Tulane Head Leah Stancil on Coaching Through Cancer, Pandemic, and Hurricanes

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, 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.

The Head Coach of Tulane Women’s Swimming and Diving, Leah Stancil, joins the SwimSwam podcast after another fantastic season for her program. In this discussion we get into her background as an Olympic finalist, Florida Gator, and Psychologist turned Coach. She’s been coaching for nearly two decades but Leah is still learning and trying to find new ways to give her team confidence. In the last 3 years she and the Tulane program have succeeded through cancer, a pandemic, and a hurricane. Their resiliency comes from their leader and head coach.


Music: Otis McDonald


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Concerned Alumni
2 years ago

How about addressing the fact the athletes don’t have a pool to practice in? What kind of a D1 swim program doesn’t have an pool?

Interested Observer
2 years ago

Interesting. She’s a great coach, but there may be trouble in paradise.

2 years ago

Great video. Thanks for sharing!

Fresh kid ice man
2 years ago

Leah is fantastic!! Great story.

Reply to  Fresh kid ice man
1 year ago

Guess she’s gonna be fantastic somewhere else, as she quit the week before Tulane’s fall semester.

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