Wed, 28 December 2022
I wanted to talk about a different approach to achieving your goals in today's episode. It might be something you haven't heard before, but it can be a helpful way to achieve what you want. Tune in to the episode now!
00:43 Think of your perfect day and write that down
2:56 What does your ideal day look like?
5:39 Atomic Habits: A must read book
Direct download: 262finalaudiuo.mp3
-- posted at: 3:36pm AEDT
Wed, 21 December 2022
In today’s episode, we sat down with Brigetta Hamilton to talk about her impressive improvement over the last 6 months. Brigetta attended one of our clinics in May starting at 2:20 pace per 100. She got her time down to 1:48 and now she is at 1:39. Find out what she did to improve!
00:51 Swimming background
01:17 Were you able to swim comfortably without stopping when you started swimming?
03:02 Does your cycling background help with your swimming?
05:10 When you are working on going faster, what do you usually think?
11:15 Developing Intuition
14:34 Your feel for the water looks so much better
15:59 Rocking side to side and recovery
18:35 What's your next goal?
20:35 Try the sight and breathe method
21:23 When you relax, you swim better and quicker
Direct download: finalaudiopodcast.mp3
-- posted at: 12:35pm AEDT
Wed, 14 December 2022
My guest today is Taryn Richardson, an advanced sports dietitian, and a triathlon nutrition specialist. In this episode, we will talk about triathlon and swimming nutrition and what you can do to make better choices to get fitter and healthier.
1:08 What are the common mistakes working with age group triathletes/swimmers
3:58 Coming back to the fundamental things
6:12 Eating before swimming
12:11 Why does swimming make you hungry
14:05 Dietary periodization and why it's so important
17:39 How individualized are the nutrition plans that you provide for people?
19:27 How to lean up and still maintain energy for training
23:19 Improving Your Eating Habits
29::55 Recovery nutrition
34:35 Lighter is not necessarily better
37:14 Get in touch with Taryn
Direct download: podcast260forposting.mp3
-- posted at: 1:30pm AEDT
Wed, 7 December 2022
In today's episode, we will discuss the best ways to go about improving how you look when you swim.
02:00 The Base Position
03:35 Have The Right Amount Of Rotation
04:48 Keep The Kick Fairly Narrow
05:53 Good Recovery
09:05 Soft Hands
10:20 Good Looking Freestyle Is Never Hurried Or Rushed
11:41 Slow To Fast
12:06 Skinny S Shape
12:31 The Breathing
14:00 The Kick
14:41 Style Is Important
15:36 Visualize Yourself Swimming Like A Pro
Direct download: podcast259forposting.mp3
-- posted at: 1:11pm AEDT
Wed, 30 November 2022
In today's episode, I wanted to get Victoria Smith, who recently joined the Maldives Camp, to share her swimming improvements over the 12 months. Tune in now!
01:11 What got you into swimming?
9:23 Have there been any frustrations that you've experienced with your swimming since you began?
10:48 What helped to make your coordination better?
11:47 Do you come from a dancing background?
13:34 What did you change to have yourself feel stronger in the water?
20:14 What is it that you love about swimming?
23:14 Being Aware Of Your Body
25:37 How long did it take you to get that feeling of being able to hold the water?
27: Did the Maldives camp help improve your open-water swimming?
31:10 What advice can you give to someone who just started swimming?
Direct download: podcast258finalaudio.m4a
-- posted at: 3:02pm AEDT
Wed, 23 November 2022
So thrilled to have Ironman World Champion Gustav Iden in today's podcast episode. Tune in now as he shares his inspiring journey toward success!
02:02 What’s changed for you after winning Kona?
03:06 What is about the sport you love?
04:17 How did you manage the front-pack swim after not as well in some races leading up to it?
05:28 Did you do any race simulation in training in the open water?
10:15 What's been your journey with swim technique over the years?
12:22 In swimming, it's different strokes for different folks
15:41 What do you most age groupers could do to improve their swim?
17:03 How often are you doing lactate testing in the pool?
17:38 Do you feel you gain fitness from swimming which helps in bike and running?
18:24 How many kilometers do you swim a week?
19:00 At what point in the race did you start hurting?
19:54 What’s the most important advice you got in your career and why?
21:03 Do you take in the same grams of carbs in swim practice as you do the bike and run?
21:32 What’s your stand-alone marathon time?
22:34 What setting do you use on your form goggles?
23:35 What’s the best of tech from Santaratech for a mid-pack AG
24:44 What is your least favorite thing about triathlons?
