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This podcast chats to adult Masters Swimmers from around the world, both pool and open water champions. Some are Olympians, and are competing well into their late 20's and beyond, conquering feats other swimmers are in awe of. Others have unfinished business from their youth, rediscovering their love of swimming and taking their accomplishments to new heights. Who are these superstars? Why do they swim? How do they continue to perform at such high levels. We discover the answers to these and many more questions, as we chat to each of our very special guests. So settle down with a cuppa, and listen to your weekly dose of all things Masters Swimming.

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This podcast chats to adult Masters Swimmers from around the world, both pool and open water champions. Some are Olympians, and are competing well into their late 20's and beyond, conquering feats other swimmers are in awe of. Others have unfinished business from their youth, rediscovering their love of swimming and taking their accomplishments to new heights. Who are these superstars? Why do they swim? How do they continue to perform at such high levels. We discover the answers to these and many more questions, as we chat to each of our very special guests. So settle down with a cuppa, and listen to your weekly dose of all things Masters Swimming.

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with James Hickman - British Triple Olympian and Masters Swimming WR holder

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with James Hickman - British Triple Olympian and Masters Swimming WR holder

    In this episode of Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast we chat to vibrant triple Olympic swimmer  - Englishman James Hickman

    James represented the UK at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics; won the World Short Course 200m butterfly title 5 times and held the 100m and 200m Short Course World Record during that period.  He has some great tales to tell from that time.
    With all these wonderful swimming accolades behind him, he settled down to a career in marketing and trotted around the globe for Speedo, finally landing in Sydney 6 years ago with his young family.

    In this harbour side city, he re-ignited his love of swimming by finding his "people" at a local Sydney pool and discovered a new passion in open water swimming as well. Now he finds himself a FINA Masters Swimming WR holder with his mates in a 4x50m relay and regularly racing in the pool and ocean when he can fit it all into his schedule.

    We chatted about his current training schedule - What he does, how often and what type of training he undertakes.  James explained what he has learnt and is still learning in the open water. We talk about the way he used to train - "You have to make training harder than the race" and how this mantra fires him up now to challenge himself in the water.

    The biggest takeaway from our chat was his passion and connection to the water and that is something all lovers of swimming will recognise. 

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    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Sam Poulsen - marathon swimmer and cold water enthusiast

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Sam Poulsen - marathon swimmer and cold water enthusiast

    Marathon Swimmer Sam Poulsen embodies determination and true grit as she conquers open water swim adventures. She has successfully crossed the English and North Channels in the UK and has plans for some exciting un-chartered swims in the near future. Sam shares all her tips and what she has learnt on today's Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast episode.

    What kind of training does she do to prepare for these epic adventures; Which type of mindset does she use before and during the swim; and how does she combat the cold water extremes, tides and jellyfish she encounters on these swims.

    Learn from Sam's experience and take that away to your own training and preparation for your next open water swim adventure.

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    • 51 min
    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Nadine Day - FINA Masters Swimming Chairperson

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Nadine Day - FINA Masters Swimming Chairperson

    Masters Swimming is exploding in popularity world wide, as it solidifies its links to FINA. Nadine Day is at the forefront of that link, as the newly elected FINA Chairperson for Masters Swimming. She discusses this and more on today's Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast  

    Not only is Nadine heavily involved in the running of masters swimming, first as a past President of USMS and now as FINA Chairperson, but she is also a passionate masters swimmer, coach and physiotherapist.  We covered all this in this far reaching pod episode.

    I wonder how many of you would like to try Nadine's favourite swimming set?  It is a killer. Check out the episode to hear all about it.

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    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast - TST Quick Splash report from the Pan Pacific Masters Games

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast - TST Quick Splash report from the Pan Pacific Masters Games

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast brings you a TST Quick Splash report, from the Pan Pac Masters Games held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in QLD.

    A round up of all the best swims from the meet over the 4 days of competition, with highlighted swims from Leigh Rodgers, Darius Schultz, Cameron Donovan, Kady Ibell and Marion Beluke.

    We had three, on the ground, hard-nosed swimming reporters in Martin Banks, Brett Davidson and Elaine Sng, with their reflections and race experience throughout the competition.

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    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Hayley Lewis - Triple Olympian and dual Olympic medallist

    Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast with Hayley Lewis - Triple Olympian and dual Olympic medallist

    From dual Olympic medallist and World Champion, through to one of her current roles as Ambassador of Mental Health for the Queensland government, Australian triple Olympian Hayley Lewis-Taylor candidly shared all the ups and downs she has experienced, conquered and triumphed over in her swimming career on today's Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast

    How did she handle the pressure that came with being one of Swimming Australia's most successful athletes of the 90's? What has she learnt from those fundamental lessons experienced at the pool? And why has she found herself back in the pool after many years of self imposed exile?

    It was such a delight chatting to Hayley and hearing her candidly share her swimming journey.

    You won't want to miss this episode.  Listen now!

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    Torpedo Swimtalk with Harriet Brown - World Champion Ironwoman and Surf lifesaving superstar

    Torpedo Swimtalk with Harriet Brown - World Champion Ironwoman and Surf lifesaving superstar

    Harriet Brown is a World Champion Iron-woman and 2 x winner of the NutriGrain Iron-woman Series and she shares with us how she ocean swims, surf kayaks, board paddles and beach sprints her way to success across all four disciplines on this episode of Torpedo Swimtalk Podcast You won't want to miss it!

    It takes many sessions in the pool, ocean and gym each week,  training with hard work and dedication to bring this Iron-woman dream together. As Harriet says "Train really hard and push your body to the limit. If you’re making the commitment to train, you may as well do your absolute best".  And Harriet certainly exemplifies this with every word she speaks about her swimming and surf journey.

    And for all those ocean swimmers out there, Harriet shares with us her top tips to completing an ocean race successfully. And she should know, being a 6 x winner of the iconic Lorne Pier to Pub Swim.

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