45 episodes

The USA Swimming podcast series, Kick Set, will feature coaches, athletes and staff members who will share their perspectives on various topics in the swimming world.

Kick Set USA Swimming

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    • 4.2 • 84 Ratings

The USA Swimming podcast series, Kick Set, will feature coaches, athletes and staff members who will share their perspectives on various topics in the swimming world.

    Episode 45: Abi Liu's Rise from International Medalist to Decorated Coach

    Episode 45: Abi Liu's Rise from International Medalist to Decorated Coach

    Bellevue Club Swim Team head coach Abi Liu discusses her start in swimming, competitive career on the Chinese National Team, transition to coaching and outlook towards coaching the U.S. team at the 2022 Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet in June. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 44: Open Water Swimming with Haley Anderson

    Episode 44: Open Water Swimming with Haley Anderson

    Three-time Olympian and the only American to ever medal in an Olympic open water event Haley Anderson joins the podcast to reflect on her career, share tips on open water swimming and answer questions from the fans. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 43: A Look at Junior Pan Pacs with Coach Brent Arckey

    Episode 43: A Look at Junior Pan Pacs with Coach Brent Arckey

    The 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships was recently announced to take place in Honolulu, Hawaii this August. Listen in as the head coach for the U.S. team at this year's competition, Brent Arckey, weighs in on what the opportunity means for junior athletes, his coaching experience and more.

    • 31 min
    Episode 42: Natalie Hinds Shares Journey from Leaving the Sport to Becoming an Olympic Medalist

    Episode 42: Natalie Hinds Shares Journey from Leaving the Sport to Becoming an Olympic Medalist

    After taking time away from the sport in 2016, Natalie Hinds climbed the ranks to become an Olympic bronze medalist in 2021. Hear about her journey in the sport, experiences as a Black female swimmer, her home decor and weaving business and more in this episode of Kick Set.

    • 45 min
    Episode 41: The Evolution of Sprint Freestyle with Abbey Weitzeil

    Episode 41: The Evolution of Sprint Freestyle with Abbey Weitzeil

    Abbey Weitzeil, one of the best freestylers in U.S. history, hops on the podcast to discuss American freestyle, being a leader and good teammate, experiences on U.S. relays, 2021 experiences and responses to fan-submitted questions.

    • 55 min
    Episode 40: Legendary Sportscaster Mike Tirico Details Experiences at Trials & Olympic Games

    Episode 40: Legendary Sportscaster Mike Tirico Details Experiences at Trials & Olympic Games

    Legendary sportscaster Mike Tirico joined the swimming community this past summer by calling the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming and serving as the nightly analyst of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In this episode, he shares his experiences at both meets, as well as his conversations with Michael Phelps, sportscasting career and even takes time to answer questions from fans. Hosts Elizabeth Beisel and Matt Barbini finish off the episode by reliving their favorite moments from 2021 and what they are looking forward to in 2022 and beyond.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

mn_mom_runner_prof ,

More talk about swimming please!

This podcast could be interesting, but the conversations ramble and seem to be more focused on tangential topics of interest to the podcast host

Stoko49 ,

Kick set

I enjoy this podcast very much.
As an aging, non competitive, swimmer, I especially enjoy the relatively free ranging conversations with high end athletes.
I have other podcasts where I can get dry, highly technical information on a variety of sports.
The Barbini/Beisel combo’s light banter and easy conversation with their guests makes for a pleasurable listening experience.

BarkoPolo ,

One of the Best Pods!!!

I love the new hosts of this podcast! Barbini and Beisel are natural podcasters who make the inside workings of swimming really interesting. I’ve looked for more Matt Barbini podcasts because it’s hard to believe he hasn’t been podcasting his entire life, but either way, I’m just glad I found this podcast which is now taken over first place for me over Bill Simmons, Pardon my Take, and essentially anything else I listen to.

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