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We take a look at the latest news and updates surrounding High School Swimming in the state of Michigan. New episodes are released weekly during the season!

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We take a look at the latest news and updates surrounding High School Swimming in the state of Michigan. New episodes are released weekly during the season!

    Episode 4 - Recapping the Oakland County Meet

    Episode 4 - Recapping the Oakland County Meet

    On this episode of the STATE CHAMPS! Poolisde Podcast: while COVID changed nearly everything about the Oakland County Meet, Sara and David take a deep look at what was different, how it worked, and how the girls responded. We've also got updated state rankings complete with a surprise.

    Presented by Lawrence Technological University and the MHSAA

    • 23 min
    Episode 3 - Interview with Elijah Venos & Sam Szelag

    Episode 3 - Interview with Elijah Venos & Sam Szelag

    This week on the Poolside Podcast, Sara and David welcome in swimmers Elijah Venos from Brother Rice High School and Sam Szelag from Mercy High School. They talk about preparing for the Oakland County Meet (1:31), going through the recruiting process (5:48) and some advice for their younger selves (8:21). The big topic of our conversation is COVID, how it felt getting back into the pool after quarantine (9:22), having the season cut short (11:59), staying connected with the team while stuck at home (12:57), and preparing for the season at home (13:33). We close out the pod with some recruiting tips for younger athletes (15:32), the best swimming advice they’ve received (17:22) and their future educational plans (16:38).

    • 20 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Sara Davis and David Zulkiewski are back for Episode 2 of the State Champs! Poolside Podcast!

    This week, we're joined by a few of the top swimmers from across the state to talk about their careers and the upcoming swim seasons!

    • 37 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Sara Davis & David Zulkiewski host the very first Poolside Podcast! They start the podcast off with an introduction to who we are (0:51) and why we started this podcast (2:00). We take a look at what a swim season looks like for both the girls (2:45) and the boys (4:26), and how the pandemic has affected the current season (6:33). David talks about some of the changes that are being made to the postseason to stay within existing guidelines (11:15), we preview some of the strongest teams in the state (12:05), and we talk about what the structure of a swim meet (14:50)

    • 18 min

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