Swimming From Home Talk Show: Sergio Lopez on Possible Olympic Postponement

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.

We sat down with Virginia Tech head coach Sergio Lopez, who spoke about the shock that everyone felt when the NCAAs were ultimately cancelled. Lopez, who is still currently coaching a group of post-grads training for the Olympic Games out of a private pool in Virginia, also shared his opinion on whether or not they should postpone the Olympics. Lopez thinks that health needs to come first in this situation.

With so many athletes unable to train for the time being and the numerous health concerns and hazards that could arise at a Games in Tokyo while the Covid-19 outbreak could still very much be thriving, Lopez believes the Games should be postponed.

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Jessica WJ

Great series. Hope for more to come

Ladyvoldisser

Ya gotta love The Serge!

Nick Gillingham MBE, OLY, FIOS

Sergio such a lovely heart felt interview. Stay well. Get your ankle strong again and I hope to see you this year. Hi to the family. Thanks SwimSwam for this coverage. Nick

Sergio Lopez Miro

Thanks Nick! Hope you and the family are doing well. I hope we can get together at some point this year. Stay well and thanks for your friendship

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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