Swimming From Home Talk Show: Mike Bottom on the Value of Taking a Pause

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.

Out of all the interviews I’ve conducted so far, Mike Bottom wins the prize for best location. When he called me at 9am, he was already out on his boat with his two labs. Bottom commented on how a forced time for pause can be a good thing, and what he’s been getting out of this time at home.

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1 year ago
Sunny Cal
1 year ago

He seems to be getting on in age, i wonder how many more years he will be at Michigan coaching??

1 year ago

Mike Bottom had a good perspective I saw elsewhere… about losing the opportunity to swim at NCAA Championships; since Mike lost out on the opportunity to swim in the Olympics years ago. It might be or have been helpful for people that are struggling with that.

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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