The Effortless Swimming Podcast

Melissa Urie is the first woman to complete 895km Uberman Ultra-Triathlon. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience during the race, doing training, and getting through the race with the use of mental strategies to survive the tough times.

5:22 Training For Uberman
10:23 The Power of A Positive Mindset
12:43 Proving Yourself That You Can Do It
13:51 Building Your Confidence
17:29 Giving Up Is Not An Option!
19:15 Post Race: Mental And Physical Recovery
25:24 Moving Forward By Going Back To Basics
29:18 Finding Identity Outside Of Sports Is Important Too
31:47 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
40:52 Training Session Management
43.24 Combat Decision Fatigue With Better Mental Habits
46:48 How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Hard Things
55:00 What Keeps You Going?

Direct download: mel_urie_podcast.m4a
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Welcome back to another podcast episode! Today, I'll be sharing my top tips for making your open water swimming enjoyable and more challenging. Listen on in!

00:27 What Are the Drills You Can Do?
1:47 How to Break Down Or Structure An Open Water Swim
3:37 Don't Overthink It!
3:56 Overcome Open Water Swim Anxiety
5:55 Progressively Make Your Swimming More Challenging
6:39 Dynamic Breathing

Direct download: How_To_Make_Your_Open_Water_Swims_interesting.m4a
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Welcome Back! Here in Australia, there are a couple of pools that have started to open, you can book individual lanes for a certain amount of time. So I thought of doing a podcast talking about the best ways to get back to training once your pool has opened.

00:55 Time Frame
01:54 How Many Sessions?
02:52 What Will You Experience?
04:19 What Type Of Training Should You Be Doing?
08:39 Warm Up With Fins
09:41 Therebands
10:19 Time Trial

 

Direct download: 7_WAYS_TO_MAKE_YOUR_RETURN_TO_THE_POOL_10X_BETTER_PODCAST.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

In today's episode, we sat down with the author of the book Your New Prime, and promoter of men's health and wellness, Craig Cooper! We talked about the active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health as you age, how to get out of complacency, and how to start thriving and making steady forward progress in life.

3:40 Passion For Health
7:06 Adjusting Your Fitness As You Age
11:40 Cultivate The Friendships In Your Life
17:58 Break Free From Complacency
21:55 The Element Of Uncertainty
23:20 Live In The Moment
25:08 Good Friendships Are Key To Positive Mental Health
28:55 Life Is Challenging For Everyone
30:03 Get Together
33:45 What's Next for Craig Cooper

Direct download: Get_Better_Every_Year_With_Craig_Cooper.m4a
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In today's episode, we are joined by a lifelong trainer and athlete Andrew Read as he talks about his program 28-day Challenge. Andrew talks through how important going back to the basics is and some of the necessary skills to influence your success at living a healthy lifestyle.

4:19 Creating A Mindset Component
5:32 Going Back To The Basics Matters
12:40 Understand How You Learn Best.
15:32 Cut To The Chase
17:35 Your Body Is Built For Walking.
20:59 Consistency Makes The Biggest Difference.
23:53 Starting From Scratch
25:02 Give It Time
28:10 Carrot And Stick Approach
31:46 Identify What Triggers Your Bad Habits And Make A Plan
35:35: Change Starts With You
37:22 Asking the Right Questions

Direct download: Eliminate_Bad_Habits_And_Master_The_Funfamentals_With_Andrew_Read.m4a
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We are joined by Dr. Greg Wells who is the author of the book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. We discussed some of the things that are discussed in his book. He shares some strategies on why doing less will actually achieve more, how to stop reacting to things and be more deliberate, taking full control of your love, refocusing your attention and how you can stop being a slave to busyness.

02:05 Slowing Down
04:05 Sleeping As A Tool Tool To Recharge
07:29 Doing Less To Achieve More In A Day To Day Life
08:51 Pump The Breaks, Open More Space and Have More Control
11:29 You Don't Need To Do What Other People Expect Of You
13:39 From External Validation To Intrinsic Motivation
14:26 Stop Reacting And Start Being Deliberate With What You're Doing
17:08 Metacognition
21:41 Reaction versus Response
24:50 Helping Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
26:53 Pay Attention To What We Have
29:59 Multitasking Can Lead To Distractions
37:22 Get Away From Your Device - "123 Practice"
39:28 The Psychology Of Being In The Water
43:17 Bring Your Attention Right Back Into The Present Moment
48:00 It's Process Not Outcome

Direct download: greg_wells_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT


Marc Evans joins us in this episode to talk about the possible things you can do at your home during these times. In this episode, Marc discussed maintaining the feel of the water, the importance of mobility, stability, and flexibility.


00:38 Triathletes In Motion
02:40 It's Not The Strongest Athlete That Wins The Gold Medals
06:19 Functional Strength
06:58 Most Of The Triathletes Underswim In Volume
08:01 Having A High Elbow Catch
08:40 Sculling Your Hands In A Tub Of Water
10:10 Mobility Test
11:30 Technique Is Related To Mobility And Stability
12:43 Put Your Heart Monitors And GPS Aside
17:24 Using Therabands
18:55 If You Can Get It Right Out Of The Water, You Can Get It Right In The Water
19:18 Fingertip Wall Slide
22:42 Q Swim App
23:09 Swimm Specific Yoga
23:48 Cold Showers

Direct download: Marc_Evans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Tim Ballantine is a full-time endurance coach and the owner of Koa Sports. In this episode, he shares about being a coach, finding your passion, not having all the answers and intensity in training.

02:56 Coaching Philosophy
05:30 "You've Got To Find What Works For You"
06:17 You Can't Be All Things To All People
07:01 "It's Not The Words, It's How You Say Them"
09:25 "If You Don't Like It, You're Not Going To Last Very Long"
10:31 There Is No Cookie Cutter Here
14:48 Swimming As A Barrier To Entry In Triathlon
19:02 Coaching Remotely
20:18 "Don't Be Afraid To Say That You Don't Have All The Answers"
24:20 Injecting Intensity In Swimming
31:19 There's Always Something To Work On


Dan Smith joins us in this episode as he talks about his swimming, drug addiction, building character and his road to redemption.


