SwimSwam Podcast: Zach Harting on Gaining Weight in Off-season, Viking Beard

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 Zach Harting, NCAA All-American out of Louisville and quietly one of the biggest personalities on the national team. Harting talked about mastering 1-handed push-ups during quarantine, growing his Viking beard out (he recently had his first practice with beads in it), and how he tried to gain weight during the 2019 off-season.

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1 year ago

He definitely has a big personality and it shines through beautifully in this interview. Thanks Coleman and Zach!

Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

I think both he and Urlando will make the Olympic team and final. 1:53 and 1:52 maybe?

Reply to  25Backstroke
1 year ago

Agree on Luca! Zach will be in running for second spot but it will be close! He comes across as a great guy and fun to train with!
It seems like clubs have better access to water than colleges. More frosh studs maybe should think About staying home?

Reply to  Ghost
1 year ago

Think he will dress up again as Batman during the next Trials? Maybe this time he can be Robin…

1 year ago

Gaining weight? I think he meant to say BULKING

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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