Swimming From Home Talk Show: Michael Andrew on Surfing, Aerobic Base Training

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.

Michael Andrew has always done things differently, in and out of swimming. So when everyone is told that they can’t train in a pool, Andrew hasn’t had too much trouble adapting so far. He’s gone back to 3-5 hour surfing sessions as a way to build endurance and get in the water, and he has a makeshift gym in his garage where he can work out.

Andrew does recognize the weirdness of social distancing, and hopes that it will be sooner rather than later that we can all get back into the swing of things.

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Who would’ve thought MA was most prepared for the Olympic training crisis & pandemic w his two lane barn pool and ocean training.

Ice Age Swimmer

They probably sold the Kansas place with some pool when they moved to California. PS: Michael- it’s a virus, not a bacteria. Big difference.

Ice Age Swimmer

that was supposed to be “home pool”


Guys you both touched your face / nose multiple times – be careful 💪

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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