The Main Set: Missy Franklin Vs The World

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Hold onto your seats because episode six covers two top level competitions, a big analysis of the current shape of world swimming, and a breakdown of America’s favorite swimmer: Missy Franklin.

Mitch and Loretta start by breaking down the world cup swims which included some absolutely domineering performances by the Australian backstrokers. Head over to the USA and the duo discuss the Arena Pro Swim Series At Minneapolis where the Americans really threw down some tough times.

After breaking down some of those swims including Conor Dwyer’s 400m freestyle performance, Mitch and Loretta get Missy on the line whose bubbly eccentric personality shines even through the radio. Largely discussing her transition back to her coach Todd Schmitz in Colorado and her focus heading into the Olympic Trials – Missy lets you know where she’s at in the 2015-2016 season.

Mitch Bowmile comes at you from Toronto, Ontario, Canada while Loretta Race resides in northern Kentucky in the good ole U S of A. Together the duo will be bringing you unique swimming coverage from an angle that has never been explored before.

Both lead writers for Swimswam, the two also currently coach the sport. With swimming expertise that stretches far beyond the shallow end the pair will be discussing some of the most talked about issues in the sport of swimming today.

On episode six it’s all about international swimming and Missy Franklin. Ending things with a twist – Mitch and Loretta finish off the show discussing their top Missy moments.

The Schedule

  • World Cup Wonderland
  • Minneapolis mixdown
  • Missy Franklin is ready to go!
  • Nathan Adrian is the MAN
  • Missy Moments

Have a question for Mitch and Loretta or something that you want them to discuss on the show? Use the hashtag #MainSet on Twitter or tweet to Mitch @MitchBowmile or Loretta @RettaRace.

Any questions about the show? email [email protected]


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About Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile

Mitch worked for 5-years with SwimSwam news as a web producer focusing on both Canadian and international content. He coached for Toronto Swim Club for four seasons as a senior coach focusing on the development of young swimmers. Mitch is an NCCP level 2 certified coach in Canada and an ASCA Level …

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