The Effortless Swimming Podcast (general)

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Katee Pedicini. Katee is the author of "Healing The Grumpy Athlete". We will talk about her background, health and wellness and how her book came to be.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Katee_Pedicini.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, I have two special guests: Chloe McCardel and Michael (Murph) Renford (son of legendary marathon swimmer, Des Renford).

Chloe is aiming to break Des' record of 19 English Channel crossings this season. In this podcast, we talk about the need for adventure and connection with the ocean that drives marathon swimmers.

Murph shares stories about his legendary dad like his record breaking swim from Sydney harbour to Wollongong (54 miles), his experience in swimming the English Channel and the happiness he gets from crewing for other swimmers.

Direct download: Podcast_Of_Chloe_and_Murph.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm AEDT

In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Sam Ashby. Sam is a part of the Australian Swim Team. He is coaching an age group squad in Melbourne. Today, Sam will be talking about his transition from being a swimmer to being a coach.

Direct download: Podcast_of_Sam_Ashby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56am AEDT

In this podcast episode, we’ll talk to Kevin Koskella of TriSwimCoach about the key takeaways he’s had from interviewing guests in his own podcast and how it can help triathletes and swimmers improve their performance.

Direct download: Podcast_of_kevinK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm AEDT

This is the 3rd episode in this 3-part series of interviews with Eney Jones. In this episode we’ll talk all about racing and rhythm - how to achieve better results in your swimming and races.

Let’s get into it!

Direct download: jones_podcast_part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm AEDT

This is part 2 of the 3-part podcast series that I’m doing with Eney Jones. In this episode, we’ll talk about gears that we can use to improve technique, rhythm and feel for the water.

Direct download: jones_podcastcast_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm AEDT

In this 3-part episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Eney Jones. In part 1, we’ll talk about cues and analogies for faster swimming. In the second podcast, we’ll talk about gear for faster swimming and the third podcast of this series is about racing and rhythm and how you can put everything together to get a better result in your triathlon or swimming race.

 

Direct download: jones_podcast_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm AEDT

In this episode, we have Level 3 triathlon coach and coach to many pros, Grant Giles. He works with a range of triathletes from Tim Van Berkel to Clayton Fettell. Grant specializes in the psychology of sports performance and how you can use mindfulness and other techniques to break through mental barriers.


If you enjoy the mental game of sport, this episode is for you!

Direct download: The_Psychology_Of_Performance_with_Grant_Giles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Kim Schwabenbauer. We recently had her as a guest and since the last podcast we had with her, she is now pregnant! We talk about how it is to be a professional triathlete, to now being pregnant and what the future looks like for her.

We also talk about a few things she is studying from her Master’s degree:

  • immunity and diet
  • how athletes can avoid getting sick and keep themselves in top health
Direct download: Navigating_Big_Life_Change_with_Kim_Schwabenbauer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Craig Percival. Craig is a very successful triathlete and a multi-sport athlete. He finished second over all in The Ultraman World Championships in 2014. He has completed 20 Ironman events, a 4-time Hawaii-finisher and now getting ready for his biggest challenge yet - 8 Iron distance events in 8 days in the 8 different state and territories in Australia in March. 

In this podcast, Craig will share with us:

  • how he is preparing for his biggest event yet
  • the challenges he has experienced along the way
  • how he is mentally managing his work, family life and training
  • how 8 in 8 in 8 came to be
  • what he teaches his athletes when he coaches them in the pool


To learn more about Craig, his work and how to help with his fundraising for 8 in 8 in 8, visit his website - www.nolimitsendurance.com.au

Direct download: Podcast_with_Craig_Percival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Pete Robinson aka "Robbo". He is a 3-time world champion in Triathlon, qualified for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, and a bronze medalist in the Commonwealth Games.

Pete has transition to a coach through his business - Elite Performing Minds.In this podcast, we'll talk about how Pete:

  • has had a great success in the last 2 decades of competition
  • used mental strategies to have the upper edge over his competitors
  • teaches all these as a mentor
Direct download: Podcast_with_Pete_Robertson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm AEDT

This episode's guest is Andre Obradovic. Andre is a mindset, health and well-being coach. Andre specializes in sleep. He works with executives and athletes in helping them get more control of their sleeping habits.

