Top Quotes From the (Unexpected) Last NCAA Taper Meets – Women’s Midseason

With the Covid-19 global pandemic and mass cancellation of swim meets following it, the swimming community is trying to cope with the great sense of loss we’ve been hit with. More immediately, athletes, coaches, and fans have been stripped of the opportunity to witness and participate in the 2020 NCAA Championships, at the DI, DII, and DIII levels. One way we at SwimSwam are dealing with our pain is taking a look back at what ended up being the last taper meets of the NCAA season.

Athletes/Coaches in order of appearance:

We saw a lot of very fast mid-season invites this winter, and SwimSwam was lucky enough to cover the NC State Invite in Greensboro, the Art Adamson Invite in College Station, and the Minnesota Invite in Minneapolis. We’ve put together a compilation of our favorite quotes form these meets. In my opinion, it’s a combination of 2 major themes. It’s devastating to hear the athletes talk about where they’re at in the season and what they’re expecting coming into NCAA’s, as we now know they won’t be happening.

The 2nd part, however, is hope. You hear numerous coaches and athletes talking about facing adversity, and how they train to make it through the unexpected better than before. Swimming will continue, eventually, and the sport will continue to get better and faster. Obviously, that may not be today. But as swimmers, we know how to put our heads down and make it through tough spots. And we know how to do so together.

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Hint of Lime
2 years ago

Dang, really wish we’d gotten to see a fully healthy and rested Abbey take a crack at her 50 free AR and at the 100 free, too!

2 years ago

oh my Beata

ACC fan
2 years ago

Thank you Coleman! Much appreciated!

2 years ago

Beata is just so positive! What a great message about culture at Wisconsin.

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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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