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
Direct download: Trey_St_John.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm AEDT
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
Direct download: hollie.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am AEDT
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:
Direct download: 40km_Across_Lake_Taupo_with_John_Hancock.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm AEDT
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.
Direct download: How_To_Make_Your_Swimming_Feel_Effortless.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm AEDT
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
Direct download: How_To_Avoid_Being_A_One_Speed_Swimmer.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm AEDT
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.
Direct download: 7_Things_Ive_Changed_With_My_Swimming_In_2021.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08am AEDT
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?
Direct download: PART_3_sam_fenton_Audio.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm AEDT
Mon, 21 December 2020
#164: Transforming Your Feet Into Propellers (Even If Your Ankles Are STIFF!) with Sam Fenton - Part 2
Welcome to Part 2 of our podcast episode with Sam Fenton. In this episode, Sam talked about the importance of having ankle strength and flexibility; and how can you improve your stiff ankles.
04:36 Why Underwater Dolphin Kick?
Direct download: Transforming_Your_Feet_Into_Propellers_Even_If_Your_Ankles_Are_STIFF_with_Sam_Fenton_Part_2_audio.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm AEDT
Wed, 16 December 2020
Sam Fenton is the High-Performance Manager of Control High Performance, he has been involved with sports for close to 20 years now and is in charge of Strength and Conditioning/ Performance programs.
Sam will be joining us for a three-part podcast, for the next episodes, Sam and I will be talking about:
Part 2:Transforming Your Feet Into Propellors (Even If Your Ankles Are STIFF!)
Part 3:Deep Core vs 6-Pack Abs - Developing What Really Matters In Swimming
Watch out for the next episodes!!
Direct download: The_Smarter_Way_To_Progress_Your_Swimming_with_Sam_Fenton_Part_1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm AEDT
Tue, 10 November 2020
1:15 WHY? Total Body Force Swimming
Direct download: Brett_Suttons_TBF_Style_Of_Swimming.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am AEDT
Tue, 29 September 2020
My guest in this episode is Ryan Twist, a Podiatrist from Bayswater Foot and Ankle Clinic. Anyone who is listening who wants to get into running or they have been running and they have found themselves injured, this episode is for you.
01:13 People Are Starting to Pick Up Running And Walking
02:49 What Are The Most Common Running Injuries?
04:56 Recommendations For Beginners (Walk Run Cycle)
06:33 The Best Strengthening Exercises For Runners
10:21 The Wrong Shoes Can Cause Injury
15:10 Injuries And Niggles: When To Run And When To Stop
18:27 How Much Should We Run?
20:37 Running Slow To Running Fast Makes A Massive Difference
24:36 Nasal Breathing
26:18 Be Patient
26:59 Role Of Mobility I Avoiding Injury
Direct download: Fish_Out_Of_Water_Making_Yourself_Bulletproof_From_Running_Injuries_with_Ryan_Twist.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am AEDT
Thu, 3 September 2020
Shawn is an Ironman triathlete based in Nova Scotia, Canada. A year ago, he started some changes in his stroke and in the course over the last year, he has effectively gone from a 2:25 per hundred pace down to 1:31 per hundred. Shawn will share how he has done that, what changes he's made to his stroke and how might incorporate this changes to your own stroke.
Direct download: 225_to_131_per_100_In_12_Months_With_Shawn_Muise.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10am AEDT
Sun, 31 May 2020
Melissa Urie is the first woman to complete 895km Uberman Ultra-Triathlon. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience during the race, doing training, and getting through the race with the use of mental strategies to survive the tough times.
5:22 Training For Uberman
Direct download: mel_urie_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm AEDT
Sat, 23 May 2020
Welcome back to another podcast episode! Today, I'll be sharing my top tips for making your open water swimming enjoyable and more challenging. Listen on in!
00:27 What Are the Drills You Can Do?
Direct download: How_To_Make_Your_Open_Water_Swims_interesting.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm AEDT
Thu, 21 May 2020
Welcome Back! Here in Australia, there are a couple of pools that have started to open, you can book individual lanes for a certain amount of time. So I thought of doing a podcast talking about the best ways to get back to training once your pool has opened.
