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Listen to ex Great Britain swimmers Lauren Quigley and Hannah Miley, laugh, cry and dive deep into all the emotions surrounding topics related to a professional athletes life!ūüéô

THE HONEST ATHLETES Lauren and Hannah

    • Sports
    • 4.6 ‚ÄĘ 19 Ratings

Listen to ex Great Britain swimmers Lauren Quigley and Hannah Miley, laugh, cry and dive deep into all the emotions surrounding topics related to a professional athletes life!ūüéô

    S5 Ep8 - CASSIE PATTEN | The sporting culture of weighing athletes…

    S5 Ep8 - CASSIE PATTEN | The sporting culture of weighing athletes…

    In today’s episode, we had the brilliant Cassie Patten on the podcast to discuss a very important topic, with regards to performance sport and the implications of weighing athletes. 



    If you find any of the information in this episode upsetting or feel you need some support following some of the information shared in today’s discussion, please see below information for further support:



    https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

    https://www.mind.org.uk/



    BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-64256659.amp?fbclid=IwAR2RNsVmm6zXfJrLlaU3qtzAyK4u9tdtL-6ROd8FTTSUvlt1Jwpbi4xjRNU



    Huge thank you to Cassie for giving us her time in today’s episode.



    We hope you enjoy the episode!



    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport 

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89



    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S5 Ep7 - LUCY CAMPBELL | Former British swimmer, now 16th fittest woman on earth…

    S5 Ep7 - LUCY CAMPBELL | Former British swimmer, now 16th fittest woman on earth…

    We were so excited in this episode to talk to the legend that is Lucy Campbell!



    Lucy, a former swimmer for Great Britain, now the 16th fittest woman on earth, opened up to us about the transition from swimming to CrossFit. Lucy shared with us her highs and lows from both sports, as well as what a week of training would look like right now.



    There truly is so much in this episode, it was a real honour getting to chat to this wonderful human!



    Huge thank you to Lucy for giving us her time to chat to us honestly. 



    We hope you enjoy the episode!



    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport 

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89



    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S5 Ep6 - ANNA HOPKIN | Becoming Olympic champion in a non conventional way…

    S5 Ep6 - ANNA HOPKIN | Becoming Olympic champion in a non conventional way…

    In this episode we were extremely lucky to be joined by Olympic champion… Anna Hopkin! 



    Anna shared with us her own swimming journey so far, which isn‚Äôt necessarily the ‚Äėnormal‚Äô route that the majority of swimmers take‚Ķ as well as all the amazing coaches she has worked with, some of the most important lessons she has learnt and what it‚Äôs like to have a partner who is also on the Great Britain team!¬†



    We are so appreciative that Anna gave us her time and believe that this is an incredible episode to learn from! 



    Huge thank you to Anna for her time, we really hope you enjoy the episode!



    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport 

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89



    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 55 min
    S5 Ep5 - REBECCA GUY | British sprint swimmer & nutritionist… are you fuelling correctly as an athlete?

    S5 Ep5 - REBECCA GUY | British sprint swimmer & nutritionist… are you fuelling correctly as an athlete?

    In this episode we are lucky enough to be joined by British swimmer and nutritionist Rebecca Guy!



    Rebecca spoke to us about the things she has learnt and wished she’d applied through nutrition and training/racing, about her delivery and application of supporting athletes through her nutrition business (@Rebeccaguynutrition) and shared some key and educational messages with regards to fuelling as an athlete. 



    Rebecca also shared parts of her own journey being a swimmer and some of the challenges she has and continues to face to this day, as well as some of her most memorable moments. 



    This truly was fantastic. 



    Huge thank you to Rebecca for her time, we really hope you enjoy the episode!



    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport 

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89



    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 59 min
    S5 Ep4 - FRAN HALSALL | Tips on what to do if the Olympic bus takes you to the wrong venue for your Olympic semi-final…

    S5 Ep4 - FRAN HALSALL | Tips on what to do if the Olympic bus takes you to the wrong venue for your Olympic semi-final…

    In this episode we have the truly wonderful Fran Halsall join us…

    Fran, a British swimming sprinting LEGEND, chats to us honestly about her proudest swimming moments, how she managed marginally missing out on an Olympic medal, what transitioning out of competitive swimming was like and what our sprint queen is up to now!

    This honestly was an incredibly inspiring episode with key moments we can all learn from and apply to our own lives.

    Huge thank you to Fran for her time, we really hope you enjoy the episode!

    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89

    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 53 min
    S5 Ep3 - KATE OFFORD | How many plates can a female head coach spin?

    S5 Ep3 - KATE OFFORD | How many plates can a female head coach spin?

    In this episode we had the wonderful Kate Offord join us to chat honestly about her experience being a female head coach, to discuss the differences with coaching swimming and triathlon and to share openly about being the parent of athletes!



    Kate spins a lot of plates...

    - Head coach for Altrincham swimming club

    - Weekly 1-2-1 (in person) swim teaching 

    - Weekly Run coaching - local track session 

    - Smiling Tri Coach owner- 1-2-1 triathlon coaching with a team of over 40 athletes 

    - British Triathlon coach educator - tutor for Level 1, Level 2, Level 2 Diploma and High Performing Coach Programme 

    - British Triathlon : Mentoring of Triathlon Coaches 

    - Parent of Swimmers swimming at a decent level 



    We could all definitely learn something from this episode and from Kate!



    We really hope you enjoy the episode.



    You can find us on social media here:

    Instagram:

    @laurenaquigley / @smiley8889 / @quigleysport 

    Twitter:

    @laurenaquigley / @hannahmiley89



    Lauren and Hannah x

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Callabinho ,

The best sporting podcast out there.

I am ashamed to say I have only recently joined the party with this podcast, and I am glad I did.

It’s so refreshing to hear athletes both current and retired talk so honestly and freely about their experiences.

Lauren, Jazz and Hannah and all others who have featured are wonderful people, and they have done an incredible job of offering a unique insight into life as an athlete.

What is the most important aspect for me, is you start to hear about the humans behind the goggles (or respective sporting gear), and that‚Äôs the most important aspect of this. Athletes have so much expectation placed on their shoulders, and all you see is them on the front pages of magazines with heavy titles on the page such as ‚ÄúBritain‚Äôs medal hopefuls‚ÄĚ. Yet behind all of that bravado is a person, who has feelings and thoughts of their own.

A brilliant podcast, thank you all I am hooked!

AllisMills ,

Amazing women: fantastic podcast.

I would urge all athletes to listen. No matter what level you are - you will find you can relate to both Jazz and Lauren. They also feature some brilliant guests and just listening to these guys made me want to rush back to the pool. Love them!

DefoListe ,

Definitely give this podcast a go!

This podcast is honestly super! It’s suitable from anyone from athletes to coaches no matter what sport and it’s great to realise that Lauren and Jazz have been through it all like the rest of us. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve listened to so far and would definitely recommend as it’s so funny and relatable! Thank you Lauren and Jazz!

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