Swimcerely With Spindrift: Guest Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni (Podcast)

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In the 15th episode of Spindrift Beck’s podcast entitled Swimcerely With Spindrift, Beck talks with Olympic gold medalist 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.

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 NBC drama Game of Silence that debuted April 12.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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