Swimming From Home Talk Show: Ryan Held on Broadening Sports Fan Horizons

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.

Ryan Held takes us through his whirlwind few weeks when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, including his brief stint at training at the Alabama Yacht Club. After the Olympic Games were postponed, however, Held stopped swimming there and eventually returned to his home town of Springfield, Illinois. He’s trying to maintain cardio and strength at his parents’ house now, and other than that he’s been watching 30-for-30’s on ESPN and biking more.

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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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