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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.
 
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In today's episode, I wanted to get Scott Harpham from New Zealand to share his swimming improvements over the last couple of years. We talked about going back to fundamentals, consistency, and more. 00:53 Swimming Background 03:08 Starting Training 06:04 Finding Effortless Swimming 08:05 8 Week Faster Freestyle Course 09;23 Seeing A Big Difference…
 
So excited to have Eney Jones back again as our guest in today's podcast episode. Eney is an open-water swim champion and a former triathlete. In this episode, we'll talk about coaching, drills, split tempo, and ways to swim faster. 01:22 Online Analysis 05:43 Power Phase - Power Diamond 07:18 Your Catch Is Dependent On Your Body Type 10:05 Scapula…
 
In today's episode, I will dive into a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. I wanted to explain some of the concepts that I found incredibly helpful for achieving the goals that I set myself. 00:46 Maldives Swim Camp 02:31 Understanding How Habits Are Formed 03:54 Favorite Quotes From The Book 05:19 Habits Need To Be Effortless 06:40 Make A Ha…
 
Today, my guest is Paul Mackinnon, a professional running technique coach who helped many runners and triathletes worldwide. We discussed running cues, how to improve your running skill, and more about coaching. I hope you enjoy this episode! 01:16 Coaching Athletes 03:07 Nike's latest shoes 05:54 Running Cues 11:13 Common Mistakes For The Average …
 
I've got another guest on today's podcast. He is someone who I started working with recently to help improve his swimming, and he's gone from around 205 pace per 100 and down to the low 140s. I hope you enjoy it! 01:31 Swimming Background 04:14 Started Triathlon 05:25 I Found Effortless Swimming 06:38 5 Day Catch Challenge 08:37 Joining The Members…
 
Today, my guest is Katherine Starr, a former Olympian, and Commonwealth Games athlete. Katherine advocates for a safe and abused-free environment for athletes. Join us as she shares her incredible and inspiring story. 00:55 Becoming an Olympic Athlete 9:00 Not Speaking Up 14:54 I Started Missing Practice 16:47 Athlete Integrity Coaching 20:54 Confl…
 
Carl Reader is coming back as our guest in today's podcast episode. We will talk about case studies of swimmers dealing with body pain and the best way to help them. 01:30 Neck and Shoulder Pain 04:56 Building That Core Strength 06:54 Body Awareness 09:27 Hamstring Injury 12:47 Rock And Roll Movement 14:33 Knee Injury 16:26 The Body Is Designed To …
 
In today's episode, I wanted to get Matthew Tones on the podcast to talk about how the 5-day catch challenge and 8-week faster freestyle course helped him get from 2:20 to 1:22 for 100 yards. 00:55 Swimming Background 03:10 Training Sessions 06:30 Started The 5 Day Catch Challenge 08:16 Immediate Results 10:15 Better Entry 11:02 Feel For The Water …
 
In today's episode, I have a swimmer whom I worked with over the last few months. I have done some stroke analysis and coaching together for a while and he has been getting some good results I thought that's a good thing to talk about in the podcast. 01:18 Swimming Background 05:41 I Was Getting In-shape Aerobically But I wasn't Getting Faster 07:3…
 
Today, my guest is Abbie Fish, who is the founder and technique coach at Swim like A. Fish. In this episode, we talked about coaching kids adults and some things that will help them become more successful and better swimmers later on. 01:20 Swimming Background 04:05 What I learned When I Began Coaching 06:27 Coaching Relationship is Important 11:04…
 
I was recently a guest on Kieser’s Healthy to 100 podcasts to talk about exciting topics regarding training, swimming equipment, and much more. I hope you enjoy it! 01:59 Swimming Equipment Must-Haves 04:48 Get Yourself A Good Wetsuit 07:20 Buoyancy Shorts 10:37 Training Sessions: What You Need To Know! 19:43 Training Mistakes For Swimmers 23:20 Do…
 
In today's episode, I want to talk about five things that helped me break out of the swimming rut. For the last three months or so, since coming to the pool from our recent lockdowns, it's taking me ages to get back, much longer than what it had in the past. I want to share a couple of things that helped me finally get back down to the times that I…
 
My guest today is Craig Bryan. A year ago, he attended our clinic, and recently, I had the chance to do another swim analysis with his swimming and saw a huge improvement. I got him on the podcast to talk about the improvement that he made and what he did to 18 seconds off his 2 km swim. 01:08 Swimming Background 04:34 Attending The Effortless Swim…
 
My guest today is the Queen Of English Channel, Chloe McCardel who has successfully swam across the English Channel for a record-breaking 44th time. Join us as Chloe talk about her experience in achieving this record-breaking feat. 01:47 Keeping Eye On The Price 02:45 Has It Got Any Easier? 04:28 Unsuccessful Crossing 06:15 More Channel Crossings? …
 
On this episode, I was recently a guest on Kieser's Healthy to 100 podcasts. I was a guest there for two episodes. I thought it would be great to publish it in our own podcast because I think you will thoroughly enjoy the things we talked about in this podcast. It's pretty much going to basic with freestyle, with swimming and we looked at what real…
 
My guest today is Chris Natterer from Ultraworking. He is a Lead Product Manager at Ultraworking.com. In this episode, Chris will talk about what we can do to be more productive to make sure we stick to habits and also to talk about nutrition as well. All of these things tie in really well in what we do. my job is to help people be consistent with …
 
My guest today is Aidan Booth who is over at New Zealand. Aidan mentioned in one of his emails that he hit a PB on his hundred freestyle after going through the 8-week Faster Freestyle Course. Listen as Aidan shares his experience and how he broke the 1:15 Barrier. 00:51 Goal 3:11 Power Diamond 4:33 Stroke Rate 6:38 Measuring Stroke Rate 8:04 Hold …
 
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