Tag: swimming podcast


#19 The One About Training Smarter (with Jeff Booher from TriDot)

Jeff Booher is a triathlon coach who specialises in custom designed training programs. He works with all levels of triathletes from age groupers to professionals. He also leads a coaching team of 15 Tridot certified coaches who work with hundreds of athletes all over the world. —- Free offer for Effortless Swimming listeners —- In […]


#18 The One About Raising Champion Swimmers (with Gary Barclay)

Gary Barclay of TheSwimmingExpert.com is the author of Swimming for Parents – a book about how to best support your child in swimming. In this episode of The Effortless Swimming podcast Gary will talk about how to raise a champion swimmer. Brenton Ford:    Welcome to another episode of the Effortless Swimming podcast. Today’s guest is […]


How To Pull With A High Elbow

Welcome to swimming news this week. This week we look at how to pull through with a high elbow, where to enter your hand in freestyle and also we’ll talk about my favorite mindset training that I find most effective for better performance in racing. 0:45 – How To Pull With A High Elbow 0:57 […]


#3 – Open Water Domination (with Oliver Wilkinson)

We take a look into the world of marathon swimming. What motivates distance swimmers to do the huge miles week in week out? How do they prepare for big races? We talk with the 45km Manhattan Island swim world record holder, Oliver Wilkinson about:

Training for distance events and the number of kilometers he does weekly leading up to a big race
What he eats the night before to ‘carb load’ and how he refuels during a race
Finding the right stroke rhythm quickly
Which aspects of his technique he focuses on in training
How hard he works his kick in long distance swims
Dealing with the mental challenges in cold water and endurance races
Ollie has trained with my squad in Melbourne for over 12 months and has recently moved backed to England. He has completed the English Channel and has placed in numerous long distance open water races such as the Rottnest Island swim in Western Australia. You can keep up to date with what Ollie is up to at his blog.

Tell us the hardest training set you’ve in the comments section below!