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The Effortless Swimming Podcast

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The Effortless Swimming Podcast
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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

#137: Rewriting Your Future With Tim Ford

My guest is Tim Ford, who is someone I've known for the last few years, and a number of years ago, he started his triathlon journey and over that time he's lost more than 50 kilos. He's completely changed his life with respect to his health, his fitness, and his work, and I think it's a really good story to share on how a simple idea can spark a complete life change in someone. On today's episode, we look at what are some of those things that Tim has changed to turn around his life and become a completely different person and we also share some of the things that we feel can help other people become better athletes, whether that's a triathlon or whether it's swimming. And focusing on the things that you can control and that you can change and why it pays to always have a longterm approach to this stuff. 03:07 "I Stopped Weighing Myself When I Reached 120 Kilos." 05:11 "My First Triathlon Was A Disaster" 07:20 "I Bought A Fancy Carbon Fiber Bike After My First Race" 09:11 Triathlon Is More Of A Race Against Yourself 10:13 What Motivates You? 12:14 Little Improvements 15:24 The Switch 20:07 When Your Hobby Becomes Your Job 21:33 Being A Coach 25:17 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All" 27:35 Collaboration Is The Most Underrated Thing In Our Sport 30:55 Stepping Out OF Your Comfort Zone 32:37 Hardwork and Commitment Often Leads To Good Things 33:04 Leaving The Judgement Aside 39:05 Coming Up For Tim Ford

41 MINOCT 2
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#137: Rewriting Your Future With Tim Ford

#136: Don't Let The Numbers Rule Your Swimming with Nick Jankovskis

My guest today is Nick Jankovskis from METS Performance. METS Performance is a Melbourne based company that help athletes with a whole range of tests that you can use to then use some data to incorporate that into how you're training, particularly for endurance athletes. Nick and I will be talking about how we easily can get caught up with all this information and how we can use this data effectively in our training. 03:22 Philosophy of METS Performance Consulting 04:45 Working With Athletes 09:52 Common Mistakes Among Athletes 17:30 Stepping Back 22:08 Variable Pace Swimming 27:59 Data and Training 34:40 Macro Perspective 40:21 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data 48:04 It's Good To Have A Back-Up Sports 1:01:14 Making it Simple

70 MINAUG 9
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#136: Don't Let The Numbers Rule Your Swimming with Nick Jankovskis

#135: Breaking The Mould with Michael Andrew

Our guest today is Michael Andrew, he is a competitive swimmer and has been the gold medalist for the 100 meter individual medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships. He is training in a non-traditional way and has pioneered the Ultra Short Course Race Pace Training. 02:32 Ultra Short Race Pace Training 07:04 Team Environment 08:01 Sessions Per Week 10:12 Constantly Adjusting 11:21 You Have To Enjoy It Inorder For It To Workout 15:27 International Swimming League 19:57 Consistency in training 21:53 Keto Diet

28 MINJUL 17
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#135: Breaking The Mould with Michael Andrew

#134: Developing The Serape Effect with Carl Reader

Carl joins us again on the podcast. His background is in Functional Movement and in this episode, he shares some interesting aspects about the Serape Effect. 01:34 Carl's experience with Serape Effect 03:13 Brenton's Interpretation of Serape Effect 04:24 Carl's Take on Serape Effect 06:04 Exercises 08:58 Understanding and Starting Serape 10:29 Building the Coordination 11:24 Serape Effect on Freestyle 13:50 Going for the Feel 15:12 Handbreaks to Serape Effect 19:50 Helping People Through Functional Movement 26:20 Core Principles 28:10 Body Awareness 29:29 Tuning into the Feeling Side More About Carl Reader: website: https://carlreadercoaching.com/ email: carlwellness@gmail.com

