How To Develop Speed, Strength and Power with Wayne Goldsmith

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How To Develop Speed, Strength and Power with Wayne GoldsmithSpeed, strength and power is crucial to high performance swimming.

Wayne Goldsmith has worked with Swimming Australia and Triathlon Australia and shares his top strategies to generating more speed in your swimming. We also talk about different types of training methods, different tools you can use in your workouts.

01:20 – Who is Wayne Goldsmith?
02:14 – When realization kicks in…
03:15 – How Wayne started his career with a fortunate set of circumstances
04:15 – “I’m living the dream!”
05:35 – What makes the cream of the crop swimmers & triathletes different from the rest?
06:04 – How to Set your Goals Effectively
08:12 – Mitch Patterson, Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte – What do they have in common?
09:19 – Always be switched on & focus intently.
10:28 – The easy way or the hard way? What do great athletes choose?
12:20 – You’ve got a choice. What does it really mean?
15:20 – The type of athletes swimming coaches love…
16:16 – The story of a little girl who works hard…
17:30 – The Holy Grail for all Coaches
17:40 – The Hell Week That Was
20:44 – The Power of Encouraging Each Other
22:22 – How to Train Swimmers to Be Smart
25:48 – “The best form of learning is teaching.”
28:05 – The Importance of Aerobic Sets
31:45 – Recovery is important.
34:05 – From number 1 to 0…
37:20 – How The Walk-Run Method Makes a Big Difference
41:08 – Paces versus Races
44:38 – Times when great strength, speed and power plays an important part
47:49 – Rule of Thumb when Developing Speed
50:56 – Enough time to rest and clear the mind…
52:30 – Natalie Coughlin in Training
52:54 – How to Build Strength in the Pool
54:25 – Towing Sponge
55:01 – Be careful of swimming devices in the market
55:15 – Don’t go too big too early.
56:05 – How to Build Strength without compromising your stroke.
57:57 – How can swimmers increase their power?
58:06 – Speed + Strength = Power
58:22 – Why use paddles?
01:00:00 – Rhythm 3 Freestyles
01:04:03 – How Much You Should Be Kicking in Freestyle
01:06:46 – “Business in the front. Party at the back.”
01:09:40 – Great kick is important.

Resistance sponges mentioned in this podcast can be bought at Hart Sport.

For more articles from Wayne, visit Swimming World – Wayne’s Water World.

Download a .pdf copy of Wayne’s e-book Speed, Strength and Power in the Water here…

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Amazing swimming and fitness podcast

Love, love, love listening to Brenton and his guests. Always learning something new to add to my swim sets with drills or training sets. Also very motivational guests with great tips to add to your fitness routine. I love the stories of the longer distant swims and what’s involved. I’m always smiling after listening to these podcasts!! Thank you so much !!!!



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Brenton and Mitch were great to work with at the clinic, Good to get video analysis to work on straight away, practice some new drills and go home knowing what you need to work on.

Alex McFadyen