The Social Kick Podcast #014 – Sun Yang Doping Case and ISL American Derby

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The guys get together to chat about the recent news on Sun Yang’s hearing. Bryan goes into detail about the differences in drug testing organizations but the guys agree that it is unlikely Sun Yang will get suspended. On a more positive note, Luke is impressed with the younger generation in USA swimming. They also discuss the recent American leg …

The Social Kick Podcast #012 – High School Swimming in the US

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During a week in the fall when Luke was traveling, the guys start off talking about scholarships in NCAA swimming and then dive into their experiences swimming in US High Schools. From recruiting trips to shaving down, to club swimming while on the high school team, we hear a range of stories from John, Bryan, and Justin. Don’t forget to …

The Social Kick Podcast #011 – NCAA Rule Changes, Week 4 ISL Review and Rowdy Gaines Trivia

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We’re halfway through a wild first season of pro swimming. The guys recap week 4 of ISL action from Budapest and preview the upcoming ISL derbies in November. They get into the impact of the NCAA allowing athletes to be compensated on their likeness, and what this step might mean for future NCAA eligibility of high school swimmers and the …

The Social Kick Podcast #009 – ISL Week 2 Reactions and Recent Doping News

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The guys go over the 2nd ISL meet. Bryan is impressed over the camaraderie at the meet and Luke is blown away the fast swimming and “hard work” put in. In recent news with Conor Dwyer, the guy’s transition to performance enhancement. Bryan reminds us of his difficulties with the drug test schedule and its intricacies. While the guys also …

The Social Kick Podcast #007 – Discussing the Rules of the Upcoming International Swim League (ISL)

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In this episode, The Social Kick Podcast goes through the rules of the International Swim League (ISL). We discuss the aspects we’re excited about and which areas we feel need clarity and improvement. Although we feel there are more kinks to be worked out, we urge all swim fans to support the sport of swimming, most importantly, the swimmers with …

The Social Kick Podcast #006 – Breaking Down the University of Texas Swimming Dominance

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In this episode, The Social Kick Podcast has our first guest….Wade Kelley. Many of you haven’t heard of Wade, but he swam with a lot of the 2000 and 2004 US Olympic team at the University of Texas. Wade discusses training stories with Eddie Reese, Aaron Peirsol, Ian Crocker, Brendan Hansen and many more. Don’t forget to checkout our Youtube …