Reviews
Gerry and Jim are both very knowledgeable and they do give good info, however that is only about 20% of the show. I find myself fast forwarding through so much of the show to find the actual content.
2012UKNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/21
Episodes 4, 5, and 6 ought to be required listening for every triathlete. Real, specific advice on what's really important in the swim. Delivered with a clear (and fun and funny) style that makes it easy to visualize the techniques. They burst some myth bubbles, too, and help focus us all...Read full review »
Paul95835 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/20
Best open water swimming podcast there is. Lots of very useful info here! As long as you are able to ignore Jim’s smuggy comments and loud voice, you will love this podcast!
DonQ-shot via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/11/19
This is the best triathlon swim podcast bar none. I look forward to what Jim and Jerry have to say each time a new episode comes out. Their advice has been outstanding and I truly have been fresh for the bike on all my races since I have started listening to this podcast.
Incadinkadoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/19
I love the pod cast so much! The main man Jim and the coach Gerry are so good and funny. The best time of the show is always the workout of the week.
FrankyBoy317 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/19
Not a bad show at all, with some decent usable information. But please do they need to blather on about Swimming for Ironman that much. Guys, there is a whole world of Triathlon out there. More variety please.
Jecomprend via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/10/19
This is by far the most relevant and helpful swimming podcast I found for open water swimming. The hosts are super knowledgeable and they're fun to listen to.Read full review »
Stephen M. Collins (@eesmc) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/19
If you want to get faster at open water swimming this is the podcast to listen to. Jerry Rodriguez has broken down The science of open water swimming to a level where anyone can benefit. As a former collegiate swimmer (1970s) these podcasts have opened a new world of stroke technique that are...Read full review »
gjordan3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/19
i’ve cultivated an exclusive list of podcasts for my time starved athletic life and im very happy to have found this one right up my alley —i get stokkked every time a new episode drops for any of these— **my top 5 (in no particular order):** trainerroad rich roll the weekly word purple...Read full review »
ommolas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/18
Simple and clear explanations
Mindfultri via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 10/31/18
My husband and I will happily start the Gerry and Jim "fan club". We love these guys and their podcast. Great insight, interviews and advice - plus, a library of podcasts that can and should be repeated in order to become a better swimmer.Read full review »
Boise couple via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/18
Love the knowledge and wisdom. Clearly experienced and wise coaches here. I love their advice and workouts. Not a subscriber, but I have no doubts their program works. As for the podcast? It’s 50% self-congratulatory banter 30% amazing content and 20% overt advertisement for Tower 26 coaching...Read full review »
norbertiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/18
Coach Gerry and coach Jim are the best. They can take something as complicated as Triathlon open water swim and explain in a simple manner.
Tannakka via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 02/20/18
Love the stuff you guys discuss and I always come away with a nugget of information....BUT I tend to listen to podcasts when out cycling or even on the train, but I can't ever put yours on because I can hardly hear a thing.Read full review »
Gspo13 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/05/17
Imagine if every podcaster first had to DO and SUCCEED at a world class level in their show's subject before broadcasting to the world. That's what Gerry and Jim have that makes this show so special. Gerry's depth of knowledge and ability to articulate is just unmatched. This show has...Read full review »
BrandonNelson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/17
My husband and I are age group triathletes and like many, challenged by the swim. We both enjoy Gerry and Jim and use the poscasts as a way to enhance our knowledge, admittedly, while, working on other chores or doing ez spins on the bike. It is a great and informative resource. Turn off the...Read full review »
Kathleen in Idaho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/17
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is one if not my favorite podcast. I would echo other reviews in that ALL level triathletes will benefit from Gerry's wealth of knowledge.Read full review »
J_40er via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/17
Great information on swimming, specifically triathlon swimming, distilled down. Gerry cuts through the noise of seemingly infinite, and sometimes contradictory, advice available on-line on improving swimming, and gives great recommendations and ways to think about the swimming training in...Read full review »
m5bub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/16
Great information
Huw 1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/16
This podcast is for the triathlete, whether they are just starting out or have been in the sport for years. The advice is concise, straight to the point, with no fluff. If you want to improve your swim, and likely your entire triathlon"experience", start here. Its fantastic!Read full review »
kdurn37 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/27/16
It helps me process mentally which then translates physically (I hope) when I know why I am doing something. Gerry does just that in this podcast. The other thing he did here was give me hope when he spoke of the girl who is only 5"1' .... I mean I AM taller than that! It was fun and...Read full review »
adreamer80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/16
Funny and informative. Gerry and Jim are the perfect ambiguously swimming duo. My first time swimming with Gerry my training improved just from the level of coaching he brings. His knowledge and experience runs deep. Jim is a great resource, a solid professional triathlete. Together they make an...Read full review »
SouledMan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/16
One of my favourite podcasts
Paul7510 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/14/16
Thanks to Gerry and the whole Tower 26 gang, I'll be racing in my first open water swim this summer. Last year, I didn't qualify. Even though I had been swimming in the ocean since I was a 5 or 6, I couldn't swim freestyle for 500 yards without struggling, The lifeguard made me get...Read full review »
Sbear51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/16
Gerry brings years of open water swimming and coaching experience and breaks down swim technique in a very approachable way. It is helpful for all swimmers but focuses on triathletes and their specific needs for longer open water races. Highly recommend!
cloudasmoke via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/16
Learn from one of the swimming coach. !!!
