SwimSwam Podcast: Ali Galyer on Transitioning to Living New Zealand

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 Ali Galyer, the Kentucky All-American who recently made the transition to training in New Zealand. Galyer actually has citizenship in 4 different countries, but since her dad is originally from New Zealand, Galyer has always thought of the country as home. Galyer has already qualified to represent them in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Music: Otis McDonald


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3 months ago

I guess they just chose whichever citizenship was easiest to qualify for the Olympics.

Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

Makes sense.

Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

it’s her choice to make

Reply to  John
3 months ago

I never said otherwise.

Reply to  Troyy
3 months ago

Is that what she said! Did you actually listen or just comment?

3 months ago

Better choice of country to live in right now though aye troyy…. Yes the US trials is by far the toughest ticket to the Olympics. NZ you still fina A times at least to qualify, top 16 in the world is no easy feat and there is less financial help. Can only make the sport stronger in the long run.

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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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