Swimming From Home Talk Show: Jack McLoughlin on COVID-19 Effects in Australia

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.

Distance ace Jack McLoughlin gave SwimSwam the report from down under about how COVID-19 has affected life in Australia. Other than Australia being affected 1-2 weeks later many other countries by the virus, it seems like a pretty similar situation. McLoughlin is worried about keeping aerobic base and feel in the water since his primary races are middle distance freestyle, but he’s also trying to stay optimistic and engaged through activities like surfing, biking, and swimming on a bungee when he can.

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7 months ago

Good interview! I had no idea what Jack looked like. Australia’s number of cases is still extremely low so interesting that has cracked down as much as we did (or maybe we should have done it sooner?). I do think he is right that the elite swimmers will start panicking again if this goes on a long time and can’t get in the pools.

7 months ago

i live opposite the beach in Adelaide, the water is usually flat and it is still 20 degrees..I do all my distance work in there while the pools are closed!

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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