SwimSwam Podcast: “Professor” Anthony Ervin Teaches the Lessons of Sprinting

On the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Olympic champion Anthony Ervin to talk about the lessons of sprinting. Ervin discusses how his training is not all 25’s and 15’s at max speed – he’s actually quite accustomed to training pace 50’s at 200 speed and going longer yards than 3,000 for a practice. Ervin gets into the lessons he’s learned as a sprinter and what it takes to become a successful one on the world’s biggest stage.

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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15 days ago

20 (and most recently, 4) years later, he’s still Olympic champion

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
Reply to  leisurely1:29
15 days ago

…I’d like to have Tony on to talk swim politics, behind the scenes swim-biz. He’s got a 360 degree understanding that’s sharp, focused (but he’ll probably wait a few years before having that conversation…if ever…Tony knows the surface truth and all of the subtext)

ACC fan
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
15 days ago

Skip it Mel. He’s not in your league.

15 days ago

Ok but that type slide pic though…

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
Reply to  Backstrokebro
15 days ago

photo? i’m okay with it… bc I’ve seen nothing like it in swimming.

Daniel Smith
14 days ago

Great interview; I sensed it was definitely a 2butterflier interiewing a sprint freestyler. And, yeah, would love to get his views on swim politics. He is entertaining for sure. Loved it when he grabbed the microphone at ’16 Trials.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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