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.
2:50 – Getting to know Gary Hunning
8:05 – Why being a swimmer is different to being a coach
10:33 – Concept of ‘False Drills’
17:24 – The ‘Pit of discomfort’
27:19 – Allow greatness to happen
27:49 – A lesson from New Zealand’s All Blacks
36:50 – The Art of Coaching