Tue, 21 December 2021
Marquest joins us in this podcast episode to talk about his early struggles when he started swimming.
01:02 Swimming Background
Wed, 8 December 2021
3:15 Swimming Background
Sat, 4 December 2021
My guest today is David Tilbury-Davis. You might know him, you might not. He is the former coach of Lionel Sanders, he coaches a number of professional triathletes, he is one of the most highly successful, highly experienced triathlon coaches out there at the moment. He has been coaching for the last 26 years, he has worked with Olympic athletes, Commonwealth Games athletes, and a lot of age-group and professional triathletes. Enjoy.
04:54 Coaching Long-Term Athletes
08:26 Neurological Fatigue
13:42 Descending Set
19:30 Testing Overall Improvement
29:25 Developing Technique
39:39 Openwater Swimming
41:15 Developing Openwater Swimming Skills
51:16 Risk Assessment Instincts
Fri, 26 November 2021
My guest today is Phil Clayton. Phil was a professional Ironman, Surf Ironman Competitor from 1992 to 2004. In 2000, he won the World Ironman Championships. He has a lot of experience as a Surf Ironman Coach and as a swim coach. His main thing is helping people get comfortable, get experience to become open water swimmers.
Direct download: 209_Uncovering_The_Magic_Of_Ocean_Swimming_with_Phil_Clayton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm AEDT
Thu, 18 November 2021
My guest today is a fellow coach, a competitor, a triathlete who has done a huge amount of racing. He has done one of the longer distance triathlons that there is, the Ultraman.
Direct download: 208_Preparing_For_An_Ultraman_Event_with_John_McCann_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm AEDT
Tue, 16 November 2021
02:48 Loving The Sport From The Getgo
Direct download: 207_Keeping_Your_Cool_In_10ft_Surf_with_Matt_Bevilacqua_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm AEDT
Tue, 9 November 2021
My guest today is Alex from AB Physiology. Take a listen as Alex talks about the importance of breathing, shares some breathing exercises, and how we should prioritize exhale.
04:32 Strategies Used To Help People Stay Calm
Direct download: 206_Its_All_About_The_Exhale_with_Alex_Butchies_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am AEDT
Fri, 5 November 2021
My guest is Olympian Tristan Hollard. I wanted to get him into the podcast to talk about his experience in qualifying, his training, and racing at the Olympics.
01:42 Holy Hollard!!
Direct download: 205_What_It_Really_Takes_To_Be_An_Olympian_with_Tristan_Hollard_LIBSYN_4.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm AEDT
Tue, 2 November 2021
My guest today is Irene Cats from Swimfitforlife based up in far north Queensland. I find a lot of similarities between me and Irene as a coach, we normally coach adults, and a lot of adults that haven't got any swimming backgrounds or adults who just learned how to swim. In this podcast, I want to talk about the things that help these swimmers be more efficient, enjoy the water more, and become better swimmers.
01:21 Swimming Principles
Direct download: 204_The_Beginners_Guide_To_Freestyle_with_Irene_Cats.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm AEDT
Fri, 29 October 2021
Seeing some incredible improvement with his swimming time, I want to get Chris into the podcast to get his take on what's made the difference for him and with experiences like this, a lot of listeners will surely have a lot of takeaways that could help them in their swimming journey.
01:36 Swimming Background
Direct download: 203_Cracking_The_30_minute_Half_Ironman_Swim_with_Chris_Naimoli.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm AEDT
Wed, 27 October 2021
I have been working with Chris for a little bit over a year and recently had a good result in his Ironman swim. I thought it would really good to get him into the podcast to talk about what he has done to improve his swimming.
01:09 Swimming Background
Direct download: 202_Getting_Beyond_145_per_100_with_Chris_Georgeson_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm AEDT
Wed, 20 October 2021
#201: [Case Study] What To Do When Your Open Water Times Are Slower Than Your Pool Times with Prescott Balch
My guest today is Prescott Balch. Prescott was recently featured in one of our YouTube videos where we are looking at how can someone can go from 2:10 minutes per hundred down to 1:30. I want to get him into the podcast to talk about his experience and frustrations when it comes to open water and how he was able to manage it.
