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Host Spindrift Beck talks with former and current collegiate, professional, sometimes Olympic swimmers about their lives, careers, likes, dislikes, etc. Mostly they just talk TV. You've never heard your favorite swimmers like this before!

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Host Spindrift Beck talks with former and current collegiate, professional, sometimes Olympic swimmers about their lives, careers, likes, dislikes, etc. Mostly they just talk TV. You've never heard your favorite swimmers like this before!

    Swimcerely with Kristy Kowal

    Swimcerely with Kristy Kowal

    59.99 in the 100 yard breaststroke. It's a milestone barrier for even the fastest female swimmers of today. Imagine being the VERY FIRST woman to ever break a minute in the 100 yard breaststroke. That woman is our next guest. KRISTY KOWAL - 2000 Olympic silver medalist, World Champs gold and silver medalist, NCAA Swimmer of the Year (for UGA) in 1999 and 2000. LIKE, WHAT?! Check out this newest ep of Swimcerely to hear Kristy get Swimcere about everything from Lily King's finger wagging episode in Rio to the fast food place Kowal turned to for her lucky pre-race meal, tales of Olympic Trials failed and Olympic Trials succeeded, and much more. This is a special one, y'all. Special thanks to Kristy for joining us and to Brandon Slavinsky for his impeccable audio engineering. NAMASTE, CHERISHED LISTENERS!!!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Swimcerely with Caroline Burckle

    Swimcerely with Caroline Burckle

    WE'RE BACK....with guest Olympic bronze medalist and 2008 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year CAROLINE BURCKLE!!! Get warmed up for Rio with this episode, in which Caroline chats with us about what it felt like to break Janet Evans' 500 free NCAA record, pre-Olympic Trials panic, her experience at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the exact moment when she knew it was time to retire from swimming. The University of Florida alum also chats about Rise - the "mind mentoring" company founded by Burckle and Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni - and offers a peek into some of the mental techniques that put her onto the 2008 Olympic team. Caroline is inspiration in its truest form, don't miss this one y'all. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Swimcerely with Rebecca Soni

    Swimcerely with Rebecca Soni

    Ever wonder what it might feel like to have a mental freakout the day of the most important swim of your life?
    Ever wonder what it felt like to be the first woman in the WORLD to break the 2:20 barrier in the 200m breaststroke?
    Ever wonder what an Olympic podium ready room feels like? (spoiler alert: lots of trading makeup and sharing 1 small mirror with your fellow Olympic medalists)
    Ever wonder what multiple Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder Rebecca Soni thinks about her career now? How she dealt with the retirement and what she channels her goals and energy into currently?
    This is the podcast for you! REBECCA SONI joins Swimcerely with Spindrift, y'all. She's funny, she's fast, she's extremely inspirational whilst simultaneously pulling back the curtain of the "Olympic" mystique that so most of the swimming world never gets a chance to peek behind. 

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Swimcerely with Tyler Clary

    Swimcerely with Tyler Clary

    TYLER CLARY, y'all!!! The 2012 Olympic gold medalist (200m backstroke), multiple-time American record holder, World Championships medalist, and NCAA Champion joins the show to talk about his early days as an age-group California swimmer, the experience of turning pro during his collegiate career, racing head-to-head with Ryan Lochte daily in practice, what it's like to date a former fellow-swimmer, his goals for the future (spoiler alert: he's about to have a legit career as a race car driver), and more. He's smart and driven and inspiring...enjoy!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Swimcerely with Madison Kennedy

    Swimcerely with Madison Kennedy

    2015 National champion (50m free), Pan Ams silver medalist, and former Cal Bear Madison Kennedy gets Swimcere today, you guys! Listen to this episode to hear the 2016 Olympic hopeful share her thoughts on the experience of bouncing back from barely missing the 2012 Olympic team, the importance of cross-training, the joy she's found in having a life outside of the pool, and much more. She's super fast in the water and refreshingly candid out of it. ENJOY!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Swimcerely with Megan Jendrick (Pt. 2)

    Swimcerely with Megan Jendrick (Pt. 2)

    Welcome to part 2 of Megan Jendrick's interview! The Olympic Gold medalist discusses the lows and highs of the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, her life as a mom, and her experience swimming at the 2012 Trials for her son. Megan also details her future career and personal goals, including continuing to nurture ACQUA Events, the company she owns with her husband, Nathan. There's also a small moment during which Spin almost dies on account of realizing that her hero remembered swimming a race next to her. Life goal achieved. Thanks for listening, guys!

    • 37 min

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