Swimcerely with Spindrift: Guest Olympian Kristy Kowal (Podcast)

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Swimcerely with Spindrift is back and features Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal as the guest for the first show of the new year.

Kowal was a ground-breaking swimmer in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, becoming the first woman to break the one-minute barrier in the 100-yard breaststroke. In addition to her incredible 100 breaststroke swim, Kowal earned an Olympic silver medal at the 2000 Games, along with gold and silver medals at the World Championships.

Check out this newest episode of Swimcerely to hear Kowal 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.

Swimcerely with Spindrift is a podcast that showcases conversations with high school, collegiate, pro, and Olympic swimmers’ about their likes, dislikes, career, goals, and more. Each episode centers on a different swimmer, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what makes these athletes tick and, in some cases, what separates them as some of the best swimmers in the world.

“My favorite podcasts are ones that feature actors, writers, and comedians speaking not just about their craft but about their favorite restaurants, TV shows, telling funny stories, etc. I wanted to try to bring that sort of format to swimming, so that fans can have a new type of unfiltered access to their favorite swimmers. The show is meant to be off-the-cuff, goofy, and a little different. Hopefully people will enjoy!” – Spindrift Beck

Enjoy This New And Exciting Program Presented With The Support of Swimming World Radio

Spindrift Beck is a writer and former swimmer from Dallas, TX. A University of Texas graduate, she competed for the Longhorn’s swim team for four years, during which time the team captured a pair of Big 12 Championship titles. At age 16, she broke the National Independent High School record in the 100-yard breaststroke, a record that stood for five years. Between the ages of 10 and 18, she set more than 15 Texas Age Group records and was undefeated in all races during her four years of conference high school swimming. Her international swimming highlights include being named co-captain of the 2006-07 US National Junior Team, winning a silver medal at the Jr. Pan Pacific Championships in the 200-meter IM, and qualifying for the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Trials, where she finished in the top 20. She currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a Writers’ Production Assistant on the tv series Shut Eye.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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