SwimSwam Podcast: Tom Malchow on Medaling at His First Olympics

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 Tom Malchow, the legendary 200 butterflied who medaled at 2 consecutive Olympic games and held the world record in the event before it was taken down by Michael Phelps. Malchow shares his experiences on international stages, including dealing with the pressure of his first Olympic Games.

Music: Otis McDonald


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Paul Lundsten
1 month ago

Great interview with Tom Malchow. He is and was a class act

1 month ago

Great person.. He made the most of his talent! Great longevity, probably not the most athletic or Best technique but outstanding work ethic and classy person!

1 month ago

I remember hearing that the original Fastskin was custom made for some Olympic swimmers. How common was this, and did it continue through 2009 or even to present day? Was this limited to the body suits or did they do this with leg skins/jammers. I’m guessing it was more common for women.

I always wondered if Phelps had customer suits made.

Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

I would assume the elite swimmers get custom suits, or maybe ones with endorsement contracts

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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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