I’ve got John Hancock to join me again on the podcast. He recently returned from having a successful crossing of the Cook Straight and is here today to share his experience and some of the preparations he did for the swim.
00:57 Where did this goal come from?
04:28 What are the preparation that you did?
09:33 17 hours of swimming in one week
12:46 How many Ks a week were you doing?
12:33 It’s a very tidal crossing
17:59 Grateful to have a team of people supporting you
19:51 Covering yourself with grease
21:40 “If the swells on your side then surf across”
26:24 Was there anything that surprised you about the swim?
28:35 All about preparation and execution.
29:10 Surround yourself with people who want you to be successful
29:54 Do you feel like your achievement changed you as a person?
34:14 What’s next for John?
Cook Strait Swim:
40km Across Lake Taupo with John Hancock
English Channel and Cook Strait Legend Philip Rush
What It Takes To Be Successful In Marathon Swimming with Phil Rush
Simple Changes, Big Results with Gary Hurring
What To Do If You Can’t Get Under 1:45/100m with Gary Hurring
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