34 MINJUL 15
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#134: Developing The Serape Effect with Carl Reader

#133:How To Take 5-minutes Off Your 70.3 Swim with Ryan Roselli

My guest today is Ryan Roselli. He attended one of our freestyle clinics in Brisbane last March. During the Cairns Half Ironman, he managed to cut down 5 minutes of his swim time. In this episode we, talked about the things he focused on in his stroke, making the changes permanent and some advice to swimmers and triathletes who been wanting to improve their swimming. 16:12 Ryan's Swimming Background 02:43 Attending Effortless Swimming Freestyle Clinic 03:55 Key Point Take-Aways From The Clinic 06:07 Locking Changes as a Habit 07:36 First Couple of Weeks 10:15 Curve 11:28 Race Day Focus 16:00 Swim Time Target for the Next six to 12 months 16:34 Advice to Swimmers Wanting To Improve Their Time 17:55 Filming Yourself

20 MINJUL 11
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#133:How To Take 5-minutes Off Your 70.3 Swim with Ryan Roselli

#132:How To Know When To Push Hard Or Back Off With Trever Gray

Our guest today is Trever Gray, In this episode, we discussed about Heart Rate Variability and how you can use that to know when to be able to push yourself in training and when to back off. We've talk about how to breathe properly and how to train yourself, how you can improve your swimming performance using respiratory muscle training. And we've also talked about blood flow restriction training. 00:59 Trever Gray Introduction 02:22 What is Heart Rate Variability? 04:01 How do you measure HRV? 05:20 Overtraining or Undertraining 06:27 Using HRV Data in Training 08:17 Skepticism from Coaches 08:59 Managing HRV Data as a Coach 11:16 Is it for Everybody? 13:32 Respiratory Muscle Training 14:39 Breathing Exercise to Strengthen Respiratory Muscles 20:29 Breathing Exercises During Downtime 21:02 Blood Flow Restriction Training 23:57 How Often Can You Use BFRT? 25:25 How Safe is BFRT?

29 MINJUL 3
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#132:How To Know When To Push Hard Or Back Off With Trever Gray

#131:How To Stop Wasting Time And Be More Effective With Your Training With Andre Obradovic

EAndre Obradovic joins us again in this episode as we talk about how to stop wasting your time and being more effective in your training. 00:53 Background on Being Productive 03:14 Structural Schedule 04:52 Today's Plan Scheduling App 09:37 Factoring The Appointments 16:08 Sticking To It 17:08 Getting Back On Track 18:37 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous" 19:02 Spontaneity 26:18 Being Conscious Of The Time You Are Wasting 28:35 First Steps https://andreobradovic.com/

37 MINMAY 14
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#131:How To Stop Wasting Time And Be More Effective With Your Training With Andre Obradovic

#130:Why It Pays Off To Follow The Process with Taren Gesell

Our guest today is Taren Gessell of the YouTube Channel Triathlon Taren whom we had two analysis videos. The video analysis was six months apart and over that time he really made some impressive improvements continues to get better. 01:07 How Taren started with Triathlon and YouTube 04:07 What viewers get out off from the Triathlon Taren YouTube Channel 06:05 The Hero and the Guide 07:02 Interviewing Lucy Charles 09:08 Pool and Open water swimming 09:53 Stroke Changes for Openwater Swimming 13:29 The Kick 21:46 Letting It Go 24:27 The Way You Do One Thing Is The Way You Do Everything 27:42 Focus On One Thing 33:40 " I Had To Get Slower Before I Got Faster" 43:38 Have Some Adventure 47:42 What To Expect With Triathlon Taren www.protriathlontraining.com https://teamtrainiac.com/ https://triathlontaren.com/ Taren's swim analysis on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPF38kT3Qug https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAHBRdm_cA&t=193s

52 MINMAR 28
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#130:Why It Pays Off To Follow The Process with Taren Gesell

#129: From 1:50/100m to 1:30/100m Pace with Jason Key

In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark. 00:56 How Jason started with Effortless Swimming.02:01 Jason's focus as an athlete. 04:54 Time Trial Average pace.05:58 Flexibility.10:21 Next Stage of Improvement.11:55 2 Beat. 4-Beat or 6-Beat Kick.14:25 Training Frequency.16:24 From 1:50 to 1:30.

