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Oct. 15, 2019

Margo Geer: Comeback Champion, Episode #33, 10-14-19

Margo Geer: Comeback Champion, Episode #33, 10-14-19

World Champion swimmer and U.S. National Team member, Margo Geer, joins the podcast and talks about lessons learned on the comeback trail. Geer speaks about her decision to spend a year out of the pool and how it helped her reconnect with her love of swimming. Geer also shares tips for using positive self-talk to reach goals. 

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More about Margo Geer

 Margo Geer is currently one of the USA’s top sprint freestylers and a professional swimmer, sponsored by TYR. She is a member of the LA Current Professional Swim Team.  After finishing a stellar NCAA career at the University of Arizona, where Margo was one of the first women EVER to break 47 seconds in the 100 yard freestyle, she went on to win a gold medal for the US at the 2015 World Championships as part of the 400 mixed free relay. Then 2016 and 2017 were years of transition for Margo. At the 2016 Olympic Trials she failed to make the Olympic Team, then that same year had shoulder surgery and spent a year completely out of the water while helping coach The Ohio State University Swim Team in the 2016-17 season. Margo returned to the pool in mid 2017. 

That break has led Margo to her best performances ever, culminating in making this year’s 2019 World Championships Team, where she won a relay silver medal and an individual gold in the 100 free at this summer’s Pan American Games Championships.  

Episode Topics and Mentions

University of Alabama

The Ohio State University

University of Dennison

University of Michigan


Bill Dorenkott

Cody Miller

David Marsh

 Ryan Held

Coley Stickels

Brother: Marcus Geer

Parents: Mark and Linda Geer

Mark Bernadino

Bloomington, Indiana

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

LA Current

Self talk

100 meter freestyle

Olympic Trials

International Swim League, ISL

Action Items From the Hosts 

Kelly - To remember that it is never too late to course correct. If I see something that I want to go back and do, it’s okay to do that. 

Maria - Think clearly about the things I really love and to follow those things with action. Quote of the Week 

“Every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.” -- Unknown

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