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article imageOp-Ed: Top female swimmer interviews of 2018

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 26, 2018 in Sports
Digital Journal lists its top female swimmer interviews of 2018, which include national, world, Pan Pacific and Olympic champions.
Allison Schmitt: Eight-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt offered her advice to aspiring swimmers, and she spoke about her career in the sport and the impact of technology on aquatics.
Allison Schmitt
Allison Schmitt
Wikimedia Commons
Hali Flickinger: Hali Flickinger discussed her wins at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships and the Phillips 66 National Championships. She opened up about how she uses technology, especially for recovery purposes (such as NormaTec) and for physical therapy.
Hali Flickinger official team photo
Hali Flickinger official team photo
University of Georgia
Kaitlin Sandeno: Four-time Olympic medalist and sports commentator Kaitlin Sandeno spoke about swimming and her work in the Jessie Rees Foundation.
Kaitlin Sandeno
Kaitlin Sandeno
Don Le
Kara Lynn Joyce: Four-time Olympic silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce spoke about her swimming career, and the Lead Sports Summit.
Four-time Olympic medalist Kara Lynn Joyce
Four-time Olympic medalist Kara Lynn Joyce
Aaron Okayama
Katie Ledecky: "Female Athlete of the Year" Golden Goggle winner Katie Ledecky chatted with Digital Journal about her world records and her goals. She offered her advice for young swimmers, and defined the word success.
Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky
Wikimedia Commons
Leah Smith: Two-time Olympic medalist Leah Smith chatted with Digital Journal about the 2018 Pan Pacs, the digital transformation of swimming, and her future plans.
Leah Smith
Leah Smith
Matt Riley, UVA Department of Athletics
Lilly King: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King chatted with Digital Journal about her motivations, her two world records, and her definition of the word success.
Lilly King at the Golden Goggle Awards
Lilly King at the Golden Goggle Awards
Gary Hahn
McKenzie Coan: Three-time Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan about her career in swimming, and the impact of technology on the sport.
McKenzie Coan
McKenzie Coan
Jadams134, Wikimedia Commons
Natalie Coughlin: 12-time Olympic medalist and world champion Natalie Coughlin spoke about her swimming career, as well as her passion for food and wine. She also discussed the digital transformation of aquatics.
Natalie Coughlin
Natalie Coughlin
Photo courtesy of Luvo
Simone Manuel: Four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel chatted with Digital Journal on the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Goggle Awards.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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