25:33 Does your stroke rate or kick change between different distance events?
28:16 What's next for Gustav Iden?
Direct download: gustavefinaladuio.mp3
-- posted at: 12:52pm AEDT
Thu, 17 November 2022
My guest today is Dan Atkins who is the Queensland National Performance Center Head Coach in Australia and has been working with top-end athletes. We will talk about some of Dan's coaching philosophies and strategies and how they can help everyday swimmers and triathletes.
01:01 Swimming To Triathlon Coaching
03:09 Using Cues, Trigger Words, Or Nursery Rhymes
06:01 Making It Simple And Less Complicated
07:08 Different Levels Of Swimmers
10:14 Setting Up A Triathlon Club
12:23 It Is A Very Challenging Sport!
15:18 Always Thinking One Step Ahead
17:34 Learning Important Skills
2206 Trying Out New Things
26:49 We Need To Go Easier
30:08 We Now Have A Smarter Approach To Training
33:47 Psychological Reciprocity
35:25 What's Next?
Direct download: podcast256forpostingaudio_1.mp3
-- posted at: 1:23pm AEDT
Wed, 9 November 2022
My guest today is Josh Salley who is based in Wales and has recently completed his first half Ironman. Josh and I have been working for the last couple of months doing some stroke analysis and technique coaching. Tune in to this episode now!
00:49 Swimming Background
02:46 Improving Quickly
03:45 Focused More On Technique
04:38 Overcoming Open Water Swimming
07:18 Treat It As A Training Session
09:10 Swimming Consistently
09:54 This Made The Biggest Difference To My Stroke
13:26 Look At The Cause The Symptoms
13:58 Very Narrow Kick
15:57 Start with a 6-beat Kick
16:55 Warm Up The Leg and Get The Kick Going
17:50 8-Week Faster Freestyle Course
19:08 Determination And Hard Work
20:06 This Is An Absolute Game Changer
21:03 What's Your Setup For Recording?
22:44 Video Feedback
Direct download: JOSH_255final.mp3
-- posted at: 6:24pm AEDT
Fri, 4 November 2022
My guest today is Frank Huisman. He's a swim coach based in the Netherlands. Tune in to this episode to learn more about becoming a faster and more efficient swimmer.
01:08 Working With Kristian Blummenfelt
01:52 Developed A Wetsuit For Kristian
03:27 What Is Impulse Time?
06:17 Speed Is Determined By Two Major Things
08:49 Get Your Swim Efficient
11:03 Keep Your Drag Low
12:10 Stroke Length
13:08 What Are The Things Impacting Body Position
15:52 The Swimmer's Superman
18:31 Perform The Kick In The Right Way
22:11 3 Reasons Why You Have Kick
26:12 Simplify The Swim Technique
27:00 Swim Stroke Chart
31:32 To Bring Awareness
36:38 What If The Stroke Rate Is Too Low?
39:12 Get In Touch With Frank!
39:27 What's Next?
Direct download: poscastforposting.m4a
-- posted at: 1:42pm AEDT
Wed, 26 October 2022
In this episode, I will talk about stroke count and how to use it to your advantage to become a faster swimmer.
01:29 What Is A Stroke Count?
04:18 How Can You Use Your Stroke Count To Become A Faster Swimmer?
06:20 How To Reduce Drag And Increase Propulsion
09:43 Best Average Time Across The Whole Set
11:55 Maintaining The Best Technique And Form
13:45 The Best Athletes In The World Are The Most Consistent Athletes
17:09 New Clinic Schedules!
Direct download: edite253.m4a
-- posted at: 3:56pm AEDT
Wed, 12 October 2022
Gerry Rodrigues is coming back as a guest in today’s episode. He is one of the world’s leading open-water swimming coaches and the founder of Tower 26. We will talk about swimming techniques and tips for triathletes. Tune in now!
01:33 Ironman Kona
03:54 The Game Has Changed
05:06 The Four Key Things
07:56 Blend Between Technical Work And Hard Work
09:51 Get Feedback Immediately
12:16 It's A Giant Puzzle!
14:40 Training In The Pool For The Open Water
21:03 Swimming With/Without A Pool Buoy
27:08 Learn How To Filter The Information You Receive
33:47 Treat The Problem, Not The Symptom
36:24 Going Back To The Fundamentals Of The Stroke
38:53 Feel For The Water
43:00 Catch VS Setup?
48:02 I Want People To Get Good Results
Direct download: 251editedforposting.m4a
-- posted at: 5:26pm AEDT
Wed, 5 October 2022
In today's episode, I wanted to talk about some of the key things I got from the other coaches and swimmers at the Maldives Camp.
