The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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.


05:06 Swimming Background
06:55 Where Do You Start?
12:48 Swimming In The Ocean
15:23 The Story That You Are Telling Yourself
17:34 "Marine Creatures"
28:38 Breathing Cycle
29:28 Bilaterral Breathing
33:32 Creating A Community

https://www.philclaytonandco.com/

Direct download: 209_Uncovering_The_Magic_Of_Ocean_Swimming_with_Phil_Clayton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

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.


01:50 Competition/ Coaching Background
03:58 Training From Ironman To Ultraman
06:37 Not Too Much Running
07:28 Swim Training
08:33Swim Techniques
09:59 Open Water Swimming Skills
15:07 Coaching Triathletes
17:45 Changes In Coaching Approach
23:24 Focused On Mature Athletes
29:36 They Are Not Going To Remember All These Things Straight Away
30:56 Upcoming Events
32:39 Swimming Is A Great Body Maintenance

Direct download: 208_Preparing_For_An_Ultraman_Event_with_John_McCann_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT


My guest today is an elite athlete who won an incredible 5 World Championships in paddle boarding and holds the course record for the Molokai to Ohau race in Hawaii. Won his first full Ironman series in 2018 and the Coolangatta Gold Ironman in 2019. Join us as Matt talks about his training sessions, visions, and upcoming races.

02:48 Loving The Sport From The Getgo
04:35 Becoming A Tougher Competitor
06:47 What I Love About The Sport
09:30 The Ultimate Humility Teacher
11:57 Training Environment
14:14 Transition From Pool To Openwater
19:36 Favorite Swim Training Sessions
27:16 Upcoming Calendar Events
28:32 Train, Train, Train And Compete
32:43 What Sets You Apart
36:36 Winning The Coolangatta Gold
43:20 Visualization And Mental Imagery
46:13 Knowing The Purpose Of Drills

 

Direct download: 207_Keeping_Your_Cool_In_10ft_Surf_with_Matt_Bevilacqua_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am EDT

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
06:44 Level OF Awareness Towards Breathing
09:39 Breathing Exercise
14:28 Breathing In A Highly Stressed Situation
16:16 Prioritize Your Exhale
19:40 CO2 Tolerance
29:59 Keep Your Mouth Shut And Slow Down

Direct download: 206_Its_All_About_The_Exhale_with_Alex_Butchies_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

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!!
05:36 Reaching The Potential
04:01 Developing Discipline And Routine
07:56 It's Not Easy
09:43 It Changed My Life Completely
11:51 Is This What's Best For Me?
14:14 Changing The Attitude Towards The Program
18:45 Changing Your Headspace
20:37 Making It To Team
24:33 After Qualifying For The Olympics
28:38 Lessons From The Olympics
30:00 Expectations
32:44 Having The Best Swimmers In The World Around You
38:51 Mentally Reflective/Overthinking
40:58 Future Plans

 

 


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
04:11 Starting Point
05:13 Body Position
08:39 You Can't See Yourself
10:43 Snorkels
12:34 Understanding Water And Finding Your Grip
18:37 Drills/ Bending Of Elbows
22:39 Timing
25:35 Breathing
30:39 Follow A Swimming Program/ Get Some Help
35:20 Swimfitforlife Swimming Camps

Direct download: 204_The_Beginners_Guide_To_Freestyle_with_Irene_Cats.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38am EDT

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