The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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

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