03:04 Front Kick Rotation Drill
04:45 S-Shaped Pull
08:39 Front Scull Drill
09:36 Kick Timing And Connection
12:29 Are You Swimming Enough?
14:02 Long-Term Goals
16:01 The Next Maldives Camp
Direct download: podcast251.m4a
-- posted at: 2:32pm AEDT
Wed, 28 September 2022
My guest today is Oke Büll. He's a triathlete located in Germany and recently had some great success in Ironman Copenhagen. We will talk about how he was able to improve his swimming. Tune in to this episode now!
01:00 Getting Started In Triathlon
02:39 Swimming Background
05:15 Ironman Swim Distance
06:43 Breaking Down The Stroke
09:15 Relaxed Swimming
10:15 Changes In Speed
11:37 Quality VS Quantity
13:30 Training Sessions
15:21 Open Water Training
19:40 YMCA Drill
22:51 Maintain Consistency In Training
25:26 Relax And Focus On Your Technique
26:33 Have A Weekly Plan
27:26 Having Patience Is Very Important
Direct download: podcast2500000.m4a
-- posted at: 5:04pm AEDT
Wed, 14 September 2022
In today's episode, my guest is Suzanne Nottage. We will talk about the progress in her swimming over the last couple of years. Tune in now!
00:57 Swimming Background
02:10 Joining Ironman
03:28 When Did You Start To Enjoy Swimming?
04:01 Hang Around With The Right People
07:22 5-Day Catch Challenge
10:19 Go Slow Before You Go Quicker
12:44 Two Important Takeaways
14:45 Doing Less VS Doing More
15:40 Timing Of The Kick And The Catch Together
17:33 One-Arm Freestyle Drill
19:02 Big Improvement
21:24 Training Sessions
23:48 Have A Much Better Feel For The Water
25:29 Started the 8-Week Faster Freestyle Course
26:50 Film Yourself
Direct download: 249podcastnoad.mp3
-- posted at: 2:23pm AEDT
Wed, 7 September 2022
In today's episode, I wanted to talk about the five common mistakes I've seen from around 6,500 analysis videos I did over the years. Tune in now!
01:34 Breath Timing
02:56 Having The Cue Of Pulling To The Breath
04:30 Over Rotation
05:34 Rocking Side To Side
10:37 Deep Catch
12:40 Head Position
15:43 Slightly Higher Position In The Water
Direct download: podcast248.mp3
-- posted at: 1:30pm AEDT
Wed, 31 August 2022
Excited to have Dr. Jim Taylor back to talk about the mental aspect of the race and some excellent practices for approaching races in a healthy way.
02:43 How To Get Mentally Prepared Before The Race
05:03 Three Key Goals To Follow
06:48 Embrace The Suck
10:56 Physical Intensity
13:05 Music Is A Powerful Mental Tool
13:28 Have A Pre-Race Routine To Ensure Total Preparation
15:48 Review Your Race Plan
18:19 Perceived Effort Sets In Training
20:47 Don't Be A Victim In The Race
21:45 You Can't Finish Strong If You Don’t Have The Fitness
24:32 Make Sure To Fuel Well
28:36 User Power Words/Phrases
29:58 Smile And Make Fart Noises
33:49 Post-Race Reflection
37:06 Start With A Positive Attitude
38.33 Get In Touch With Dr. Jim Taylor
Direct download: Mental_Strategies_To_Race_Strong_247.mp3
-- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
Thu, 25 August 2022
In today's podcast episode, I want to talk about a book I recently listened to on Audible, The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter. I wanted to share some learnings from this book that I thought were really good. I hope you enjoy this episode!
00:23 The Comfort Crisis
00:48 Problem Creep
02:44 Remind Ourselves To Be Grateful
03:02 Toughening Theory
06:07 Doing Challenges
07:23 Better Perspective On What's Important
07:54 Creating Your Rites Of Passage
09:06 Being In Nature
10:14 Conversations Are More Meaningful
11:02 The Way To Combat Loneliness
12:19 Ditching Unnecessary Comfort
Direct download: final246audio.mp3
-- posted at: 5:34pm AEDT
Fri, 19 August 2022
Carl Reader is joining us again in today's podcast episode. He is a Functional Movement Coach with a background in Exercise Physiology and Pilates. We will talk about the importance of upper and lower body connections and an exercise that can help you achieve better posture and mobility.
