Olympics Day Six Wrap Up

Highlights: The women’s 100m freestyle was taken out by the favourite Ranomi Krowidjojo in 53.00, an Olympic record time. The girls were hot on her heels finishing only two-tenths behind here. Aussie Mel Schlanger just missed out on the medals. Michael Phelps breaks his individual gold medal ‘hoodoo’ to clinch the 200 IM title over […]

Olympics Day Five Wrap Up

Highlights: Hungarian breaststroker Daniel Gyurta breaks the world record in the 200m breaststroke, just touching out the Brit Michael Jamieson. Chinese Liuyang Jiao overtakes Spaniard Mireia Belmonte Garcia in the last 50m of the 200m butterfly to win by over a second. The Chinese are showing amazing back end speed at these Olympics. It wasn’t […]

Day Three Olympics Wrap Up

Highlights from day three: French sprinter Yannick Agnel steps up to win the 200m freestyle over Sun Yang and Taehwan Park who tied for silver. Agnel is in good form for the 100m freestyle. US swimmers Missy Franklin comes home strong to touch out Aussie Emily Seebom in the 100m backstroke who was odds on […]

#9 The One About Preparation (with Australian team swimmer Sam Ashby)

sam ashby

Months of hard work go towards one big race. Long hours in the pool, thousands of kilometers and tens of thousands of arm strokes…all for a few minutes of racing.

In this episode we talk with Sam Ashby (who features in the Mastering Freestyle program) about what do 3 weeks out from a big meet. He talks about the stages of tapering (tapering is where you reduce the intensity of your training leading up to competition). We talk about warming up on the day of your race and what a good routine consists of

#6 The Comeback Episode (with Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim)

Michael Klim

Wowza, what an episode! We managed to pry former world record holder and Olympic champion Michael Klim away from his busy schedule for an insight into his comeback. After a number of years out of the pool Michael decided to pull on the speedo’s for another crack at the Olympics, training for the 2012 London Olympic Games