#93: Being 'Out of the moment'The Effortless Swimming Podcast add
In this podcast, we will talk about when to be 'In the moment' and when to be 'Out of the moment' in swimming and how this balance can help you as an athlete. This is in addition to our previous topics about focus, technique and delivers practice in order to change your habits and improve your swimming. This episode is something you shouldn't miss.
#94: Breaking Through the Elusive 2 Minutes per 100m Barrier with Elise ButlerThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Last year Elise Butler was swimming 20 mins for her 1km time trial. Over the past 18 months she's made big improvements, now swimming well under 17 minutes. Elise joined us last year for our Hell Week swim camp and has joined us again for this year's camp in Thailand. In this podcast she shares how she's knocked more than 15 secs per 100m off her 1km pace.
#92: 66 Days and 18 MonthsThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
The 66 day and 18 month rule is a good rule to live by to replace old habits and become competent at a skill. Most people don't stick with something long enough to see results, especially when it comes to changing their swimming.
#91: How To Swim The Rottnest ChannelThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Lisandra de Carvalho has been a friend of mine for almost eight years. She comes from a competitive swimming background and now focuses primarily on open water events. In this episode, we discuss everything to do with long distance open water swimming. Lisandra has raced the 19.7km Rottnest channel swim solo on three occasions and as a duo on one occasion. If you are planning to do an open water race of 10 km or more, this podcast will teach you everything you need.
#90: How To Change Your Technique From An Olympic Coaches' PerspectiveThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Gary Hurring is a former swimmer and a coach from Wellington, New Zealand. Gary won the gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in the men's 200 meters backstroke and silver medal in the same event at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships. He finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was also appointed as New Zealand's swim team coach at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In this podcast, we discuss the principle of the 'Pit of discomfort' and how to change your technique in swimming. We also talk about the mindset needed to overcome negative thinking.
#88: How to have a breakthrough swim with Paul SpeedThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
This podcast episode is about having a breakthrough swim, whether it’s in a triathlon or an open water swim. Our guest today is Paul Speed a coach a recently turned pro triathlete.
With Paul, he changed his technique and training to make that second pack and come out with the water with the faster group so he can have a better chance of keeping up in the bike and setting himself up for a good race.
#87: The Latest Research On Swimming Fast In Open Water with Eney JonesThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
In this podcast, we welcome back Eney Jones who is a successful Master’s swimmer, open water swimmer, and an accomplished triathlete. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and has worked with many of the top triathletes to help them improve their swimming. She is also the creator of the Eney Bouy.
She was on the podcast many times before talking about technique, posture, tempo, catch and pull, open water racing tips and awareness in the open water. In this episode, we talked about her latest research On Swimming Fast in Open Water. This episode is one you shouldn’t miss!
#86: 20 Seconds Faster with Tabitha JonesThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Tabitha Jones is a previous Hell Week camp attendee. Since coming to Thailand with us last year, she's take more than 20 seconds off per 100m pace over a half ironman distance swim. An impressive achievement in 8 months! Tabitha shares with us the things that have helped her do this from changes to technique, workouts, how she approaches races and the different attitude she takes towards her swimming.
#85: The Importance Of High Standards In Coaching And Life with Brian FordThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Swimming Coach, Brian Ford is the Head Coach of the Traralgon Swimming Club since 1997. He was a National Age swimmer in the 1970s. He is a firm believer in discipline and strong communication. If you want to learn about the importance of discipline, enthusiasm and being a people person, listen in as my dad shares his life lessons and expertise as a seasoned swimming coach.
04:58 - Meet Brian Ford
07:50 - Why reputation is important.
08:55 - When to Draw The Line Between Being a Coach and Being a Parent
16:00 - Micromanaging vs Delegating
22:41 - Basic Principles in Dealing with People
30:45 - On Being Careful with Who You Hang Out With
33:30 - "Every opportunity is an opportunity to give as much as you can."
35:30 - This is the way I am as a coach...
38:17 - Why It's Okay to Coach with a Lot of Enthusiasm
40:20 - To Care or Not to Care?
#84: Mastering Your Mind Games with Meighan JulbertThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Meighan Julbert is a Mental Skills Consultant for The MindSide - a sports and psychology center located in Alabama. She has worked with a number of athletes from different sports like softball, golf, swimming, soccer, and others.
This podcast is perfect for those who has performance anxiety and to those who feels like their mental state has let them down during competition.
01:53 - What's going on in your head?
07:16 - How To Build The Mindset of Confidence
10:40 - The Importance of Not Looking for What's Missing
12:12 - The Strategies to Help You Focus on The Right Things
15:28 - Everyday you have a choice.
25:13 - Michael Phelps: Epitome of An Athlete with a Strong Mental Game
26:00 - Everybody has a panic moment.
30:13 - Why You Need to Identify Upfront Something That Went Well
33:19 - Truth: The Athlete is His Own Expert
39:14 - "I want to conquer the world."
To learn more about Meighan and her work, visit http://www.themindside.com/meighan-julbert/
#83: How To Develop Explosive Speed with Ranell HobsonThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Ranell Hobson is the Coaching Director at The Academy of Sports Speed. She will share her experience in working with athletes at The Academy of Sports Speed and how their teachings cross over to all types of athletes.
01:00 - Skills, Functional Movement, Elasticity, Power and Mechanics of The Sports
02:15 - Athletes' Underdeveloped Skills
03:19 - The Bad Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle to Athletes
11:50 - Explosiveness of The Blocks
17:01 - The Shift to Being Leaner
18:50 - The Forward Propulsion in Running
19:53 - Restriction in The Hips = Decrease in Running Performance
27:20 - Survey Says...