03:56 One Of The Best Ways To Get Your Body Connected
07:26 Case Study 1: Chronic Hip And Hamstring Problems
10:58 Case Study 2: Muscle Imbalance
12:08 Rotational Balance
13:41 Hip Flexor Tightness
17:45 Tight Hip Flexors Can Affect Breathing
18:53 Lack Of Shoulder Mobility
20:39 A Simple Exercise That Can Help You A Lot
21:55 Functional Movement Course
22:33 Get In Touch With Carl!
22:49 Coaching Online
Direct download: finalaudio245.mp3
-- posted at: 11:33am AEDT
Fri, 12 August 2022
My guest today is Dave Halantas. He came to our clinic in 2019 and went through our 5-Day Catch Challenge course. We will talk about what he's changed over the last 12 months to see a big improvement in his swim times in the Ironman swim distance.
01:29 Swimming Background
02:58 Shoulder Rotation
04:45 Take Away From The Freestyle Clinic
06:45 The Benefit Of Having A Swim Coach
09:35 Ironman Swim
10:56 Relaxed And Confident In The Water
14:01 Starting In Zone 1
15:13 5-Day Catch Challenge
16:24 Frequency And Consistency
19:00 Having A Better Mindset
19:53 What's Next?
Direct download: final244podcast.mp3
-- posted at: 11:30am AEDT
Fri, 5 August 2022
My guest today is Kate Galliett, who has a degree in Exercise Science and has been a strength and fitness coach for 21 years. In this episode, we will talk about ways to achieve an unbreakable body. Tune in now!
01:13 Got A Degree In Exercise Science
02:47 What Does An Unbreakable Body Mean?
03:20 Adopting The Signal Response Principle
06:36 Explorer's Mindset
07:47 Three Main Tenants To The Explorer's Mindset
12:27 Focus On Things That Are Working
13:01 Six Pillars Of An Unbreakable Body
14:37 Strong Feet
15:48 Hip Mobility
16:35 Strong Glutes
17:38 Strong Torso
18:30 Shoulder Mobility
19:11 Strong Posture
22:50 Digging Deep Into Posture
25:15 Do This To Improve Neck Range Of Motion And Mobility
28:15 Having Issues With Shoulder Pain?
26:38 Internal Rotation And Shoulder Blade
32:45 What Exercises Can You Do For Your Shoulders?
38:47 We Need To Believe In Our Bodies
40:39 Too Old Is A Myth
41:11 Have A Short Daily Routine For Our Signals
42:54 Longer Workout Is Not Better
43:49 Theory Of Zones Of Tissue Tolerance By Scott Dye
46:09 Maintain Your Zone Of Homeostasis
47:53 Keep Up With Kate!
Direct download: EDITED243PODCAST.mp3
-- posted at: 10:37am AEDT
Wed, 27 July 2022
In today's episode, my guest is Dr. Jim Taylor, who specializes in the psychology of sport and is the author of Train Your Mind for Athletic Success. We will talk about the mental side of sport, swimming, and triathlon. Tune in now!
01:38 Helping Athletes To Be Mentally Prepared
03:18 Is Mental Training Similar To Physical Training?
05:13 Develop A Mental Toolbox
07:00 Be In A Place Where Your Mind Works With You
7:44 Don't Force It!
09:00 Fear Of Open Water Swimming
10:13 Mental imagery Is The Most Powerful Mental Tool
15:54 The Ultimate Goal
18:25 Overcome Conditions And Competitors
20:47 Every Race Is A Learning Experience
21:56 Mental Muscles To Focus On
23:23 Motivation And Confidence
29:02 What Motivates You?
32:00 How You Perceive Yourself
33:34 Healthy Perspective Is Important
37:00 Get Your Mind On Course
39:00 Consistency Of Mind
40:50 Train Your Mind Daily
43:10 Awareness Of What You're Doing With Your Mind
Direct download: FINALledited242.mp3
-- posted at: 9:44pm AEDT
Thu, 21 July 2022
My guest today is Gary Wheeler from New South Wales. He has gone through our online courses and seen great results! We will talk about his progress over the last couple of months.
00:48 Joining The 8-Week Faster Freestyle Course
01:51 Swimming Background
04:41 Going Through The Course For The Second Time!
06:15 Finding The Rhythm
07:35 Get Faster By Improving Technique
08:35 Swimming Tall And Proud
09:29 Tune In To How You're Feeling
12:58 It's A Challenge!
13:59 Swimming Solo
16:12 Using Tempo Trainer
18:17 Going Straight To The Catch?