00:55 Time Frame
Direct download: 7_WAYS_TO_MAKE_YOUR_RETURN_TO_THE_POOL_10X_BETTER_PODCAST.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am AEDT
Sun, 3 May 2020
In today's episode, we sat down with the author of the book Your New Prime, and promoter of men's health and wellness, Craig Cooper! We talked about the active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health as you age, how to get out of complacency, and how to start thriving and making steady forward progress in life.
3:40 Passion For Health
Direct download: Get_Better_Every_Year_With_Craig_Cooper.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm AEDT
Sun, 26 April 2020
In today's episode, we are joined by a lifelong trainer and athlete Andrew Read as he talks about his program 28-day Challenge. Andrew talks through how important going back to the basics is and some of the necessary skills to influence your success at living a healthy lifestyle.
4:19 Creating A Mindset Component
Direct download: Eliminate_Bad_Habits_And_Master_The_Funfamentals_With_Andrew_Read.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm AEDT
Fri, 3 April 2020
We are joined by Dr. Greg Wells who is the author of the book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. We discussed some of the things that are discussed in his book. He shares some strategies on why doing less will actually achieve more, how to stop reacting to things and be more deliberate, taking full control of your love, refocusing your attention and how you can stop being a slave to busyness.
02:05 Slowing Down
Direct download: greg_wells_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am AEDT
Wed, 25 March 2020
Direct download: Marc_Evans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26am AEDT
Fri, 14 February 2020
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
Direct download: Are_You_Swimming_With_Enough_Intensity_To_Get_Better_With_Tim_Ballantine.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59am AEDT
Tue, 4 February 2020
#150: From Drug Addiction To Olympian (And Why Your Character Means More Than Your Results) With Dan Smith
Dan Smith joins us in this episode as he talks about his swimming, drug addiction, building character and his road to redemption.
Direct download: From_Drug_Addiction_To_Olympian_With_Dan_Smith.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am AEDT
Fri, 31 January 2020
#149: How To Develop Your Character Through Swimming (And What It's Like Being Ian Thorpe's Training Partner) with Jason Cram
00:43 Jason's Background
Direct download: How_To_Develop_Your_Character_Through_Swimming_with_Jason_Cram.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24am AEDT
Tue, 21 January 2020
01:50 Working On Soft Skills
Direct download: Dont_Put_Heart_Rate_Before_Heart_with_Wayne_Goldsmith.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm AEDT
Tue, 14 January 2020
My guest on today's podcast is Stephen Jackson who first attended a clinic in 2017. At the time he was a 2:20/100m swimmer, and over the course of the last few years
1:09 Athletic Background
Direct download: Stephen_Jackson.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm AEDT
Tue, 7 January 2020
Eney Jones is coming back for the third time to share what she has been working with recently and about trying a different approach for triathletes who needs help with their swimming.
01:31 Origin Of Phrases That Swim Coaches Have Used
Direct download: A_Different_Approach_To_Technique_For_Triathletes_Stuck_In_Their_Swimming_With_Eney_Jones.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm AEDT
Wed, 1 January 2020
Our guest today is Harriet Brown who is a World Ironwoman Champion, NutriGrain Ironwoman Series Champion, Australian Team Captain and Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Champion.
01:26 Underwater Filming
Direct download: HarrietBrown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14am AEDT
Tue, 24 December 2019
As we end a wonderful year, here’s a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2019. Enjoy!
00:19 Do Not Overthink
Direct download: THE_BEST_OF_2019_PODCAST_FINAL.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm AEDT
Mon, 23 December 2019
Coming back as a guest is Garry Hurring who is a former Olympic swimmer and Olympic coach. Gary has coached with as in our Hell Week Camp in Thanyapura, Thailand.
01:15 Hell Week Camp At Thanyapura
Direct download: What_To_Do_If_You_Cant_Get_Under_145_per_100m_with_Gary_Hurring.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm AEDT
Wed, 18 December 2019
00:52 The Swim
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm AEDT
Fri, 13 December 2019
Our guest today is Baden Schaff, who is a PGA pro in golf, and he is also the co-creator of Skillest. Now you might've heard me talk about Skillest, this is the app that we use at our clinics and at our camps, to help analyze swimmers strokes and also just to really show them what they're doing under the water. And for me, this is an app that is completely changed the way that we coach, and I've got Baden to thank for that. And we're going to talk a little bit about Skillest, but also talk about what are some lessons that Baden has learned from coaching people in golf, and how we can apply that to swimming, and how you can improve your own swimming through some of those lessons.