In this podcast, Andre will let us know about:

  • the importance of sleep
  • how it can affect your performance in the pool or in triathlon
  • how it can affect your decisions and effectiveness when it comes to work, family and sport
  • how you can utilize a software that analyses your sleep data
Direct download: Escaping_Sleep_Deprivation_with_Andre_Obradovic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm AEDT

Our guest for this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast is fun, inspiring and motivating. Kim Schwabenbauer is a professional triathlete from the U.S. and a nutritionist.

Kim will talk about:

  • her experience when she broke a collarbone, thinking she would never be
  • able to swim again and turning pro just three years later
  • nutrition and training
  • what she gets out of the sport
  • reason for her motivation

01:33 - Breaking a Collarbone: Adversity or an Advantage?
03:50 - On coming out stronger...
05:45 - It's part of the journey.
09:22 - What do you get out of triathlon the most?
10:42 - Triathlon rewards consistency.
20:58 - Learn the basics and build the propulsion.
39:36 - Feeling like a kid in a candy store.
45:56 - Kim's Process in Evaluating Athlete's Nutrition
55:06 - "They've found the formula for success and they're not messing with it..."
01:08 - How much balance do you need in your life?

To learn more about Kim and work visit her website www.fuelyourpassion.net

Direct download: Podcast_with_Kim-s.mp3
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Direct download: How_to_swim_faster_in_open_water.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37am AEDT

In this episode, we have Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26. Tower 26 is a well-known swimming group in Santa Monica, United States where Gerry coaches a number of athletes (mostly triathletes).

Listen in as Gerry discuss:

  • the difference between training a swimmer versus training a triathlete
  • his philosophy in swimming
  • approach in workouts
  • how he structure his programs
Direct download: Race_Ready_With_Gerry_Rodrigues_of_Tower_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm AEDT

In this podcast, we have Steph Saullo. She is a nutritionist who will share with us how you can get better performance in your swimming or triathlon by fuelling yourself better.

We'll cover:

  • fundamentals in nutrition that every athlete should know
  • common misconceptions about food and nutrition
  • case studies of athletes that Steph has worked with
  • what types of athletes should get a personal plan from their nutritionist and why they should do it
  • supplements and what type of athletes should take them
Direct download: The_Missing_Ingredient_with_Nutritionist_Steph_Saullo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Andy Anderson. Andy is the Co-Founder of Ultimate You Change Centers.

He is famous for his 9 to 6 program. A program that aims to help people lose 9 kilos in 6 weeks. This program has a 90-95% success rate with his clients that do the program.

In this podcast, we'll talk about the Magic of Six Weeks:

  • how he gets people to follow through with his 9 to 6 program
  • what tools he use in his coaching programs
  • what mindset strategies he uses with his clients
Direct download: The_Magic_Of_Six_Weeks_With_Andy_Anderson.mp3
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In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is Performance Coach Chris Ritter.

He has worked with a wide range of athletes - youth, masters to Olympic gold medalists. He works closely with Cullen Jones - 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and American World Record Holder.

In this podcast we'll talk about:

- specific exercises if you're a master swimmer or triathlete
- how to improve your performance in the pool by using dry land training
- how to progress through different exercises if you don't have a background in strength training
- how strength training can add power without the muscle gain

Direct download: Strength_Training_For_Masters_Athletes_with_Chris_Ritter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Travis Mahoney, he is an Australian Swim Team member.

In this podcast, we'll talk about:

- How Travis started swimming at a later age.
- What he does on his day-to-day training
- His approach to mindset, diet, stretching, rest and how he incorporate all of that in full training load

Direct download: Podcast_with_Travis_Mahoney.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm AEDT

Our guest in this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast is James O’Connor. He is a success and leadership coach at Elite Team Leadership where he works with a wide range of sports and athletes to help them improve their results in their chosen field. He is also host of the JocX podcast.

Direct download: Podcast_With_James_Oconnor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm AEDT

Today’s guest is ultra-marathon swimmer, Chloe McCardel. She has successfully completed a triple crossing of the English Channel. This is something that hasn’t been done by anyone for the last 25 years. She’s the fourth person in history to do it.

