Catching Up with Natalie Coughlin (Video)

In this video, produced by Outside Magazine, we get a glimpse into the motivation and day-to-day life behind one of the most decorated swimmers in Olympic history.

Natalie Coughlin, who is now tied with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres as the most decorated woman Olympian of all time, has won 12 Olympic medals but isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon.

“There is no off-season. It’s a struggle.”

Coughlin still trains at Cal with two other swimmers who are at the top of their own game– Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin, forming perhaps the most elite training group in the world.

“She has a very intense competitive drive.” — Nathan Adrian.

In this video we get a glimpse into some of the training that she undergoes on a daily basis at Cal both in the pool and the weight room. (And even on the beach.)

“I love training,” Coughlin tellingly says.

Enjoy!

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.
Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents  master the pool. His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has                                  appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more. He’s also                                    kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about                                       Olivier here.

Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents master the pool.

His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more.

He’s also kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about Olivier here.

Related Articles

annoying swimmers
Swimming Videos

Annoying Things Swimmers Do (Video)

South African swimmer and YouTuber Calvyn Justus put together a funny video exemplifying some of the more common things that swimmers do that could be classified as, well, annoying. We all know the types… The swimmer who gets out to go to the bathroom just as the main set is

Read More »
toronto swim club shake it off
Swimming Videos

The Toronto Swim Club “Shakes It Off” (Video)

In the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics the US swim team put together a little lip synch video that ended up making the rounds across the internet. Set to the infectiously catchy tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” the video– made by USA Swimming— featured all

Read More »
george haines santa clara swim club
Swimming History

How Did Swimmers Prepare for Meets in the 1960’s?

Now this is cool. In this video that was posted originally on the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel, we get a behind the scenes look at the Santa Clara Swim Club, along with George Haines, as they prepare for a championship meet. The video was produced in 1967,

Read More »