Direct download: Lessons_From_Golf_That_Will_Improve_Your_Swimming_With_Baden_Schaff.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm AEDT
Tue, 10 December 2019
We sit down with Josh Minogue as we talk about how patience pays off, his Coolangatta Gold triumph and his triathlon journey.
Direct download: josh_minogue.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm AEDT
Wed, 4 December 2019
#139: Hijack Your Breathing, Control Your Emotions And Increase Your Performance With Darren Stojanovic
Our guest in todays episode is Darren Stojanovic from Dynamic Stability. He is a physiotherapist but he is also doing a lot of work in breathwork. In this episode, Darren and I will be talking about different breathing techniques which can help you control your emotion and help you improve your performance.
Direct download: Hijack_Your_Breathing_Control_Your_Emotions_And_Increase_Your_Performance.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm AEDT
Sun, 24 November 2019
Ryan Hodierne is the Biomechanist for NSWIS (New South Wales Institute of Sport). He has worked with a lot of high-level swimmers and what I would like to talk about is how biomechanics would be applicable for a regular person who would like to improve his or her swimming.
01:06 Thoughts about Sensarii
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm AEDT
Wed, 2 October 2019
My guest is Tim Ford, who is someone I've known for the last few years, and a number of years ago, he started his triathlon journey and over that time he's lost more than 50 kilos. He's completely changed his life with respect to his health, his fitness, and his work, and I think it's a really good story to share on how a simple idea can spark a complete life change in someone.
On today's episode, we look at what are some of those things that Tim has changed to turn around his life and become a completely different person and we also share some of the things that we feel can help other people become better athletes, whether that's a triathlon or whether it's swimming. And focusing on the things that you can control and that you can change and why it pays to always have a longterm approach to this stuff.
03:07 "I Stopped Weighing Myself When I Reached 120 Kilos."
Direct download: Rewriting_Your_Future_With_Tim_Ford.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm AEDT
Fri, 9 August 2019
My guest today is Nick Jankovskis from METS Performance. METS Performance is a Melbourne based company that help athletes with a whole range of tests that you can use to then use some data to incorporate that into how you're training, particularly for endurance athletes. Nick and I will be talking about how we easily can get caught up with all this information and how we can use this data effectively in our training.
03:22 Philosophy of METS Performance Consulting
Direct download: nick_podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am AEDT
Wed, 17 July 2019
Our guest today is Michael Andrew, he is a competitive swimmer and has been the gold medalist for the 100 meter individual medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships. He is training in a non-traditional way and has pioneered the Ultra Short Course Race Pace Training.
02:32 Ultra Short Race Pace Training
Direct download: breaking_the_mould_with_michael_andrew.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm AEDT
Mon, 15 July 2019
Carl joins us again on the podcast. His background is in Functional Movement and in this episode, he shares some interesting aspects about the Serape Effect.
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Thu, 11 July 2019
My guest today is Ryan Roselli. He attended one of our freestyle clinics in Brisbane last March. During the Cairns Half Ironman, he managed to cut down 5 minutes of his swim time. In this episode we, talked about the things he focused on in his stroke, making the changes permanent and some advice to swimmers and triathletes who been wanting to improve their swimming.
Direct download: How_to_take_5-_minutes_Off_Your_70.3_with_Ryan_Rocelli.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm AEDT
Wed, 3 July 2019
Our guest today is Trever Gray, In this episode, we discussed about Heart Rate Variability and how you can use that to know when to be able to push yourself in training and when to back off. We've talk about how to breathe properly and how to train yourself, how you can improve your swimming performance using respiratory muscle training. And we've also talked about blood flow restriction training.
