The Swim for Tri Podcast
The Swim for Tri Podcast
A chat with Dan Abel, The Flying Kiwi...
Dan is a coach and swimmer I admire a lot. A lifelong swimmer, traveller, learned from the best and now bringing it altogether with his swim program in New Zealand. He is missed by his dedicated South London following after many years spending 6months in each of the North and South Hemisphere. His new project now he has settled back into life in NZ full time sounds amazing.
We talk about his role in the Airforce, his swim clubs, SwimTrek and coaching methodologies. A real pleasure to catch up with this gentleman of the swimming world.
A chat with Colin Hill, Mr Openwater...
Colin knows openwater. Listen in to hear how Colin came to swimming, to Triathlon, started the Great North Swim, Chillswim, was listed in the Guinness Book of records, Swimming Hall of Fame, raced at the ICE world Champs, worked at the 2012 Olympics and has worked with FINA as an OW consultant. It is all here, somehow crammed into 30mins.
Colin is now coaching and guiding OW swims in the Lake district. More info here -
Ullswater Swim Place Website
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Ben Price, Coach, Competitor, Bike Fit and bio mechanics expert talks to us about his racing, coaching and 20yrs at Club La Santa
Ben Price, Coach, Competitor, Bike Fit and bio mechanics expert talks to us about his racing, coaching and 20yrs at Club La Santa.
If you head out on a bike group at CLS you hope you are in Bens group as you know he will work hard to keep you safe and entertained. I am not fast enough for Bens groups while on the Joe Beer tri camps so I get the next best thing, Bens dad Phil! Father and Son are legends in the sport and Lanzarote and it was a delight to spend 30mins chatting about Bens plans for the future.
A chat with Andy Eaton, Super AgeGrouper and Tri Veteran of 34 years.
Andy talks about his long racing career, his favourite races, the evolution of the sport since the 80s and his training methods. He met his wife through Tri, Sue also was a strong international competitor having also raced for many years. A few years ago Sue suffered a stroke and one of the most moving things I have ever seen in sport was the night on Steve Trews Training camp Sue swam unaided in the sea after a lot of rehab. The whole beach was in tears as she completed that swim. Andy is now losing his sight and talks about his latest battles with racing and training as he enters a new era.
Psychologist Heidi Lawrie helps me discover why I was not a better swimmer and how you might better switch from a team sport to Triathlon.
Heidi comes from an amazing sports background, Elite runner, Pro Tennis player and Nationally ranked swimmer. Her parents were both Olympians, but she pursued Psychology and now she combines this experience and has many answers as to how to get more from your performances. I was curious why I swam so well when under team pressure in the US Collegiate system but did not quite reach the performances I had hoped for at the more solo events ie Olympic Trials. She helps us think about what to look for in a Tri coach and respective coaching styles. The Psychology of coaching.
You can reach her on - https://qualityoverquantity.uk/about
Heidi Lawrie founded an organisation which recognises the importance of a more flexible product at more affordable prices. In addition to individual coaching we are experts in team coaching. The latest research finds that team coaching has far more impact than individual coaching. It has been reported that team coaching increases team performance, systemic awareness and commitment to an organisation.
Heidi was born to two double Olympians and was a successful Junior Tennis player in her own right. The result of which lead her to become obsessed with the power of the mind. It was then she decided to retire from sport and follow the academic route where, she completed an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Nottingham University.
SISU is the Finnish word for Stoic Determination and is also the name of the Tri Coaching group led by Duncan Grainge.
Duncan and I chat about his switch from athlete to coach, his background, Kona, IM Lanzarote and his coaching philosophies. A rising star on the Tri coaching scene he shares how he looks after his athletes having nearly got locked down at the end of his last training camp at Playitas, Fuerteventura. You can read more about his coaching group at https://www.sisuracing.co.uk or contact Duncan on firstname.lastname@example.org
He has completed 13 IRONMAN races, 3 at Kona World Championships
Numerous 70.3 IRONMAN'S
Is an IRONMAN Certified Coach
Open Water Swim Coach for Hercules Events
Training Peaks Certified Coach and Ambassador
Expert published contributor to "Time Outdoors" & "Mens Health"
Twice completed the Marathon Des Sable's, recognised as the toughest foot race on the planet
Diploma in Personal Training and Nutrition
Numerous Ultras incld UTSW twice
Swum competitively at club, county and regional level
Coached swimming at club level for over 7 years, all ranges and abilities including Masters, County and Regionals