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The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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The Effortless Swimming Podcast

The Effortless Swimming Podcast

Brenton Ford

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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.

Latest Episodes

#148: Don't Put Heart Rate Before Heart with Wayne Goldsmith

01:50 Working On Soft Skills 02:44 It Comes Down To The Way They Do What They Do 03:58 Vibe And Connection Among People 05:23 Building A Team Culture 07:10 What Does Your Values Look Like? 09:00 Identfying The Actual Behaviors That Will Say "This is Who We Are" 10:05 Responsibility Is About Me, Accountability Is About Me 12:26 Love, Care And Consideration Are Important Words Too 17:35 What Can You Do Better? 20:42 Problem Solving Is An Incredible Learning Tool 26:23 Asking The Right Questions 27:54 Stop Being So Obsessed With The Physiology 31:38 Training Is From The Neck Down But Coaching Is From The Neck Up 32:41 It's All Mental At The Top Level 38:33 You Don't Want To Burn All Your Matches Straight Away 41:05 Watching People Grow 41:45 Developing The " I Can" Attitude 46:41 Online Course For Coaching

55 MIN1 w ago
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#148: Don't Put Heart Rate Before Heart with Wayne Goldsmith

#147: 2:20 to 1:40/100m Pace with Stephen Jackson

My guest on today's podcast is Stephen Jackson who first attended a clinic in 2017. At the time he was a 2:20/100m swimmer, and over the course of the last few years he's been able to move into the 1:40/100m range. In this episode, you'll learn what to expect as you progress in your swimming journey and how you can find continual improvement in your technique and speed. 1:09 Athletic Background 1:54 I Swim Like A Rock 3:14 Before And After The Clinic 3:54 What Got Me In 5:00 Making It Simple 7:25 Don't Limit Yourself 8:19 Implementing The Changes Of The Stroke In A Race 10:00 "It's Motivating If You Know What Can Make You Faster" 11:00 The Difference In Training 12:37 It Starts With The Posture 14:10 Target Pace

16 MIN2 w ago
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#147: 2:20 to 1:40/100m Pace with Stephen Jackson

#146: A Different Approach To Technique For Triathletes Stuck In Their Swimming With Eney Jones

Eney Jones is coming back for the third time to share what she has been working with recently and about trying a different approach for triathletes who needs help with their swimming. 01:31 Origin Of Phrases That Swim Coaches Have Used 08:26 Core Connection 10:18 Working With Triathletes 12:43 The Mental Aspect 13:41 Aloha! 15:54 Alternate Ego 17:26 You Either Win Or You Learn 19:28 Between The Stimulus And Response 21:24 Going Back To The Fundamentals Of Breathing 22:49 Connecting To Your Breath 24:37 Shells And Rocks 32:36 One Size Doesn't Fit All

39 MIN3 w ago
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#146: A Different Approach To Technique For Triathletes Stuck In Their Swimming With Eney Jones

#145: How To Come Back Stronger From Injury with Harriet Brown

Our guest today is Harriet Brown who is a World Ironwoman Champion, NutriGrain Ironwoman Series Champion, Australian Team Captain and Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Champion. 01:26 Underwater Filming 03:10 Injury During Championship 05:14 Being Out For The Whole Season 07:18 Exercise Makes You Happy 07:51 Injury As A Positive Experience 08:54 Having Some Time Off 10:45 Considering A Career After Sports 11:59 Molokai to Oahu Paddle 14:32 Cut The Race Into Little Parts 16:20 "You Are Lucky To Be Here" 17:00 What Do You Tell Yourself To Keep You Going? 19:03 Good Races And Bad Races 20:10 You Have To Stay Present 21:20 What Do You Love About Racing? 25:03 Managing Three Sessions A Day, Six Days A Week Of Training 27:09 Sleep Is The Best Form Of Recovery 31:29 We Cope With Load Differently

36 MIN3 w ago
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#145: How To Come Back Stronger From Injury with Harriet Brown

#144: The Best OF 2019 Podcasts

As we end a wonderful year, here’s a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2019. Enjoy! 00:19 Do Not Overthink 02:04 Flexibility 05:02 Stroke Changes In Open Water 08:12 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous" 12:26 Breathing Exercises During Downtime 15:17 Locking Changes as a Habit 18:19 Serape Effect on Freestyle 20:43 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data 23:01 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All" 24:57 Putting Fundamentals In Place First 26:33 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body 28:08 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional 35:12 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level