01:28 Swimming Life As A Youngster
03:41 Burnt Out At The Age Of 14
04:46 It Was More Of An Escape For Me
05:44 What Would I Pass On To My Kids
08:38 I Am Not Defined What I Used To Be Or What I Should Be
09:53 2016 Rio Olympics
12:18 Dealing With Emotions After The Olympics
15:52 Rebuilding Your Stroke
20:11 You Got To Be Patient In Unlearning Bad Habits So That You Can Learn New Habits
26:21 Cues Used On Strokes
28:01 I Had To Go Backwards To Go Forwards
30:33 "I Am Not Worried About The Clock"
31:52 Be Realistic About The Bad Days
32:53 Tracking Your Training
34:54 Distractions Around Training

Direct download: From_Drug_Addiction_To_Olympian_With_Dan_Smith.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

00:43 Jason's Background
03:51 Dealing With Missing Out On Olympics
07:15 Being Comfortable With The New You
09:04 Without Swimming, I Wouldn't Be Able To Grow Into The Person That I Am Now"
09:49 Planting A Seed
10:48 Performing Best When The Pressure Is On
16:01 Swimming Is A Sport Where You Operate With Calmness
18:09 Becoming More Of Yourself
19:15 Nervous Energy
20:27 Having A Little Bit Of Fun
22:47 Making It Personable
26:41 Simplifying Data
30:19 Learning From Being A Swimmer To Coaching
40:02 "It's The Sense Of Achievement That Gives Us The Motivation To Continue"
41:50 Winning The Day Early On

Direct download: How_To_Develop_Your_Character_Through_Swimming_with_Jason_Cram.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

01:50 Working On Soft Skills
02:44 It Comes Down To The Way They Do What They Do
03:58 Vibe And Connection Among People
05:23 Building A Team Culture
07:10 What Does Your Values Look Like?
09:00 Identfying The Actual Behaviors That Will Say "This is Who We Are"
10:05 Responsibility Is About Me, Accountability Is About Me
12:26 Love, Care And Consideration Are Important Words Too
17:35 What Can You Do Better?
20:42 Problem Solving Is An Incredible Learning Tool
26:23 Asking The Right Questions
27:54 Stop Being So Obsessed With The Physiology
31:38 Training Is From The Neck Down But Coaching Is From The Neck Up
32:41 It's All Mental At The Top Level
38:33 You Don't Want To Burn All Your Matches Straight Away
41:05 Watching People Grow
41:45 Developing The " I Can" Attitude
46:41 Online Course For Coaching

Direct download: Dont_Put_Heart_Rate_Before_Heart_with_Wayne_Goldsmith.m4a
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My guest on today's podcast is Stephen Jackson who first attended a clinic in 2017. At the time he was a 2:20/100m swimmer, and over the course of the last few years
he's been able to move into the 1:40/100m range. In this episode, you'll learn what to expect as you progress in your swimming journey and how you can find continual improvement in your technique and speed.

 

1:09 Athletic Background
1:54 I Swim Like A Rock
3:14 Before And After The Clinic
3:54 What Got Me In
5:00 Making It Simple
7:25 Don't Limit Yourself
8:19 Implementing The Changes Of The Stroke In A Race
10:00 "It's Motivating If You Know What Can Make You Faster"
11:00 The Difference In Training
12:37 It Starts With The Posture
14:10 Target Pace

Direct download: Stephen_Jackson.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Eney Jones is coming back for the third time to share what she has been working with recently and about trying a different approach for triathletes who needs help with their swimming.

 

01:31 Origin Of Phrases That Swim Coaches Have Used
08:26 Core Connection
10:18 Working With Triathletes
12:43 The Mental Aspect
13:41 Aloha!
15:54 Alternate Ego
17:26 You Either Win Or You Learn
19:28 Between The Stimulus And Response
21:24 Going Back To The Fundamentals Of Breathing
22:49 Connecting To Your Breath
24:37 Shells And Rocks
32:36 One Size Doesn't Fit All


Our guest today is Harriet Brown who is a World Ironwoman Champion, NutriGrain Ironwoman Series Champion, Australian Team Captain and Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Champion.

01:26 Underwater Filming
03:10 Injury During Championship
05:14 Being Out For The Whole Season
07:18 Exercise Makes You Happy
07:51 Injury As A Positive Experience
08:54 Having Some Time Off
10:45 Considering A Career After Sports
11:59 Molokai to Oahu Paddle
14:32 Cut The Race Into Little Parts
16:20 "You Are Lucky To Be Here"
17:00 What Do You Tell Yourself To Keep You Going?
19:03 Good Races And Bad Races
20:10 You Have To Stay Present
21:20 What Do You Love About Racing?
25:03 Managing Three Sessions A Day, Six Days A Week Of Training
27:09 Sleep Is The Best Form Of Recovery
31:29 We Cope With Load Differently

Direct download: HarrietBrown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

As we end a wonderful year, here’s a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2019. Enjoy!

00:19 Do Not Overthink
02:04 Flexibility
05:02 Stroke Changes In Open Water
08:12 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous"
12:26 Breathing Exercises During Downtime
15:17 Locking Changes as a Habit
18:19 Serape Effect on Freestyle
20:43 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data
23:01 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All"
24:57 Putting Fundamentals In Place First
26:33 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body
28:08 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional
35:12 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level

Direct download: THE_BEST_OF_2019_PODCAST_FINAL.m4a
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Coming back as a guest is Garry Hurring who is a former Olympic swimmer and Olympic coach. Gary has coached with as in our Hell Week Camp in Thanyapura, Thailand.
Here are the things we talked about:

01:15 Hell Week Camp At Thanyapura
03:26 Common Things Observed From Swimmers At Hell Week
07:05 There's No Advise That's Going To Fit For Everyone
07:43 It's The Hard Stroke That's Often The Best Stroke
09:11 Using Different Gears
14:33 One on One Coaching
19:10 The Pit Of Discomfort
22:25 Faults On The Stroke
27:48 Swimmers Struggling With Kicking
28:43 The Lack Of Wanting To Kick
31:10 Swimming Sets
36:31 Different Opinions Being Shared

Direct download: What_To_Do_If_You_Cant_Get_Under_145_per_100m_with_Gary_Hurring.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT


Our guest for today's episode is Sam Penny who is the first person who attempted to swim the English in winter. In this episode, we talked about Sam's training, strategy and his journey in crossing the English Channel.

00:52 The Swim
08:40 We Had No Idea What Was Going To Come
10:07 Shutting Your Mind Down
11:19 Hypothermia Setting In
17:21 Swim Strategy
20:24 Prepare Yourself For The Worst
22:01 Looking On The Bright Side Of Things
23:44 Looking At It As A New Adventure
25:41 Future Swims
33:17 It's Not About The Destination, It's The Journey
37:37 I Didn't Come This Far To Come This Far

Direct download: sam_penny.m4a
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Our guest today is Baden Schaff, who is a PGA pro in golf, and he is also the co-creator of Skillest. Now you might've heard me talk about Skillest, this is the app that we use at our clinics and at our camps, to help analyze swimmers strokes and also just to really show them what they're doing under the water. And for me, this is an app that is completely changed the way that we coach, and I've got Baden to thank for that. And we're going to talk a little bit about Skillest, but also talk about what are some lessons that Baden has learned from coaching people in golf, and how we can apply that to swimming, and how you can improve your own swimming through some of those lessons.


05:07 Origin Of Skillest
06:50 Using Skillest For Coaching
11:36 How Effortless Swimming Is Using Skillest
14:03 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level
15:20 Providing Structure And Timeframe
16:41 It Takes Discipline
17:37 Don't Get Distracted
18:46 Tryin A different Thing Everyday
19:37 Long Term Thinking
20:19 Coaching Timeframe
24:06 Coaching Online

Direct download: Lessons_From_Golf_That_Will_Improve_Your_Swimming_With_Baden_Schaff.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

We sit down with Josh Minogue as we talk about how patience pays off, his Coolangatta Gold triumph and his triathlon journey.