00:59 Trever Gray Introduction
Direct download: How_To_Know_When_To_Push_Hard_Or_Back_Off_With_Trever_Gray.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm AEDT
Tue, 14 May 2019
00:53 Background on Being Productive
Direct download: How_to_Stop_Wasting_Your_Time_and_Being_Efficient_with_your_training_with_Andre_Obradovic.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am AEDT
Thu, 28 March 2019
Our guest today is Taren Gessell of the YouTube Channel Triathlon Taren whom we had two analysis videos. The video analysis was six months apart and over that time he really made some impressive improvements continues to get better.
01:07 How Taren started with Triathlon and YouTube
Taren's swim analysis on Youtube:
Direct download: Why_It_Pays_Off_To_Follow_The_Process_with_Taren_Gessell_F.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39am AEDT
Fri, 15 March 2019
In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.
Direct download: Jason_Key.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm AEDT
Wed, 23 January 2019
We welcome back Solomon Wright who recently won the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship. In this episode, Solomon talks about his training leading up to the National Championship and how he recovered from shoulder injury. We also added a before and after video of Solomon comparing his stroke now and 12 months ago.
02:53 Solomon’s focus after Rottnest Channel
Direct download: The_Road_to_NZ_10km_National_Champion_with_Solomon_Wright.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm AEDT
Mon, 10 December 2018
As we end a wonderful year, here's a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2018. Enjoy!
Direct download: THE_BEST_OF_2018_PODCAST.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am AEDT
Tue, 27 November 2018
We are joined today by Els Visser who is a professional triathlete from the Netherlands Els had a TEDX talk about how a shipwreck experience changed her life. In this podcast, Els shares to us that experience with the hope of inspiring others.
00:37 Sinking Ship Experience
Direct download: Learning_From_Disaster_With_Shipwreck_Survivor_and_Professional_Triathlete_Els_Visser.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm AEDT
Tue, 23 October 2018
Here are the 9 things we have learned from Hell Week Camp that I thought it would be worth sharing.
1. Clear your mind
2. Regular feedback
3. Go crazy
4. Find your ideal stroke rate
5. 3 different ways to think about your 'Catch'
7. How a 3-minute active warm up can change your entire workout
8. Educate, try and test
9. Getting faster right away isn't always an indicator of a correct change in your stroke
Direct download: Things_We_Learned_From_Hell_Week.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm AEDT
Thu, 4 October 2018
00:58 Pre Swim Routine for Olympic Athletes
Direct download: how_australian_olympics.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm AEDT
Tue, 18 September 2018
Our guest for today's episode is Carl Reader who is a Functional Movement Coach and a Biokineticist (Exercise Therapist). He's been helping athletes and clients move and exercise better or what is known as functionally. Join us as we discuss warm up, squats and functional movement.
Direct download: Why_Squatting_Can_Help_You_Swim_Faster.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm AEDT
Thu, 16 August 2018
Our guest today is Ben de Rivaz from Breca. Breca hosts swimrun events which take place on trail and open water; team races in pairs wearing wetsuit and trainers, transitioning between running and swimming stages. Join us as we discuss topics about the format swimrun compared to triathlon, why is it appealing to a lot of athletes, different courses and location and a possibility of a National Championship.
00:19 About Ben de Rivaz
To know more about Breca events, please visit:
Direct download: The_SwimRun_Revolution_with_Brecas_Ben_de_Rivaz.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm AEDT
Tue, 24 July 2018
Getting beaten up by riot police. Setting his alarm 4 hours too early before the biggest race of his life. Not being able to walk for 4 days just weeks out from his last Olympic Games. These are just a few of the challenges 3x Olympian, Olympic bronze medallist and 100m Freestyle World Champion Brent Hayden shares on today's podcast.
00:47 Brent's achievements
Direct download: Rising_Through_Challenge_with_100m_Free_World_Champion_Brent_Hayden.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm AEDT
Mon, 9 July 2018
This week I’m joined by Rory Buck to discuss the intricacies of swimming and coaching. Rory Buck is an ex-competitive swimmer turned coach, who went from being a collegiate swimmer to representing South Africa at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Turning to coaching to learn more about swimming, Rory now coaches from Dubai. Join us as we discuss topics such as swim culture, the right age to start swimming, a feel for the water, mentality, sighting, effort in swimming and self-perception as well as much more.
