SwimSwam Podcast: Ian Finnerty Breaks Down Training Life with Energy Standard

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 Ian Finnerty, the first man under 50 seconds in the 100y breaststroke. Ian explained that he has made the move to training with Energy Standard in Turkey now full time and breaks down the differences between this type of training and what he’s used to back at Indiana University. Finnerty also previews the upcoming ISL season, where he’ll be representing the DC Trident for the 2nd year in a row.

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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1 year ago

Thought he’d join energy standard after the move to turkey but I guess now

1 year ago

Get the impression something wasn’t clicking with Ray. His times in LCM have been trending nicely over past several years, nevertheless.

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
1 year ago

Sounds like he has himself set up nicely with his new environment to swim fast straight through the ISL meets…he may not have been afforded that luxury last year.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 year ago

Also, how much Cody can you take?

1 year ago

Sheeve P is Lord of the Sith! Ian will go crazy fast in this new environment away from IU.

1 year ago

Good interview. Glad to hear he is still moving on his Masters and MBA! Life after swimming. I wonder if he is aware of the political unrest in Turkey or are they too isolated?!? Definitely a nice set up for a pro athlete!

1 year ago

Not a fan of being able to train with one team and then compete for another within the same league. That takes away from the entire team aspect of the ISL that I enjoyed. I understand training with your college or club and then swimming for your ISL team. However, I feel like there should be a rule against practicing with another team. You don’t see that in any other professional sports league. Just takes away from the team aspect for me. The team aspect is what makes college and hs swimming so fun.

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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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