The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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
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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
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