01:10 – Rory’s competitive background.
Direct download: 120_From_Commonwealth_Games_to_Coach_Rory_Buck.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm AEDT
Mon, 9 July 2018
This week’s podcast features Jason Hamilton as our guest. An athlete and triathlete
Direct download: How_To_Swim_10_Faster_in_9_Months_with_Jason_Hamilton.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm AEDT
Wed, 4 July 2018
In today's episode, We are joined by Angela Naeth who is a professional triathlete. If you are someone who enjoys thinking and reflecting on your sport, your life and things around that, I think you will really enjoy this episode. Angela is a very genuine person and she is someone who has done a lot of thinking and reflecting on her own over the past eight years that she has been racing triathlon. We talked about some ways that she has overcome anxiety around racing and performing, something that she dealt with in the early days of her triathlon career. She also mentions a book that she has read five or six times that she has been able to use and get a lot from when it comes to becoming a fearless and competitive racer.
Direct download: The_Fearless_Mind_with_Proffesional_Triathlete_Angela_Naeth.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am AEDT
Wed, 20 June 2018
There are some beliefs that will help you and there are some beliefs that are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Ask yourself. What are the beliefs that are holding me back?
Direct download: What_You_Believe_Will_Make_You_Freeze.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am AEDT
Tue, 5 June 2018
We are joined today by Vicky Tate who has recently swam the 40 kilometr crossing of Lake. Earlier this year she made a crossing and she is one of less than a hundred swimmers who have completed the crossing. She came along to Hell Week last year, our Hell Week camp in Thailand and this was something that prepared for the swim. Join us we talk about her experience.
00:30 From Not Being Able to Swim a "K" to a 40 km Straight Swim
Direct download: Conquering_The_40km_Crossing_Of_Lake_Taupo_With_Vicky_Tate.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm AEDT
Thu, 17 May 2018
05:09 Intermittent Fasting
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm AEDT
Tue, 3 April 2018
My guest today is Andrew Ho-Peng who is from Dexa Melbourne. Dexa is a body composition scan that tells you about your bone density, visual fat levels, lean muscle mass and a number of other things. It is a really good way to check in with your health and well being. Listen as Andrew explains what Dexa does, who is it best for.
01:37 How Did Dexa Started?
Direct download: 114_How_Body_Composition_Affects_Your_Swimming_with_Andre_Ho-Peng.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am AEDT
Wed, 21 March 2018
If you ever wondered how you should fuel for a marathon swim, then this podcast is for you. My guest for today is Tara Diversi, who has experience in long-distance swimming. She swam the English Channel and the Rottnest Channel and a number of other long-distance swims. She works closely with a handful of people every year to help them leading to their marathon swim. She works with them to help them get their feeding and fueling right on the day but more than that is looking for the best approach that works for them.
05:01 Things to consider when deciding on the Feeding Plan.
07:39 Freestyle stroke affects food digestion.
09:29 Fat versus Muscle.
10:54 Keeping the core temperature up.
16:43 Trial and Error.
19:32 The concept of Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates.
22:28 Training your Gut.
28:32 How do you put on more fat without killing yourself
Direct download: 113_How_to_Fuel_for_the_English_Channel_with_Tara_Diversi.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26am AEDT
Thu, 15 March 2018
In this episode, we talked about the things I have learned from chatting up with the Rottnest Channel Swim 2018 winners, Solomon Wright and Heidi Gan. Leading up to the race, both of them encountered some obstacles, however, I believe they were able to rise above the situation because of these three things :
-Going by Feel/Intuitiveness
Direct download: SWIM_BY_FEELNOT_BY_DATA.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am AEDT
Fri, 9 March 2018
Today's episode is the Rottnest Swim Recap. We've got the winners Solomon Wright and Heidi Gan who won the male and female section in both record times.
Here some points that we have talked about.
Lisandra de Carvalho
Direct download: 111_Rottnest_Recap_With_Winners_Solomon_Wright_and_Heidi_Gan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am AEDT
Tue, 6 March 2018
Our guest in today's podcast is James Fletcher who has a background in Physiology. He has recently moved into Breath Training for athletes. He has worked with elite level swimmers such as Cameron McEvoy and James Roberts who both have been in the Australian Olympic Team. We talked about his specialization which is a very scientific and measured approach to enhancing your ability to breath.