2611Leo via Apple Podcasts · Venezuela · 05/21/16
I just started listening to Gerry's podcasts and 'binge'-listened to his first 1/2 dozen episodes! I love that they are short and sweet, no fluff, and high impact for triathletes. Content delivered in bite-size chunks and easy to understand. Recommend you start with first episode,...Read full review »
Emily Elizabeth S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/16
You guys continue to put out quality content show after show. It is so very much appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work.
Aray01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/16
Lucky to have Gerry in my corner. If it were only for his intelligent, carefully crafted workouts it would be enough, but Gerry possesses those coaching intangibles you just can't teach. His dedication to every single one of his athletes and to making the sport greater is more than admirable....Read full review »
Emily J Berlin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/16
There are 4 main types of learning styles. Most of us, as we are younger, learn from Visual (learn through seeing), Tactile (learn through touch) and Kinesthetic (learn through doing and moving) As I mature I am pleased to find that we still learn, often through the fourth style, Auditory (learn...Read full review »
SirrahS. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/16
A great series. I really like the short sections, breaking it down to the elements and focus the needs of beginner or weak swimmers. The spaghetti analogy is brilliant and has really helped me a lot to understand the degree of problem my poor psture is causing. From a purely personal...Read full review »
Jon the boiled spaghetti via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/16
Well this is what I call, clear and precise information. Pay attention well, because every second is used to tell us valuable information. Simply amazing!
Marc Aucoin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/04/16
As a swimmer with no formal training, listening to Gerry is incredibly motivating and very beneficial. I feel fortunate to have met him and grateful to be able to continue to learn from afar via this podcast!
Mark M Jeffrey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/16
Be Race Ready is an excellent podcast about acclaimed swim and triathlon coach Gerry Rodrigues’s approach to training. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences both as a coach and athlete to the table and has clearly developed a realistic approach to quality training for triathletes that...Read full review »
Jen Schumacher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/16
Love this podcast. Full of great content aimed at the serious swimmer/triathlete and not bombarding you with ads nor suggesting a panacea to swim quickly - just a route to hopefully get there with hard work.
Team MT via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/15/16
It’s seldom one is able to become a better athlete later on in one’s life, however, under the guidance of Coach Gerry, I was able to achieve just that. This pod cast is a gem to anyone in need of world class, accessible coaching tips.
jhbboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/16
This podcast is a great supplement to any triathlete's workout because you should not just do workouts you should know WHY you are doing them. There are a bunch of coaches out there, but nobody has Gerry's experience in coaching OPEN WATER and let's face it there are very few...Read full review »
KristinDiehl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/16
A lifetime of knowledge distilled into 20 minutes.
bubbles22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/16
I am so glad that Coach Gerry is sitting down and broadcasting these educational sessions. His formula works and there are countless athletes who prove it every year from T26. There are a lot of people out there who can coach but Gerry is the leader in open water swimming. Keep the material...Read full review »
KatherineARyan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/16
Gerry is the best when it comes to triathlon and open water swim advice. Without question one of the the nicest, most genuine and educated in the sport!
Therickfloyd! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/16
Then this is the podcast for you. Gerry and Jim will help you break down the different issues of triathlon and open water swimming. This is the podcast if you desire information on how to transform your swim both in practice and during a race.
Todd Larlee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/16
Gerry is an awesome swim coach and a wealth of knowledge. This podcast is a great way to access his insights on swim training, workout development, technique, etc. He and Jim make it an enjoyable listen too. Definitely tune in.
RHOMBOR-> via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/16
Gerry R is a world renowned swim coach and has a very clear communication style on radio. He provides strong frameworks for thinking about the swim and has a remarkable ability to make complicated things simple. I highly recommend for triathletes at any stage in their career.
Nell O via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/16
To be successful in any endeavor staying educated is of prime importance and Gerry’s podcasts do just that. Learning never SHOULD stop, and these podcasts will help you be a more accomplished swimmer through your lifetime, not just for 1 particular race.
Brian Panosian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/16
Gerry has been a pillar in my approach to leading the swimming portion of my triathlon coaching since the very start, beginning with leading my swimming portion of triathlon when racing professionally. His insights and coaching framework are symbiotic to my coaching beliefs, hence so enthused to...Read full review »
purplepatch fitness via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/16
Jim is spot on, “there is so much noise out there” in regard to triathlon swimming. Gerry eliminates the static and focuses on what is required to Be Race Ready. Gerry’s experience is unmatched, with proven and targeted training methods and success, that ranges from newbies to Olympic...Read full review »
DMohagen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/16
Great info for the triathlete, especially for improving swim. Well done and very professional.
Psist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/16
This is an outstanding podcast that is a very detailed overview of how to work and train for triathlon swimming. I had no swimming background and didn’t learn to swim until I was 54 years old. Gerry took the time to commit to my success and I am now an Ironman. I love one of many mottos we...Read full review »
Jimcrane via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/16
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