Episodes
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are talking about Mental Health, in line with Mental Health Awareness week here in the UK, and specifically Body Image and Eating Disorders in swimming.    For this episode, we are joined by the fantastic Amber Keegan, an elite swimmer at the City of Sheffield, who helps us discuss this important topic by opening up about her own journey through swimming with an eating disorder.    We hope by having this discussion we can give...
Published 05/12/22
Published 05/12/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, is the Director of Swimming at Hamilton Aquatics Dubai, Ash Morris.   Hamilton Aquatics is home to a comprehensive aquatics programme in swimming, competitive swimming, artistic swimming and water polo. With over 30 locations in the UAE and Qatar, & over 5000 swimmers in the program,  they provide high-quality aquatics provisions.   We speak with Ash about the benefits of training out in Dubai, how the business model of the club...
Published 05/05/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are joined by the newest Welsh record holder and the 100m Backstroke British Champion, Medi Harris.    After a stunning start to 2022, in which Medi took down Georgia Davies' Welsh 100m backstroke Record, going 59.30 at Long Course BUCS, she has earnt her spot on the British Swimming World Championships team for this summer in Budapest.    We talk about how her season's expectations changed after her stunning BUCS swim, the...
Published 04/28/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome Nova Centurion's Swimmer and the new 400m IM British Champion, Freya Colbert.  Fresh off the back of an impressive British Swimming Championships in which Freya won Gold in the 400m Individual Medley, Silver in the 400m Freestyle and Bronze in the 200m Freestyle, she has been confirmed as one of the newest faces in the British Swimming squad for the 2022 World Championships in Budapest.  At just 18 years old, we discuss...
Published 04/21/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, reviewing the massively successful British Swimming Championships 2022 as well as review the 23 strong World Championships Squad named by British Swimming. British Swimming once again put on a show last week in Sheffield with multiple world-leading times and British and English record performances! We take a look back at the best races day by day and give you a breakdown of who shone in the pool! We also look at the new names in the...
Published 04/16/22
Get 50% off your entry to Swimathon 2022 by using code PROPULSION22 https://www.swimathon.org/get-involved   On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are talking Swimathon 2022 with the president of Swimathon, Duncan Goodhew.    We talk about where to sign up, what challenges are available and more importantly what difference can be made by signing up for 2022; not only by raising funds for this year's charity Marie Curie and the Swimathon foundation but also in your...
Published 04/09/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are previewing the British Swimming Championships 2022 in Ponds Forge, Sheffield. With 1,500 athletes accepted into the meet, a total of nearly 4,000 scheduled swims across the six days of competition and qualifying spots available at the major international meets this summer, including the world championship, we cannot wait to see British Swimming shining once again! Of course, we talk about the established names like Adam...
Published 04/02/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we speak to the new 100m Breaststroke Scottish Record Holder, KARA HANLON!   Born in Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides, Kara has one of the more unique journeys through age-group swimming. With limited access to a 25m swimming pool, most of her training was undertaken in a 12.5m pool, with very little early morning training, all the way until the age of 18.   Having set a new Scottish Record in the 100m Breaststroke at Long Course...
Published 03/24/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are speaking the one of the greatest swimming commentators around and the voice of British Swimming, Andy Jameson!   Andy Jameson, a former Olympic medal-winning Butterfly swimmer for Team GB, has been commentating on swimming for 33 years.    We talk with him about life behind the microphone and what it was like to commentate on the Covid affected Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Along with his favourite moments from his years watching...
Published 03/17/22
This week on the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, with the help of GB Olympian Alicia Wilson, we are educating our British audience about the NCAA's and the American College Swimming system.    In the next few weeks college swimming in America is about to hit its pinnacle with the NCAA swimming championships 2022. One of the highlights of the American swimming calendar, we welcome on member of the Cal Women's Swimming & Diving Team, Alicia Wilson to help explain all! Alicia discusses the...
Published 03/10/22
On this SPECIAL Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome Nick Hope to help us look back and celebrate 100 episodes!!  We look back at some of the amazing memories and favourite interviews on the podcast from Adam Peaty to Duncan Scott, along with peeking behind the curtain of what goes on behind the scenes! We talk about where we see swimming heading over the next few years and what we want to achieve with Propulsion Swimming!!  ✔️ SUBSCRIBE to Propulsion Swimming:...
Published 03/03/22
On this episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we look at the topic of growing the sport of swimming. How can elite swimming grow its reach and viewership?    We look at the FINA World Cup Series and ask are they missing a trick by putting racing in tourist destinations rather than traditional swimming countries. The ISL and whether pumping up the top 1% of the sport is the answer.    As well as exploring the thought process that the problem of small audiences may lie within the...