21:13 Focus On The Fundamentals
Direct download: edited241.mp3
-- posted at: 10:41am AEDT
Thu, 14 July 2022
My guest today is Bronwen Stacey who attended one of our freestyle clinics a few years ago. We will talk about the progress she has made since doing the clinic. Tune in to the episode now!
00:55 Three Sessions A Week
01:54 What Is A Towel Session?
03:30 Bronze Medallion Course
05:23 Noosa Triathlon
07:34 Thoughts On Core Shorts
09:09 Learning Something New Is A Struggle But...
10:42 Key Takeouts From Swim Clinic
14:15 Follow-Up Filming And Analysis
15:08 There's Always Something To Learn And Improve
16:05 Front Quadrant Timing
17:54 Stay Relaxed To Get Faster
19:03 Wearing Form Goggles
20:40 What I Love About Swimming
21:27 Swimming In The Ocean During Covid
22:13 Consistency And Technique
23:51 Have A Good Coach
Direct download: 240podcastfinaledited.mp3
-- posted at: 11:05am AEDT
Thu, 7 July 2022
In today's podcast episode, we are talking about five ways that you can get into a flow state while you swim.
00:24 Why It's Important
02:06 Eliminate Distractions
02:32 Take Off Your Watch
03:42 Get Into It With A Clear Mind
04:09 Box Breathing
06:57 Listening To Music
08:28 Single-Task Focused
9:16 Using Trigger Words/Cues
Direct download: final239.mp3
-- posted at: 1:27pm AEDT
Tue, 28 June 2022
This episode is a repost from a podcast that I recorded on the Get Fast Podcast with Jordy and Gerard Donnelly from TriVelo Coaching. Check out this episode now!
01:02 Who Is Brenton Ford? - Effortless Swimming
02:47 The Most Common Mistake Triathletes Need To Fix
04:30 Why You Should Aim To Be “front quadrant”
05:39 Stop Leading With Your Head
07:05 How To Get The Right Timing in Your Stroke (sweet spot)
08:26 Timing Is Key To Improving Speed
10:01 The “Slow to Fast” Principle For Timing
10:59 It’s Not About Strength
12:34 How To Know If You’re Breathing Too Late
15:42 How To Time Breathing In Open Water With “sighting”
17:37 Should Sighting Be Part Of Your Pool Sessions?
20:23 Brenton’s Best Starting Breathing Drill
23:42 Are Swim Drills As Important As We Keep Saying
25:53 Adequate Time VS Frequency In Doing Drills
28:27 Technique Matters Most
29:41 Understanding The Complexity Of Hydrodynamics And Reducing Drag
31:57 Buoyancy: How To Get Yourself Higher In The Water?
34:40 Getting Your Head Down To Get Your Legs Up
36:00 Should Endurance And Speedwork Be Combined?
39:29 What Are The Optimal Rest Periods For Different Training Sessions?
42:26 Frequency And Total Volume Of Swimming Throughout The Week
46:27 Discussing The Norwegian way Of Training
52:31 Off-Season Approach To Swim Training
54:26 Brenton and Gerard’s Advice For Overcoming Anxiety On Race Day
Direct download: 238FINAL.mp3
-- posted at: 4:27pm AEDT
Mon, 20 June 2022
My guest today is Kenneth Graham. We've been working together on a product called SwimBETTER by EO, which helps swimmers swim faster. Check out this episode now!
00:42 Working As A Sports Scientist
02:19 MAD System
03:24 What Is Exciting About The SwimBetter?
04:36 Producing Force At The Right Time And Direction
07:09 Refine Your Stroke
07:43 Technique vs. Fitness
08:44 When Do You Use The SwimBetter?
10:57 How To Swim Faster
14:23 Using Pool Buoy
15:43 Increasing Proprioception
17:44 Doing Sessions On Your Own
18:57 Swimming Speed
22:34 Learning To Apply Strength And Power To Your Propulsion
26:33 Workout For Endurance Swimming
27:43 Direction Of Forces And Consistency
31:47 Make Your Stroke Consistent
32:45 Get Out Of Your Head And "feel"
Direct download: 237audiiiiiiii0.mp3
-- posted at: 9:39pm AEDT
Tue, 14 June 2022
I've got Ioannis Aliazis on today's podcast episode. He has recently been through the 8 Week Faster Freestyle course and is here to share his improvements over the last couple of months. Ioannis is also a freediving instructor, and we will talk a little bit about some of the crossovers from freediving to swimming.
