SwimSwam Podcast: Jeremy Kipp Recalls Epic Practice Stories From Salo-led USC

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 new USC head coach Jeremy Kipp to talk Southern Cal past, present, and future. Kipp told us what he’s excited to come back to at USC after having been the head coach for Boise State and Northwestern, including (if you can believe it) the traffic. He also reminisced on some of the distance practices he coached at during his first stint with the trojans, with famed Olympians like Ous Mellouli and Larsen Jensen.

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SwimPhan
1 month ago

Good to see Kipp reflecting back on what were some epic workouts that translated into great performances of Trojan distance swimmers in the past. Now he needs to use that as a starting point or benchmark on what has to happen going forward with the USC distance program. In recent years the Trojan distance program has fallen on leaner times. I think that’s more an issue with recruiting rather than development.

I assume since USC doesn’t have a specifically-designated distance coach specialist that Kipp and Maurer would take over that function. Anyone recall the quality of Stanford’s distance program (pre-Ledecky days) when Maurer was HC for the Stanford Women?

USC_Swammer
Reply to  SwimPhan
1 month ago

I did a lot of distance stroke training with Meghan back in the day, and she was an incredible 400 IMer. So she should be able to contribute as well, especially for the 200’s of stroke and 400 IM

B1Guy!
1 month ago

If this isn’t a plug to get Erica Sullivan back I don’t know what it is

SwimPhan
Reply to  B1Guy!
1 month ago

As Alec Baldwin’s character in the classic movie Glengarry Glen Ross says to the sales crew: ABC – Always Be Closing!

SwimPhan
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
1 month ago

The other classic line from Glegarry Glen Ross from Alec Baldwin is “Coffee is for closers”.

Swimpop
Reply to  SwimPhan
1 month ago

Put the coffee down!

USC_Swammer
1 month ago

This really threw me back to a classic Catherine practice. 1×800, 2x400s, 4x200s, 8x100s, 4x200s, 2x400s, 1×800 long course. 1:15 per 100 on the way down (through 4 100s), then 1:10 per 100 on the way back up (focus on being faster through the second half). Exhausting but fun!

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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