Thursday, June 12, 2014

my interview with Olympic gold medalist Deena Deardurff Schmidt for Vice Sports

"What he held over me was the coaching. And in my case, in this case, I didn’t know. I was so young, I didn’t know if I owned my swimming or if he owned my swimming."

Over the past couple weeks I've conducted a series of interviews with some very courageous women, all of whom have spent significant time in chlorinated water, for the newly launched Vice Sports. Today we posted my interview with Olympic gold medalist and former San Diego State University swim coach Deena Deardurff Schmidt

I thank David Matthews and Tim Ryan at Vice Sports for the opportunity, and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Debra Denithorne-Grodensky, Deena Deardurff Schmidt, Katie Kelly, and Jancy Thompson for sharing their stories.

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