01:01 Swimming Background
01:23 The Best Exercise For Freediving
02:03 I Found Your Channel
02:25 Going Through The 8th Week Freestyle Course
03:39 Kick Timing
06:16 2-Beat Kick In Open Water Swimming
06:53 Following A Structure
07:40 Getting Your Questions Answered
09:34 Swimmers To Freedivers
13:31 Keep Calm & Don't Panic
16:05 Build Your Confidence
19:22 Friendly Competition
20:58 Practice More And Get A Good Coach
22:00 Find The Reason To Enjoy Swimming
23:10 Listen To Your Body
23:58 Swimming Is A Feeling Activity
Direct download: finalpodcast236614.mp3
-- posted at: 11:26am AEDT
Tue, 7 June 2022
Today, my guest is Anthony McDonald, who has been going through some of our online courses and made such incredible improvements over the last couple of months. Tune in to this episode now!
01:01 There's Always Room For Improvement
01:34 Swimming Background
04:45 Focusing On One Or Two Things At A Time
07:38 Going Through The Highs And The Lows
11:38 Swimming On Top Of The Water
14:05 Breathing Position
18:41 Goldilocks Approach
21:05 Swimming Long Distance
24:14 Being On The Right Headspace
25:24 What Is Your Long Term Approach?
27:57 A Little Bit Of Direction
Direct download: finalpodcast235anthonyaudio.mp3
-- posted at: 11:36am AEDT
Wed, 1 June 2022
My guest today is Brant Best. We've been working together on a product called SwimBETTER by EO which helps swimmers swim faster. Check out this episode now!
00:22 The SwimBETTER
02:10 Working With Elite Athletes
04:34 Too Much Length Is Not Good
13:04 Why Your Hips Need To Be In The Right Position
18:30 Breath Timing
27:31 Build Up Awareness
29:32 Speak To Your Coach
32:49 Core Fundamentals
41:02 Moving Efficiently
44:49 Avoid Distractions And Increase Your Focus
Direct download: final234.mp3
-- posted at: 12:29pm AEDT
Thu, 26 May 2022
Glad to have Dan Smith back in today's podcast episode! Dan is a former Olympic swimmer and now the founder of Worldwide Speaking. Join us as he shares his journey in helping parents and athletes all over the world.
00:29 It's A Fantastic Video
01:46 Retiring From Swimming Sport
05:59 Helping Parents And Athletes
09:06 Parental Pressure On Athletes
12:29 Sporting Strategy For Parents
13:38 Results Are Powerful
18:45 Developing People Skill
20:48 Worldwide Speaking & Courses
21:53 Parent Program
23:56 Small Habits Have A Big Impact
Direct download: final233podcast.mp3
-- posted at: 11:27am AEDT
Tue, 17 May 2022
In today's episode, I wanted to get Scott Harpham from New Zealand to share his swimming improvements over the last couple of years. We talked about going back to fundamentals, consistency, and more.
00:53 Swimming Background
03:08 Starting Training
06:04 Finding Effortless Swimming
08:05 8 Week Faster Freestyle Course
09;23 Seeing A Big Difference
13:11 Constant Reinforcement To Relax
16:40 More Effort Does Not Equal More Speed
18:26 Going Back To Fundamentals
23:58 Getting The Body Position Right
27:52 Consistency Is The Key
Direct download: 232mp3podcast.mp3
-- posted at: 3:04am AEDT
Tue, 10 May 2022
So excited to have Eney Jones back again as our guest in today's podcast episode. Eney is an open-water swim champion and a former triathlete. In this episode, we'll talk about coaching, drills, split tempo, and ways to swim faster.
01:22 Online Analysis
05:43 Power Phase - Power Diamond
07:18 Your Catch Is Dependent On Your Body Type
10:05 Scapular Mobility Is Important
10:43 Superhero Posture
12:50 Office Chair Swivel Drill
22:53 Split Tempo
27:55 Galloping Stroke
33:46 Eney Bouy
34:55 Using Resistance Band
39:29 Get Your Mermaid Resistance Band
44:58 Contact Eney
Direct download: finalfinal2021audiopodcast.mp3
-- posted at: 9:58am AEDT
Wed, 4 May 2022
In today's episode, I will dive into a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. I wanted to explain some of the concepts that I found incredibly helpful for achieving the goals that I set myself.
00:46 Maldives Swim Camp
02:31 Understanding How Habits Are Formed
03:54 Favorite Quotes From The Book
05:19 Habits Need To Be Effortless
06:40 Make A Habit Attractive
10:00 Less Friction
11:36 Make Your Habit Satisfying
13:24 It Takes Time To Build A Habit
16:33 Make Good Habits A Part Of Your Identity
Direct download: finalfinal230.mp3
-- posted at: 5:50pm AEDT
Tue, 26 April 2022
Today, my guest is Paul Mackinnon, a professional running technique coach who helped many runners and triathletes worldwide. We discussed running cues, how to improve your running skill, and more about coaching. I hope you enjoy this episode!
