SwimSwam Podcast: Norris, Cotter, Weaver, & Ponsler on NC State Commitment

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.

I sat down with NC State’s current class of 2026, including Lance Norris, Michael Cotter, Ryan Weaver, and newly announced Kyle Ponsler. Each once explained what drew them to NC State, their club background, and what they’ve been up to during this quarantine period.

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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10 months ago


10 months ago

NC state Loading up 🔥

10 months ago

These guys are killing it!

10 months ago

I love this team so much

10 months ago

Good kids! Good for the Pack! All well rounded too. Check out the IMX scores on these guys (an under rated measurement tool)

NC Fan
10 months ago

I don’t know if it is one of the few positives of the pervasiveness of social media or what, but the presence and poise of all four boys was very impressive. It was also great they proactively asked Coleman to include Kyle and ‘share the spotlight’ before his commitment was even announced. Good teammates already.

10 months ago

With a kid in the same recruiting class, these early verbals completely freak me out. Happy for them but it feels very strange, especially with no visits even allowed yet.

10 months ago

Impressive group! Just curious — Given the 9.9 scholarship max, is it safe to assume that when they say they were offered “a scholarship,” that means money, but not a full ride? (one of the 4 of them expressly acknowledged that)

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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