On this episode we discuss:
02:01 James Fletcher's background and Cirque du Soleil.
Direct download: Uncovering_The_Breath_Training_Secrets_Used_By_Olympic_Swimmers.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm AEDT
Wed, 28 February 2018
We welcome back Wayne Goldsmith who has been our guest in the previous podcasts. He is one of the most passionate sports performance expert all over Australia, New Zeland, and the world. Join us as we discuss Change, Commitment, and Motivation in the world of coaching.
01:40 - There is no such thing.
To find out more about Wayne Goldsmith please visit:
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Thu, 22 February 2018
I've known Grant through mutual friends for a quite a while. He is a Triathlon coach and to me, he is one of the best coaches that teaches and coaches a lot base on Mindset, Intuitiveness, and Beliefs. In the podcast, we talked about a lot of different topics from How to Change your Structured Beliefs, the methods and the questions that he asks his athletes in order to get them to change their beliefs. We also tackled overplanning races and how many people are too guarded and protective with the races that they do and following that plan to a tee can sometimes work against them as opposed for them. We talked about mindfulness and how you are better off focusing on the process in order to get in to flow.
Direct download: 108_Race_on_Instinct_Avoid_Over_Thinking_with_Grant_Giles.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm AEDT
Tue, 20 February 2018
Our guest today is Gary Hurring who has been featured on our Podcast episode # 90 which is one of our most listened to episode that we have ever done. Gary is a former Olympic swimmer and coach from New Zealand and I really like his approach to swimming and to coaching and the way he goes about it. I really learned a lot from the episode that we did together. If you haven't listened to it yet, go back to episode #90 and it is called "How to Change your Technique from an Olympic Coaches Perspective". In today's [odcast, we will be discussing how even the smallest changes that we do in training can provide big results.
Direct download: 107_Simple_Changes_Big_Results_with_Gary_Hurring.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm AEDT
Wed, 14 February 2018
Join us and let's welcome back Lisandra de Carvalho as we talk about how to train for 10km+ swims. Lisandra has been swimming the Rottnest channel on numerous occasions. She has been my training partner these past few months in preparing for the Rottnest Swim this month. Listen as we talk about the things that are essential in preparing for 10km+ swims.
02:59 Change of Perspective in Training
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm AEDT
Tue, 13 February 2018
There are times when we get confused on what to prioritize. In today's podcast, we talk about how it is beneficial to prioritize the bigger things first such as technique, focus, and mindset. Moreover, giving time also for smaller rocks such as strength training, diet, and mobility.
Direct download: 105_Move_your_Big_Rock_First.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm AEDT
Sat, 10 February 2018
Direct download: 104_Train_in_Manual_Race_in_Automatic.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm AEDT
Wed, 7 February 2018
One of the analogies we like to use in swimming is the laser vs the lantern approach. Which approach should you use? Listen as we talk about the importance of having a laser approach in your training.
Direct download: 103_Laser_vs_the_Lantern.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm AEDT
Fri, 2 February 2018
In this podcast we share to you why generalized coaching style doesn't work for most swimmers.
Direct download: INDIVIDUALIZED_COACHING.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm AEDT
Fri, 26 January 2018
When you train, do you feel like you only have one speed? In this podcast, we share to you on how you vary your pace in training, on how to shock the system.
Direct download: SHOCK_THE_SYSTEM_FINAL.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm AEDT
Thu, 25 January 2018
Most of the propulsion will come from the catch. We have worked with more than 1300 athletes and we have observed that most of them can improve their catch.
Direct download: the_catch_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm AEDT
Fri, 19 January 2018
How long does it take you to warm up in training? We share our favourite pre-training routine to improve shoulder stability and reduce the chance of injury.
