In E3 we speak to Glenn Smith, 2x British Swimming Coaches Para Coach of the Year and winner of UK coaching Mussabini Medal, about his experiences developing world class para swimmers such as; Sam Hynd, Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw.
In E2 we speak to CEO of Working with Parents in sport, Gordon MacLelland about how coaches can develop effective lines of communication with parents in swimming and bust the myth that coaches and parents can't work together!
In the 1st episode of our 2nd series Seán Kelly (National Performance Director for Spain) speaks to us about the importance of effectively managing relationships within coaching. Being able to be dynamic in the way you deal with people and the importance of tailoring your style to the individual.
In episode 20 we speak with David Marsh one of the greatest coaches of all time having worked with 49 Olympians from 19 different countries over his career to date. A coach with a real technique first approach to his work, I hope you all enjoy this final episode of series 1.
In episode 19 we spoke with James Gibson about his experiences coaching some of the fastest swimmers on the planet and his considerations for coaching sprinters. An insightful conversation with James who was very open about how he planned training for the ISL as well as how he is going to approach the return to training prior to the Olympics in 2021 following the COVID-19 lockdown across the world.
N.B - At time of recording elite athletes in the UK had not returned to the water.
In E18 we spoke to Ian Wright from The City of Glasgow Swim Team about his experiences building club teams up and putting swimmers on international teams.
In E17 we spoke to Euan Dale, Director of Swimming at Millfield School. Euan spoke about the importance of knowing your athletes and being able to communicate effectively with them.
In episode 16 we went LIVE streaming the episode via youtube and our website. Jon Rudd, Ian Armiger and Dave Champion joined us for a Q+A style discussion with coaches from around the world.
NB - This event was recorded live on June 3rd 2020.
In episode 15 of the poolside pass podcast we spoke to Rob Greenwood about his career in the sport and his experiences using the Jan Olbrecht model of training. A great listen for all coaches!
In episode 14, Ben Wiffen from The City of Belfast Swimming Club speaks to us about how he utilises a USRPT approach to training within his program addressing it's strengths and weaknesses. An insightful conversation with a young coach exploring a different way of working.
Dave Hemmings talks to us about his coaching process and why he is so passionate about ensuring he understands what makes the best in the world great at what they do.
Ash Morris from Hamilton Aquatics speaks to us about working with swimmers from diverse backgrounds out in Dubai.
In E11 of The Poolside Pass Podcast we spoke to Michael Glossop. Michael discussed reflective practice in coaching as well as coach burnout, an interesting listen for all coaches.
Mark Skimming, Head Coach at The University of Bath talks to us about how he is adapting to life without swimming during COVID-19 and what he is doing to ensure he makes the most of this time away from the pool.
Mel Marshall talks to us about her experiences in the sport, the barriers she faced crossing over from being an athlete to being a coach and her perspective on what it means to be a coach.
Tom Rushton from Energy Standard talks to us about his career so far, his work at Energy Standard, the ISL and also the importance of efficiency.
Jon Rudd, National Performance Director at Swim Ireland, talks about his career in the sport, coaching Ruta Meilutyte, Ben Proud and much more.
In this episode Dave Champion from Team Ipswich talks about his experiences in coaching and how he keeps his programme fresh every season.
We talk to Ian Armiger - former programme director at Loughborough University Swimming about how he managed to build a dominating programme that produced Olympians at every Olympic Games since Sydney 2000.
Russ Barber discusses his views on coaching philosophy and how he has developed his own by learning from experience throughout his career.
I sat down with Ryan Livingstone up in Newcastle to discuss considerations for coaching age group swimming. An insightful conversation with many take homes for coaches working with swimmers aged 9-14 years of age.
Kevin Brooks talks about his journey through coaching, and how he made it into a career.
Chris Littler shares his experience at the Japan National Development Camp with British Swimming