33:00 - Drills? Some more drills?
36:01 - The Importance of Individual Training
#82: Learning How To Swim Bike Mom with Meredith AtwoodThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Meredith Atwood is the creator of Swim Bike Mom a website dedicated to give motivation to women across the globe to women who are doing triathlon and those who are looking to get into triathlon.
01:00 - Take Us Back To 2010
03:28 - Today is the first day of your life. What are you going to do with it?
04:12 - Meeting An Alien
06:00 - Me Love Cookies!
11:22 - From off The Couch to Ironman
15:40 - The Purpose. The Plan. The Process.
16:45 - Why Sense of Humor is Important
20:21 - Swim. Bike. Run.
22:40 - Do What You Want in The Body You Have
28:36 - The Bliss of Feeding Your Body With Good Food
To learn more about Meredith and her work, visit her website www.swimbikerun.com
#81: Becoming A Lean Athlete with Andre ObradovicThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Andre Obradovic has been our guest before where he talked about how you can adjust your sleeping routines and habits so you can perform better in the pool.
In this podcast, Andre and I discuss how he went from overweight white collar worker to lean athlete, by challenging his own beliefs about nutrition.
02:00 – Andre’s Journey to Weight Loss
03:00 – When Hunger Strikes
06:50 – The Food Diary Debunked
09:55 – 1 Minute Videos of What I’m Eating
15:05 – One of the guys lost 10 kilos!
19:05 – Why would we need chocolate drink?
19:34 – How To Create That Snowball of Feeling Better
20:09 – Eat this instead for breakfast.
21:19 – Have a salad for lunch.
27:01 – Shut up and take my money!
To learn more about Andre and his work, visit his website
#80: Race Pace Training with Garrett McCaffrey and Chris RitterThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Race Pace Training is about swimming at or quicker than your racing speed. It’s often done in short intervals (eg 25m or 50m) with enough rest between intervals to recover and hit race speed on the next one. On this podcast Garrett McCaffrey, coach at the Phoenix Swim Club, joins me as we chat about how to best include this type of training in your workouts (and if it’s relevant to you!).
He’s just released a 12 week Race Pace Training program ideal for age group or Master’s swimmers and coaches.
We’re also joined by Chris Ritter, a strength and conditioning coach to Olympic swimmers and a guest on one of the most well-received podcasts we’ve done – listen to it here.
03:30 – What is race pace training?
09:05 – When a Swimming Technique Drops Off
09:20 – The Muscle Memory
10:11 – Finding a Way To Keep The Speed
13:19 – How do you deal with change?
17:28 – The Correlation of Age and Speed
18:00 – Why Race Pace Training Makes Physiological Sense
22:14 – Race Pace Training & Vegetables
28:13 – The Importance of Structure in Directing The Work
30:48 – The Race Pace Training 2.0
#79: The Psychology of Performance with Nam BaldwinThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Nam Baldwin is the owner and Director of Performance at the Equalize Training Company. Nam is an emotional and stress control & management specialist, the co-developer of internationally recognised B.E.T Training, mentor and motivational health coach. He has worked with a number of Olympic Gold medalists and several world champions including professional surfer, Mick Fanning.
We talk about strategies he used with Mick Fanning to help him win the J-Bay Open after overcoming a shark attack at the same event in 2015, plus a whole lot more.
01:57 – One of The Most Impactful Talks I’ve Been To
02:14 – “Whatever happens to you, use it.”
02:28 – Working with Mick Fanning
08:15 – Breaking down the process…
15:18 – Step 1: Oxygenate
15:27 – Step 2: Hydrate
15:35 – Step 3: 3-Minute Workout with Music
15:59 – Step 4: Appreciate
16:01 – Step 5: Anticipate
25:58 – Just do this one thing…
To learn more about Nam Baldwin and his work, visit www.equalize.com.au
#78: How To Train Less And Swim Faster with Luke McIlroyThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Luke McIlroy is the Director of Sport Science at METS Performance Consulting. Luke helps athletes perform their VO2 Max test. Find out what their lactating flexion point and their resting metabolic rate.
Knowing these will help you train more scientifically and be more effective with the workouts you are doing. If you train 10 hours a week instead of 15, then, you'll have more time to spend with you family, rest and recover.
In this podcast, we talk about how you can avoid the grey zone and how you can be more effective with the time you spend training.
#77: The Best Places to Swim with Simon GriffithsThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
Simon Griffiths is the founder and publisher of H2Open Magazine. H2Open Magazine is a magazine about open water swimming and everything that incorporates races and swims around the world.
Simon will be sharing:his experience about open water swimming his recommendations about the best places to swim around the world to do open water swimming and races the rabbit hole in open water swimming and where the sport is going
#76: Losing the Limp with David SamuelsohnThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast, our guest is David Samuelsohn. David is coach and founder of Westchester Masters Club in Larchmont, New York. David wrote an article Lose the Limp for a More Powerful Freestyle so in this podcast we'll talk about that andhow to make adjustments in your breathing and rotation to get more power from your stroke the key principle he includes in every work out common freestyle errors and how he corrects them plus more...
#75: The ABC's of Optimal Health and Training with Eric NeilsonThe Effortless Swimming Podcast add
In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, we have Eric Neilsen. Eric Neilsen is a multisport coach and consultant who works with athletes of all abilities from novice to professional, by providing personalized services that empower clients to achieve their full athletic potential.
Eric will be sharing about how he got started coaching, a few tips about triathlon training and the ABC's of optimal health and training.