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Off the Deck

Off the Deck

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Off the Deck is hosted by Chris Plumb, the Head Coach and CEO of Carmel Swim Club and the Head Coach of Carmel High School. Chris interviews coaches, leaders, swimmers, and parents to bring you a variety of perspectives on swimming and life.
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Charles Vaughan
On today's episode of Off the Deck, Chris catches up with Charles Vaughan. Charles graduated from Carmel High School in 2017 and is set to graduate from Harvard later this month. As he prepares to enter law school this fall, Charles and Chris reflect on how his experiences with Carmel Swim Club prepared him for the real world, his early memories of being around the water, how he transitioned from being results-driven to process-oriented, and the role his parents played in his swimming career. Interested in learning more about Charles? Check out this fantastic interview from Harvard's "Around the Yard": https://gocrimson.com/news/2021/4/21/around-the-yard-charles-vaughan.aspx
28:01
May 11, 2021
Drew Kibler
Drew Kibler graduated from Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club in 2018. Now finishing his Junior year at the University of Texas, he's sitting down with Chris Plumb on Off the Deck. Chris and Drew discuss the fantastic performances by Drew and his teammates at this year's NCAA Championships, what the practice environment is like at Texas, and his sentiments about Eddie Reese's retirement. Drew reflects on his experience at the 2016 Olympic Trials and his mindset for Omaha this summer. He and Chris talk about how he helped shape the culture at CSC, his early affinity for the water, and his creative passions.
35:31
May 4, 2021
BONUS: Alumni Interview with Tylor Gauger
For nearly a year, we've been sharing interviews with CSC alumni on our Carmel Swim Academy channels to celebrate the unique experiences and foundation swimming can provide your life. Now, we're adding these interviews to the Off the Deck podcast stream for more people to get to hear these stories. This week, hear from Tylor Gauger.
14:54
April 28, 2021
Chad Onken
Chris Plumb sits down with Chad Onken on today's episode of Off the Deck. Chad is the Co-Head Coach of Quest Swimming Program in Midlothian, Virginia. He brings more than twenty years of coaching experience and excellence to this conversation, which addresses the value of relationships, how his coaching perspective changed after having his daughters, and common threads across coaching at all levels. You can read Chad's blog on the Streamline Teams site here: https://www.streamlineteams.org/post/championship-relationships. This episode of Off the Deck is supported by Carmel Swim Club sponsor Wagner Reese. To find out more about Wagner Reese, visit https://www.wagnerreese.com.
32:29
April 27, 2021
BONUS: Alumni Interview with Alex Clarke
For nearly a year, we've been sharing interviews with CSC alumni on our Carmel Swim Academy channels to celebrate the unique experiences and foundation swimming can provide your life. Now, we're adding these interviews to the Off the Deck podcast stream for more people to get to hear these stories. This week, hear from Alex Clarke.
13:50
April 21, 2021
Veronica Burchill
On this episode of Off the Deck, Chris Plumb interviews Veronica Burchill. Veronica graduated from Carmel High School in 2016. She was part of the International Swim League's Cali Condors and was sponsored by A3 Performance. Veronica shares her perspective on swimming, reflects on her time in the ISL bubble last fall and her transition to professional swimming from collegiate and high school teams, and talks about the special family dynamics that have been part of her swimming career.
29:07
April 20, 2021
BONUS: Alumni Interview with Zechariah Banks
For nearly a year, we've been sharing interviews with CSC alumni on our Carmel Swim Academy channels to celebrate the unique experiences and foundation swimming can provide your life. Now, we're adding these interviews to the Off the Deck podcast stream for more people to get to hear these stories. This week, hear from Zechariah Banks.
14:12
April 14, 2021
BONUS: Alumni Interview with Devon Mason
For nearly a year, we've been sharing interviews with CSC alumni on our Carmel Swim Academy channels to celebrate the unique experiences and foundation swimming can provide your life. Now, we're adding these interviews to the Off the Deck podcast stream for more people to get to hear these stories. This week, hear from Devon Mason.
11:01
April 14, 2021
BONUS: Alumni Interview with Alicia and Vic Schleich
For nearly a year, we've been sharing interviews with CSC alumni on our Carmel Swim Academy channels to celebrate the unique experiences and foundation swimming can provide your life. Now, we're adding these interviews to the Off the Deck podcast stream for more people to get to hear these stories. First up in this new format? Alicia and Vic Schleich.
21:12
April 14, 2021
Ian Murray
On the premier episode of Off the Deck, Chris Plumb interviews Dynamo Swim Club Head Coach Ian Murray. Ian served as the Associate Head Coach of Carmel Swim Club prior to heading to Dynamo in August 2017. Ian shares his experiences growing up as a swimmer and coach in Cleveland, Ohio and the trajectory and lessons of his coaching career so far, and what he is looking forward to with his athletes.
35:38
April 13, 2021
Off the Deck: Preview
On this special preview episode, Chris Plumb is introduced and interviewed by Maggie Mestrich, the Director of Business Development for Carmel Swim Club. Chris shares how he got started as a swimmer, his journey to coaching, and what he's excited about as Carmel Swim Club continues to evolve. Chris talks about why he wanted to start Off the Deck and what listeners can expect to hear going forward.
24:44
April 5, 2021