22 MINMAR 15
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#129: From 1:50/100m to 1:30/100m Pace with Jason Key

#128: The Road To NZ 10km National Championship with Solomon Wright

We welcome back Solomon Wright who recently won the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship. In this episode, Solomon talks about his training leading up to the National Championship and how he recovered from shoulder injury. We also added a before and after video of Solomon comparing his stroke now and 12 months ago. 02:53 Solomon’s focus after Rottnest Channel 03:51 Specific Exercises to Build Strength 04:31 Youtube Before And After Video 05:05 Winning the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship 06:18 Solomon’s Training Sessions 08:33 Swimming Pace During Training 09:59 Training Sets 11:45 Most Of It Is Mental 13:35 Race Strategy For The New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship 17:06 Race Confidence 17:37 Australian Championship And Openwater Swimming As A Growing Sport

21 MINJAN 23
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#128: The Road To NZ 10km National Championship with Solomon Wright

Latest Episodes

#137: Rewriting Your Future With Tim Ford

My guest is Tim Ford, who is someone I've known for the last few years, and a number of years ago, he started his triathlon journey and over that time he's lost more than 50 kilos. He's completely changed his life with respect to his health, his fitness, and his work, and I think it's a really good story to share on how a simple idea can spark a complete life change in someone. On today's episode, we look at what are some of those things that Tim has changed to turn around his life and become a completely different person and we also share some of the things that we feel can help other people become better athletes, whether that's a triathlon or whether it's swimming. And focusing on the things that you can control and that you can change and why it pays to always have a longterm approach to this stuff. 03:07 "I Stopped Weighing Myself When I Reached 120 Kilos." 05:11 "My First Triathlon Was A Disaster" 07:20 "I Bought A Fancy Carbon Fiber Bike After My First Race" 09:11 Triathlon Is More Of A Race Against Yourself 10:13 What Motivates You? 12:14 Little Improvements 15:24 The Switch 20:07 When Your Hobby Becomes Your Job 21:33 Being A Coach 25:17 "I'd Rather And Potentially Fail At Something That I Really Care About, Rather Than Never Try At All" 27:35 Collaboration Is The Most Underrated Thing In Our Sport 30:55 Stepping Out OF Your Comfort Zone 32:37 Hardwork and Commitment Often Leads To Good Things 33:04 Leaving The Judgement Aside 39:05 Coming Up For Tim Ford

41 MINOCT 2
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#137: Rewriting Your Future With Tim Ford

#136: Don't Let The Numbers Rule Your Swimming with Nick Jankovskis

My guest today is Nick Jankovskis from METS Performance. METS Performance is a Melbourne based company that help athletes with a whole range of tests that you can use to then use some data to incorporate that into how you're training, particularly for endurance athletes. Nick and I will be talking about how we easily can get caught up with all this information and how we can use this data effectively in our training. 03:22 Philosophy of METS Performance Consulting 04:45 Working With Athletes 09:52 Common Mistakes Among Athletes 17:30 Stepping Back 22:08 Variable Pace Swimming 27:59 Data and Training 34:40 Macro Perspective 40:21 Don't Get Too Caught Up with Data 48:04 It's Good To Have A Back-Up Sports 1:01:14 Making it Simple

70 MINAUG 9
Comments
#136: Don't Let The Numbers Rule Your Swimming with Nick Jankovskis

#135: Breaking The Mould with Michael Andrew

Our guest today is Michael Andrew, he is a competitive swimmer and has been the gold medalist for the 100 meter individual medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships. He is training in a non-traditional way and has pioneered the Ultra Short Course Race Pace Training. 02:32 Ultra Short Race Pace Training 07:04 Team Environment 08:01 Sessions Per Week 10:12 Constantly Adjusting 11:21 You Have To Enjoy It Inorder For It To Workout 15:27 International Swimming League 19:57 Consistency in training 21:53 Keto Diet

