SwimSwam Podcast: Aaron Peirsol Breaks Down The Super Suit Era

On SwimSwam Podcast, we’re giving you an in-depth listen at all things swimming. Host Coleman Hodges welcomes guests and guest co-hosts alike to get perspective on our ever-changing swimming universe and break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with world-record holder Aaron Peirsol, who is currently quarantining in Virginia. We spoke with Aaron about the past, present, and future of swimming, in terms of the sport itself as well as swimming as a business. Peirsol shared his experience of being a professional during the “super suit” era, and his thoughts on what they brought to the sport both in and out of the pool.

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Aaron Piersol is a dreamboat….I mean nice video





Not only is he a dreamboat, but he’s pretty good at building boats too.


Great podcast and Aaron has some fantastic insights, but would have loved to have heard how he ended up quarantining with Coach Roach in Virginia.

Coleman did a separate podcast with Jack. I’m sure they covered it. (Asking Coleman now…)


I know time ran out, but was hoping for more swimming content. Some questions I was pondering…

Is he still lifeguarding at all?

What was it like being on the MR that got MP his 8th gold?

How about that brief 2004 Olympic DQ that was overturned?

Aaron is coming back, and we’ll swim nerd when he does. Great questions!


Most excellent

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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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