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Take an intimate look inside the minds of swimming's highest achievers.

Inside with Brett Hawk‪e‬ Brett Hawke

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Take an intimate look inside the minds of swimming's highest achievers.

    #140 Sarah Sjöström

    #140 Sarah Sjöström

    Swedish superstar Sarah Sjöström is the reigning Olympic Champion in the Women's 100 Butterfly.   

    00:00 Introduction 

    01:30 How's the elbow? 

    04:55 "It was devastating." 

    07:20 Recovery Timeline 

    07:55 Mental Approach 

    11:20 Ben Wildman-Tobriner 

    14:05 Sarah's Swimming Journey 

    16:20 Olympic Success 3rd Time Around 

    17:35 Sweden's 1st Olympic Gold Medal Female Swimmer 

    17:55 Handling Pressure with a Psychologist 

    22:10 Breaking the World Record in the Olympic Final 

    22:54 YAHTZEE! 24:20 What are you thinking behind the blocks? 

    25:00 100 Fly Race Strategy

    30:00 Timing in Butterfly 

    31:00 Building Speed & Power vs. Endurance in Fly 

    31:45 Get Straight Into The Catch (50 Fly stroke) 

    33:00 Sprint Kicking Almost Every Practice 

    33:45 How can you hold 6 World Records in 2 Strokes? 

    37:00 How do you go under 52? 

    41:00 Being an Ambassador for the ILS 

    42:30 Swimming is my Job 

    43:45 James Gibson & Energy Standard



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    Artwork photo courtesy of Mine Kasapoglu. Follow her on Instagram.
    Also, watch her interview with Brett! Episode 134! She can rip down a mountain on skis or a snowboard...Turkish national champion! 


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    • 45 min
    #139 Dr. Gary Hall Sr.

    #139 Dr. Gary Hall Sr.

    Dr. Gary Hall Sr. won 3 Olympic medals (2 Silvers, 1 Bronze) in 3 different individual events (400 IM, 200 Fly, 100 Fly) at 3 consecutive Olympics (1968, 1972, 1976). A retired ophthalmologist, Dr. Hall founded The Race Club with his son, Gary Hall Jr.. They've been teaching people to swim faster with camps, content, and more since 2003.

    "I love teaching I've always loved teaching and I want to I want to take this further but I want to try to do it in a way that that I'd like to do it which is more science based and really kind of bring the science into the sport and that's what we've tried to do." - Gary Hall Sr.  

    00:00 Sponsors  

    01:13 Intro Episode 139 Dr. Gary Hall Sr. 

    03:13 History of the Race Club  

    07:30 Gary Hall Jr. 

    11:00 JUST HAVE FUN 

    11:30 Garden Grove, Sammy Lee 

    13:40 Jon Urbanchek 

    15:00 Flip Darr, 400 IM 

    16:40 Holding Bob Webster's gold medal 

    18:00 Mexico City 

    21:30 Indiana University & Doc Counsilman 

    24:45 Marge Counsilman 

    26:20 Mark Spitz 

    31:55 200 Fly World Record 

    34:10 Mark Spitz 100 Fly Get Out Swim 

    36:30 Gary Jr. Pan-Pacs 1995 

    38:05 400 IM to 200 Fly to 100 Fly 

    40:45 1976 USA Men's Olympic Swimming Team 

    41:05 Why the science of swimming? 

    42:40 Technology in Swimming 

    49:00 Work with The Race Club  

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    • 51 min
    #138 Chris Fydler

    #138 Chris Fydler

    Chris Fydler is a 20x Australian National Champion, 3x Olympian, and Olympic Champion. He was one of the four Australians strumming guitars after beating Team USA's 4x100 Free Relay at the 2000 Sydney Games. That victory, in front of the home crowd, snapped 36 years of American dominance in the event. The same relay that Ian Thorpe nearly missed because he ripped two suits...

    Currently, Chris is the Managing Director of Sydney based software company, Tambla. He also serves as President on the Board of Directors of New South Wales Swimming.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #137 Trevor Freeland

    #137 Trevor Freeland

    Trevor Freeland grew up in Philadelphia swimming for Jim Ellis and PDR (the Philadelphia Department of Recreation or Pride, Determination, Resilience). He helped the University of Virginia win their first ACC Championship in 1987. Trevor has had an incredible business career with Deutsche Bank. In this episode, he explains to Brett how swimming, his mother, Jim Ellis, and Mark Bernardino shaped him into the businessman he is today. 

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    • 46 min
    #136 Ray Looze

    #136 Ray Looze

    Ray Looze is the Head Coach of the Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving teams at Indiana University. He's been a mainstay on Team USA's coaching staffs as of late: 2017 & 2019 World Championship Coach, 2018 Pan Pacific Head Coach, and 2016 Olympic Assistant Coach.  

    Brett and Ray discuss...

    Do you still coach? How do you stay a coach rather than becoming a manager?

    Blake Pieroni. Zach Apple. 

    Getting 3rd at Olympic Trials. 

    Blake not making the A Final at Olympic Trials in the 200 Free. "What are you going to do now Blake?" 

    Cody Miller talking to Michael Phelps at Olympic Trials. 

    Having one of your athlete's win Olympic gold. 

    Lily King, Yulia Efimova, and doping. 

    How does Indiana win an NCAA team title?

    Are NCAA Championships going to happen? How about the Tokyo Olympics?

    2021 USA Swimming Olympic Trials are going to be very different. How do you swim fast at Olympic Trials?

    And more!

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    Ray On Instagram
    IU S&D on Instagram

    Ray On Twitter
    IU S&D on Twitter

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    • 41 min
    #135 Chris Plumb

    #135 Chris Plumb

    Chris Plumb is the Head Coach of Carmel Swim Club & Carmel High School where they have won 35 straight girls state championships and 19 boys state championships. Coach Plumb is in his 15th year at Carmel. 

    Brett and Chris talk about...

    Being a Learner

    How do you be a better coach?

    “It’s simple things over and over.” – Chris Plumb

    How do you break up your training cycles for your high school swimmers?

    “The Science of Winning”

    5 great weeks and a deload week. 6 week blocks. Capacity (Gas Tank) & Power (MPG).

    It’s like a faucet. Aerobic power. Aerobic capacity. Anaerobic power. Anaerobic capacity. Short Speed. You need all of them but it’s all about how much you turn on.

    Developing the person.

    Drylands. Vern Gambetta. How to move properly.

    “You can create athletes.” – Chris Plumb

    Using a pulley system, Destro Swim Towers (use coupon code "brett" at checkout to save $150 on a double swim tower!)

    Recognizing the differences between coaching young men and women.

    Having a working board vs. a governing board of parents.

    And much, much more!

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    • 48 min

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