SwimSwam Podcast: William & Mary Swimmers Speak Up On Plagiarism, Title IX

On 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 Topher Pfuel, Tara Tiernan, and Mary Motch of William & Mary swimming. They were candid on their thoughts of the recent news of the W&M athletic director plagiarizing Stanford’s release of cutting teams as well as W&M alleging that the cut of these female teams would be a Title IX violation. Each athlete ended with sharing their fondest memories of being a part of the Tribe swimming experience.

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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8 months ago

The Titlx IX angles may create useful pressure for the women’s team, but they definitely don’t help efforts to save the men’s team. The arguments are based on *participant numbers* – so even if men’s swimming was entirely self-funding, their very existence would exacerbate the numbers issue. Men’s swimming would basically have to self-fund and also fund another new women’s team just to survive.

8 months ago

Cue the circus music….

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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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