8 episodes

Exploring new waves in the sport of swimming!

On The Top Coaching Podcast Jason Patrick Pullano

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Exploring new waves in the sport of swimming!

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 8: Abbie Fish and the Back to Breast Transition Turn

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 8: Abbie Fish and the Back to Breast Transition Turn

    Today we sat down with Abbie Fish, creator and head coach of swimlikeafish.org, where we discuss the nuances and teaching progressions of 3 variations of the backstroke to breaststroke transition turn during IM races. Watch the videos on youtube at https://bit.ly/OTTFISH

    Be sure to check out Abbie on her social media platforms listed below!

    SwimlikeAFish.org

    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter

    Read below to learn more about Abbie and her Swim Like A. Fish company!

    Abbie founded Swim Like A. Fish in 2019 after 25+ years of success in competitive swimming. From qualifying for the Olympic Trials to working at USA Swimming’s headquarters, and coaching at The Race Club, Abbie has been on all sides of the sport. She is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg” – where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees. Abbie continues to further her knowledge on stroke mechanics by studying, researching, and staying on top of the newest trends on technique. Abbie has worked with clients as young as young as 5 and up to 90 years old. She believes that anyone with the heart to train CAN and WILL benefit from technical advice!

    • 32 min
    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 7: Building a "Natural Super Suit" through Dryland!

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 7: Building a "Natural Super Suit" through Dryland!

    Listen in on Ritter Sports Performance CEO, Chris Ritter, as he discusses his view on dryland, strength, power, athleticism, neuroplasticity, biomechanics and much more!  Get a glimpse of Ritter's newest learning platform, the Surge Strength Academy, whose focus is to "Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers."   SURGE Strength was founded with Chris Ritter's years of experience as both a swim coach and performance coach starting in 2004. This coaching blend has given him a unique perspective on both the wet and the dry side of training for swimmers.  Chris has earned numerous strength and conditioning certifications, including: CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW and NASM-CPT. He also has a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science.  Chris’s passion for dryland drove him to craft and hone programs that launched swimmers to another level of performance. His background in strength training combined with his passion for both coaching and competing in the sport of swimming has generated a brand unlike any other in the world of swimming: SURGE Strength.  Through continuous improvement in both methodology and delivery, SURGE Strength has delivered dryland and strength training programs, via app, to over 1,000 athletes worldwide, logging over 20,000 workouts.  Click Here to enroll in the Surge Strength Dryland Certification Program: https://surgestrength.com/certification/

    • 36 min
    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 6: Mark Hesse on Long Term Athlete Development, Fostering Love For the Sport, and The "Dressel" Start

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 6: Mark Hesse on Long Term Athlete Development, Fostering Love For the Sport, and The "Dressel" Start

    Listen in on Former USA Swimming Director of Club Performance, Mark Hesse, as he discusses Long Term Athlete Development at length. We discuss how to work hard AND have fun while fostering a growth mindset in swimmers that allows them to exceed as athletes and humans! 

    Mark breaks down the specific areas of development that young (10-14 yoa), intermediate (14-18 yoa), and Senior (18+ yoa) swimmers should focus attention in the water and on land. 

    Finally, Mark takes time to review film of the "greatest starter on Earth," Caeleb Dressel, and what specifics details in his start have given him his edge off of the blocks.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 5: Chris Ritter and the Surge Strength Academy

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 5: Chris Ritter and the Surge Strength Academy

    Listen in on Ritter Sports Performance CEO, Chris Ritter, as he discusses his view on dryland, strength, power, athleticism, neuroplasticity, biomechanics and much more!



    Get a glimpse of Ritter's newest learning platform, the Surge Strength Academy, whose focus is to "Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers." 



    SURGE Strength was founded with Chris Ritter's years of experience as both a swim coach and performance coach starting in 2004. This coaching blend has given him a unique perspective on both the wet and the dry side of training for swimmers.



    Chris has earned numerous strength and conditioning certifications, including: CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW and NASM-CPT. He also has a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science.



    Chris’s passion for dryland drove him to craft and hone programs that launched swimmers to another level of performance. His background in strength training combined with his passion for both coaching and competing in the sport of swimming has generated a brand unlike any other in the world of swimming: SURGE Strength.



    Through continuous improvement in both methodology and delivery, SURGE Strength has delivered dryland and strength training programs, via app, to over 1,000 athletes worldwide, logging over 20,000 workouts.



    Click Here to visit the Surge Strength Website: https://www.surge-strength.com/

    Click Here for Swimswam's recent sneakpeak/highlight of Ritter's pullup series: https://swimswam.com/how-to-test-pull-ups-for-swimmers-even-if-they-cant-do-a-single-pull-up/

    • 45 min
    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 4: Zach Mertens #CoachingThroughCovid - College Edition

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 4: Zach Mertens #CoachingThroughCovid - College Edition

    Listen in on Drury University Assistant Coach, Zach Mertens as he hurdles the obstacles that college teams around the country may face upon reopening & bringing student-athletes back!

    Zach discusses policies and procedures ranging from maximizing lane space, safely sharing equipment, travel policies to competitions, the potential increase in "gap year" and redshirt frequency, engaging apathetic/deflated swimmers, and what coaching strategies he'll be focusing on to maximize his time next year.

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    • 51 min
    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 3: Jenna Purkey, Mike Anzano, and the "Covid Safe Swim Meet"

    On The Top Coaching Podcast Episode 3: Jenna Purkey, Mike Anzano, and the "Covid Safe Swim Meet"

    Listen in on City of Midland Aqauatics Head Coach Jenna Purkey and Assistant Head Coach Mike Anzano as they walk you through the details, obstacles, hurdles, and tribulations of hosting safe, social distanced swim meets!



    Click here for the detailed doc on COM's most recent meets: https://bit.ly/covidswimmeet

    Follow COM Aquatics on Facebook to view future covid meets! https://www.facebook.com/comaquaticsmidland

    • 41 min

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