02:03 Swimming Background
Direct download: What_To_Do_When_Your_Open_Water_Times_Are_Slower_Than_Your_Pool_with_Prescott_Balch_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm AEDT
Sat, 9 October 2021
Our guest today is Ben Kent who had recently made some big improvements with his swimming time. I like to get people who have gone through some of our programs and mage improvements just to show that it is possible and with the right focus and know how you can really make changes to your times by improving your technique.
00:54 Swimming Background
Thu, 7 October 2021
#199: 52 Hours and 125km (Breaking The World Record For The Longest Non-Stop Ocean Swim) with Neil Agius
Our guest today is Neil Agius who recently broke the World Record for the Longest Non-Stop Swim in the Ocean which is 125km over 52 hours. Join me as Neil talks about his incredible swim.
01:53 After The Swim
Direct download: 199_52_hous_and_125km_Breaking_the_World_Record_For_The_Longest_Non_Stop_Swim.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm AEDT
Mon, 4 October 2021
Today, we are talking about the 5th and final Core Principle of Fast Freestyle: find your rhythm and timing.
Tue, 28 September 2021
In today's episode, we will be discussing the core principle number four of Fast Freestyle, which is developing an effective catch and pull.
01:40 No Need To Overpower The Catch
Direct download: 197_-_The_5_Core_Principles_Of_Fast_Freestyle_4_-_Develop_An_Effective_Catch_And_Pull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am AEDT
Wed, 22 September 2021
Today we are talking about the third core principle of Fast freestyle which is Rock, Return And Align.
00:36 Rock v.s. Rolling
Thu, 16 September 2021
In today's episode, we're looking at Core Principle Number 2. This principle is all about minimizing drag. Here are the three things that we covered on this principle.
01:46 Proud Posture
The 5 Core Principles Of Fast Freestyle:
Sat, 11 September 2021
In this week's episode, I want to cover the foundation on how we teach technique and the structure that we follow when we analyze stroke which is the 5 Core Principles of Fast Freestyle.
01:45 Use Your Diaphragm
The 5 Core Principle Of Fast Freestyle:
Tue, 7 September 2021
My guest today is Frank Sole who is a fellow coach from Arizona and the author of "The Five 'B' To A Succesful Triathlon Swim. Reading through his book, I found so many similarities about how we coach. I want to get him to the podcast because I think there will some good discussion about it and I would love to learn from other coaches.
Sat, 28 August 2021
My guest today is Simon Hearn, a professional triathlete whom I've known for a couple of years now. He turned pro in the last two years and I want to get him in the podcast to talk about that journey and a little bit about his journey in swimming.
01:49 Start Of Triathlon Journey
Direct download: Patience_And_The_Power_Of_Long_Term_Thinking_with_Simon_Hearn_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am AEDT
Fri, 20 August 2021
#191: CASE STUDY: Stuck At The Same Speed For 4 Years Then Wiping 10 Seconds Off In One Month with Nic Owens
My guest today is Nic Owens who is based in Sydney. Nic mentioned that he has been stuck with his time for over a year and now recently has made a significant improvement with his time. I want to get him into the podcast so that he can share what he did to achieve this huge improvement
01:14 Reaching 17 Minutes Per Kilometer
Fri, 13 August 2021
My guest today is Brett Hawke. Brett is a former Australian swimmer, two-time Olympian, and Commonwealth Games, medalist. He has competed and coached at the elite level and has a number of athletes who did very well at the recent Olympics. In this episode, Brett talks about his coaching, as well as some of the methods he likes to use and how likes to train sprinters.
01:42 Significant Race in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Tue, 10 August 2021
My guest today is Kiah Melverton who has just returned from Tokyo. She recently placed 6th in the 800m and the 1500m Freestyle. Join us as she talks about her experience during the trial, leading up to the Olympics and the Olympics.
1:33 Racing With No Crowd
Sat, 7 August 2021
Joining us again is Carl Reader. He has a background in Exercise Physiology and Pilatesbut primarily working in Functional Movement. We recently created a course together which is Functional Movement for swimmers. in this course, Carl teaches you how to do some of the primary movements correctly that is going to help you as a swimmer.
3:47 Scientific But Not Functional
Fri, 30 July 2021
Joining us in this podcast is Brad Beer who is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Founder of POGO Physio, best-selling author of 'You CAN Run Pain-Free!', podcast host of The Physical Performance Show, and also an experienced runner and triathlete.
