SwimSwam Podcast: Jake Magahey Explains Rangy Freestyle Skills & Sets

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 World Jr Champion Jake Magahey, who was just getting ready to start his freshman season at the University of Georgia. Magahey was one of the rangiest freestylers we had ever ranked as a high schooler, and he explains what he likes about shorter and longer events. He also shares a couple of his favorite freestyle sets with us.

Music: Otis McDonald


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8 months ago

Let’s get him to explain how to go fast without technique

Reply to  Swimmer
8 months ago

While his stroke may not look very great from just watching normally, an underwater view shows how amazing he is at catching and getting a grip on the water. The bend in his elbows and catch are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Not to mention how he can hold his underwaters in a 500 better than the vast majority of people. There’s more to technique than the recovery side of the stroke

Last edited 8 months ago by JCO
Reply to  JCO
8 months ago

Having watched Jake for a long time, the change in his underwaters from weakness to a weapon over a 2 year period has been amazing.

NM Coach
Reply to  DeepSouth
8 months ago

LOVE THIS…”weakness to a weapon”!!!

NM Coach
Reply to  Swimmer
8 months ago

People used to say the same thing about Janet Evans and her windmill arms…but she was INCREDIBLE under the surface of the water…the way she “anchored” at the beginning of her stroke was incredible!

8 months ago

there should be more hype around this guy

creamy dreamy121
8 months ago

He’s so good looking

About Coleman Hodges

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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