01:16 Coaching Athletes
03:07 Nike's latest shoes
05:54 Running Cues
11:13 Common Mistakes For The Average Runner
12:26 Arm Swing Is Important To Running
13:52 Asking The Right Questions
19:57 Self Awareness
23:48 Is There Not Much Technique To Running?
27:46 Different Paces
32:16 One Cue At A Time
36:27 Focus On One To Two Things
40:03 The Balanced Runner Membership
45:14 What's Next?
Direct download: audio229finaledit.mp3
-- posted at: 8:54pm AEDT
Tue, 19 April 2022
I've got another guest on today's podcast. He is someone who I started working with recently to help improve his swimming, and he's gone from around 205 pace per 100 and down to the low 140s. I hope you enjoy it!
01:31 Swimming Background
04:14 Started Triathlon
05:25 I Found Effortless Swimming
06:38 5 Day Catch Challenge
08:37 Joining The Membership
12:50 Coaching And Feedback
19:57 First Race Win
22:06 Impressive Improvement
25:01 I Don't Hate Swimming Anymore
27:00 What's Next?
Direct download: 228finalaudio.mp3
-- posted at: 9:29pm AEDT
Thu, 7 April 2022
Today, my guest is Katherine Starr, a former Olympian, and Commonwealth Games athlete. Katherine advocates for a safe and abused-free environment for athletes. Join us as she shares her incredible and inspiring story.
00:55 Becoming an Olympic Athlete
9:00 Not Speaking Up
14:54 I Started Missing Practice
16:47 Athlete Integrity Coaching
20:54 Conflict Delayed Is Conflict Multiplied
22:29 You Are The Power
29:27 Working With Athletes And Coaches
33:14 Win From Within
36:13 Creating A Safe Team Environment
38:00 Relationship With Time
44:01 Rescue Me
47:28 Get In Touch
Direct download: 227podcast.mp3
-- posted at: 6:33pm AEDT
Tue, 5 April 2022
Carl Reader is coming back as our guest in today's podcast episode. We will talk about case studies of swimmers dealing with body pain and the best way to help them.
01:30 Neck and Shoulder Pain
04:56 Building That Core Strength
06:54 Body Awareness
09:27 Hamstring Injury
12:47 Rock And Roll Movement
14:33 Knee Injury
16:26 The Body Is Designed To Move
17:31 Lunge Exercises
20:16 The Beauty Of Functional Movements
22:41 Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
Direct download: 226audio.mp3
-- posted at: 2:02pm AEDT
Mon, 28 March 2022
In today's episode, I wanted to get Matthew Tones on the podcast to talk about how the 5-day catch challenge and 8-week faster freestyle course helped him get from 2:20 to 1:22 for 100 yards.
00:55 Swimming Background
03:10 Training Sessions
06:30 Started The 5 Day Catch Challenge
08:16 Immediate Results
10:15 Better Entry
11:02 Feel For The Water
12:05 Swimming With A Purpose
18:23 Training For A Triathlon
21.09 Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club
21:54 8 Week Faster Freestyle Course
23:48 Swimming Knowledge
26:08 Power Diamond
32:27 What's Next?
Direct download: 225podcastfinal.mp3
-- posted at: 6:40pm AEDT
Thu, 24 March 2022
In today's episode, I have a swimmer whom I worked with over the last few months. I have done some stroke analysis and coaching together for a while and he has been getting some good results I thought that's a good thing to talk about in the podcast.
01:18 Swimming Background
05:41 I Was Getting In-shape Aerobically But I wasn't Getting Faster
07:36 I Wanted To Be More Effortless
11:45 Spinning And Slipping
14:34 "Think Of It As Skating"
28:12 Pulling Too Hard Too Fast
31:10 Catch and Pull, Comin Under The Body
35:13 There Are So Much More To Learn
Direct download: scott.m4a
-- posted at: 10:37am AEDT
Sun, 13 March 2022
Today, my guest is Abbie Fish, who is the founder and technique coach at Swim like A. Fish. In this episode, we talked about coaching kids adults and some things that will help them become more successful and better swimmers later on.