Direct download: 102_BEFORE_TRAINING_ROUTINE.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm AEDT
Tue, 16 January 2018
John Mullen grew up swimming his whole life. He studied Physical Therapy and received his Doctorate in Physcal Therapy at USC. He is a renowned expert in sports swimming and rehabilitation. Listen and learn as he and Brenton discuss about Needs Analysis, what to do if you don't have a sports psychologist and many more
Direct download: How_to_work_on_the_right_things_with_John_Mullen.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm AEDT
Fri, 15 December 2017
In this podcast episode we talk about few important points from Angela Duckworth's book GRIT and why people love swimming despite being difficult and challenging.
Direct download: 99_Grit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am AEDT
Tue, 12 December 2017
We're also announcing the opening of bookings for Hell Week 2018 which is on Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 am Melbourne time.
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm AEDT
Fri, 1 December 2017
For this episode, we talk about how wearing a watch in training affects focus and technique in swimming.
Wed, 29 November 2017
Today's podcast is entitled "The Best of 2017". We have compiled all of the best parts from all the podcasts across the year and put them on this episode. This special episode is a mix of everything--from ideas, skills, and techniques to becoming a lean athlete and swim fast to overcoming anxiety and uplifting your mental state. Thank you very much for a big year. Thanks again for listening. I will see you in 2018.
Direct download: _96_ES_BEST_OF_2017_PODCASTS_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm AEDT
Wed, 22 November 2017
A quick update on why we haven't recorded many podcasts lately.
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:18pm AEDT
Wed, 13 September 2017
The 66 day and 18 month rule is a good rule to live by to replace old habits and become competent at a skill. Most people don't stick with something long enough to see results, especially when it comes to changing their swimming.
Direct download: 66_Days_and_18_Months_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm AEDT
Thu, 31 August 2017
Lisandra de Carvalho has been a friend of mine for almost eight years. She comes from a competitive swimming background and now focuses primarily on open water events. In this episode, we discuss everything to do with long distance open water swimming. Lisandra has raced the 19.7km Rottnest channel swim solo on three occasions and as a duo on one occasion. If you are planning to do an open water race of 10 km or more, this podcast will teach you everything you need.
Direct download: How_To_Swim_The_Rottnest_Channel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm AEDT
Fri, 25 August 2017
Gary Hurring is a former swimmer and a coach from Wellington, New Zealand. Gary won the gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in the men's 200 meters backstroke and silver medal in the same event at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships. He finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was also appointed as New Zealand's swim team coach at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Direct download: How_To_Change_Your_Technique_From_An_Olympic_Coaches_Perspective.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm AEDT
Thu, 10 August 2017
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm AEDT
Tue, 18 July 2017
In this podcast, we welcome back Eney Jones who is a successful Master’s swimmer, open water swimmer, and an accomplished triathlete. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and has worked with many of the top triathletes to help them improve their swimming. She is also the creator of the Eney Bouy.
Direct download: The_Latest_Research_On_Swimming_Fast_In_Open_Water_with_Eney_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm AEDT
Fri, 26 May 2017
Tabitha Jones is a previous Hell Week camp attendee. Since coming to Thailand with us last year, she's take more than 20 seconds off per 100m pace over a half ironman distance swim. An impressive achievement in 8 months! Tabitha shares with us the things that have helped her do this from changes to technique, workouts, how she approaches races and the different attitude she takes towards her swimming.
Direct download: Tabitha_Jones_Podcast_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm AEDT
Wed, 3 May 2017
Swimming Coach, Brian Ford is the Head Coach of the Traralgon Swimming Club since 1997. He was a National Age swimmer in the 1970s. He is a firm believer in discipline and strong communication. If you want to learn about the importance of discipline, enthusiasm and being a people person, listen in as my dad shares his life lessons and expertise as a seasoned swimming coach.
04:58 - Meet Brian Ford
07:50 - Why reputation is important.
08:55 - When to Draw The Line Between Being a Coach and Being a Parent
16:00 - Micromanaging vs Delegating
22:41 - Basic Principles in Dealing with People
30:45 - On Being Careful with Who You Hang Out With
33:30 - "Every opportunity is an opportunity to give as much as you can."
35:30 - This is the way I am as a coach...
38:17 - Why It's Okay to Coach with a Lot of Enthusiasm
40:20 - To Care or Not to Care?