04:09 Swimming Background
07:16 How Can Dissapointment Be Good For Me?
09:08 If You Stop Learning, Stop Coaching
10:08 Being An Athlete and Being A Coach
13:12 Coaching And Training For Triathlon
14:43 Trying Something New
18:23 Transition From Swimming To Surf Ironman
24:46 Giving The Coolangatta Gold Another Try
34:28 Not Competing in Surf Ironman
37:41 "I'm So Glad I Did It" Moments
39:02 Two Types Of Fun
42:33 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional
44:11 Future Challenges
48:42 Some Lesson Are Learned In The Doing

Direct download: josh_minogue.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Our guest in todays episode is Darren Stojanovic from Dynamic Stability. He is a physiotherapist but he is also doing a lot of work in breathwork. In this episode, Darren and I will be talking about different breathing techniques which can help you control your emotion and help you improve your performance.


3:01 Learning About Breathing
04:48 Putting Breathing Techniques Together And Teaching It
06:27 How Breathwork Can Alter The Body's System
09:00 How It Can Help People
14:14 You Improve Your Breathing, You Improve Your Technique
17:20 Different Effects On People
23:25 Circular Breathing/ The Go-To Breath
25:02 Boxed Breathing/Sniper Breath
28:41 Triangle Breathing
34:44 Energy Breathing
42:18 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body


Ryan Hodierne is the Biomechanist for NSWIS (New South Wales Institute of Sport). He has worked with a lot of high-level swimmers and what I would like to talk about is how biomechanics would be applicable for a regular person who would like to improve his or her swimming.

01:06 Thoughts about Sensarii
02:31 Simplifying Data To Make It Useful
05:02 Communicating With Swimmers And Coaches
09:31 Putting Fundamentals In Place First
10:59 "We are a Proof To The Coach If What He Is Doing Is Right or Wrong"
13:16 Providing Expectations To Athletes
17:46 Visual Learning
18:28 Contrast Drills
22:18 Kick Is More Effective If It Is Tied In With A Stroke
23:21 Drills For Connecting The Timing Of The Kick And Stroke
28:05 Timing Goes A Long Way
31:38 Connecting The Purpose Of The Drill To The Swim Stroke
34:20 Consistency
35:21 Leave The Watch In Your Gear Bag

 

Direct download: High_Level_Biomechanics_For_Weekend_Warriors_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

My guest is Tim Ford, who is someone I've known for the last few years, and a number of years ago, he started his triathlon journey and over that time he's lost more than 50 kilos. He's completely changed his life with respect to his health, his fitness, and his work, and I think it's a really good story to share on how a simple idea can spark a complete life change in someone.

On today's episode, we look at what are some of those things that Tim has changed to turn around his life and become a completely different person and we also share some of the things that we feel can help other people become better athletes, whether that's a triathlon or whether it's swimming. And focusing on the things that you can control and that you can change and why it pays to always have a longterm approach to this stuff.

 

03:07 "I Stopped Weighing Myself When I Reached 120 Kilos."
05:11 "My First Triathlon Was A Disaster"
07:20 "I Bought A Fancy Carbon Fiber Bike After My First Race"
09:11 Triathlon Is More Of A Race Against Yourself
10:13 What Motivates You?
12:14 Little Improvements
15:24 The Switch
20:07 When Your Hobby Becomes Your Job
21:33 Being A Coach
25:17 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All"
27:35 Collaboration Is The Most Underrated Thing In Our Sport
30:55 Stepping Out OF Your Comfort Zone
32:37 Hardwork and Commitment Often Leads To Good Things
33:04 Leaving The Judgement Aside
39:05 Coming Up For Tim Ford

Direct download: Rewriting_Your_Future_With_Tim_Ford.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

My guest today is Nick Jankovskis from METS Performance. METS Performance is a Melbourne based company that help athletes with a whole range of tests that you can use to then use some data to incorporate that into how you're training, particularly for endurance athletes. Nick and I will be talking about how we easily can get caught up with all this information and how we can use this data effectively in our training.

03:22 Philosophy of METS Performance Consulting
04:45 Working With Athletes
09:52 Common Mistakes Among Athletes
17:30 Stepping Back
22:08 Variable Pace Swimming
27:59 Data and Training
34:40 Macro Perspective
40:21 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data
48:04 It's Good To Have A Back-Up Sports
1:01:14 Making it Simple

Direct download: nick_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

Our guest today is Michael Andrew, he is a competitive swimmer and has been the gold medalist for the 100 meter individual medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships. He is training in a non-traditional way and has pioneered the Ultra Short Course Race Pace Training.

02:32 Ultra Short Race Pace Training
07:04 Team Environment
08:01 Sessions Per Week
10:12 Constantly Adjusting
11:21 You Have To Enjoy It Inorder For It To Workout
15:27 International Swimming League
19:57 Consistency in training
21:53 Keto Diet

Direct download: breaking_the_mould_with_michael_andrew.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Carl joins us again on the podcast. His background is in Functional Movement and in this episode, he shares some interesting aspects about the Serape Effect.


01:34 Carl's experience with Serape Effect
03:13 Brenton's Interpretation of Serape Effect
04:24 Carl's Take on Serape Effect
06:04 Exercises
08:58 Understanding and Starting Serape
10:29 Building the Coordination
11:24 Serape Effect on Freestyle
13:50 Going for the Feel
15:12 Handbreaks to Serape Effect
19:50 Helping People Through Functional Movement
26:20 Core Principles
28:10 Body Awareness
29:29 Tuning into the Feeling Side

More About Carl Reader:
website: https://carlreadercoaching.com/
email: carlwellness@gmail.com

Direct download: carl.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09am EDT

My guest today is Ryan Roselli. He attended one of our freestyle clinics in Brisbane last March. During the Cairns Half Ironman, he managed to cut down 5 minutes of his swim time. In this episode we, talked about the things he focused on in his stroke, making the changes permanent and some advice to swimmers and triathletes who been wanting to improve their swimming.


16:12 Ryan's Swimming Background
02:43 Attending Effortless Swimming Freestyle Clinic
03:55 Key Point Take-Aways From The Clinic
06:07 Locking Changes as a Habit
07:36 First Couple of Weeks
10:15 Curve
11:28 Race Day Focus
16:00 Swim Time Target for the Next six to 12 months
16:34 Advice to Swimmers Wanting To Improve Their Time
17:55 Filming Yourself

Direct download: How_to_take_5-_minutes_Off_Your_70.3_with_Ryan_Rocelli.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Our guest today is Trever Gray, In this episode, we discussed about Heart Rate Variability and how you can use that to know when to be able to push yourself in training and when to back off. We've talk about how to breathe properly and how to train yourself, how you can improve your swimming performance using respiratory muscle training. And we've also talked about blood flow restriction training.