1:08 Working with Elite Athletes
Direct download: What_Is_Causing_Your_Persistent_Shoulder_Pain_And_How_To_Fix_It_with_Brad_Beer_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm AEDT
Sat, 24 July 2021
Amy recently did the Cairns Ironman. She had a pretty big PB. She went from 1:18 down to 1:09. I invited her to the podcast to chat about what she did to make such a big improvement on her swimming speed.
01:05 What Inspired You To Work On Your Swimming
Direct download: 186_Wiping_9_Minutes_From_Your_Ironman_Swim_Time_With_Amy_Ryan_Libsyn.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am AEDT
Tue, 20 July 2021
Julie McDonald is one of Australia’s most celebrated Swimmers. She’s competed in 2 Commonwealth Games and 2 Olympics. Julie held the Commonwealth Record for the 800m freestyle for 21 years, the longest standing record for any Australian. Join me as Julie talks about her experience competing in the Olympics.
Direct download: 185_The_Highs_And_Lows_Of_Being_An_Olympian_with_Julie_McDonald_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am AEDT
Thu, 15 July 2021
Abe Goldberg has recently been through the 5-Day Catch Challenge. He knocked 7 seconds per hundred of his 1000 yeard time trial. I thought it would be great to get him on so that he can share what he changed about his stroke and about his swimming because I think it's going to be relevant to a wider audience and I am sure there's going to be some learning that people can take away from this and will apply it to their own swimming.
Thu, 8 July 2021
My guest today is Sam Laidlow who is considered one of the best triathletes in France today. He is born in the UK and was raised in French Pyrénées. Join us as Sam talks about his training, beliefs, and goals.
00:46 Working Hard And Working Smart
Direct download: How_To_Beat_Jan_Frodeno_Out_OF_The_Water_With_Sam_Laidlow_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am AEDT
Thu, 1 July 2021
In this episode, I am chatting with Phil Rush, who has the fastest double and triple crossing of the English Channel. In this episode, we chat about a number of things including how can you get better at adapting to the cold, the type of training that you need to be doing if you are looking to do a marathon swimming, what are the important factors when you are thinking of the training that you are doing. Is it the distance that you are doing? Is it the speed? Feeding? What are some aspects of the training? If you are into open-water swimming, cold water swimming, or looking to increase the distance that you are doing, then this a podcast for you.
03:21 Successful Crossing Despite The Pandemic
Fri, 25 June 2021
My guest today is Peter Bloor from Vietnam. I invited him on the podcast to talk about the impressive results he has observed after day two of the '5 Day Catch Challenge'. He shared about what he had changed and did to make such an improvement.
1:00 Swimming Background
Thu, 17 June 2021
My guest today is Jeff Grace from Swimming Specific Yoga. Jeff has been in the podcast before. Now he is coming back to talk more about body awareness, mobility. preparation and many more.
02:26 Moving Better With Yoga
Tue, 15 June 2021
My guest today is Bevan Mckinnon. He is a coach at Fitter Coaching and he hosts a podcast called Fitter Radio. Bevan coaches multiple pro triathletes who have won several Ironman and 70.3 Distance Events. He has also won the Age Group World Championships in Kona and other long course events. In this episode, we are talking about some of the lessons that he has learned over the last several years of coaching and how they might apply to triathletes and swimmers who are looking to get better at swimming.
8:41 Environment And Coaching
Direct download: 7_Lessons_From_Coaching_The_Pros_With_Bevan_Mckinnon.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am AEDT
Fri, 11 June 2021
In todays episode, I want to go over an article that I was sent recently by Bevan Mckinnon who host the podcast Fitter Radio. I thought it is going to be worhtwhile going over this article that he sent because when I first read the title and when I read the first couple of paragraphs, it kind of got my hackels up a little bit, thinking that this is not right but as I continue to read through it, I found myself agreeing to most of this.
1:50 This Isn't Right
Fri, 4 June 2021
Joining us in this episode is Kris Martenstyn from Singapore, who had some great results from the 5 Day Catch Challenge that we recently run. He will talk about the improvements he has seen and what he may have changed about his stroke to get these results.1:02 Swimming Background
Direct download: 177_Podcast_4_Seconds_Faster_in_5_Days_with_Kris_Martenstyn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19am AEDT
Fri, 28 May 2021
My guest today is Quang Pham who recently had a significant improvement with his swim time. I thought it would be useful to have him share what he has done to improve. Listen to this episode, you might pick a couple of things that you might implement on your own.
04:29 What Made The Difference
5:48 Swimming Has Become Easier
7:18 What Works Best For Me
8:37 What Got Me Into The Pool
12:00 The Next Step
13:59 Having A Structure
15:52 Initializing The Catch With The Ring And Pinky Finger
Direct download: 225_To_210_100m_In_2_Months_with_Quang_Pham_AUDIO_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm AEDT
Fri, 21 May 2021
Joining us in this episode is Trey St. John whom I have been working with for a couple of months. Trey recently joined a triathlon and couldn't believe that he clocked in a sub-24 minute time. Join us as Trey talks about what he thinks contributed to this significant change.
00:47 Swimming Background
Mon, 3 May 2021
My guest today is Hollie Buerckner who just completed a 100km around the bay, starting from Port Melbourne finishing in Sorrento. Join us in this podcast as Hollie shares her experience during that 5 day swim.
4:52 Having a great support system is important
7:27 Unlucky Weather
8:28 First To Last Day Experience
21:59 Block Negative Thoughts
26:30 Swimming With Your Old Self
31:11 Everything Comes To An End
33:56 Expand your Comfort Zone
40:10 Post Swim
48:50 It's Not About Winning, More on Improving Yourself
Thu, 22 April 2021
My guest today is Chung-Haun Li who has been on our Stroke Analysis Membership for 12 months. I have asked Chung-Haun to guest in our podcast to share his story and improvement for the last 12 months because he's had a pretty significant improvement with his time and technique.
Direct download: 145_to_130_100m_in_12_Months_with_Chung_Haun_Li_AUDIO.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm AEDT
Mon, 19 April 2021
Direct download: Swimming_Between_New_Zealands_North_And_South_Island_With_Rebecca_Hollingsworth_audio.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am AEDT
Thu, 25 March 2021
My guest today is John Hancock, the most recent person who successfully completed the Lake Taupo swim.
00:46 Lake Taupo
John's Swim Report:
Fri, 19 March 2021
In this episode, I want to talk about making your swimming effortless. I have been watching about Lionel Sanders, a professional triathlete has put up in his swimming recently which he has titled "Stop Sucking At Swimming" and he is basically trying to improve his swimming to be a front pack swimmer in his swim and not lose so much ground on his swim. It has been interesting hearing him talk about the things that he is going through and how he is going to change his mindset and his approach to swimming.
Sun, 14 March 2021
Do you only have one speed?
01:15 Accordion Effect
02:23 Apply More Pressure and Power At The Front Of Your Stroke
03:31 Difference In Speed Is Minimal
07:25 Tighten Up The Kick
Sat, 6 March 2021
I thought it might be useful through some of the things that I am tweaking, adjusting, and changing with my own swimming that you may find useful in your own swimming.
Fri, 5 February 2021
In this episode, Chuck, who joined the Effortless Swimming Membership a couple of years ago, shares about his swimming experience, his hesitation in joining the membership, and how he has significantly improved over the years
01:06 Joining Effortless Swimming Membership
04:23 Putting Attention To More Important Things
08:52 It's all about "Reduce Drag, Increase Propulsion"
13:49 What You Think You're Doing And What You Are Actually Doing Often Times Are Different Things
16:24 You Can't Change Your Stroke Overnight
16:53 "I Didn't Know Where My Lats Were"
Direct download: Case_Study_A_50_Second_Improvement_Per_100_Yards_with_Chuck_Rine.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am AEDT
Sun, 17 January 2021
00:58 Swimming Background
Direct download: From_Barely_Making_25m_To_Swimming_147_100m_with_Karsten_Weber.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm AEDT
Tue, 5 January 2021
Here's the third installment of our podcast episode with Sam Fenton. In this episode, Sam discussed what really is Deep Core, the muscles that are involved in strengthening the deep core, and some exercised to improve it.
1:11 What Is Deep Core?