Mon, 10 December 2018
As we end a wonderful year, here's a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2018. Enjoy!
Tue, 27 November 2018
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
Direct download: Learning_From_Disaster_With_Shipwreck_Survivor_and_Professional_Triathlete_Els_Visser.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm AEDT
Tue, 23 October 2018
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'
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
Thu, 4 October 2018
00:58 Pre Swim Routine for Olympic Athletes
Tue, 18 September 2018
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.
Thu, 16 August 2018
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
To know more about Breca events, please visit:
Direct download: The_SwimRun_Revolution_with_Brecas_Ben_de_Rivaz.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm AEDT
Tue, 24 July 2018
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
Direct download: Rising_Through_Challenge_with_100m_Free_World_Champion_Brent_Hayden.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm AEDT
Mon, 9 July 2018
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.
Direct download: 120_From_Commonwealth_Games_to_Coach_Rory_Buck.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm AEDT
Mon, 9 July 2018
This week’s podcast features Jason Hamilton as our guest. An athlete and triathlete
Direct download: How_To_Swim_10_Faster_in_9_Months_with_Jason_Hamilton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm AEDT
Wed, 4 July 2018
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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am AEDT
Wed, 20 June 2018
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?
Tue, 5 June 2018
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
Direct download: Conquering_The_40km_Crossing_Of_Lake_Taupo_With_Vicky_Tate.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm AEDT
Thu, 17 May 2018
05:09 Intermittent Fasting
To know more about Bevan Mckinnon, please visit:
Direct download: The_Ultimate_Way_to_Reset_Your_Body_with_Bevan_Mckinnon.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm AEDT
Tue, 3 April 2018
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?
Direct download: 114_How_Body_Composition_Affects_Your_Swimming_with_Andre_Ho-Peng.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am AEDT
Wed, 21 March 2018
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.
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: 3:26am AEDT
Thu, 15 March 2018
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
Fri, 9 March 2018
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.
Here some points that we have talked about.
Lisandra de Carvalho
Direct download: 111_Rottnest_Recap_With_Winners_Solomon_Wright_and_Heidi_Gan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am AEDT
Tue, 6 March 2018
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.
Direct download: Uncovering_The_Breath_Training_Secrets_Used_By_Olympic_Swimmers.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm AEDT
Wed, 28 February 2018
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.
To find out more about Wayne Goldsmith please visit:
Direct download: How_Do_I_Know_If_My_Child_Is_Talented_With_Wayne_Goldsmith.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm AEDT
Thu, 22 February 2018
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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm AEDT
Tue, 20 February 2018
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: 7:13pm AEDT
Wed, 14 February 2018
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
Direct download: 106_How_to_Train_for_10km_plus__Swims_with_Lisandra_Carvalho.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm AEDT
Tue, 13 February 2018
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.
Sat, 10 February 2018
Wed, 7 February 2018
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.
Fri, 2 February 2018
In this podcast we share to you why generalized coaching style doesn't work for most swimmers.
Fri, 26 January 2018
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.
Thu, 25 January 2018
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.
Fri, 19 January 2018
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.
Tue, 16 January 2018
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: 6:59pm AEDT
Fri, 12 January 2018
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.