00:59 Trever Gray Introduction
02:22 What is Heart Rate Variability?
04:01 How do you measure HRV?
05:20 Overtraining or Undertraining
06:27 Using HRV Data in Training
08:17 Skepticism from Coaches
08:59 Managing HRV Data as a Coach
11:16 Is it for Everybody?
13:32 Respiratory Muscle Training
14:39 Breathing Exercise to Strengthen Respiratory Muscles
20:29 Breathing Exercises During Downtime
21:02 Blood Flow Restriction Training
23:57 How Often Can You Use BFRT?
25:25 How Safe is BFRT?

Direct download: How_To_Know_When_To_Push_Hard_Or_Back_Off_With_Trever_Gray.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am EDT


Andre Obradovic joins us again in this episode as we talk about how to stop wasting your time and being more effective in your training.

00:53 Background on Being Productive
03:14 Structural Schedule
04:52 Today's Plan Scheduling App
09:37 Factoring The Appointments
16:08 Sticking To It
17:08 Getting Back On Track
18:37 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous"
19:02 Spontaneity
26:18 Being Conscious Of The Time You Are Wasting
28:35 First Steps

https://andreobradovic.com/

 

 


Our guest today is Taren Gessell of the YouTube Channel Triathlon Taren whom we had two analysis videos. The video analysis was six months apart and over that time he really made some impressive improvements continues to get better.

01:07 How Taren started with Triathlon and YouTube
04:07 What viewers get out off from the Triathlon Taren YouTube Channel
06:05 The Hero and the Guide
07:02 Interviewing Lucy Charles
09:08 Pool and Open water swimming
09:53 Stroke Changes for Openwater Swimming
13:29 The Kick
21:46 Letting It Go
24:27 The Way You Do One Thing Is The Way You Do Everything
27:42 Focus On One Thing
33:40 " I Had To Get Slower Before I Got Faster"
43:38 Have Some Adventure
47:42 What To Expect With Triathlon Taren


www.protriathlontraining.com
https://teamtrainiac.com/
https://triathlontaren.com/

Taren's swim analysis on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPF38kT3Qug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAHBRdm_cA&t=193s

Direct download: Why_It_Pays_Off_To_Follow_The_Process_with_Taren_Gessell_F.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.
00:56 How Jason started with Effortless Swimming.02:01 Jason's focus as an athlete. 04:54 Time Trial Average pace.05:58 Flexibility.10:21 Next Stage of Improvement.11:55 2 Beat. 4-Beat or 6-Beat Kick.14:25 Training Frequency.16:24 From 1:50 to 1:30.

Direct download: Jason_Key.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31am EDT

We welcome back Solomon Wright who recently won the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship. In this episode, Solomon talks about his training leading up to the National Championship and how he recovered from shoulder injury. We also added a before and after video of Solomon comparing his stroke now and 12 months ago.

02:53 Solomon’s focus after Rottnest Channel
03:51 Specific Exercises to Build Strength
04:31 Youtube Before And After Video
05:05 Winning the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship
06:18 Solomon’s Training Sessions
08:33 Swimming Pace During Training
09:59 Training Sets
11:45 Most Of It Is Mental
13:35 Race Strategy For The New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship
17:06 Race Confidence
17:37 Australian Championship And Openwater Swimming As A Growing Sport

Direct download: The_Road_to_NZ_10km_National_Champion_with_Solomon_Wright.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

As we end a wonderful year, here's a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2018. Enjoy!

Direct download: THE_BEST_OF_2018_PODCAST.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

We are joined today by Els Visser who is a professional triathlete from the Netherlands Els had a TEDX talk about how a shipwreck experience changed her life. In this podcast, Els shares to us that experience with the hope of inspiring others.

00:37 Sinking Ship Experience
2:57 Stay or Swim
9:42 Surviving the Island
11:54 The Rescue
16:12 Life after the Shipwreck
17:45 Support of Family and Friends
21:30 From a shipwreck Survivor to a Professional Triathlete
23:59 Using the Indonesia Experience as a Mental Tool for the Race

 


Here are the 9 things we have learned from Hell Week Camp that I thought it would be worth sharing.

1. Clear your mind

2. Regular feedback

3. Go crazy

4. Find your ideal stroke rate

5. 3 different ways to think about your 'Catch'

6. Patience

7. How a 3-minute active warm up can change your entire workout

8. Educate, try and test

9. Getting faster right away isn't always an indicator of a correct change in your stroke

Direct download: Things_We_Learned_From_Hell_Week.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

00:58 Pre Swim Routine for Olympic Athletes
02:35 How Much Time Should Be Given To Pre-Swim Routine
06:33 Basic Movements in Yoga Routine
8:58 Q Swim/ Q Swim App
15:24 Time Commitment in Integrating Yoga into Training
18:52 Yoga And Recovery
20:54 Breathing
25:13 On Adults Wanting To Improve Their Swimming
26:36 Balancing Your Nervous System
27:50 3-Minute Yoga Routine

Direct download: how_australian_olympics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

Our guest for today's episode is Carl Reader who is a Functional Movement Coach and a Biokineticist (Exercise Therapist). He's been helping athletes and clients move and exercise better or what is known as functionally. Join us as we discuss warm up, squats and functional movement.

Direct download: Why_Squatting_Can_Help_You_Swim_Faster.m4a
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Our guest today is Ben de Rivaz from Breca. Breca hosts swimrun events which take place on trail and open water; team races in pairs wearing wetsuit and trainers, transitioning between running and swimming stages. Join us as we discuss topics about the format swimrun compared to triathlon, why is it appealing to a lot of athletes, different courses and location and a possibility of a National Championship.

00:19 About Ben de Rivaz
03:12 The SwimRun Format
05:36 The Appeal of SwimRun Sport
14:37 Looking For More Courses
14:51 National Championship

To know more about Breca events, please visit:
https://www.brecaswimrun.com/

Transcript:

 

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Getting beaten up by riot police. Setting his alarm 4 hours too early before the biggest race of his life. Not being able to walk for 4 days just weeks out from his last Olympic Games. These are just a few of the challenges 3x Olympian, Olympic bronze medallist and 100m Freestyle World Champion Brent Hayden shares on today's podcast.

00:47 Brent's achievements
05:22 Focus on the things you can control
06:54 Back spasms leading up to the 2012 Olympics
14:55 Sport is unscripted
16:11 Beaten up and arrested by riot police after 2004 Olympics
28:54 It doesn't need to look pretty
35:17 The best swimmers are the ones that are always open to change
37:19 Key pillars of sprinting
50:26 Astra Athletica

 

Direct download: Rising_Through_Challenge_with_100m_Free_World_Champion_Brent_Hayden.m4a
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This week I’m joined by Rory Buck to discuss the intricacies of swimming and coaching. Rory Buck is an ex-competitive swimmer turned coach, who went from being a collegiate swimmer to representing South Africa at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Turning to coaching to learn more about swimming, Rory now coaches from Dubai. Join us as we discuss topics such as swim culture, the right age to start swimming, a feel for the water, mentality, sighting, effort in swimming and self-perception as well as much more.

