The Effortless Swimming Podcast

In today's episode, I want to talk about five things that helped me break out of the swimming rut. For the last three months or so, since coming to the pool from our recent lockdowns, it's taking me ages to get back, much longer than what it had in the past. I want to share a couple of things that helped me finally get back down to the times that I was doing prior to the lockdowns.

01:06 Blow-Out Session
02:53 Sprint Session
04:00 Hard Massage
05:30 Kicking
06:29 Tune In To The Rhythm Of The Stroke

Direct download: 221_5_Things_That_Helped_Me_Break_Out_Of_A_Rut_In_My_Swimming.m4a
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My guest today is Craig Bryan. A year ago, he attended our clinic, and recently, I had the chance to do another swim analysis with his swimming and saw a huge improvement. I got him on the podcast to talk about the improvement that he made and what he did to 18 seconds off his 2 km swim.

01:08 Swimming Background
04:34 Attending The Effortless Swimming Clinic
05:23 Difference In Swimming After The Clinic
07:04 Increasing The Stroke Rate
10:27 Using The Tempo Trainer
11:59 Swimming Goals
13:07 Training On Your Own
14:43 Main Drivers

 

Direct download: 220_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

My guest today is the Queen Of English Channel, Chloe McCardel who has successfully swam across the English Channel for a record-breaking 44th time. Join us as Chloe talk about her experience in achieving this record-breaking feat.

01:47 Keeping Eye On The Price
02:45 Has It Got Any Easier?
04:28 Unsuccessful Crossing
06:15 More Channel Crossings?
08:04 Last Swim
13:43 92 km Relay Swim

 

https://chloemccardel.com/

Direct download: 219_The_Queen_Of_English_Channel_with_Chloe_McCardel_LIBSYN.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

On this episode, I was recently a guest on Kieser's Healthy to 100 podcasts. I was a guest there for two episodes. I thought it would be great to publish it in our own podcast because I think you will thoroughly enjoy the things we talked about in this podcast. It's pretty much going to basic with freestyle, with swimming and we looked at what really matters, what's worth knowing, what's worth doing when it comes to freestyle. I hope you enjoy this episode.

00:36 Background
02:13 Peak Of Swimming Career
04:35 Swimming Sessions
05:57 Training Sessions
06:52 Consistency
07:44 Load Management
08:27 Technique
10:02Common Technique Problems
13:26 Head Position in Pool And In Openwater
14:36 Alignment
17:13 Ripping the Band-Aid Off
20:53 Catch And Pull
21:35 High Elbow Catch
24:50 Shoulder Pain
32:43 Lower Back Pain

Direct download: 218_Back_To_Basics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

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