SwimSwam Podcast: Amy Van Dyken on Cramping at the Olympic Games

On the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Olympic Icon Amy Van Dyken, who gave an exceedingly candid narrative of her experience at the Olympic Games. Even though she amassed 6 golds over 2 Games, it wasn’t smooth sailing for Amy. She breaks down getting extreme leg cramps behind the blocks, and while Mel admits he ripped her on for taking up too much screen time, Amy fires right back and agrees she would rip her too: “easy there jr nationals, head on back!”

Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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7 days ago


7 days ago

cough…… ahem…..doper

Reply to  JFL
7 days ago

Did she?

T Hill
7 days ago

Mel & Amy great interview one that our athletes would benefit from, as it deals with up/downs of life and how you deal with things that are put in front of you. I’ve shared with them where you were as a Jr. in HS thru your time with John M/Cathy Col. State, but this is more about the whole journey. Awesome !!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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