01:10 – Rory’s competitive background.
04:30 – Dubai and swim culture.
06:50 – The right age to start swimming.
11:30 – Putting effort into swimming.
20:00 – Confidence in the water.
27:30 – Developing and maintaining a feel for the water.
38:00 – Swimming in a triathlon.
42:00 – Sighting in open water.
52:50 – Watching triathletes and reflecting.
01:01:10 – The mindset and delusions.

Direct download: 120_From_Commonwealth_Games_to_Coach_Rory_Buck.m4a
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This week’s podcast features Jason Hamilton as our guest. An athlete and triathlete
who I met during Hell Week last year in Thailand, Jason joins us to speak about his
journey as a swimmer, and how he trained to qualify in the World Championships.
We cover topics such as winter swimming locations, using structure to keep yourself
focused while training and exactly what made Jason swim faster.
Join us as we reflect on progress and setting goals as a swimmer.
02:20 – Jason Hamilton.
04:00 – Qualifying for World Championships.
06:00 – What makes you faster.
07:12 – Nathan Shearer
11:00 – Structure to keep focus.
13:14 – Ongoing goals.
15:00 – Winter training locations.

Direct download: How_To_Swim_10_Faster_in_9_Months_with_Jason_Hamilton.m4a
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In today's episode, We are joined by Angela Naeth who is a professional triathlete. If you are someone who enjoys thinking and reflecting on your sport, your life and things around that, I think you will really enjoy this episode. Angela is a very genuine person and she is someone who has done a lot of thinking and reflecting on her own over the past eight years that she has been racing triathlon. We talked about some ways that she has overcome anxiety around racing and performing, something that she dealt with in the early days of her triathlon career. She also mentions a book that she has read five or six times that she has been able to use and get a lot from when it comes to becoming a fearless and competitive racer.

Direct download: The_Fearless_Mind_with_Proffesional_Triathlete_Angela_Naeth.m4a
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There are some beliefs that will help you and there are some beliefs that are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Ask yourself. What are the beliefs that are holding me back?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

We are joined today by Vicky Tate who has recently swam the 40 kilometr crossing of Lake. Earlier this year she made a crossing and she is one of less than a hundred swimmers who have completed the crossing. She came along to Hell Week last year, our Hell Week camp in Thailand and this was something that prepared for the swim. Join us we talk about her experience.

00:30 From Not Being Able to Swim a "K" to a 40 km Straight Swim
02:01 The Only Thing That Is Going To Stop You Is You.
04:58 Techniques Taken From Hellweek.
07:57 How Was It Like Mentally?
09:09 Swim Pacing In Lake Taupo
10:30 Motivation During The Swim
12:33 "Don't Look Forward and Don't Look Back"
13:36 Singing Songs And Counting Your Strokes
19:50 Feed During The Swim
22:08 Lake Taupo
27:28 Our Mind Can Get Accustomed Quickly
34:37 The Help Of The Community

Direct download: Conquering_The_40km_Crossing_Of_Lake_Taupo_With_Vicky_Tate.m4a
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Our guest for today's Episode is Bevan Mckinnon who has been in the triathlon scene for over 15 years as a coach and as an athlete. Here are the topics discussed:

05:09 Intermittent Fasting
08:35 Ketogenic State
11:29 Training while Fasting
21:34 The Satisfaction in Coaching
38:10 Speed Reserve
39:59 Zero To Hero

To know more about Bevan Mckinnon, please visit:
https://www.fitter.co.nz/

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My guest today is Andrew Ho-Peng who is from Dexa Melbourne. Dexa is a body composition scan that tells you about your bone density, visual fat levels, lean muscle mass and a number of other things. It is a really good way to check in with your health and well being. Listen as Andrew explains what Dexa does, who is it best for.

01:37 How Did Dexa Started?
04:07 Types of Clients that Avail Dexa.
05:33 Metabolic Health
08:11 The Focus of Dexa.
10:36 Dexa as a Motivation

Direct download: 114_How_Body_Composition_Affects_Your_Swimming_with_Andre_Ho-Peng.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

If you ever wondered how you should fuel for a marathon swim, then this podcast is for you. My guest for today is Tara Diversi, who has experience in long-distance swimming. She swam the English Channel and the Rottnest Channel and a number of other long-distance swims. She works closely with a handful of people every year to help them leading to their marathon swim. She works with them to help them get their feeding and fueling right on the day but more than that is looking for the best approach that works for them.


In this episode we talk about: 


03:09 Tara Diversi background

05:01 Things to consider when deciding on the Feeding Plan.

07:39 Freestyle stroke affects food digestion.

09:29 Fat versus Muscle.

10:54 Keeping the core temperature up.

16:43 Trial and Error.

19:32 The concept of Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates.

22:28 Training your Gut.

28:32 How do you put on more fat without killing yourself

Direct download: 113_How_to_Fuel_for_the_English_Channel_with_Tara_Diversi.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

In this episode, we talked about the things I have learned from chatting up with the Rottnest Channel Swim 2018 winners, Solomon Wright and Heidi Gan. Leading up to the race, both of them encountered some obstacles, however, I believe they were able to rise above the situation because of these three things :

-Going by Feel/Intuitiveness
-Sustained Pace Work
-Experience

 

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Today's episode is the Rottnest Swim Recap. We've got the winners Solomon Wright and Heidi Gan who won the male and female section in both record times.
Solomon just went under 4 hours and Heidi went 04:21. We've got them on the podcast today talking about their lead up to the race, how they fueled, their pacing, their strategy and you will also hear that both of them have a little bit of interrupted lead-up. We go into detail about what they did to combat that and how they managed to put 6-weeks of training in to still get a good result. We also have Lisandra de Carvalho on the podcast, my friend who has been in the earlier episodes, we talked about how we went to the race and how we found it.

Here some points that we have talked about.
Solomon Wright
-Solomon's injury before the race.
-Going for the "Rotto Feel"
-Feeding on the Race.

Heidi Gan
-Rottnest swim compared to 10k marathon swims.
-Having a slow pace at the start.
- Feeding Strategy
-Flu Before the race.

Lisandra de Carvalho
-The swimming community
-Conditions during the race
-The Swim Results
-The Mental Battle

Direct download: 111_Rottnest_Recap_With_Winners_Solomon_Wright_and_Heidi_Gan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Our guest in today's podcast is James Fletcher who has a background in Physiology. He has recently moved into Breath Training for athletes. He has worked with elite level swimmers such as Cameron McEvoy and James Roberts who both have been in the Australian Olympic Team. We talked about his specialization which is a very scientific and measured approach to enhancing your ability to breath.

On this episode we discuss:

02:01 James Fletcher's background and Cirque du Soleil.
05:00 Breath Training
7:05 Differences in Breath Training between a 50-meter sprinter and a 10k swimmer.
13:21 The Foundation of Fletcher Method.
19:41 Frequency of the Breath Training Programs
21:23 Difference from other Breath Holding Method.
24:54 Pre-Race warm up for Inspiratory Muscles.

