particular, were shooting to get a trophy (place top 4 in the team battle), something that had never been done in NC State history.

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6 months ago

Thank you, Braden!

Reply to  Swimmom
6 months ago

A winner in every sense

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6 months ago

Just a reminder: Coleman Stewart is one of the greatest short course swimmers of all time.

ACC fan
6 months ago

You can see why swimmers love him! Great coach, great man!

About Coleman Hodges

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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