Video Interview: Michael McBroom talks training with Katie Ledecky

Video produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Robert Gibbs.

Conor Dwyer shot out to an early lead, but Michael McBroom overtook him in the second 100, with those two setting the pace way ahead of the rest of the field.  McBroom ultimately won in 3:50.38, with Dwyer finishing second in 3:51.87.  The rest of the field was well off the top two, with Michael Klueh’s 3:54.99 the only other swim under 3:55.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

3 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Well, if we’re gonna keep discussing it… I’m gonna need more details about what they did up there…cmon… set details 🙂


Ha !! where are theose details ?


I like McBroom, seems like an honest cool guy, but in terms of swimming he’s overrated thus far.

The way Eddie Reese was saying he’s the swimmer that would make him famous seems a bit ridiculous. Sure he’s one of the best US distance swimmers, but he’s not amazing internationally.

I kind of have the same feeling about Alex Meyer.

Both good swimmers, but not the hype that surrounds them.


i don’t think there is a lot of hype around McBroom. He wasn’t a huge recruit out of high school but has worked his way up the food chain. I thought he medalled at the last Worlds in the 800 maybe? Maybe holds the American Record…nothing too shabby about that.
I agree about Alex Meyer.


The main problem as I see it, is that his best event isn’t in the Olympics. The 800m free. But, not the mention his accolades pointed out above, he’s the 9th fastest all-time in the 800 free. The 400 free is a little too short for him and the 1500 is a little too long.

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 …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!