 

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We welcome back Wayne Goldsmith who has been our guest in the previous podcasts. He is one of the most passionate sports performance expert all over Australia, New Zeland, and the world. Join us as we discuss Change, Commitment, and Motivation in the world of coaching.

01:40 - There is no such thing.
03:58 The Role of Parents.
04:26 The Power of Commitment to Excellence
10:51 What we have to change from a Coaching Perspective to Sustain the Sport
17:20 What should Coaches do to help make that Change
25:56 The Difference Between Training and Great Coaching
34:40 Understanding Motivation

To find out more about Wayne Goldsmith please visit:
http://moregold.com.au/

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I've known Grant through mutual friends for a quite a while. He is a Triathlon coach and to me, he is one of the best coaches that teaches and coaches a lot base on Mindset, Intuitiveness, and Beliefs. In the podcast, we talked about a lot of different topics from How to Change your Structured Beliefs, the methods and the questions that he asks his athletes in order to get them to change their beliefs. We also tackled overplanning races and how many people are too guarded and protective with the races that they do and following that plan to a tee can sometimes work against them as opposed for them. We talked about mindfulness and how you are better off focusing on the process in order to get in to flow.

Direct download: 108_Race_on_Instinct_Avoid_Over_Thinking_with_Grant_Giles.m4a
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Our guest today is Gary Hurring who has been featured on our Podcast episode # 90 which is one of our most listened to episode that we have ever done. Gary is a former Olympic swimmer and coach from New Zealand and I really like his approach to swimming and to coaching and the way he goes about it. I really learned a lot from the episode that we did together. If you haven't listened to it yet, go back to episode #90 and it is called "How to Change your Technique from an Olympic Coaches Perspective". In today's [odcast, we will be discussing how even the smallest changes that we do in training can provide big results.

Direct download: 107_Simple_Changes_Big_Results_with_Gary_Hurring.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Join us and let's welcome back Lisandra de Carvalho as we talk about how to train for 10km+ swims. Lisandra has been swimming the Rottnest channel on numerous occasions. She has been my training partner these past few months in preparing for the Rottnest Swim this month. Listen as we talk about the things that are essential in preparing for 10km+ swims.

02:59 Change of Perspective in Training
04:11 Voluntary Graduated Exposure
6:06 The Importance of having a Training Partner
16:23 The Benefits of Massage every after session
21:30 Smaller Races before the Big one
23:01 The Best Race and the Worst Race at the same time
24:47 The Up and Down Week
27:17 The Negative Head Space
30:59 Feeding While Swimming
34:17 Test Sets
43:55 Support Team
50:20 Don't Forget to Have Fun

Direct download: 106_How_to_Train_for_10km_plus__Swims_with_Lisandra_Carvalho.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41am EDT

There are times when we get confused on what to prioritize. In today's podcast, we talk about how it is beneficial to prioritize the bigger things first such as technique, focus, and mindset. Moreover, giving time also for smaller rocks such as strength training, diet, and mobility.

Direct download: 105_Move_your_Big_Rock_First.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EDT


Swimming can be compared to driving a car. In today's podcast, we share with you about going from manual mode to automatic. When training, we like our swimmers to be in the manual mode where they really need to focus so that they can coordinate these little elements together.If you can practice that in training, you come to a point where it starts to become more automatic and you almost completely switch off from thinking about your stroke. You can just go in the race mode and any technical focus has been made automatic and it has become a habit because you have practiced that in training.

Direct download: 104_Train_in_Manual_Race_in_Automatic.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

One of the analogies we like to use in swimming is the laser vs the lantern approach. Which approach should you use? Listen as we talk about the importance of having a laser approach in your training.

Direct download: 103_Laser_vs_the_Lantern.m4a
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In this podcast we share to you why generalized coaching style doesn't work for most swimmers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

When you train, do you feel like you only have one speed? In this podcast, we share to you on how you vary your pace in training, on how to shock the system.

Direct download: SHOCK_THE_SYSTEM_FINAL.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Most of the propulsion will come from the catch. We have worked with more than 1300 athletes and we have observed that most of them can improve their catch.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

How long does it take you to warm up in training? We share our favourite pre-training routine to improve shoulder stability and reduce the chance of injury.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

John Mullen grew up swimming his whole life. He studied Physical Therapy and received his Doctorate in Physcal Therapy at USC. He is a renowned expert in sports swimming and rehabilitation. Listen and learn as he and Brenton discuss about Needs Analysis, what to do if you don't have a sports psychologist and many more

Direct download: How_to_work_on_the_right_things_with_John_Mullen.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

This podcast episode is from the audio of our Facebook Live and we talk about my consolidated thoughts on what most triathletes and open water swimmers can do to swim faster this 2018.

Direct download: my_top_8_things_to_swim_faster_in_2018.m4a
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

We discuss how the concept of the domino effect can be helpful in the obstacles that you are facing. Listen and you will learn how identifying that initial or smaller dominoes can be beneficial in knocking over bigger dominoes.

 

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Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 4:29am EDT

In this podcast episode we talk about few important points from Angela Duckworth's book GRIT and why people love swimming despite being difficult and challenging.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT


In today's podcast, listen on how the principle of taking one step backward and taking two steps forward is applicable whenever you changing a habit or when you make changes in your stroke.

We're also announcing the opening of bookings for Hell Week 2018 which is on Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 am Melbourne time.

Direct download: ONE_STEP_BACKWARDS_TWO_STEP_FORWARD.mp3
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For this episode, we talk about how wearing a watch in training affects focus and technique in swimming.
If you are using a watch when swimming, a little experiment that we would like you to try is that for 2 weeks leave your watch in your bag or at home and see how you get to track your swimming with your focus, feel and technique, and perception.

Direct download: 97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

Today's podcast is entitled "The Best of 2017". We have compiled all of the best parts from all the podcasts across the year and put them on this episode. This special episode is a mix of everything--from ideas, skills, and techniques to becoming a lean athlete and swim fast to overcoming anxiety and uplifting your mental state. Thank you very much for a big year. Thanks again for listening. I will see you in 2018.

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A quick update on why we haven't recorded many podcasts lately. 

 

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In this podcast, we will talk about when to be 'In the moment' and when to be 'Out of the moment' in swimming and how this balance can help you as an athlete. This is in addition to our previous topics about focus, technique and delivers practice in order to change your habits and improve your swimming. This episode is something you shouldn't miss.

Direct download: Being_Out_of_the_moment_1.mp3
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Last year Elise Butler was swimming 20 mins for her 1km time trial. Over the past 18 months she's made big improvements, now swimming well under 17 minutes. Elise joined us last year for our Hell Week swim camp and has joined us again for this year's camp in Thailand. In this podcast she shares how she's knocked more than 15 secs per 100m off her 1km pace.


The 66 day and 18 month rule is a good rule to live by to replace old habits and become competent at a skill. Most people don't stick with something long enough to see results, especially when it comes to changing their swimming.

