The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11am EDT

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


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