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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.

The Effortless Swimming Podcast Brenton Ford

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    • 4.5 • 45 Ratings

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.

    #232 : [Case Study] 2:00/100m to 1:20/100m with Scott Harpham

    #232 : [Case Study] 2:00/100m to 1:20/100m with Scott Harpham

    In today's episode, I wanted to get Scott Harpham from New Zealand to share his swimming improvements over the last couple of years. We talked about going back to fundamentals, consistency, and more.
    00:53 Swimming Background
    03:08 Starting Training
    06:04 Finding Effortless Swimming
    08:05 8 Week Faster Freestyle Course
    09;23 Seeing A Big Difference
    13:11 Constant Reinforcement To Relax
    16:40 More Effort Does Not Equal More Speed
    18:26 Going Back To Fundamentals
    23:58 Getting The Body Position Right
    27:52 Consistency Is The Key

    • 30 min
    #231 : Unusual Ways To Swim Faster with Eney Jones

    #231 : Unusual Ways To Swim Faster with Eney Jones

    So excited to have Eney Jones back again as our guest in today's podcast episode. Eney is an open-water swim champion and a former triathlete. In this episode, we'll talk about coaching, drills, split tempo, and ways to swim faster.
    01:22 Online Analysis
    05:43 Power Phase - Power Diamond
    07:18  Your Catch Is Dependent On Your Body Type
    10:05 Scapular Mobility Is Important
    10:43 Superhero Posture
    12:50 Office Chair Swivel Drill
    22:53 Split Tempo
    27:55 Galloping Stroke
    29:17 Breathing
    33:46 Eney Bouy
    34:55 Using Resistance Band
    39:29 Get Your Mermaid Resistance Band
    44:58 Contact Eney

    • 46 min
    #230 : Atomic Habits with Brenton Ford

    #230 : Atomic Habits with Brenton Ford

    In today's episode, I will dive into a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. I wanted to explain some of the concepts that I found incredibly helpful for achieving the goals that I set myself.
    00:46 Maldives Swim Camp
    02:31 Understanding How Habits Are Formed
    03:54 Favorite Quotes From The Book
    05:19 Habits Need To Be Effortless
    06:40 Make A Habit Attractive
    10:00 Less Friction
    11:36 Make Your Habit Satisfying
    13:24 It Takes Time To Build A Habit
    16:33 Make Good Habits A Part Of Your Identity

    • 19 min
    #229 : The Effortless Swimming Of Running with Paul McKinnon (The Balanced Runner)

    #229 : The Effortless Swimming Of Running with Paul McKinnon (The Balanced Runner)

    Today, my guest is Paul Mackinnon, a professional running technique coach who helped many runners and triathletes worldwide. We discussed running cues, how to improve your running skill, and more about coaching. I hope you enjoy this episode!
    01:16 Coaching Athletes
    03:07 Nike's latest shoes
    05:54 Running Cues
    11:13 Common Mistakes For The Average Runner
    12:26 Arm Swing Is Important To Running
    13:52 Asking The Right Questions
    19:57 Self Awareness
    23:48 Is There Not Much Technique To Running?
    27:46 Different Paces
    32:16 One Cue At A Time
    36:27 Focus On One To Two Things
    40:03 The Balanced Runner Membership
    45:14 What's Next?

    • 46 min
    #228 : [Case Study] 2:05 to 1:40/100m in 4 months with Felipe Telles

    #228 : [Case Study] 2:05 to 1:40/100m in 4 months with Felipe Telles

    I've got another guest on today's podcast. He is someone who I started working with recently to help improve his swimming, and he's gone from around 205 pace per 100 and down to the low 140s. I hope you enjoy it!
    01:31 Swimming Background
    04:14 Started Triathlon
    05:25 I Found Effortless Swimming
    06:38 5 Day Catch Challenge
    08:37 Joining The Membership
    12:50 Coaching And Feedback
    19:57 First Race Win
    22:06 Impressive Improvement
    25:01 I Don't Hate Swimming Anymore
    27:00 What's Next?

    • 29 min
    #227 : Making Good From Bad with Katherine Starr

    #227 : Making Good From Bad with Katherine Starr

    Today, my guest is Katherine Starr, a former Olympian, and Commonwealth Games athlete. Katherine advocates for a safe and abused-free environment for athletes. Join us as she shares her incredible and inspiring story.
    00:55 Becoming an Olympic Athlete
    9:00 Not Speaking Up
    14:54 I Started Missing Practice
    16:47 Athlete Integrity Coaching
    20:54 Conflict Delayed Is Conflict Multiplied
    22:29 You Are The Power
    29:27 Working With Athletes And Coaches
    33:14 Win From Within
    36:13 Creating A Safe Team Environment
    38:00 Relationship With Time
    44:01 Rescue Me
    47:28 Get In Touch

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Chuck R USA ,

Swimming Tips for Everyone from Casual Swimmer to Triathlete

Brenton Ford offers something for everyone with Effortless Swimming, including tips on entry, catch and pull, breathing, body and head position, and how to get back into the water after spending some time out of the water. Listen to a few podcasts in the car or on a run, and then check out his YouTube videos and other online resources.

john xs atl ,

Great swim advice

I love Brenton’s pod casts and swim videos. Such great, practical advice. I have really improved my swimming and enjoyment of swimming by listening. I highly recommend to anyone interested in improving their swimming

e135790 ,

Hmmm! Alright....I guess

It’s fine but could u plz do more episodes thx so much

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