Direct download: 66_Days_and_18_Months_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

Lisandra de Carvalho has been a friend of mine for almost eight years. She comes from a competitive swimming background and now focuses primarily on open water events. In this episode, we discuss everything to do with long distance open water swimming. Lisandra has raced the 19.7km Rottnest channel swim solo on three occasions and as a duo on one occasion. If you are planning to do an open water race of 10 km or more, this podcast will teach you everything you need.

Direct download: How_To_Swim_The_Rottnest_Channel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

Gary Hurring is a former swimmer and a coach from Wellington, New Zealand. Gary won the gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in the men's 200 meters backstroke and silver medal in the same event at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships. He finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was also appointed as New Zealand's swim team coach at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In this podcast, we discuss the principle of the 'Pit of discomfort' and how to change your technique in swimming. We also talk about the mindset needed to overcome negative thinking.

Direct download: How_To_Change_Your_Technique_From_An_Olympic_Coaches_Perspective.mp3
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This podcast episode is about having a breakthrough swim, whether it’s in a triathlon or an open water swim. Our guest today is Paul Speed a coach a recently turned pro triathlete.

With Paul, he changed his technique and training to make that second pack and come out with the water with the faster group so he can have a better chance of keeping up in the bike and setting himself up for a good race.

Direct download: How_to_have_a_breakthrough_swim_with_Paul_Speed_1.mp3
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

In this podcast, we welcome back Eney Jones who is a successful Master’s swimmer, open water swimmer, and an accomplished triathlete. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and has worked with many of the top triathletes to help them improve their swimming. She is also the creator of the Eney Bouy.


She was on the podcast many times before talking about technique, posture, tempo, catch and pull, open water racing tips and awareness in the open water. In this episode, we talked about her latest research On Swimming Fast in Open Water. This episode is one you shouldn’t miss!

Direct download: The_Latest_Research_On_Swimming_Fast_In_Open_Water_with_Eney_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

Tabitha Jones is a previous Hell Week camp attendee. Since coming to Thailand with us last year, she's take more than 20 seconds off per 100m pace over a half ironman distance swim. An impressive achievement in 8 months! Tabitha shares  with us the things that have helped her do this from changes to technique, workouts, how she approaches races and the different attitude she takes towards her swimming.

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Swimming Coach, Brian Ford is the Head Coach of the Traralgon Swimming Club since 1997. He was a National Age swimmer in the 1970s. He is a firm believer in discipline and strong communication. If you want to learn about the importance of discipline, enthusiasm and being a people person, listen in as my dad shares his life lessons and expertise as a seasoned swimming coach.

04:58 - Meet Brian Ford

07:50 - Why reputation is important.

08:55 - When to Draw The Line Between Being a Coach and Being a Parent

16:00 - Micromanaging vs Delegating

22:41 - Basic Principles in Dealing with People

30:45 - On Being Careful with Who You Hang Out With

33:30 - "Every opportunity is an opportunity to give as much as you can."

35:30 - This is the way I am as a coach...

38:17 - Why It's Okay to Coach with a Lot of Enthusiasm

40:20 - To Care or Not to Care?

Direct download: Podcast_of_Brian_ford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Meighan Julbert is a Mental Skills Consultant for The MindSide - a sports and psychology center located in Alabama. She has worked with a number of athletes from different sports like softball, golf, swimming, soccer, and others.

This podcast is perfect for those who has performance anxiety and to those who feels like their mental state has let them down during competition.

01:53 - What's going on in your head?
07:16 - How To Build The Mindset of Confidence
10:40 - The Importance of Not Looking for What's Missing
12:12 - The Strategies to Help You Focus on The Right Things
15:28 - Everyday you have a choice.
25:13 - Michael Phelps: Epitome of An Athlete with a Strong Mental Game
26:00 - Everybody has a panic moment.
30:13 - Why You Need to Identify Upfront Something That Went Well
33:19 - Truth: The Athlete is His Own Expert
39:14 - "I want to conquer the world."

To learn more about Meighan and her work, visit http://www.themindside.com/meighan-julbert/

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ranell Hobson is the Coaching Director at The Academy of Sports Speed. She will share her experience in working with athletes at The Academy of Sports Speed and how their teachings cross over to all types of athletes.

01:00 - Skills, Functional Movement, Elasticity, Power and Mechanics of The Sports
02:15 - Athletes' Underdeveloped Skills
03:19 - The Bad Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle to Athletes
11:50 - Explosiveness of The Blocks
17:01 - The Shift to Being Leaner
18:50 - The Forward Propulsion in Running
19:53 - Restriction in The Hips = Decrease in Running Performance
27:20 - Survey Says...
33:00 - Drills? Some more drills?
36:01 - The Importance of Individual Training

Direct download: Podcast_of_Ranell_Hobson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Meredith Atwood is the creator of Swim Bike Mom a website dedicated to give motivation to women across the globe to women who are doing triathlon and those who are looking to get into triathlon.

01:00 - Take Us Back To 2010
03:28 - Today is the first day of your life. What are you going to do with it?
04:12 - Meeting An Alien
06:00 - Me Love Cookies!
11:22 - From off The Couch to Ironman
15:40 - The Purpose. The Plan. The Process.
16:45 - Why Sense of Humor is Important
20:21 - Swim. Bike. Run.
22:40 - Do What You Want in The Body You Have
28:36 - The Bliss of Feeding Your Body With Good Food

To learn more about Meredith and her work, visit her website www.swimbikerun.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

Andre Obradovic has been our guest before where he talked about how you can adjust your sleeping routines and habits so you can perform better in the pool.
In this podcast, Andre and I discuss how he went from overweight white collar worker to lean athlete, by challenging his own beliefs about nutrition.


02:00 – Andre’s Journey to Weight Loss
03:00 – When Hunger Strikes
06:50 – The Food Diary Debunked
09:55 – 1 Minute Videos of What I’m Eating
15:05 – One of the guys lost 10 kilos!
19:05 – Why would we need chocolate drink?
19:34 – How To Create That Snowball of Feeling Better
20:09 – Eat this instead for breakfast.
21:19 – Have a salad for lunch.
27:01 – Shut up and take my money!
To learn more about Andre and his work, visit his website

www.loseyourbelly.com.au

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Race Pace Training is about swimming at or quicker than your racing speed. It’s often done in short intervals (eg 25m or 50m) with enough rest between intervals to recover and hit race speed on the next one. On this podcast Garrett McCaffrey, coach at the Phoenix Swim Club, joins me as we chat about how to best include this type of training in your workouts (and if it’s relevant to you!).

He’s just released a 12 week Race Pace Training program ideal for age group or Master’s swimmers and coaches.
We’re also joined by Chris Ritter, a strength and conditioning coach to Olympic swimmers and a guest on one of the most well-received podcasts we’ve done – listen to it here.