Published 02/25/22
On a special episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are sharing the latest episode of our live-streaming series aimed at supporting SWIMMING PARENTS!  On this months stream, we were joined by Olympian Hannah Miley as we talk FEMALE HEALTH in swimming.    Hannah explains why it's important we talk about female health, how to prepare your child for periods and swimming, what products to use when swimming, what effects does it have on girls when they train on their period and so much...
Published 02/17/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome the most successful British Swimmer at one Olympic Games, Duncan Scott.  Over the past few years, Duncan Scott has been laying down a claim to be one of the greatest British Swimmers of all time. At the Tokyo Olympics, he won gold and three silvers, he owns 12 British Records, 5 World Championship medals and 11 European championship medals.  We of course talk to Duncan about his achievements at Tokyo 2020, as well his...
Published 02/10/22
From Lydia Jacoby to Summer McIntosh, on this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we take a look at who are the future female stars in swimming!!   One thing that was abundantly clear after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, a new dawn of swimming is upon us. With masses of World Junior Records being set over the last two years, we thought we'd break down who are going to be the future contenders for the top prizes in our sport!!    Unlike Part 1 (Men's), of this two-part special of the Propulsion...
Published 02/03/22
From David Popovici to Matt Richards, on this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we take a look at who are the future stars in swimming!!   One thing that was abundantly clear after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, a new dawn of swimming is upon us. With masses of  World Junior Records being set over the last two years we  thought we'd breakdown who are going to the the future contenders for the top prizes in our sport!!   Who do you think is going to win the most medals out of the stars we've...
Published 01/27/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome Olympic Gold Medal Winning Coach, Jon Rudd.   Jon Rudd is one of the most recognisable men on a British Poolside thanks to the remarkable success of Plymouth Leander. Most notably during that time, being swim coach to Ruta Meilutyte when she won an Olympic gold medal in London 2012, and set a 100m Breaststroke world record.   Jon is now Swim Ireland, National Performance Director of Swimming and Diving, as well as the...
Published 01/20/22
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we speak to Tokyo Paralympian, Will Perry.    Over the past week, Team GB Paralympian Will Perry has gone viral for speaking out about an issue that no one should have to deal with. He was publically made fun of for his disability, dwarfism, by three teenage girls and unfortunately, this wasn't an isolated experience.    We talk with Will about the daily challenges he faces as well as increasing our own understanding of how dwarfism...
Published 01/13/22
On this week's EXCLUSIVE episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we talk to Co-Founder of AP and Adam Peaty Race Clinics, Ed Baxter.   Ed has been working with Adam Peaty on the AP brand for the last few years and together they have found huge success with their AP Race Clinics which they ran last summer and, more recently, for Adam's birthday at the end of December.   As part of their next big move for the Adam Peaty brand, both Ed and Adam are extremely excited to announce that AP...
Published 01/04/22
On this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are speaking to the Director of Swimming at Mount Kelly, Emma Collings-Barnes.    Fresh off winning a school-record 23 medals and the Swim England Winter Nationals and qualifying for the Arena League A Final, we discuss with Emma how Mount Kelly are enjoying prolonged success through their core values.   We also talk through the benefits of a swimming program based around a boarding school and why happiness is her main goal in swim...
Published 12/21/21
On this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we are speaking to one of the success stories of this year's International Swimming League season, Canada's Ingrid Wilm!    After being selected to the LA Current as an undrafted rookie, Ingrid Wilm finished the year as ISL’s 11th-highest scorer point scorer and produced the fastest 100m Backstroke SC time of the year! She was LA’s top female by 50 points, and she was also just three points shy of Tom Shields for the club’s top overall points...
Published 12/16/21
On this weeks episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are reviewing the world of competitive swimming in 2021 and handing out our Propulsion Swimming Awards!!   In what has been a fantastic year in the swimming pool for British Swimming we thought we'd celebrate and shine a light on some of our, and our communities, favourite swimming performances over the year 2021!!    All awards have been subjectively chosen by Scott and Dan with the help of our community twitter votes, and focus...
Published 12/09/21
Another year, another ISL Final consisting of Energy Standard, Cali Condors, London Roar and LA Current.    On this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we preview the ISL 2021 Final.  Can Cali retain their title and what form will Caeleb Dressel bring? Why are Energy the overwhelming favourites going in? How can London Roar perform without Adam Peaty? We answer all!!    As well as previewing all of the finalists best hopes, we talk through the performances in the ISL playoffs and discuss...
Published 11/30/21
On this weeks episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome Lead Performance Coach at Wycombe District Swimming Club and finalist at this year's UK Coaching Awards, Josh Atkins.    Wycombe Swimming Club is one of the premier swimming clubs in the Swim England South East region and Josh, along with other coaches at the club, have been producing outstanding results thanks to a brilliant training programme and core club ethos that they follow.   In this episode, Josh talks about his...
Published 11/25/21