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    #126 Bruno Fratus

    #126 Bruno Fratus

    Brazilian Bruno Fratus has been one of swimming's most consistent sprint freestylers. He's broken 22 seconds in the 50 LCM Freestyle 81 times in his career. Bruno has been on the podium of the 50 Free in each of the last three World Championships (Bronze 2015 Kazan, Silver 2017 Budapest, Silver 2019 Gwangju). 

    Bruno talks about...

    Being bullied as a child.
    His Olympic experiences in 2012 and 2016.
    Gary Hall Jr. the GOAT Sprinter.
    Coming to America.
    Confronting Cesar Cielo in the drug testing tent at the 2012 Olympics.
    Being next to Cesar Cielo in 2009 when he broke the 50 World Record.
    "The Poor Man's Cesar Cielo"
    Acting like a professional in all aspects: nutrition, mentality, recovery.
    Overcoming injuries.

    And much, much more!

    "I race because I love it. Actually, I swim because I love racing. I swim because I like the thrill. I like the grind. I like to hurt at practice. I think, more than any other thing, I like to win races." - Bruno Fratus

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    Photographs courtesy of Mine Kasapoglu.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #125 Joseph Schooling

    #125 Joseph Schooling

    Joseph Schooling, hailing from Singapore, is the reigning Olympic Champion in the 100 Fly. He will defend his title in Tokyo. Currently, he is back training with Sergio Lopez in Virginia.

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    • 27 min
    #124 Michael Andrew

    #124 Michael Andrew

    Michael Andrew set over 100 NAG Records as an age group swimmer. He turned pro at just 14 years old and won his first World Championship in the 100 IM at 17.

    His method of training, Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT), has been a bit controversial in the swimming world. Controversial in the sense that the old regime turned their noses up to it because it was the opposite of the archaic method of shoveling yardage down age groupers throats.   

    In this episode Brett asks Michael...

    - if he's ever thought of changing coaches
    - his thoughts on the Swim Swam comments section
    - what events he is focusing on for US Olympic Trials
    - what its like being an owner of the New York Breakers  
    - how exactly he trains using pure USRPT and currently, 3 practices a day  
    - the Michael Andrew Academy, sign up today!

    And much, much more!

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    • 57 min
    #123 Erica Beine

    #123 Erica Beine

    Erica Beine is a personal nutritionist, previously spending 13 years coaching college swimming at Purdue, Maryland, and Wisconsin - Milwaukee. 

    Nowadays, using DNA testing, she helps athletes learn about their body so that you can make actionable changes in what they are eating. Because everyone is different, everyone needs an individualized nutrition plan. It is critical to proper recovery. 

    Erica works with the DeLoof sisters, Kaersten Meitz and Caeleb Dressel, just to name a few. She is also the author of the cook book, "Let There Be Delicious Food." 

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    WORK WITH ERICA

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    • 42 min
    #122 Jason Calanog

    #122 Jason Calanog

    Jason Calanog is the Associate Head Coach of the Men's Swimming & Diving team at Texas A&M University.  His prior experience included time at West Virginia and eight years at The Bolles School with swimmers like Caeleb Dressel, Jo Schooling, Santo Condorelli, and Ryan Murphy.  Now, at Texas A&M, his swimmers include Shaine Casas and Beryl Gastadello, just to mention a couple.  In this episode we learn who Jason Calanog is, where he came from, how he got here, and where he's headed. #BELIEVE

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    • 52 min
    #121 Nick Folker

    #121 Nick Folker

    Nick Folker is the Assistant Swimming Coach at the University of Hawaii. As an athlete, he represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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