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Siobhan Haughey on Sarah Sjostrom Telling her ”You can break my world record”
1:00 Breaststroker McKenzie Siroky on Choosing DI Hockey Over College Swimming
Olympic Gold Medalist Lydia Jacoby Positioned For FINA World Championships Success

Olympic Gold Medalist Lydia Jacoby Positioned For FINA World Championships Success

November 23, 2021

Arena signed 17-year-old phenom and Olympic breaststroke champion, Lydia Jacoby, the brand’s first sponsorship deal under the new NCAA NIL (name, image and likeness) rules that came into effect on July 1st, 2021. The day arena made the announcement, Lydia topped SwimSwam traffic, pulling more eyeballs than the ISL match and the college invite coverage. In other words, this Alaska native has real star power.

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Jim Ellis, The Only Swim Coach With A Hollywood Film Produced About His Life

Jim Ellis, The Only Swim Coach With A Hollywood Film Produced About His Life

November 23, 2021

In this podcast Jim shares what wasn’t in PRIDE, his feature film. No disrespect to the filmmakers, but there was no way to include all Jim’s success in two hours. Jim needs a recurring Netflix series to unpack it all. We do our best in this podcast to dive into the history and finer details. I hope you enjoy it.Pictured with Jim is my friend, Trevor Freehand. Trevor’s portrayed n the film PRIDE, and Trevor’s brother. Tracy Freehand, is PDR’s current Lead Coach… Many thanks to Trevor, who helped me prepare for this podcast, providing unearthed PDR history.

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SwimSwam Breakdown: Mid-Season Madness, ISL Playoffs & Jacoby Opens Floodgates
Launching an Aquatic Business in the Middle of the Pandemic

Launching an Aquatic Business in the Middle of the Pandemic

November 17, 2021

Malmsten, INC. CEO Mikael “Mike” Orn is a 1984 Olympic Medalist from Sweden, and Vice President Simon Percy is a 1992 Olympian from New Zealand. Both are proud alums of ASU, a DI college program they helped to endow with the famous coach Bob Bowman at the helm.  With strong roots in the sport of swimming and an established brand behind them, they are launching Malmsten, INC., delivering the Malmsten brand of lane lines and water polo gear to the North American market.

See the Malmsten INC. website here.

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Music: Otis McDonald
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SwimSwam Breakdown: ISL Playoffs, NIL Deals, and Jim Rome Upgrade
Grace Ariola Gives Raw Perspective on Chronic Fatigue, Medical Retirement

Grace Ariola Gives Raw Perspective on Chronic Fatigue, Medical Retirement

November 12, 2021
We sat down with Grace Ariola, the NCAA All-American and Big-12 champion from Texas who has been out of the pool for the last 2+ years and recently announced a medical retirement due to chronic fatigue syndrome. Ariola goes into detail on what her last 2.5 years looked like after getting a viral illness and never fully recovering, including how her mental health was affected just as much as her physical health. Grace offers a lot of perspective on not only what this dark place looked like for her, but what tools she used to work her way back to a place where she felt like herself again.

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Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

Olivia Smoliga Breaks Down Move to Arizona State, Training with Bob Bowman
SwimSwam Breakdown: ISL Playoff Predictions, SC World Records in Kazan

SwimSwam Breakdown: ISL Playoff Predictions, SC World Records in Kazan

November 9, 2021

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss the ISL playoffs starting this week in-depth, highlighting which teams are secured a spot in the ISL final, which are on the bubble, and which are on the outside looking in. We also assess the world records broken in Kazan at the SC European Champs this past week and look at what the Texas-UVA dual meet tells about both defending NCAA champions. 

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