SwimSwam Podcast: Katinka Hosszu Explains Brutal Origin Story of “Iron Lady”

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 all know that Katinka Hosszu is the Iron Lady. She’s famous for her “racing as training” style of competing at an insane number of meets, and entering unprecedented amounts of races at said meets. Not only does she swim a lot of races, she often wins a lot of races, prompting the World Cup to put a cap on how many races you can win prize money for.

But how did Katinka become the Iron Lady? Hosszu talks us through her age group days in Hungary, AKA swimming boot camp, and her successes and failures once she came to the US and Southern California.

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Steve Nolan
6 months ago

Fast forwarded through, did not hear this and am very disappoint


Reply to  Steve Nolan
6 months ago

….should’ve dropped that in…. I blame Coleman… HA!

Ricardo Prado
6 months ago

Awsome interview, enjoyed it throurouly…

Reply to  Ricardo Prado
6 months ago

The man, the icon, the voice, Mr. Prado, thank you…..

6 months ago

not a huge fan of the background music. would suggest turning it down a bit or taking it out completely

Reply to  sggs
6 months ago

just got to the third minute and realized it doesnt stay😁

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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