SwimSwam Podcast: Daniel Diehl Is Shooting for 13-14 100 Free NAG One More Time

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.

I sat down with 14-year-old phenom Daniel Diehl and his coach, Brian Dowling. Daniel has been on a NAG tear ever since returning to racing after the COVID-19 shutdown, breaking 13-14 national records in the 200y Free and 100y Back. Diehl has also gone the #2 13-14 time all-time in the 100 free TWICE, the second time coming within just .1 of Michael Andrew’s record of 43.90. Diehl turns 15 on October 26 and will give it one more go on October 25 to try and crack the elusive barrier.

Music: Otis McDonald


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1 month ago

For those who didn’t know already and I just found this out Carson and Daniel share the same birthday.

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1 month ago

What I’m hearing is Carson needs to go to this meet as well and shoot for 3:32

1 month ago

David Diehl swam for the U. of Maryland back in the 60’s. I’m wondering if Daniel is related to David.

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1 month ago

Saw the kid swim at a local MD meet. Beast in the water, wishing all success to him in the future!

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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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