Becoming an athlete at 65
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 out of the water. He didn't want to worry about me on race day. I had been doing the beginner ocean workouts with Tower 26 once a week, but Gerry said if I wanted to get any good, I had to get in the pool -- be consistent and be accountable. Working out at the Pali Pool with Tower 26 and listening to these podcasts have made all the difference. The podcasts help me remember what I've learned in the pool so I can keep focussing on some of the basics -- even as we've moved into the Race Ready stage. This year, the lifeguard won't have to worry about me, I've learned to swim much more efficiently, I've learned to pace myself, I've learned good strategies and I know my limits. But working (or listening to a great coach) is more than just developing yourself as an athlete. I've become more confident and more accountable in every area of my life. I'm lucky to be in LA and swim with Tower 26, but wherever you are, get in the pool and join a group where you can challenge yourself -- get encouragement, make friends and be safe. Then, listen to these podcasts -- you'll become a better swimmer and a more confident person.Read full review »
Sbear51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/16
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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
Learn from one of the swimming coach. !!!
2611Leo via Apple Podcasts · Venezuela · 05/21/16
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
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