SwimSwam Breakdown: Phelps Plays Pickleball, Sun Sells Makeup, & World Champs

Today on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we go over Michael Phelps playing celebrity pickleball matches, Sun Yang netting over $500k from selling makeup, and the 2023 World Champs getting pushed to November. For full list of topics, see below:


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3 months ago

It’s difficult to explain the current online shopping culture of China in a few words. Briefly speaking, the fast express delivery in Chinese cities makes online stores a very big part of life of Chinese consumers. There are millions of broadcasts that sell products (which are often much cheaper than in physical malls) going on social media everyday. Many brands invite celebrities from time to time to join their broadcasts, as in Sun Yang’s case. It’s more than likely it won’t be his long-time job.

$4 million is a lot but not something so extraordinary. There are many celebrities’ broadcasts that can easily generate more income, given the population of China and the large percentage of consumers who purchase online… Read more »

Noah F
3 months ago

I’m pretty sure Blaise Vera has the fastest 50 fly split in history, not Schooling. Broke it at ACCs last year if my memory serves me right.

Noah F
Reply to  Noah F
3 months ago

Never mind, he broke the American record but was still slower than Schooling.

4 months ago

A couple thoughts:
One trials works in USA….having multiple chances might be filled with drama for Coleman and Loretta but not best for USA team. Chasing times all season is bad for mental health of swimmers and performances at Worlds.

Sun Yang selling beauty products. I think the younger generation do more “products” now than in past. Maybe the Houston kick ball champ could get an endorsement deal for beauty products?!?

Ryan Held won a rigged poll. It is obviously easier to make a team on a relay then in the individual event. I voted for him too because he technically made the team this summer so not far fetched for him to make it for real this… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Ghost
katie’s gator arc :)
Reply to  Ghost
4 months ago

i agree that for the US, one trials work for a selection process of a team

Sun Yangs Hammer
4 months ago


Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
4 months ago

No one knows what it means but it’s provocative. It gets the people going

ily sussy
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
3 months ago

zoomer meme

4 months ago

Great one guys!!

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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