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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, 31 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.

    #158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

    #158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

    Melissa Urie is the first woman to complete 895km Uberman Ultra-Triathlon. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience during the race, doing training, and getting through the race with the use of mental strategies to survive the tough times.
    5:22 Training For Uberman
    10:23 The Power of A Positive Mindset
    12:43 Proving Yourself That You Can Do It
    13:51 Building Your Confidence
    17:29 Giving Up Is Not An Option!
    19:15 Post Race: Mental And Physical Recovery
    25:24 Moving Forward By Going Back To Basics
    29:18 Finding Identity Outside Of Sports Is Important Too
    31:47 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    40:52 Training Session Management
    43.24 Combat Decision Fatigue With Better Mental Habits
    46:48 How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Hard Things
    55:00 What Keeps You Going?

    • 56 min
    #157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

    #157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

    Welcome back to another podcast episode! Today, I'll be sharing my top tips for making your open water swimming enjoyable and more challenging. Listen on in!
    00:27 What Are the Drills You Can Do?
    1:47 How to Break Down Or Structure An Open Water Swim
    3:37 Don't Overthink It!
    3:56 Overcome Open Water Swim Anxiety
    5:55 Progressively Make Your Swimming More Challenging
    6:39 Dynamic Breathing

    • 7 min
    #156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

    #156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

    Welcome Back! Here in Australia, there are a couple of pools that have started to open, you can book individual lanes for a certain amount of time. So I thought of doing a podcast talking about the best ways to get back to training once your pool has opened.
    00:55 Time Frame
    01:54 How Many Sessions?
    02:52 What Will You Experience?
    04:19 What Type Of Training Should You Be Doing?
    08:39 Warm Up With Fins
    09:41 Therebands
    10:19 Time Trial
     

    • 13 min
    #155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

    #155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

    In today's episode, we sat down with the author of the book Your New Prime, and promoter of men's health and wellness, Craig Cooper! We talked about the active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health as you age, how to get out of complacency, and how to start thriving and making steady forward progress in life.
    3:40 Passion For Health
    7:06 Adjusting Your Fitness As You Age
    11:40 Cultivate The Friendships In Your Life
    17:58 Break Free From Complacency
    21:55 The Element Of Uncertainty
    23:20 Live In The Moment
    25:08 Good Friendships Are Key To Positive Mental Health
    28:55 Life Is Challenging For Everyone
    30:03 Get Together
    33:45 What's Next for Craig Cooper

    • 41 min
    #154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

    #154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

    In today's episode, we are joined by a lifelong trainer and athlete Andrew Read as he talks about his program 28-day Challenge. Andrew talks through how important going back to the basics is and some of the necessary skills to influence your success at living a healthy lifestyle.
    4:19 Creating A Mindset Component
    5:32 Going Back To The Basics Matters
    12:40 Understand How You Learn Best.
    15:32 Cut To The Chase
    17:35 Your Body Is Built For Walking.
    20:59 Consistency Makes The Biggest Difference.
    23:53 Starting From Scratch
    25:02 Give It Time
    28:10 Carrot And Stick Approach
    31:46 Identify What Triggers Your Bad Habits And Make A Plan
    35:35: Change Starts With You
    37:22 Asking the Right Questions

    • 43 min
    #153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

    #153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

    We are joined by Dr. Greg Wells who is the author of the book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. We discussed some of the things that are discussed in his book. He shares some strategies on why doing less will actually achieve more, how to stop reacting to things and be more deliberate, taking full control of your love, refocusing your attention and how you can stop being a slave to busyness.
    02:05 Slowing Down
    04:05 Sleeping As A Tool Tool To Recharge
    07:29 Doing Less To Achieve More In A Day To Day Life
    08:51 Pump The Breaks, Open More Space and Have More Control
    11:29 You Don't Need To Do What Other People Expect Of You
    13:39 From External Validation To Intrinsic Motivation
    14:26 Stop Reacting And Start Being Deliberate With What You're Doing
    17:08 Metacognition
    21:41 Reaction versus Response
    24:50 Helping Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
    26:53 Pay Attention To What We Have
    29:59 Multitasking Can Lead To Distractions
    37:22 Get Away From Your Device - "123 Practice"
    39:28 The Psychology Of Being In The Water
    43:17 Bring Your Attention Right Back Into The Present Moment
    48:00 It's Process Not Outcome

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

e135790 ,

Hmmm! Alright....I guess

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

nelida7 ,

Why can’t I find the first episodes

I can’t find the truth about swimming part 1 and 2

AJosey66 ,

Excellent Information

Gets right to the heart of how to swim better with solid information, well presented. Specifically, the difference in going from a 2-beat to a 4-beat kick brought a significant improvement in my times immediately. Tips on breathing technique have helped with big breakthroughs as well. My goal this year is to swim 1 million yards and I’m ahead of schedule so far thanks to Effortless Swimming.

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