SwimSwam Podcast: Tom Shields’ Mental Clinic on Racing Dressel, le Clos

In 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 Tom Shields, the experienced veteran who has scored a lot of points for the LA Current so far in this ISL season. Shields notes the importance of racing this much in the fall, saying historically he feels he’s had his best springs/summers when he’s raced well and a lot in the fall. He also gets into how to stay in your own lane, especially when going up against heavy hitters like Caeleb Dressel and Chad le Clos.

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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Coach Mike 1952
28 days ago

Very good to see you performing well, less pianos in the 200, & having overcome the psychological issues that left you depressed before. Best to you Tom! Good to see you smiling.

Last edited 28 days ago by Coach Mike 1952
Coach Mike 1952
28 days ago

Also, nice haircut Coleman.

27 days ago

Tell us how you really feel about yardage.. ; )

Such a great interview, love listening to his thoughts on the sport and his place in it.

Last edited 27 days ago by Erik

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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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