SwimSwam Podcast: Brooke Forde on Training with Legendary Stanford IM Group

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 NCAA and Pac-12 champion Brooke Forde, who is currently a junior at Stanford. She spoke candidly with us about her thoughts on the California fires that are currently affecting the Bay Area. Forde also explains her ascent from jr national team to NCAA champion and how she slowly but surely became comfortable training with the Stanford women.

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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Woke Stasi
26 days ago

I hope Ms. Forde also pushes for the State of California to significantly rethink and improve its forest management strategies. The practice of not clearing out dense underbrush has been an important contributing factor to creating inferno-like fire conditions. Good luck to her at Olympic Trials next year.

Reply to  Woke Stasi
26 days ago

90% of the forests are National Parks. Tell the President!

Woke Stasi
Reply to  Ghost
26 days ago

@Ghost: Yes, the Federal government can also improve their forest management protocols — brush clearing should be done at all levels. The Feds own 57% of forest land in California. In San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties — where the CZU Complex fire occurred (responsible for a lot of the Bay Area smoke) most of the forested land is either state or privately owned. Again, best wishes to Ms. Forde and all the other swimmers who are preparing for 2021. Also, Coleman: another nice interview! Keep ’em coming!

26 days ago

Of all the ironies, the last woman from the U.S. Olympic delegation to win gold at the Summer Olympic Games in the women’s individual medley swam collegiately at Stanford, for a while that is.


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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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