36 MIN2019 DEC 24
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#144: The Best OF 2019 Podcasts

#143: What To Do If You Can't Get Under 1:45/100m with Gary Hurring

Coming back as a guest is Garry Hurring who is a former Olympic swimmer and Olympic coach. Gary has coached with as in our Hell Week Camp in Thanyapura, Thailand. Here are the things we talked about: 01:15 Hell Week Camp At Thanyapura 03:26 Common Things Observed From Swimmers At Hell Week 07:05 There's No Advise That's Going To Fit For Everyone 07:43 It's The Hard Stroke That's Often The Best Stroke 09:11 Using Different Gears 14:33 One on One Coaching 19:10 The Pit Of Discomfort 22:25 Faults On The Stroke 27:48 Swimmers Struggling With Kicking 28:43 The Lack Of Wanting To Kick 31:10 Swimming Sets 36:31 Different Opinions Being Shared

40 MIN2019 DEC 23
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#143: What To Do If You Can't Get Under 1:45/100m with Gary Hurring

#142: Attempting The English Channel In WINTER with Sam Penny

Our guest for today's episode is Sam Penny who is the first person who attempted to swim the English in winter. In this episode, we talked about Sam's training, strategy and his journey in crossing the English Channel. 00:52 The Swim 08:40 We Had No Idea What Was Going To Come 10:07 Shutting Your Mind Down 11:19 Hypothermia Setting In 17:21 Swim Strategy 20:24 Prepare Yourself For The Worst 22:01 Looking On The Bright Side Of Things 23:44 Looking At It As A New Adventure 25:41 Future Swims 33:17 It's Not About The Destination, It's The Journey 37:37 I Didn't Come This Far To Come This Far

41 MIN2019 DEC 18
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#142: Attempting The English Channel In WINTER with Sam Penny

#141: Lessons From Golf That Will Improve Your Swimming With Baden Schaff

Our guest today is Baden Schaff, who is a PGA pro in golf, and he is also the co-creator of Skillest. Now you might've heard me talk about Skillest, this is the app that we use at our clinics and at our camps, to help analyze swimmers strokes and also just to really show them what they're doing under the water. And for me, this is an app that is completely changed the way that we coach, and I've got Baden to thank for that. And we're going to talk a little bit about Skillest, but also talk about what are some lessons that Baden has learned from coaching people in golf, and how we can apply that to swimming, and how you can improve your own swimming through some of those lessons. 05:07 Origin Of Skillest 06:50 Using Skillest For Coaching 11:36 How Effortless Swimming Is Using Skillest 14:03 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level 15:20 Providing Structure And Timeframe 16:41 It Takes Discipline 17:37 Don't Get Distracted 18:46 Tryin A different Thing Everyday 19:37 Long Term Think...

32 MIN2019 DEC 13
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#141: Lessons From Golf That Will Improve Your Swimming With Baden Schaff

#140: When Patience Pays Off with Josh Minogue

We sit down with Josh Minogue as we talk about how patience pays off, his Coolangatta Gold triumph and his triathlon journey. 04:09 Swimming Background 07:16 How Can Dissapointment Be Good For Me? 09:08 If You Stop Learning, Stop Coaching 10:08 Being An Athlete and Being A Coach 13:12 Coaching And Training For Triathlon 14:43 Trying Something New 18:23 Transition From Swimming To Surf Ironman 24:46 Giving The Coolangatta Gold Another Try 34:28 Not Competing in Surf Ironman 37:41 "I'm So Glad I Did It" Moments 39:02 Two Types Of Fun 42:33 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional 44:11 Future Challenges 48:42 Some Lesson Are Learned In The Doing

56 MIN2019 DEC 10
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#140: When Patience Pays Off with Josh Minogue

#139: Hijack Your Breathing, Control Your Emotions And Increase Your Performance With Darren Stojanovic

Our guest in todays episode is Darren Stojanovic from Dynamic Stability. He is a physiotherapist but he is also doing a lot of work in breathwork. In this episode, Darren and I will be talking about different breathing techniques which can help you control your emotion and help you improve your performance. 3:01 Learning About Breathing 04:48 Putting Breathing Techniques Together And Teaching It 06:27 How Breathwork Can Alter The Body's System 09:00 How It Can Help People 14:14 You Improve Your Breathing, You Improve Your Technique 17:20 Different Effects On People 23:25 Circular Breathing/ The Go-To Breath 25:02 Boxed Breathing/Sniper Breath 28:41 Triangle Breathing 34:44 Energy Breathing 42:18 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body

49 MIN2019 DEC 4
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#139: Hijack Your Breathing, Control Your Emotions And Increase Your Performance With Darren Stojanovic

