Faster times and better technique aren't a guarantee when you train hard. What really makes a difference to your speed and efficiency in the water? The Effortless Swimming podcast helps make a complex sport really simple to better your swimming. We cover open water swimming, triathlon swimming and pool swimming. Hosted by Australian National swimmer and coach Brenton Ford.
#171: 40km Across Lake Taupo with John Hancock
My guest today is John Hancock, the most recent person who successfully completed the Lake Taupo swim.
00:46 Lake Taupo
02:29 Deciding To Cross Lake Taupo and How Long is The Preparation
05:34 Is 2 Month Preparation Enough?
08:27 "As Long As You Can Keep Moving, You Will Get There"
12:16 Thoughts While for 14 Hours
16:49 Positivity v.s. Dark Thoughts During The Swim
23:39 After The Swim
28:39 Swimming With Squad
John's Swim Report:
#170: How To Make Your Swimming Feel "Effortless"
In this episode, I want to talk about making your swimming effortless. I have been watching about Lionel Sanders, a professional triathlete has put up in his swimming recently which he has titled "Stop Sucking At Swimming" and he is basically trying to improve his swimming to be a front pack swimmer in his swim and not lose so much ground on his swim. It has been interesting hearing him talk about the things that he is going through and how he is going to change his mindset and his approach to swimming.
00:56 Try Less To Go Faster
02:35 Try This The Next Time You Are In The Pool
04:22 Effortless Swimming?
05:16 Not Going To Happen Every Time
05:37 Do A Longer Warm-Up
06:36 Sets That Progressively Get Quicker
08:16 Get Your Technique Looked At And Be Consistent
#169: How To Avoid Being A "One Speed Swimmer"
Do you only have one speed?
In this episode, we are talking about developing your gears as a swimmer. If you want to develop your ability and your skills as a swimmer or as a triathlete, then it is going to really pay off to be able to adjust the effort you put in and the speed that you get back as a result of it. We are also talking about the common mistakes that people make when they struggle to increase their speed.
01:15 Accordion Effect
02:23 Apply More Pressure and Power At The Front Of Your Stroke
03:31 Difference In Speed Is Minimal
07:25 Tighten Up The Kick
08:41 Tuning Into Your Breathing
#168: 7 Things I've Changed With My Swimming In 2021
I thought it might be useful through some of the things that I am tweaking, adjusting, and changing with my own swimming that you may find useful in your own swimming.
00:36 Changing Habits and Having a Good Routine
02:55 Starting The Day The Right Way
05:50 Training Harder and Longer Sessions
06:17 Expanding Skillset and Boundaries
10:03 Listening to Fictional Audio Books
11:16 Loosening Up and Staying on Top Of My Mobility
12:58 Do Less
#167: Case Study: A 50 Second Improvement Per 100 Yards with Chuck Rine
In this episode, Chuck, who joined the Effortless Swimming Membership a couple of years ago, shares about his swimming experience, his hesitation in joining the membership, and how he has significantly improved over the years
01:06 Joining Effortless Swimming Membership
04:23 Putting Attention To More Important Things
08:52 It's all about "Reduce Drag, Increase Propulsion"
13:49 What You Think You're Doing And What You Are Actually Doing Often Times Are Different Things
16:24 You Can't Change Your Stroke Overnight
16:53 "I Didn't Know Where My Lats Were"
#166: From Barely Making 25m To Swimming 1:47/100m with Karsten Weber
00:58 Swimming Background
01:53 Joining Ironman After A Heart Attack
04:57 "Never Did Any Freestyle"
11:05 Comparing Strokes From A Month Ago
12:04 Finding The Right Balance With Your Stroke (Sweet Spot)
14:12 Not Power But Technique
14:30 "You Don't Know What You Don't Know"
16:05 Breaking It Down (Focus On One Thing At A Time)
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