01:20 Swimming Background
04:05 What I learned When I Began Coaching
06:27 Coaching Relationship is Important
11:04 Keeping It Simple As Possible
13:00 Starting With Your Bodyline
26:10 Ironman Training
31:52 What Should A Beginner Swimmer Learn
38:51 Push Yourself
41:24 What's next?
Direct download: 223podcast.mp3
-- posted at: 10:56pm AEDT
Sat, 5 March 2022
I was recently a guest on Kieser’s Healthy to 100 podcasts to talk about exciting topics regarding training, swimming equipment, and much more. I hope you enjoy it!
01:59 Swimming Equipment Must-Haves
04:48 Get Yourself A Good Wetsuit
07:20 Buoyancy Shorts
10:37 Training Sessions: What You Need To Know!
19:43 Training Mistakes For Swimmers
23:20 Doing Drills
Direct download: podcast222.mp3
-- posted at: 7:21pm AEDT
Fri, 25 February 2022
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
06:29 Tune In To The Rhythm Of The Stroke
Thu, 17 February 2022
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
-- posted at: 9:52am AEDT
Thu, 10 February 2022
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
Thu, 3 February 2022
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.
02:13 Peak Of Swimming Career
04:35 Swimming Sessions
05:57 Training Sessions
07:44 Load Management
10:02Common Technique Problems
13:26 Head Position in Pool And In Openwater
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
-- posted at: 11:24am AEDT
Fri, 28 January 2022
My guest today is Chris Natterer from Ultraworking. He is a Lead Product Manager at Ultraworking.com. In this episode, Chris will talk about what we can do to be more productive to make sure we stick to habits and also to talk about nutrition as well. All of these things tie in really well in what we do. my job is to help people be consistent with their swimming but also change their motor patterns and develop different muscle memories which really comes down to sticking to habits. So I thought this would be a good topic to talk about and why not get someone who is experienced in that area to chat about it.
01:05 Ultraworking Background
02:27 Implementing Best Practices (Work Cycle)
11:28 Reason Behind 30 minute Time Cycle
14:12 "Very Easy Not To Do Planning"
23:15 Baseline and Stretch Goal
32:00 Joint Health
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Direct download: 217_Chris_Natterer.m4a
-- posted at: 7:00pm AEDT
Tue, 18 January 2022
My guest today is Aidan Booth who is over at New Zealand. Aidan mentioned in one of his emails that he hit a PB on his hundred freestyle after going through the 8-week Faster Freestyle Course. Listen as Aidan shares his experience and how he broke the 1:15 Barrier.
3:11 Power Diamond
4:33 Stroke Rate
6:38 Measuring Stroke Rate
8:04 Hold Of The Water
11:19 Technique Checklist
17:38 What Keeps You Coming Back?
Direct download: 216_AIDAN_BOOTH_LIBSYN.m4a
-- posted at: 2:30pm AEDT
Tue, 11 January 2022
My guest today is Michael Riber. I contacted him a couple of weeks ago because I would love to have him on the podcast to talk about his improvement after finishing the 5-Day Catch Challenge. Enjoy
00:54 Swimming Background
09:37 Swimming Injuries
10:56 Accept What You Are And Do Something About It
16:17 Sky Diving And Swimming
18:09 Improvement After The Course
35:21 Life Is Long
Direct download: 215_Michael_Riber_LIBSYN.m4a
-- posted at: 1:28pm AEDT
Thu, 6 January 2022
My Guest today is Zac Turner, he is a physio at Kieser Australia. I have met Zac through a clinic that I was running in Melbourne, he invited me to try Kieser Gym that he worked at. I have been going there for a couple of months now, I have really enjoyed it, got a lot out of it, and now that I have come back to swimming, I've found that my shoulders have been really good as a result of strength training there. So I thought it would be good to get him into the podcast to talk about Strength Training.
01:34 Physio Background
03:16 Training Approach
06:55 Internal And External Rotation Strength Link To Swimming
10:26 Injury Prevention
14:51 Combined Elevation Test
17:11 How Can People Improve Their Overhead Range
20:36 How Often You Do Strength Training
23:57 Tapering Up
Kieser are happy to offer this deal to listeners who want to try a Kieser strength program.
●Initial physio session
●6x supervised strength training sessions
●6 week Kieser membership
●All for $180
Mention they listened to the EffortlessSwimming Podcast when they call up to book to access the offer.
Terms and Conditions: Only available to new Kieser clients. Must
reference the Effortless Swimming podcast when booking to redeem. Offer ends 31st of Jan 2022.
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Direct download: 213_Zac_Turner_LIBSYN.m4a
-- posted at: 5:37pm AEDT