Latest Episodes

#148: Don't Put Heart Rate Before Heart with Wayne Goldsmith

01:50 Working On Soft Skills 02:44 It Comes Down To The Way They Do What They Do 03:58 Vibe And Connection Among People 05:23 Building A Team Culture 07:10 What Does Your Values Look Like? 09:00 Identfying The Actual Behaviors That Will Say "This is Who We Are" 10:05 Responsibility Is About Me, Accountability Is About Me 12:26 Love, Care And Consideration Are Important Words Too 17:35 What Can You Do Better? 20:42 Problem Solving Is An Incredible Learning Tool 26:23 Asking The Right Questions 27:54 Stop Being So Obsessed With The Physiology 31:38 Training Is From The Neck Down But Coaching Is From The Neck Up 32:41 It's All Mental At The Top Level 38:33 You Don't Want To Burn All Your Matches Straight Away 41:05 Watching People Grow 41:45 Developing The " I Can" Attitude 46:41 Online Course For Coaching

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#148: Don't Put Heart Rate Before Heart with Wayne Goldsmith

#147: 2:20 to 1:40/100m Pace with Stephen Jackson

My guest on today's podcast is Stephen Jackson who first attended a clinic in 2017. At the time he was a 2:20/100m swimmer, and over the course of the last few years he's been able to move into the 1:40/100m range. In this episode, you'll learn what to expect as you progress in your swimming journey and how you can find continual improvement in your technique and speed. 1:09 Athletic Background 1:54 I Swim Like A Rock 3:14 Before And After The Clinic 3:54 What Got Me In 5:00 Making It Simple 7:25 Don't Limit Yourself 8:19 Implementing The Changes Of The Stroke In A Race 10:00 "It's Motivating If You Know What Can Make You Faster" 11:00 The Difference In Training 12:37 It Starts With The Posture 14:10 Target Pace

16 MIN2 w ago
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#147: 2:20 to 1:40/100m Pace with Stephen Jackson

#146: A Different Approach To Technique For Triathletes Stuck In Their Swimming With Eney Jones

Eney Jones is coming back for the third time to share what she has been working with recently and about trying a different approach for triathletes who needs help with their swimming. 01:31 Origin Of Phrases That Swim Coaches Have Used 08:26 Core Connection 10:18 Working With Triathletes 12:43 The Mental Aspect 13:41 Aloha! 15:54 Alternate Ego 17:26 You Either Win Or You Learn 19:28 Between The Stimulus And Response 21:24 Going Back To The Fundamentals Of Breathing 22:49 Connecting To Your Breath 24:37 Shells And Rocks 32:36 One Size Doesn't Fit All

39 MIN3 w ago
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#146: A Different Approach To Technique For Triathletes Stuck In Their Swimming With Eney Jones

#145: How To Come Back Stronger From Injury with Harriet Brown

Our guest today is Harriet Brown who is a World Ironwoman Champion, NutriGrain Ironwoman Series Champion, Australian Team Captain and Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Champion. 01:26 Underwater Filming 03:10 Injury During Championship 05:14 Being Out For The Whole Season 07:18 Exercise Makes You Happy 07:51 Injury As A Positive Experience 08:54 Having Some Time Off 10:45 Considering A Career After Sports 11:59 Molokai to Oahu Paddle 14:32 Cut The Race Into Little Parts 16:20 "You Are Lucky To Be Here" 17:00 What Do You Tell Yourself To Keep You Going? 19:03 Good Races And Bad Races 20:10 You Have To Stay Present 21:20 What Do You Love About Racing? 25:03 Managing Three Sessions A Day, Six Days A Week Of Training 27:09 Sleep Is The Best Form Of Recovery 31:29 We Cope With Load Differently

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#145: How To Come Back Stronger From Injury with Harriet Brown

#144: The Best OF 2019 Podcasts

As we end a wonderful year, here’s a collection of the best podcast snippets for 2019. Enjoy! 00:19 Do Not Overthink 02:04 Flexibility 05:02 Stroke Changes In Open Water 08:12 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous" 12:26 Breathing Exercises During Downtime 15:17 Locking Changes as a Habit 18:19 Serape Effect on Freestyle 20:43 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data 23:01 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All" 24:57 Putting Fundamentals In Place First 26:33 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body 28:08 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional 35:12 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level

36 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
#144: The Best OF 2019 Podcasts

