Swimcerely With Spindrift: Guest Olympic Gold Medalist Megan Jendrick (Podcast – Part 2)

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In the 12th episode of Spindrift Beck’s podcast entitled Swimcerely With Spindrift, Beck talks with Olympic gold medalist Megan Jendrick. This episode is part 2 of a two-part podcast.

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!

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. With 2016 fast approaching, 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

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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 upcoming NBC drama Game of Silence.

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    Hi, Spin has totally won me over, her interviewing has improved a lot and this was fun to listen to while doing some mundane tasks. Thanks to her and Megan for making my Monday morning go a lot faster!! 😉 It’s always interesting to hear what retired swimmers are up to. I especially related to the part of continuing to strive for persistence as part of excellence in life post-swimming. In my career, while I”m not a perfectionist, occasionally I’ve gotten feedback that I expect too much out of other people and myself, but in retrospect, it’s usually been from those threatened by my strong work ethic, which all goes back to swimming. Thanks for validating this; makes me glad I’ve pretty much ignored those folks.

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