96 episodes

Triathlon Swimming: Insight for Beginners to Advanced Triathlete Swimmers. Learn how to swim faster and with ease with training tips and triathlon swimming advice from Tri Swim Coach and distinguished Ironman professionals and triathlon coaches. Kevin Koskella is a world-renowned triathlon swim coach with over 27 years of swimming experience. This podcast has tips, stories, adventures, and overall entertainment and education regarding swimming and triathlon. Join our community that contains thousands of triathletes looking to get a leg up on the competition in their next triathlon.

Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming Podcast Kevin Koskella

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    • 4.6 • 162 Ratings

Triathlon Swimming: Insight for Beginners to Advanced Triathlete Swimmers. Learn how to swim faster and with ease with training tips and triathlon swimming advice from Tri Swim Coach and distinguished Ironman professionals and triathlon coaches. Kevin Koskella is a world-renowned triathlon swim coach with over 27 years of swimming experience. This podcast has tips, stories, adventures, and overall entertainment and education regarding swimming and triathlon. Join our community that contains thousands of triathletes looking to get a leg up on the competition in their next triathlon.

    Amplifying Diversity and Community in Triathlon with Camille Baptiste - TSC Episode #148

    Amplifying Diversity and Community in Triathlon with Camille Baptiste - TSC Episode #148

    This podcast episode features an enlightening conversation with Camille Baptiste, a race director who advocates for inclusivity in triathlon. Dive into the journey of organizing events, the importance of short course races for beginners, and the critical role of community swims and bike rides. Camille shares insights on creating a more inclusive triathlon culture, making the sport accessible for females, ethnic minorities, and newbies. The discussion covers dealing with criticism, the impact of race gear and times on participation, and strategies for attracting and retaining participants. This episode is a call to focus less on competition and more on the community and personal growth through triathlon.


    00:00 Welcome to the Fun Podcast with Camille Baptist
    00:31 Triathlon Setup and Race Directing Insights
    00:53 The Art of Receiving Criticism and Compliments
    04:09 Navigating Feedback and Improving Race Experiences
    07:54 The Importance of Short Course Races in Triathlon
    13:17 Addressing the Culture and Inclusivity in Triathlon
    15:32 Breaking Down Barriers: Language, Jargon, and Community
    18:43 Making Triathlon More Accessible and Inclusive
    22:39 The Challenge of Maintaining Short Course Races
    24:25 Triathlon Community Insights: DC as a Triathlon Hotspot
    26:38 Diving into Community Swims: Safety, Accessibility, and Fun
    31:56 Expanding the Community: From Swims to Bikes
    33:53 The Importance of Inclusive and Safe Training Environments
    34:20 Challenges and Solutions for Open Water Swimming
    44:34 Creating Engaging and Inclusive Triathlon Events
    47:05 Emphasizing Joy and Inclusion in Triathlon
    50:52 Closing Thoughts: The True Essence of Triathlon

    • 54 min
    Mastering Triathlon Training: Off-Season Strategies for Peak Performance with Josh Banks - TSC Podcast #147

    Mastering Triathlon Training: Off-Season Strategies for Peak Performance with Josh Banks - TSC Podcast #147

    This podcast explores critical insights on maximizing off-season training for triathletes, featuring in-depth discussions on training strategies, nutrition, recovery, and technology's role in tailoring training plans. Emphasizing the transition from distance to speed, the use of platforms like TriDot and Fuelin to customize training and nutrition plans, and the impact of technique adjustments on swimming, the podcast offers a comprehensive guide to achieving peak performance. It stresses the importance of setting achievable goals, maintaining fitness through race participation, and balancing training with personal commitments. Highlighting the mental aspects of racing and the value of coaching, it also explores community engagement via platforms like TriSwimCoach and social media for holistic support and adaptability in training environments.
     
    00:00 Kickstarting the Conversation: Coffee and Tech Setup
    01:12 Diving into Off-Season Training Strategies
    03:52 A Journey into Triathlon: From Start to Strategy
    14:49 Optimizing Off-Season: Training, Nutrition, and Goals
    27:36 The Coaching Philosophy: Building Long-Term Athlete Relationships
    35:34 Triathlon Community: The Spirit of Support and Inclusion
    38:22 Setting Goals and Working Backwards
    38:56 The Power of Coaching and Personal Blind Spots
    39:07 Detailed Training Goals and Race Aspirations
    41:11 Strategic Focus on Improving Performance
    43:50 Adapting Training for the Build Season
    48:01 The Role of a Coach Beyond Training Plans
    50:22 Balancing Training, Racing, and Recovery
    01:05:14 Nutrition and Fueling Strategies for Athletes
    01:12:38 Planning for Success in the Off-Season
    01:16:26 Connecting with the Community and Final Thoughts

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Transition of Leadership and Teaching Philosophy in TriSwimCoach with Kevin Koskella - TSC Podcast #146

    Transition of Leadership and Teaching Philosophy in TriSwimCoach with Kevin Koskella - TSC Podcast #146

    In this episode, Kevin passes the TriSwimCoach baton to Dominic, marking a big shift in leadership. They share stories from their early days in coaching to the latest in their careers, revealing how their approaches to teaching have evolved over time. Whether it’s tackling the challenges of coaching beginners or fine-tuning the techniques of competitive triathletes, they emphasize the need for personalized coaching that really fits the swimmer’s goals. Plus, they’ll give us a sneak peek into the future of TriSwimCoach, including plans to boost the community vibe with more online interaction and international swim camps. It’s all about building a supportive space for swimmers to thrive. So, grab your headphones and tune in to get caught up on TSC. 

