Inside with Brett Hawke: Maddy Banic

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Maddy “Mad Dog” Banic is a professional swimmer for Energy Standard. She was an 18x NCAA All American from the University of Tennessee.
Last year she got called up by the LA Current. But that was last year…

Brett and Maddy discuss…

How do I contact an ISL team? How do I get recognized by an ISL team? Go 50.6 in the 100 Fly and put it on social media.
That video got picked up by SwimSwam, Maddy got noticed and signed with Energy Standard.
How has practice been like since corona virus? Everything is different. Nutrition. Strength. Swimming. Sprint focused practices. Going fast when it is time to go fast.
“I’m a gym rat.” – Maddy Banic
You don’t need to get stronger, you need to get faster.
Blood flow restriction devices.
What makes Matt Kredich a great coach? “He cares about you as a person.” – Maddy Banic
Being a Pro Swimmer. Going from college team player to selfish individual.
“I played around a lot with my nutrition a lot during quarantine.” – Maddy Banic
How did you figure out the nutrition thing?
Learning how to shop is a skill.
Maddy has become an outspoken leader about her attempted suicide and struggle with depression and anxiety. She dives deep into what it’s like to confront this almost every day and accepting that some days will be better than others.
Get a Maddy Banic swimsuit here!

And much more!