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Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast brings you the latest interviews from Swimming’s biggest legends of the past, superstars of the pool today and rising stars of the future. You won't hear interviews like this anywhere else.

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Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast

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Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast brings you the latest interviews from Swimming’s biggest legends of the past, superstars of the pool today and rising stars of the future. You won't hear interviews like this anywhere else.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSzKiUIcFaRK-66bIGnzkZg/featured?view_as=subscriber

    Off The Blocks with Shayna Jack Ep 1

    Off The Blocks with Shayna Jack Ep 1

    Welcome to the season 5 premier of Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast, and todays special guest is World Champ and Comm Games Gold medallist Shayna Jack.

    In this podcast, Shayna tells us how she has been feeling since being cleared to return to the pool a few months ago, and what goals she and coach Dean Boxall have set for the future now she is free to compete.

    We discuss her ban from 2019, how it came about, how she heard about it and the struggles she went through trying to process what she was going to do. We discuss the dark days through her ban, but also the strength and resolve Shayna had to persevere, never give up and fight her way back to where she is today.

    We also discuss how Swimming Australia could look at how they can better support athletes in the future who may be going through difficulties out of the pool, as well how the whole 2 year 3 month ban has helped Shayna realise she is much more than just an athlete and what other interests and passions she has outside of the pool now to help give her a great athlete/life balance.

    Genuinely one of my favourite chats since starting the podcast in 2018, its roar, its real and its honest and if your like me i don‘t think you can help but come away from this podcast with admiration and empathy for Shayna Jack for everything she has been through over the last 2 and a half years, and how she never gave up, stayed true to her self and is now coming back bigger and stronger than ever.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    2021 Off The Blocks Swimming Awards Ep 40

    2021 Off The Blocks Swimming Awards Ep 40

    Season 4 Ep 40, Welcome to the 2021 Off The Blocks Swimming Awards

    Today we celebrate an amazing year of swimming not just here in Australia but from around the world, from the success of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to some of the individual performances from our superstars this year it has been a year like no other and what better what to recap and pay tribute than with an awards show.

    Joining me to help announce the award winners are OTB Crew stars Lani Pallister and Lachlan Carter along with special guest, Tokyo Gold medallist Meg Harris. The star of the Shannon Rollason Podcast, Shannon Rollason comes on to help announce some awards among them, coach of the year. And Off The Blocks Expert Analyst Bobby Hurley also joins the awards to help announce the inaugural Off The Blocks Swimmer of the year.

    A great way to finish season 4 of the podcast, i hope you all enjoy it. 




    See you in season 5

    • 49 min
    Off The Blocks with Emma McKeon Ep 39

    Off The Blocks with Emma McKeon Ep 39

    Season 4 Ep 39, we are finishing season 4 with a bang as our last interview for the season is with the greatest ever female athlete from an Olympic games, Australian and London Roar superstar Emma McKeon

    In this chat we get a tremendous insight into Emma‘s training and mindset leading up to Tokyo 2020, including her work with coach and mentor Michael Bohl. Emma tells us some of the things she focused on in preparation for the games both in and out of the pool.

    We go through her historic week in Tokyo including all the highlights with relay and individual success, and of course the break through moment of her win in the 100M Freestyle winning her first individual Olympic gold medal for Australia.

    We also talk a bit of ISL Season 3 and her team the London Roar, as well as have some fun with some google questions at the end.
    Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen as this interview was recorded while Emma was on a boat sailing to Malta, nothing like a bit of rough sea‘s, and a brilliant chat with a 7 time Olympic medallist from Tokyo 2020 to anchor us home

    • 45 min
    Off The Blocks with Sydney Pickrem Ep 38

    Off The Blocks with Sydney Pickrem Ep 38

    Season 4 Ep 38, we sit down and chat with two time Olympian and Olympic medallist for Canada Sydney Pickrem.

    In this podcast Sydney and i go through all things ISL and the team she captains London Roar. We discuss what she loves about the Roar team in particular her teammates and racing for them. We even ask if she would change any of the rules in ISL if she was boss for the day, and ask her her prediction of who will be Season 3 champions, spoiler alert its London Roar all the way.

    Sydney and i also delve into the last 18months of training and competition and the ups and downs that come with being an elite swimmer. Some of the struggles she has been through, and of course the amazing moment of being on the podium with her Canadian teammates in Tokyo following the Women‘s 4x100 Medley relay.

    A great chat, with an awesome person and one you will not want to miss
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    • 59 min
    Off The Blocks with Josh Collett Ep 37

    Off The Blocks with Josh Collett Ep 37

    Season 4 Ep 37, we chat with NSW and Australian swimming rising star Josh Collett.

    In this podcast we chat with the young Knox Pymble speedster about his recent training and competing up in QLD due to lockdowns in Sydney. We discuss Josh‘s coach Dobbo and how much he has helped his swimming both physically and mentally. Josh gives us an insight into what makes Knox Pymble so successful as a club.

    We also get into his very successful 2021 Australian Age Champs on the Gold Coast this year, and how much he enjoyed racing again after 2020 being called off. We also touch on his experience at this years Olympic trials in Adelaide where he made the finals in the Men‘s 200 IM, what lessons did he take away?

    All that and a whole lot more.




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Off The Blocks with Robert Thorpe Ep 36

    Off The Blocks with Robert Thorpe Ep 36

    Season 4 Ep 36, we chat with Junior Australian Team member, multiple Australian Age Medallist and St Peters Western rising star Robert Thorpe.

    In this chat we discuss his move to QLD and the St Peters program coming from NSW. Being selected on the Junior Australian team this year and how hard he had worked to put himself on the list.

    Open water racing as well as distance swimming in the pool, and what goals he has set himself for the future.

    We also go through his amazing 2021 Australian Age Championships results from the Gold Coast and things that he is working on to be an even stronger competitor in the coming years.

    Great chat, with a young swimmer who has a lot of potential for Australian Swimming in the future

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    • 51 min

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