In this episode, we’ll look at what she did differently this time in crossing the English Channel in comparison to her first 2 attempts her day-to-day life and how she brings herself up to the pool or ocean to swim what Chloe is doing now to get other swimmers swim across the English Channel

Direct download: podcast_chloe_mc.mp3
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Today’s guest is professional triathlete, Josh Amberger. In the last 12 months, he’s won a range of 70.3 distance events including Port Macquarie, Challenge Half Shepparton and Western Sydney 70.3. He’s first out of the water in most triathlons. We talk to Josh about how he became such a good swimmer and triathlete.

Direct download: Front_of_the_pack_with_Josh_Amberger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm AEDT

Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen swimmers do really well and other swimmers who maybe have not reached their potential or have not quite gotten where they want to get to. These are some of the things I’ve noticed and taken account of.   

Direct download: Podcast_Truths_About_Swimming_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm AEDT

Studies show that if you are training with someone, you push yourself up to 16% - 18% harder than you would if you are training by yourself.

Direct download: Podcast_Truths_About_Swimming_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm AEDT

What has worked and not for athletes, swimmers and triathletes? In the first part of this series, I will share with you what has made athletes, swimmers and triathletes reach an elite level with their swimming so it can help anyone who may not be from a swimming background.  

Direct download: Podcast_Truths_AboutSwimming_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm AEDT

In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Sara McLarty. She is a professional triathlete and a swimming coach based in Clermont, Florida. In December, I’ll be with Sara running the swim section at the Triathlon research Camp in Florida with Gwen Jorgensen and her coach Jamie Turner.  

Direct download: PodCast_with_Sara_McLarty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47am AEDT

In this podcast, I'll interview Bevan McKinnon. Bevan is an elite level triathlete, a triathlon coach and co-host at Fitter Radio – a podcast that features professional triathletes and triathlon coaches.

Direct download: How_To_Swim_Fast_When_Youre_Not_A_Swimmer_with_Bevan_Mckinnon.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm AEDT

In this podcast, we'll be looking at mistakes to avoid when doing your workout...

Direct download: 4_Mistakes_To_Avoid_In_Your_Workouts.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm AEDT

In this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast, our guest is open water swimming legend, Philip Rush. Philip Rush has completed ten crossings of the English Channel as well as triple crossing. He has the fastest record of two-way and three-way crossings of the English Channel. He has also done the Cook Strait eight times. He’s one of two people to complete a double crossing of the Cook Strait.

Direct download: English_Channel_and_Cook_Strait_Legend_Philip_Rush.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am AEDT

Our guest in this Effortless Swimming podcast episode is Greg Dea. He is a Performance Consultant and Sports Physiotherapist. He is currently serving at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport as a Sports Medicine Coordinator.

Direct download: Focus_On_What_Matters_with_Sports_Physiotherapist_Greg_Dea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm AEDT

Our guest in this episode is Christian Schwaerzler, a triathlete who attended our Melbourne Freestyle clinic. He is an author, corporate coach and a speaker.

Christian weighed 135 kgs five years ago and he is now down to around 75 kgs. He lost 60 kgs as a result of changing his lifestyle, diet and exercise. He finished the Melbourne Ironman recently and training for another race in Zurich this year


Speed, strength and power is crucial to high performance swimming.

Wayne Goldsmith has worked with Swimming Australia and Triathlon Australia and shares his top strategies to generating more speed in your swimming. We also talk about different types of training methods, different tools you can use in your workouts.

Direct download: podcast_with_wayne_goldsmith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm AEDT

Marc Evans recently finished his book “Triathletes in Motion”.

In his book, he’s covered having better movement patterns and better stability through your hips and core and improving your posture.

Traditionally, the focus of swimming and triathlon is volume, intensity, training periodization and doing a particular work out the right months or weeks leading up to a race.

But, what if you could improve your performance without logging the extra distance in the water or on the road?

That’s what we’ll cover in this episode!

Direct download: Marc-Evans-Triathletes-In-Motion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm AEDT

In this episode of the Effortless Swimming podcast, we have a good friend of mine - Master Swimmer Paul Bailey. He will talk about how consistent training and continual focus on technique has helped him improve his time.

Direct download: How_To_Take_15_seconds_off_Your_100m_Pace_with_Paul_Bailey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm AEDT