SwimSwam Podcast: Mallory Comerford Breaks Down Journey to Becoming an Elite

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 Mallory Comerford, one of the top freestyles in the country, to get her perspective on coming from a small town in Michigan all the way to the US national team. Comerford describes her ups and downs along the way, from originally wanting to skip freshman year swimming to play volleyball, having her older brother to keep her motivated, and finally making her way to the University of Louisville right after high school graduation.

Her time at Louisville saw Comerford go from Jr national level swimmer to challenging for a spot on the Olympic team, NCAA champion, to national and world champion. Comerford speaks on her improvements in Louisville, and how she’s adjusted since leaving the college team and focusing on her professional career as a swimmer.

Music: Otis McDonald


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3 months ago

This was a really nice interview. It has been awesome to watch Mallory’s skyrocketing career and it appears that it couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Best wishes to her in her Olympic quest. Also, kudos to Coleman Hodges and all his work. His interviews are great and the Practice and Pancakes videos are fantastic. I really enjoyed the latest one with the emerging Austin Swim Club. It was very fun to watch. Keep em coming!

3 months ago

Coach Jeff – thank you!

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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