The Effortless Swimming Podcast
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In this episode, we have Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26. Tower 26 is a well-known swimming group in Santa Monica, United States where Gerry coaches a number of athletes (mostly triathletes).

Listen in as Gerry discuss:

  • the difference between training a swimmer versus training a triathlete
  • his philosophy in swimming
  • approach in workouts
  • how he structure his programs
Direct download: Race_Ready_With_Gerry_Rodrigues_of_Tower_26.mp3
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In this podcast, we have Steph Saullo. She is a nutritionist who will share with us how you can get better performance in your swimming or triathlon by fuelling yourself better.

We'll cover:

  • fundamentals in nutrition that every athlete should know
  • common misconceptions about food and nutrition
  • case studies of athletes that Steph has worked with
  • what types of athletes should get a personal plan from their nutritionist and why they should do it
  • supplements and what type of athletes should take them
Direct download: The_Missing_Ingredient_with_Nutritionist_Steph_Saullo.mp3
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In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Andy Anderson. Andy is the Co-Founder of Ultimate You Change Centers.

He is famous for his 9 to 6 program. A program that aims to help people lose 9 kilos in 6 weeks. This program has a 90-95% success rate with his clients that do the program.

In this podcast, we'll talk about the Magic of Six Weeks:

  • how he gets people to follow through with his 9 to 6 program
  • what tools he use in his coaching programs
  • what mindset strategies he uses with his clients
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In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is Performance Coach Chris Ritter.

He has worked with a wide range of athletes - youth, masters to Olympic gold medalists. He works closely with Cullen Jones - 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and American World Record Holder.

In this podcast we'll talk about:

- specific exercises if you're a master swimmer or triathlete
- how to improve your performance in the pool by using dry land training
- how to progress through different exercises if you don't have a background in strength training
- how strength training can add power without the muscle gain

Direct download: Strength_Training_For_Masters_Athletes_with_Chris_Ritter.mp3
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In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Travis Mahoney, he is an Australian Swim Team member.

In this podcast, we'll talk about:

- How Travis started swimming at a later age.
- What he does on his day-to-day training
- His approach to mindset, diet, stretching, rest and how he incorporate all of that in full training load

Direct download: Podcast_with_Travis_Mahoney.mp3
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Our guest in this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast is James O’Connor. He is a success and leadership coach at Elite Team Leadership where he works with a wide range of sports and athletes to help them improve their results in their chosen field. He is also host of the JocX podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Today’s guest is ultra-marathon swimmer, Chloe McCardel. She has successfully completed a triple crossing of the English Channel. This is something that hasn’t been done by anyone for the last 25 years. She’s the fourth person in history to do it.

In this episode, we’ll look at what she did differently this time in crossing the English Channel in comparison to her first 2 attempts her day-to-day life and how she brings herself up to the pool or ocean to swim what Chloe is doing now to get other swimmers swim across the English Channel

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Today’s guest is professional triathlete, Josh Amberger. In the last 12 months, he’s won a range of 70.3 distance events including Port Macquarie, Challenge Half Shepparton and Western Sydney 70.3. He’s first out of the water in most triathlons. We talk to Josh about how he became such a good swimmer and triathlete.

Direct download: Front_of_the_pack_with_Josh_Amberger.mp3
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Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen swimmers do really well and other swimmers who maybe have not reached their potential or have not quite gotten where they want to get to. These are some of the things I’ve noticed and taken account of.   

Direct download: Podcast_Truths_About_Swimming_Part_3.mp3
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Studies show that if you are training with someone, you push yourself up to 16% - 18% harder than you would if you are training by yourself.

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What has worked and not for athletes, swimmers and triathletes? In the first part of this series, I will share with you what has made athletes, swimmers and triathletes reach an elite level with their swimming so it can help anyone who may not be from a swimming background.  

Direct download: Podcast_Truths_AboutSwimming_Part_1.mp3
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In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Sara McLarty. She is a professional triathlete and a swimming coach based in Clermont, Florida. In December, I’ll be with Sara running the swim section at the Triathlon research Camp in Florida with Gwen Jorgensen and her coach Jamie Turner.  

Direct download: PodCast_with_Sara_McLarty.mp3
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In this podcast, I'll interview Bevan McKinnon. Bevan is an elite level triathlete, a triathlon coach and co-host at Fitter Radio – a podcast that features professional triathletes and triathlon coaches.

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In this podcast, we'll be looking at mistakes to avoid when doing your workout...

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In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, we'll find out why you run out of breath at the end of the lap and how you can change it so that you are swimming easier, you are more relaxed and you are not gasping for air every time you touch the wall.

Direct download: Why_You_Run_Out_of_Breathe_in_Swimming.mp3
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In this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast, our guest is open water swimming legend, Philip Rush. Philip Rush has completed ten crossings of the English Channel as well as triple crossing. He has the fastest record of two-way and three-way crossings of the English Channel. He has also done the Cook Strait eight times. He’s one of two people to complete a double crossing of the Cook Strait.

Direct download: English_Channel_and_Cook_Strait_Legend_Philip_Rush.mp3
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Our guest in this Effortless Swimming podcast episode is Greg Dea. He is a Performance Consultant and Sports Physiotherapist. He is currently serving at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport as a Sports Medicine Coordinator.

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Our guest in this episode is Christian Schwaerzler, a triathlete who attended our Melbourne Freestyle clinic. He is an author, corporate coach and a speaker.

Christian weighed 135 kgs five years ago and he is now down to around 75 kgs. He lost 60 kgs as a result of changing his lifestyle, diet and exercise. He finished the Melbourne Ironman recently and training for another race in Zurich this year


Speed, strength and power is crucial to high performance swimming.

Wayne Goldsmith has worked with Swimming Australia and Triathlon Australia and shares his top strategies to generating more speed in your swimming. We also talk about different types of training methods, different tools you can use in your workouts.

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In this Podcast, Clayton Fettell talks about technique, strength training, some of his favorite workouts and how he sees swimmers being able to breakthrough their speed barrier and really take that next step with their swimming.

Direct download: First_Out_Of_The_Water_with_Clayton_Fettell.mp3
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

In this Podcast, we are going to talk about how Andrew Read sees strength and conditioning playing a part of endurance sports, goals versus systems, the process to building strength up for someone who’s just beginning, the habits that have the biggest impact on health and the right approach to health, fitness and well-being.

Direct download: The_Complete_Athlete_with_Andrew_Read.mp3
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Marc Evans recently finished his book “Triathletes in Motion”.

In his book, he’s covered having better movement patterns and better stability through your hips and core and improving your posture.

Traditionally, the focus of swimming and triathlon is volume, intensity, training periodization and doing a particular work out the right months or weeks leading up to a race.

But, what if you could improve your performance without logging the extra distance in the water or on the road?

That’s what we’ll cover in this episode!

Direct download: Marc-Evans-Triathletes-In-Motion.mp3
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Eney Jones is a successful Master’s swimmer, open water swimmer and accomplished triathlete. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and has worked with many of the top triathletes to help them improve their swimming.

We talk with Eney about technique, posture, tempo, catch and pull, open water racing tips and awareness in the open water. This episode is one you shouldn’t miss!

Direct download: Superhero_Swimming_with_Eney_Jones.mp3
Category:Swimming Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

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