SwimSwam Podcast: Rebecca Soni on Finding Your Rhythm as a Breaststroker

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 Rebecca Soni, one of the greatest breaststrokers of our generation. She talked about age-group swimming, making the transition to Dave Salo after her freshman year at USC, and training with breaststroke champions Jessica Hardy and Yulia Efimova. Soni also goes deep into what is essential for being consistent with your training in breaststroke, even when it’s feeling out of rhythm.

Soni is currently focused on her company RISE, co-founded with fellow Olympian Caroline Burckle, which pairs youth athletes with Olympians and offers mentoring in many different facets.

Check out RISE Athletes here.

Music: Otis McDonald


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10 months ago

She is the best ever. An amazing person and amazing athlete!

10 months ago

Great concept for providing mentorship. I’m curious to know more about how they educate or train their mentors. What is the foundation for the program that trains the mentor? Backed by science/psychology? Is it continually evolving based on their personal experience?

10 months ago

2012 London 200 breast WR is most perfect Olympic swim I’ve seen.

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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