Direct download: Podcast_of_Brian_ford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am AEDT
Wed, 12 April 2017
Meighan Julbert is a Mental Skills Consultant for The MindSide - a sports and psychology center located in Alabama. She has worked with a number of athletes from different sports like softball, golf, swimming, soccer, and others.
This podcast is perfect for those who has performance anxiety and to those who feels like their mental state has let them down during competition.
01:53 - What's going on in your head?
To learn more about Meighan and her work, visit http://www.themindside.com/meighan-julbert/
Direct download: Podcast_of_Meighan_Julbert_edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm AEDT
Thu, 23 February 2017
Ranell Hobson is the Coaching Director at The Academy of Sports Speed. She will share her experience in working with athletes at The Academy of Sports Speed and how their teachings cross over to all types of athletes.
01:00 - Skills, Functional Movement, Elasticity, Power and Mechanics of The Sports
Direct download: Podcast_of_Ranell_Hobson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm AEDT
Thu, 23 February 2017
Meredith Atwood is the creator of Swim Bike Mom a website dedicated to give motivation to women across the globe to women who are doing triathlon and those who are looking to get into triathlon.
01:00 - Take Us Back To 2010
To learn more about Meredith and her work, visit her website www.swimbikerun.com
Direct download: Podcast_of_Meredith_Atwood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm AEDT
Thu, 23 February 2017
Andre Obradovic has been our guest before where he talked about how you can adjust your sleeping routines and habits so you can perform better in the pool.
Direct download: Podcast_of_Andre_Obradovic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm AEDT
Thu, 8 December 2016
Race Pace Training is about swimming at or quicker than your racing speed. It’s often done in short intervals (eg 25m or 50m) with enough rest between intervals to recover and hit race speed on the next one. On this podcast Garrett McCaffrey, coach at the Phoenix Swim Club, joins me as we chat about how to best include this type of training in your workouts (and if it’s relevant to you!).
Direct download: Race_Pace_Training_with_Garrett_McCaffrey_and_Chris_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm AEDT
Wed, 7 December 2016
Nam Baldwin is the owner and Director of Performance at the Equalize Training Company. Nam is an emotional and stress control & management specialist, the co-developer of internationally recognised B.E.T Training, mentor and motivational health coach. He has worked with a number of Olympic Gold medalists and several world champions including professional surfer, Mick Fanning.
Direct download: The_Psychology_of_Performance_with_Nam_Baldwin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm AEDT
Thu, 20 October 2016
Luke McIlroy is the Director of Sport Science at METS Performance Consulting. Luke helps athletes perform their VO2 Max test. Find out what their lactating flexion point and their resting metabolic rate.
Knowing these will help you train more scientifically and be more effective with the workouts you are doing. If you train 10 hours a week instead of 15, then, you'll have more time to spend with you family, rest and recover.
In this podcast, we talk about how you can avoid the grey zone and how you can be more effective with the time you spend training.
Direct download: Podcast_of_Luke-McIlroy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm AEDT
Wed, 12 October 2016
Simon Griffiths is the founder and publisher of H2Open Magazine. H2Open Magazine is a magazine about open water swimming and everything that incorporates races and swims around the world.
Simon will be sharing:
Direct download: Podcast_The_best_places_to_swim_with_Simon_Griffiths.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm AEDT
Mon, 19 September 2016
In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is David Samuelsohn. David is coach and founder of Westchester Masters Club in Larchmont, New York. David wrote an article Lose the Limp for a More Powerful Freestyle so in this podcast we'll talk about that and
Direct download: Podcast_of_David_Samuelsohn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm AEDT
Fri, 2 September 2016
In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Eric Neilsen. Eric Neilsen is a multisport coach and consultant who works with athletes of all abilities from novice to professional, by providing personalized services that empower clients to achieve their full athletic potential.
Eric will be sharing about how he got started coaching, a few tips about triathlon training and the ABC's of optimal health and training.
Direct download: Podcast_of_Eric_Neilson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm AEDT
Thu, 11 August 2016
My guest in this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast is Karlyn Pipes. She is one of the top 10 Master Swimmers of all time and a multiple record holder in all 4 strokes in Masters Competitions.
Direct download: Podcast_of_Karlyn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm AEDT