03:30 – What is race pace training?
09:05 – When a Swimming Technique Drops Off
09:20 – The Muscle Memory
10:11 – Finding a Way To Keep The Speed
13:19 – How do you deal with change?
17:28 – The Correlation of Age and Speed
18:00 – Why Race Pace Training Makes Physiological Sense
22:14 – Race Pace Training & Vegetables
28:13 – The Importance of Structure in Directing The Work
30:48 – The Race Pace Training 2.0

Direct download: Race_Pace_Training_with_Garrett_McCaffrey_and_Chris_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32am EDT

Nam Baldwin is the owner and Director of Performance at the Equalize Training Company. Nam is an emotional and stress control & management specialist, the co-developer of internationally recognised B.E.T Training, mentor and motivational health coach. He has worked with a number of Olympic Gold medalists and several world champions including professional surfer, Mick Fanning.


We talk about strategies he used with Mick Fanning to help him win the J-Bay Open after overcoming a shark attack at the same event in 2015, plus a whole lot more.


01:57 – One of The Most Impactful Talks I’ve Been To
02:14 – “Whatever happens to you, use it.”
02:28 – Working with Mick Fanning
08:15 – Breaking down the process…
15:18 – Step 1: Oxygenate
15:27 – Step 2: Hydrate
15:35 – Step 3: 3-Minute Workout with Music
15:59 – Step 4: Appreciate
16:01 – Step 5: Anticipate
25:58 – Just do this one thing…


To learn more about Nam Baldwin and his work, visit www.equalize.com.au

Direct download: The_Psychology_of_Performance_with_Nam_Baldwin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Luke McIlroy is the Director of Sport Science at METS Performance Consulting. Luke helps athletes perform their VO2 Max test. Find out what their lactating flexion point and their resting metabolic rate.

Knowing these will help you train more scientifically and be more effective with the workouts you are doing. If you train 10 hours a week instead of 15, then, you'll have more time to spend with you family, rest and recover.

In this podcast, we talk about how you can avoid the grey zone and how you can be more effective with the time you spend training.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Luke-McIlroy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

Simon Griffiths is the founder and publisher of H2Open Magazine. H2Open Magazine is a magazine about open water swimming and everything that incorporates races and swims around the world.

Simon will be sharing:

  • his experience about open water swimming
  • his recommendations about the best places to swim around the world to do open water swimming and races
  • the rabbit hole in open water swimming
  • and where the sport is going
Direct download: Podcast_The_best_places_to_swim_with_Simon_Griffiths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is David Samuelsohn. David is coach and founder of Westchester Masters Club in Larchmont, New York. David wrote an article Lose the Limp for a More Powerful Freestyle so in this podcast we'll talk about that and

  • how to make adjustments in your breathing and rotation to get more power from your stroke
  • the key principle he includes in every work out
  • common freestyle errors and how he corrects them
  • plus more...
Direct download: Podcast_of_David_Samuelsohn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Eric Neilsen. Eric Neilsen is a multisport coach and consultant who works with athletes of all abilities from novice to professional, by providing personalized services that empower clients to achieve their full athletic potential.

Eric will be sharing about how he got started coaching, a few tips about triathlon training and the ABC's of optimal health and training.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Eric_Neilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

My guest in this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast is Karlyn Pipes. She is one of the top 10 Master Swimmers of all time and a multiple record holder in all 4 strokes in Masters Competitions.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Karlyn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19am EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Katee Pedicini. Katee is the author of "Healing The Grumpy Athlete". We will talk about her background, health and wellness and how her book came to be.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Katee_Pedicini.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, I have two special guests: Chloe McCardel and Michael (Murph) Renford (son of legendary marathon swimmer, Des Renford).

Chloe is aiming to break Des' record of 19 English Channel crossings this season. In this podcast, we talk about the need for adventure and connection with the ocean that drives marathon swimmers.

Murph shares stories about his legendary dad like his record breaking swim from Sydney harbour to Wollongong (54 miles), his experience in swimming the English Channel and the happiness he gets from crewing for other swimmers.

Direct download: Podcast_Of_Chloe_and_Murph.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Sam Ashby. Sam is a part of the Australian Swim Team. He is coaching an age group squad in Melbourne. Today, Sam will be talking about his transition from being a swimmer to being a coach.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Sam_Ashby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

In this podcast episode, we’ll talk to Kevin Koskella of TriSwimCoach about the key takeaways he’s had from interviewing guests in his own podcast and how it can help triathletes and swimmers improve their performance.

Direct download: Podcast_of_kevinK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am EDT

This is the 3rd episode in this 3-part series of interviews with Eney Jones. In this episode we’ll talk all about racing and rhythm - how to achieve better results in your swimming and races.

Let’s get into it!

Direct download: jones_podcast_part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

This is part 2 of the 3-part podcast series that I’m doing with Eney Jones. In this episode, we’ll talk about gears that we can use to improve technique, rhythm and feel for the water.

Direct download: jones_podcastcast_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

In this 3-part episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Eney Jones. In part 1, we’ll talk about cues and analogies for faster swimming. In the second podcast, we’ll talk about gear for faster swimming and the third podcast of this series is about racing and rhythm and how you can put everything together to get a better result in your triathlon or swimming race.

 

Direct download: jones_podcast_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

In this episode, we have Level 3 triathlon coach and coach to many pros, Grant Giles. He works with a range of triathletes from Tim Van Berkel to Clayton Fettell. Grant specializes in the psychology of sports performance and how you can use mindfulness and other techniques to break through mental barriers.


If you enjoy the mental game of sport, this episode is for you!

Direct download: The_Psychology_Of_Performance_with_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50am EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Kim Schwabenbauer. We recently had her as a guest and since the last podcast we had with her, she is now pregnant! We talk about how it is to be a professional triathlete, to now being pregnant and what the future looks like for her.

We also talk about a few things she is studying from her Master’s degree:

  • immunity and diet
  • how athletes can avoid getting sick and keep themselves in top health
Direct download: Navigating_Big_Life_Change_with_Kim_Schwabenbauer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Craig Percival. Craig is a very successful triathlete and a multi-sport athlete. He finished second over all in The Ultraman World Championships in 2014. He has completed 20 Ironman events, a 4-time Hawaii-finisher and now getting ready for his biggest challenge yet - 8 Iron distance events in 8 days in the 8 different state and territories in Australia in March. 

In this podcast, Craig will share with us:

  • how he is preparing for his biggest event yet
  • the challenges he has experienced along the way
  • how he is mentally managing his work, family life and training
  • how 8 in 8 in 8 came to be
  • what he teaches his athletes when he coaches them in the pool


To learn more about Craig, his work and how to help with his fundraising for 8 in 8 in 8, visit his website - www.nolimitsendurance.com.au

Direct download: Podcast_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Pete Robinson aka "Robbo". He is a 3-time world champion in Triathlon, qualified for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and a bronze medalist in the Commonwealth Games.

Pete has transition to a coach through his business - Elite Performing Minds.In this podcast, we'll talk about how Pete:

  • has had a great success in the last 2 decades of competition
  • used mental strategies to have the upper edge over his competitors
  • teaches all these as a mentor
Direct download: Podcast_with_Pete_Robertson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT