The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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
03:35 Turning Pro
05:54 Impostor Syndrome
08:16 Placing 4th On A Full Distance Ironman
09:27 Swimming Background
14:16 Training Surges
16:42 Prescribed Pace
18:23 The Gap Between Effort Levels - Developing Gears In Between
26:02 As A Physio
30:44 Mobility And Stability Work
37:37 Being Conscious In The Water
39:29 Motivation
41:35 Begin To Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Direct download: Patience_And_The_Power_Of_Long_Term_Thinking_with_Simon_Hearn_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

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
03:21 Does It Feel Different?
04:34 Needing To Stretch Time Between Each Stroke
05:48 It Made A Lot Of Sense
08:33 Take-Aways From The 5 Day Catch Challenge
10:57 Enjoyment In Swimming
13:25 Technique and Consistency
15:37 Room For Improvement

Direct download: 191_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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
03:58 Bruno Fratus Winning His First Medal
05:14 From Elite Swimmer To Coaching
07:38 Sometimes You Need To Stop And Let It Go
08:52 Talents In The Australian Team
13:09 Fundamentals Of Sprinting
15:51 Beating World Records
18:08 We Tend To Put Limits With Ourselves
19:29 Favorite Things About Coaching
21:36 Psychology Of Sports
27:48 Coaching Style

Direct download: 190_Brett_Hawke_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

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
4:31 Leading To Trials
5:40 5 Weeks Between Trials And Olympics
6:59 Is It Harder To Hit PBs in the Olympics?
7:50 First Race
9:02 Making The Finals
9:57 Fake Crowd Noises?
10:41 Sleeping At Night Before The Finals
11:40 Olympics Being Postponed For A Year
12:28 The Australian Team
15:55 Leadership Group
17:16 Watching It Live
19:32 Typical Week Of Training
21:30 Being A Distance Swimmer
24:54 Technique And Drills
28:24 Tension Is The Enemy Of Fast Swimming

Direct download: 189_Kiah_Melverton_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

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
5:04 Injuries are Caused By Movements That Are Not Functional
6:16 Serape Effect
8:35 Shoulder Issues
10:07 How Much Does It Take For Someone To Make The Change
14:55 Core Strength And Squatting
18:24 Squatting Is The Body's Power Position
20:02 Swimmers And Squatting


https://www.effortlessswimming.coach/functional-movement/
https://carlreadercoaching.com/

Direct download: 188_Carl_Reader.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

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