SwimSwam Podcast: Sam Hoover Shares the Legend Behind NC State’s Class of 2025

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 Sam Hoover, the #7 recruit on our top 20 list for the class of 2021. He told me about the recruiting trip to NC State that included himself, David Curtiss, Aidan Hayes, and Garrett Boone, all of whom ended up committing to NC State shortly after. He also goes into detail about his North Carolina HS state meet where he went 43.1 in the 100 free, what he’s been up to during quarantine, and what it was like growing up in a UNC household.

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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Qanny Daquish
2 years ago

The big cheese is actually going to nc state for spikeball

2 years ago

“Why’d you guys all commit to NC State?”

“Swimswam’s subliminal messaging told us to”

Reply to  gopackgo
2 years ago

No no no, haven’t you heard? We’re pro UVA, not pro NC State. Try and keep up. Pro NC State was like 4 years ago, now NC State swimmers are mad at us for being pro UVA.

Texas is still mad at us for being pro-Cal, as far as I can tell Cal isn’t mad at us about anything at the moment (they’re the champs, what do they have to be mad about?), and Indiana’s just mad at us about everything.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

The pro UVA is self evident but, to be fair, they are a great program that is very media friendly so it makes sense – but it is ok just to accept that SwimSwam is totally in the the tank for UVA as a fact, for now. 😉

NC Fan
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Braden wins the Internet today with that comment.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

This is one of your best replies.

Last edited 2 years ago by POWERTOWER
Reply to  gopackgo
2 years ago

Maybe it’s simply pro Todd DeSorbo, wherever he is…

Reply to  Wolfpacker
2 years ago

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Braden and Todd in the same room…

2 years ago

Go Pack!

NCAC Swim Fan
2 years ago

The Big Cheeeese!!

2 years ago

Swimswam stay gluck gluck 3000’ing on nc state

Braden 2020
Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

just to take the L to Texas and Cal

Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

Had to explain to my mom what the Gluck Gluck 3000 was due to this comment 🤦‍♂️

Hank Monroe
Reply to  TBC
2 years ago

Sure it was a proud moment for her.

Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

The swimswam comments evolving day by day 😂

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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