#143: What To Do If You Can't Get Under 1:45/100m with Gary Hurring

Coming back as a guest is Garry Hurring who is a former Olympic swimmer and Olympic coach. Gary has coached with as in our Hell Week Camp in Thanyapura, Thailand. Here are the things we talked about: 01:15 Hell Week Camp At Thanyapura 03:26 Common Things Observed From Swimmers At Hell Week 07:05 There's No Advise That's Going To Fit For Everyone 07:43 It's The Hard Stroke That's Often The Best Stroke 09:11 Using Different Gears 14:33 One on One Coaching 19:10 The Pit Of Discomfort 22:25 Faults On The Stroke 27:48 Swimmers Struggling With Kicking 28:43 The Lack Of Wanting To Kick 31:10 Swimming Sets 36:31 Different Opinions Being Shared

40 MIN2019 DEC 23
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#143: What To Do If You Can't Get Under 1:45/100m with Gary Hurring

#142: Attempting The English Channel In WINTER with Sam Penny

Our guest for today's episode is Sam Penny who is the first person who attempted to swim the English in winter. In this episode, we talked about Sam's training, strategy and his journey in crossing the English Channel. 00:52 The Swim 08:40 We Had No Idea What Was Going To Come 10:07 Shutting Your Mind Down 11:19 Hypothermia Setting In 17:21 Swim Strategy 20:24 Prepare Yourself For The Worst 22:01 Looking On The Bright Side Of Things 23:44 Looking At It As A New Adventure 25:41 Future Swims 33:17 It's Not About The Destination, It's The Journey 37:37 I Didn't Come This Far To Come This Far

41 MIN2019 DEC 18
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#142: Attempting The English Channel In WINTER with Sam Penny

#141: Lessons From Golf That Will Improve Your Swimming With Baden Schaff

Our guest today is Baden Schaff, who is a PGA pro in golf, and he is also the co-creator of Skillest. Now you might've heard me talk about Skillest, this is the app that we use at our clinics and at our camps, to help analyze swimmers strokes and also just to really show them what they're doing under the water. And for me, this is an app that is completely changed the way that we coach, and I've got Baden to thank for that. And we're going to talk a little bit about Skillest, but also talk about what are some lessons that Baden has learned from coaching people in golf, and how we can apply that to swimming, and how you can improve your own swimming through some of those lessons. 05:07 Origin Of Skillest 06:50 Using Skillest For Coaching 11:36 How Effortless Swimming Is Using Skillest 14:03 Breaking Things Down To A Simplistic Level 15:20 Providing Structure And Timeframe 16:41 It Takes Discipline 17:37 Don't Get Distracted 18:46 Tryin A different Thing Everyday 19:37 Long Term Think...

32 MIN2019 DEC 13
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#141: Lessons From Golf That Will Improve Your Swimming With Baden Schaff

#140: When Patience Pays Off with Josh Minogue

We sit down with Josh Minogue as we talk about how patience pays off, his Coolangatta Gold triumph and his triathlon journey. 04:09 Swimming Background 07:16 How Can Dissapointment Be Good For Me? 09:08 If You Stop Learning, Stop Coaching 10:08 Being An Athlete and Being A Coach 13:12 Coaching And Training For Triathlon 14:43 Trying Something New 18:23 Transition From Swimming To Surf Ironman 24:46 Giving The Coolangatta Gold Another Try 34:28 Not Competing in Surf Ironman 37:41 "I'm So Glad I Did It" Moments 39:02 Two Types Of Fun 42:33 Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional 44:11 Future Challenges 48:42 Some Lesson Are Learned In The Doing

56 MIN2019 DEC 10
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#140: When Patience Pays Off with Josh Minogue

#139: Hijack Your Breathing, Control Your Emotions And Increase Your Performance With Darren Stojanovic

Our guest in todays episode is Darren Stojanovic from Dynamic Stability. He is a physiotherapist but he is also doing a lot of work in breathwork. In this episode, Darren and I will be talking about different breathing techniques which can help you control your emotion and help you improve your performance. 3:01 Learning About Breathing 04:48 Putting Breathing Techniques Together And Teaching It 06:27 How Breathwork Can Alter The Body's System 09:00 How It Can Help People 14:14 You Improve Your Breathing, You Improve Your Technique 17:20 Different Effects On People 23:25 Circular Breathing/ The Go-To Breath 25:02 Boxed Breathing/Sniper Breath 28:41 Triangle Breathing 34:44 Energy Breathing 42:18 One Of The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do To Your Body

49 MIN2019 DEC 4
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#139: Hijack Your Breathing, Control Your Emotions And Increase Your Performance With Darren Stojanovic
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