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
This is part 2 of the 3-part podcast series that I’m doing with Eney Jones. In this episode, we’ll talk about gear and toys we can use to improve technique, rhythm and feel for the water. 01:00 – What’s inside Eney’s swimming bag? 03:00 – The Best Accessory You Can Have 03:40 – The Real Success In Sport 05:00 – You’ll Love The Eney Buoy 06:40 – Check out Ameo Power Breather 08:50 – DMC Fins Are So Much Better 11:06 – Teaching Swimming is Like Teaching Dancing 14:30 – Hart Swimming Sponge To Develop Strength and Power 18:10 – Use Finis Tempo Trainer in Two Ways 21:16 – The Search for the Ultimate Goggles Also mentioned in this podcast were Engine Swim paddles. Watch out for the last episode of this 3-part series about Racing and Rhythm. If you haven’t listened to part 1 on Cues, click here…
In this 3-part series of The Effortless Swimming Podcast we have one our favourite swim coaches returning to join us, Eney Jones. In Part One, we talk about cues and analogies for faster swimming. In the second podcast, we’ll talk about gear and toys for faster swimming and the third podcast of this series is about racing and rhythm and how you can put everything together to get a better result in your triathlon or swimming race. 01:54 – The Importance of Cues and Analogies to Help Triathletes and Swimmers Improve 04:45 – Punching The Monkey and SuperHero Posture 06:50 – The Power Diamond 07:17 – When Fear, Nervousness and Panic Comes into Play 08:40 – Engaging The Stronger Muscles 11:40 – Short on time… 14:44 – The Importance of Different Connections 16:19 – Top Swimmers and Triathletes Have The Drive at The Front 17:32 – You Don’t Wake Up and Be Missy Franklin or Michael Phelps 17:51 – So Much Bad Swimming Happens in Slow Swimming Watch out for the 2nd episode of this series where Eney and Brenton explore what they have in their swimming bags and some toys that they like to use for training. Find out more about Eney at http://eneyjones.com/