Karlyn Pipes is one of the Top 10 Masters Swimmers of all time, a multiple record holder in all four strokes and author of ‘The Do Over’. A book about how she used swimming to overcome alcohol addiction. We chat about how addiction can play a part in the lives of many elite athletes and how Karlyn changed her mindset about herself to tame her addiction. She’s an extremely knowledgeable coach and towards the end of the podcast we discuss different strategies and ways to think about your swimming that can help you swim faster. 01:10 – The Do Over 03:24 – How Living Up To Other People’s Expectations Can Lead You To Self-Destruct 04:43 – “Water was both the source of pleasure and pain in my life…” 15:12 – A Different Michael Phelps 17:12 – Addiction is an inside job. 29:38 – Karlyn’s Best Drug In Her Entire Life 31:31 – The Ultimate Equipment: Endless Pool 49:48 – The Perfect Stroke 50:03 – Swing and Fling 58:15 – Karlyn Heads to California, Bahrain and Oman Ready to get stoked on swimming? Learn more about Karlyn and where she will have her next swimming workshop by visiting her website: www.aquaticedge.org
In this episode of The Effortless Swimming Podcast, I have two special guests: Chloe McCardel and Michael (Murph) Renford (son of legendary marathon swimmer, Des Renford). Chloe is aiming to break Des’ record of 19 English Channel crossings this season. In this podcast we talk about the need for adventure and connection with the ocean that drives marathon swimmers. Murph shares stories about his legendary dad like his record breaking swim from Sydney harbour to Wollongong (54 miles), his experience in swimming the English Channel and the happiness he gets from crewing for other swimmers. 01:00 – Chloe’s Love Affair with The English Channel 02:48 – How Redundancy Opened up an Opportunity 06:27 – Des wanted something for himself. 07:12 – Chloe’s Adventure 08:57 – Drive. Ambition. Love. 10:36 – That’s the one I’m really proud of! 10:50 – The One that Hurt Chloe the Most 16:00 – The Beauty That Comes Out of Unsuccessful Attempts 18:15 – The Swimming Hall of Fame 21:57 – Chloe’s Impromptu “Let’s Go Travel California” Trip Join Chloe and a small group from Oct 29th – Nov 4th and explore the best that California has to offer! 7x Iconic swims, exploring San Francisco and the world famous Highway One coastal drive (PLUS ISHOF & IMSHOF banquets!). For more details or to register please visit this link…
In this podcast episode, we talk to Kevin Koskella of TriSwimCoach about the key takeaways he’s had from interviewing guests on his own podcast and how it can help triathletes and swimmers improve their performance. 01:05 – Mix of Pros and Amateurs 03:25 – Developing That High Elbow Catch 12:19 – Get as much rest as you need then go all out… 16:24 – Mark Sisson’s 180 Formula 18:40 – Your Body Needs to Move 20:00 – On longevity… 25:10 – High Intensity Training & Your Ego 30:40 – Hell Week is more fun. 34:50 – Why Eating Well is More Important Than Exercise 39:40 – How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Day To learn more about Kevin’s work, visit www.triswimcoach.com.
Every now and then we come across a product that stands out from any other. Similar to DMC fins and the Eney Buoy2, our latest favourite is the Ameo Powerbreather. It’s a swim snorkel with a few differences that make it very unique and worth adding to your gear bag. Let’s look at why the Powerbreather is significantly better than your average snorkel. The device sits comfortably around your head and can tighten so that it doesn’t move around when you push off the wall or turn. It can be adjusted to fit most head sizes with the handy fitting straps on the side of the head, and then each time you use it you can tighten it with the adjustable nozzle at the top. This allows you to put it on and off very quickly. There’s no big red mark left on your forehead after using it…a pet hate for swimmers who regularly use a snorkel in the their workouts. It has a patented valve system that allows you to breathe in fresh air each time and it doesn’t allow a buildup of water to occur unlike other snorkels. The valve system also provides partial resistance when inhaling which has been shown to strengthen inspiratory muscles. After swimming a fast 50m with the AMEO Powerbreather compared to without, you will notice how
In this episode of the Effortless Swimming Podcast we have former Australian swimmer turned coach, Sam Ashby. Sam made the Australian swim team in 2011 and competed at the World Championships. Today he coaches at MLC Aquatic in Melbourne. We explore the challenges of transitioning from racing to coaching, how your motivations change and why all athletes should take on a coaching role to develop their swimming. 00:50 – Sam’s Swimming Background 03:45 – Exploring Life Outside of Swimming 04:44 – On giving back… 09:45 – Guess who’s a big kid? 12:40 – “If I had the opportunity, I’d still be swimming now.” 18:28 – Why You Have To Swim Really Sloppy 19:25 – When the pain starts to overtake your brain… 26:44 – The Coach’s Role in Building Athlete’s Self-Confidence 30:32 – “I miss the camaraderie.” 32:22 – How Writing Can Help You Explore.
This is the 3rd episode in this 3-part series of interviews with swim coach Eney Jones. In this episode we’ll talk all about racing and rhythm in your freestyle. Let’s get into it! 00:45 – The Final Piece of The Puzzle 01:10 – On what Eney considers when looking for someone’s rhythm… 02:39 – Do a YouTube Search on Katie Ledecky 03:30 – Who Could Benefit From a Gallop in Their Stroke 04:38 – A Brilliant Alternative to Finis Tempo Trainer 07:10 – The Right Way, The Wrong Way and The Many Ways 10:37 – Easy Speed, Rhythm and the Power Phase 14:07 – Being Comfortable at threshold 19:49 – When Effortless is Hard Work 21:40 – Swimming nurtures you. Listen to the first two episodes here: Faster Swimming Series with Eney Jones – Cues (Part 1 of 3) Faster Swimming Series with Eney Jones – Gear and Toys (Part 2 of 3) Find out more about Eney Jones at EneyJones.com