Episodes
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...
Published 05/26/22
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...
Published 05/16/22
Published 05/16/22
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 29:17 Breathing ...
Published 05/09/22
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...
Published 05/04/22
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...
Published 04/26/22
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?
Published 04/19/22
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...
Published 04/07/22
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?
Published 04/05/22
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...
Published 03/28/22
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" 22:56 Awareness 28:12 Pulling Too Hard Too Fast ...
Published 03/23/22
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 19:51 Breathing 26:10 Ironman Training 31:52 What Should A Beginner...
Published 03/13/22
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 27:27 Breathing
Published 03/05/22
In today's episode, I want to talk about five things that helped me break out of the swimming rut. For the last three months or so, since coming to the pool from our recent lockdowns, it's taking me ages to get back, much longer than what it had in the past. I want to share a couple of things that helped me finally get back down to the times that I was doing prior to the lockdowns. 01:06 Blow-Out Session 02:53 Sprint Session 04:00 Hard Massage 05:30 Kicking 06:29 Tune In To The Rhythm Of...
Published 02/25/22
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...
Published 02/16/22
My guest today is the Queen Of English Channel, Chloe McCardel who has successfully swam across the English Channel for a record-breaking 44th time. Join us as Chloe talk about her experience in achieving this record-breaking feat. 01:47 Keeping Eye On The Price 02:45 Has It Got Any Easier? 04:28 Unsuccessful Crossing 06:15 More Channel Crossings? 08:04 Last Swim 13:43 92 km Relay Swim   https://chloemccardel.com/
Published 02/09/22
On this episode, I was recently a guest on Kieser's Healthy to 100 podcasts. I was a guest there for two episodes. I thought it would be great to publish it in our own podcast because I think you will thoroughly enjoy the things we talked about in this podcast. It's pretty much going to basic with freestyle, with swimming and we looked at what really matters, what's worth knowing, what's worth doing when it comes to freestyle. I hope you enjoy this episode. 00:36 Background 02:13 Peak Of...
Published 02/03/22
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...
Published 01/28/22
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. 00:51 Goal 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?
Published 01/18/22
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 27:38 Patience 35:21 Life Is Long    
Published 01/11/22
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...
Published 01/06/22
Marquest joins us in this podcast episode to talk about his early struggles when he started swimming. 01:02 Swimming Background 9:00 Doing Half Ironman 09:30 I Gotta Start With Something 16:52 But Swimming 25:53 Signing Up For The Stroke Analysis 35:53 Kicking Hard 44:18 Climbing Up A Mountain 47:10 It's Not Comfortable But I Am Not Dying
Published 12/20/21
My guest today is Ari Klau and he is a professional triathlete who started only at the beginning of this year. He essentially came from no swimming background at all and he is gotten to a point now where he swimming very well for someone who doesn't have a background in swimming. His background is running, he was an NCAA runner and that is particularly his strength but he is a very good cyclist as well. On this podcast, we explore what he is going through in the last year in terms of how he...
Published 12/08/21
My guest today is David Tilbury-Davis. You might know him, you might not. He is the former coach of Lionel Sanders, he coaches a number of professional triathletes, he is one of the most highly successful, highly experienced triathlon coaches out there at the moment. He has been coaching for the last 26 years, he has worked with Olympic athletes, Commonwealth Games athletes, and a lot of age-group and professional triathletes. Enjoy.   04:54 Coaching Long-Term Athletes 08:26 Neurological...
Published 12/04/21
My guest today is Phil Clayton. Phil was a professional Ironman, Surf Ironman Competitor from 1992 to 2004. In 2000, he won the World Ironman Championships. He has a lot of experience as a Surf Ironman Coach and as a swim coach. His main thing is helping people get comfortable, get experience to become open water swimmers. 05:06 Swimming Background 06:55 Where Do You Start? 12:48 Swimming In The Ocean 15:23 The Story That You Are Telling Yourself 17:34 "Marine Creatures" 28:38...
Published 11/26/21