    • 47 min
    The Mastering of Your Mind with Robert Szentes - TSC Podcast #145

    The Mastering of Your Mind with Robert Szentes - TSC Podcast #145

    In this episode of the TriSwimCoach podcast, Kevin has a chat with Robert Szentes. Robert is a life and success strategist, transformational master trainer, visionary, and thought leader. It is his passion to inspire and authentically lead the next generation of conscious influencers and leaders who seek to empower others for the betterment of humanity.
    He is a former electrical software engineer and the skills he learned gave him the ability to understand and decode the complex logic of the human mind. Robert is also the author of the bestselling book “The Mastering of Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Decode Your Fears and Create Peace and Prosperity in Your Life.” He is also the host of the podcast “The Subconscious Secrets for Prosperity.”
    In this episode, Kevin and Robert talk about stress, and exercising one’s consciousness and power. They also covered other helpful topics like becoming resilient, chunking exercise, and winning in your age group, and in life. So much beneficial information and wisdom in today’s episode, so don’t miss it!
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Robert's background How he helps people His take on stress On going through what you feel you have lost On realizing that you have the power Exercising consciousness Becoming more resilient Chunking exercise On one’s true self Winning in your age group On his book “The Mastering of Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Decode Your Fears and Create Peace and Prosperity in Your Life” On his coaching programs Links:
    The Mastering of Your Mind by Robert Szentes Prosperity Mindset Podcast by Robert Szentes Advanced Mindset Institute Freedom Lovin Podcast & Blog **If you've enjoyed this episode of Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming, please subscribe and leave us a rating & review over on iTunes to help spread the word. Thank you!**

    • 51 min
    Optimizing Your Sleep with Lee Bougie - TSC Podcast #144

    Optimizing Your Sleep with Lee Bougie - TSC Podcast #144

    In this episode of the TriSwimCoach, Kevin interviewed Lee Bougie. Lee is a researcher, science teacher, speaker, and holistic nutritionist. She also leads the research and development department at Nested Naturals. She teachers at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and runs workshops on various wellness topics.
    Lee is a writer for Contentment Magazine and does media appearances focusing on sleep, stress, and the circadian rhythm. She is also a certified stress mastery educator and a diplomat of The American Institute of Stress.
    In the interview, Lee and Kevin talked about sleep and how it affects health and triathlon racing. Other topics they discussed include insomnia and its causes, what caffeine does, and what happens to the body during sleep. If you are interested in things related to sleep, don’t forget to tune in!
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    How she got interested in the topic of sleep Her sleep issues The importance of sleep What happens to the body during sleep Possible causes for lack of sleep Sleep timing What causes insomnia and what can be done about it What jet lag is Causes of jet lag and what can be done about it What melatonin is On dealing with insomnia What caffeine does Sources of magnesium On athletes/triathletes taking supplements to replace electrolytes What her company does and the products they offer Links:
    The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype by Michael Breus The Fit Triathlete Nested Naturals 25% off of any of their products **If you've enjoyed this episode of Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming, please subscribe and leave us a rating & review over on iTunes to help spread the word. Thank you!**

    • 36 min
    You signed up for your first Ironman…now what? - TSC Podcast #143

    You signed up for your first Ironman…now what? - TSC Podcast #143

    In this episode of the Tri Swim Coach podcast, Kevin interviews Coach Todd Malcolm. Todd is a Calgary Ironman Specific coach who has been involved in the sport of triathlon both as an athlete and a coach.
    Todd has been a 4-time member of the Canadian Triathlon Team, 3-time Olympic Distance Provincial Champion (25-29 x2 and 40-44 Age group), and qualified for the Elite Alberta team during his 20+ years of racing. He has also competed in over 100 triathlons with experience in sprint to Ironman distance races.
    In the last four years, Todd has been an Ironman All-World athlete. He has been coaching juniors and adults of varying abilities for the last 19 years. In the interview, they talked about how he got started in triathlon, his first race experience, and his WHY.
    This is one episode you’ll surely learn a lot of things from Coach Todd, so don’t miss it!
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    How he got started in triathlon The biggest challenge he faced in his first race His deep motivating factor when doing all his races On coaching people How he first started coaching children and why he transitioned to coaching adults What happened after his first Ironman How he trains people for their first Ironman His thoughts about strength training Mistakes he sees people make His advice for the listeners Links:
    Todd Malcolm on Instagram No Limits Triathlon on Facebook No Limits Triathlon website Map to Triathlon Training Helps **If you've enjoyed this episode of Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming, please subscribe and leave us a rating & review over on iTunes to help spread the word. Thank you!**

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Jcwaller ,

Interesting Insights

Good interviews. I appreicate the different perspectives around swimming and coaching. Thank you for sharing!

Arin Christensen ,

Will be missed

I loved this cast. Great job and you will be missed. Thank you.

De1ph ,

It's great

Awesome podcast. Good balance between being scientific and entertaining. Very good tips, very actionable insights. Kevin covers a lot of different topics: technique, drills, nutrition, breathing - everything swimming related. Highly recommend it to anybody who wants to swim better, not just triathletes.

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