SwimSwam Podcast: True Sweetser on The Journey of a Distance Swimmer

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 Stanford All-American True Sweetser to talk about his journey as a distance swimmer. True speaks candidly about growing up as the youngest of 6 (but in essence an only child), his age-group days in the sport, and eventually moving on to train with Gator Swim Club in high school. True also explains he had originally always seen himself attending Harvard, but when he went on his visit to Stanford, he fell in love.

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1 year ago

‘candidly’ is right! One of my favourites so far

1 year ago

Not surprised at all. Mr. Sweetser is widely known for his spectacular public speaking skills which come courtesy of Stanford’s hardest class: Engineering 103 Public Speaking.

1 year ago

Great interview – truly someone who appreciates the sport. I kept thinking during the interview that he seemed incredibly smart and fact driven and was wondering if he was looking to be an analyst or lawyer. I’m also humbled to see how much the mental aspect of swimming has played in his career. Quite the lesson for many swimmers.

1 year ago

An absolute legend!

1 year ago

True is one of the smartest and hardest working athletes in the sport. He’ll be successful in his post-athletics career. Takes his studies very seriously and possesses almost infinite drive

Woke Stasi
1 year ago

One of your best interviews, Coleman. True’s honesty almost made it seem like eavesdropping on someone’s therapy session. I especially liked True’s shout-outs to (coaches) Ted Knapp and Jeff Kostoff. True has matured a lot in the past several years as he himself acknowledged: “I used to get bogged down in my own ideas in how a distance swimmer should be training.” A lot of people would like to see him perform at a very high level in 2020-21! Best wishes!

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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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