The SwimSwam Breakdown: Analyzing This Week’s Top Stories in Swimming

In this episode of the SwimSwam Breakdown, I sat down with SwimSwam Co-Founders Braden Keith and Mel Stewart to analyze what happened in this post-Olympic week of swimming, which was surprisingly a lot. Here’s a synopsis:

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Swammer
2 months ago

Gold Medal Mel is the Morgan Freeman of the swimming world.

Yoo
2 months ago

Bit random but ADAM PEATY’S GONNA COMPETE ON STRICTLY COME DANCING (That’s the British version of Dancing with the Stars for you Americans). I can’t wait to see how this turns out

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tea rex
Reply to  Yoo
2 months ago

The lifts will not be a problem for him. Unless he throws that tiny dancer into the rafters.

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  tea rex
2 months ago

which was evident after the mixed relay

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  tea rex
2 months ago

LOL!!

Johnny Weismuller the fourteenth
Reply to  Yoo
2 months ago

Ryan Lochte went on DWTS and got attacked by some protest group https://youtu.be/z_Z_MFe7rOE Don’t think that will happen with Peaty though.

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  Johnny Weismuller the fourteenth
2 months ago

pretty sure that was in retaliation to the rio saga. meanwhile peaty hasn’t done anything controversial

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Yoo
Reply to  Yoo
2 months ago

Also I guess this means Peaty’s not doing ISL at all this year which makes me even more pissed that London picked Murdoch but not Stubblety-cook when he was still available.

Daniel Smith
2 months ago

Brden, Coleman, Mel: Great discussion. Keep it up!

Monteswim
Reply to  Daniel Smith
2 months ago

Dynamic trio!

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JoeBagodonuts
2 months ago

A little surprised (unless I’ve just missed it) that there has been no coverage or discussion related to Simone’s comments about not interviewing swimmers after disappointing swims. Would have thought to be a topic right within this site’s wheelhouse.

Ghost
2 months ago

Lots of thoughts here:
1. I have always said that the USA success is based on numbers and money! Many countries do a much better job of bringing along their athletes technically and for the long haul. And most medal foreign swimmers aren’t coming up thru the USA collegiate system. And money! No comparison! I think of each university as a training center….GB has 3 or 4 very good centers….the USA has maybe 50 with all the support and financial backing?
2. About the medal money! SA not having the medal money is so not surprising. And I bet she is very happy with her Gold and Silver. Hopefully no one is swimming for the medal money but… Read more »

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Admin
Reply to  Ghost
2 months ago

We’re here for it! This weekly segment is all about opinions and discussion, so please continue to share your thoughts!

Meow
2 months ago

Swimming news question — Regan Smith signed with Speedo and Torri Huske signed with TYR. I know NCAA rules changed, but I didn’t follow it that closely. They can still swim in college, correct? Are there any limitations to their sponsorships that they wouldn’t have if they weren’t doing NCAA swimming?

Spectatorn
2 months ago

What happened to Ryan Lochte? Saw his story post said surgery was a success.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Spectatorn
2 months ago

Inflatable water slide incident. His wife Kayla said it was a torn meniscus.

Spectatorn
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
2 months ago

Ouch!
Also just saw there is a SS article.

Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
2 months ago

Have the dates been set for the 2022 Phillips 66 National Championships? Inside scoop, anyone?

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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