28 MINJUL 17
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#135: Breaking The Mould with Michael Andrew

#134: Developing The Serape Effect with Carl Reader

Carl joins us again on the podcast. His background is in Functional Movement and in this episode, he shares some interesting aspects about the Serape Effect. 01:34 Carl's experience with Serape Effect 03:13 Brenton's Interpretation of Serape Effect 04:24 Carl's Take on Serape Effect 06:04 Exercises 08:58 Understanding and Starting Serape 10:29 Building the Coordination 11:24 Serape Effect on Freestyle 13:50 Going for the Feel 15:12 Handbreaks to Serape Effect 19:50 Helping People Through Functional Movement 26:20 Core Principles 28:10 Body Awareness 29:29 Tuning into the Feeling Side More About Carl Reader: website: https://carlreadercoaching.com/ email: carlwellness@gmail.com

34 MINJUL 15
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#134: Developing The Serape Effect with Carl Reader

#133:How To Take 5-minutes Off Your 70.3 Swim with Ryan Roselli

My guest today is Ryan Roselli. He attended one of our freestyle clinics in Brisbane last March. During the Cairns Half Ironman, he managed to cut down 5 minutes of his swim time. In this episode we, talked about the things he focused on in his stroke, making the changes permanent and some advice to swimmers and triathletes who been wanting to improve their swimming. 16:12 Ryan's Swimming Background 02:43 Attending Effortless Swimming Freestyle Clinic 03:55 Key Point Take-Aways From The Clinic 06:07 Locking Changes as a Habit 07:36 First Couple of Weeks 10:15 Curve 11:28 Race Day Focus 16:00 Swim Time Target for the Next six to 12 months 16:34 Advice to Swimmers Wanting To Improve Their Time 17:55 Filming Yourself

20 MINJUL 11
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#133:How To Take 5-minutes Off Your 70.3 Swim with Ryan Roselli

#132:How To Know When To Push Hard Or Back Off With Trever Gray

Our guest today is Trever Gray, In this episode, we discussed about Heart Rate Variability and how you can use that to know when to be able to push yourself in training and when to back off. We've talk about how to breathe properly and how to train yourself, how you can improve your swimming performance using respiratory muscle training. And we've also talked about blood flow restriction training. 00:59 Trever Gray Introduction 02:22 What is Heart Rate Variability? 04:01 How do you measure HRV? 05:20 Overtraining or Undertraining 06:27 Using HRV Data in Training 08:17 Skepticism from Coaches 08:59 Managing HRV Data as a Coach 11:16 Is it for Everybody? 13:32 Respiratory Muscle Training 14:39 Breathing Exercise to Strengthen Respiratory Muscles 20:29 Breathing Exercises During Downtime 21:02 Blood Flow Restriction Training 23:57 How Often Can You Use BFRT? 25:25 How Safe is BFRT?

29 MINJUL 3
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#132:How To Know When To Push Hard Or Back Off With Trever Gray

#131:How To Stop Wasting Time And Be More Effective With Your Training With Andre Obradovic

EAndre Obradovic joins us again in this episode as we talk about how to stop wasting your time and being more effective in your training. 00:53 Background on Being Productive 03:14 Structural Schedule 04:52 Today's Plan Scheduling App 09:37 Factoring The Appointments 16:08 Sticking To It 17:08 Getting Back On Track 18:37 "I Can't Do That, I Am Spontaneous" 19:02 Spontaneity 26:18 Being Conscious Of The Time You Are Wasting 28:35 First Steps https://andreobradovic.com/

37 MINMAY 14
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#131:How To Stop Wasting Time And Be More Effective With Your Training With Andre Obradovic

#130:Why It Pays Off To Follow The Process with Taren Gesell

Our guest today is Taren Gessell of the YouTube Channel Triathlon Taren whom we had two analysis videos. The video analysis was six months apart and over that time he really made some impressive improvements continues to get better. 01:07 How Taren started with Triathlon and YouTube 04:07 What viewers get out off from the Triathlon Taren YouTube Channel 06:05 The Hero and the Guide 07:02 Interviewing Lucy Charles 09:08 Pool and Open water swimming 09:53 Stroke Changes for Openwater Swimming 13:29 The Kick 21:46 Letting It Go 24:27 The Way You Do One Thing Is The Way You Do Everything 27:42 Focus On One Thing 33:40 " I Had To Get Slower Before I Got Faster" 43:38 Have Some Adventure 47:42 What To Expect With Triathlon Taren www.protriathlontraining.com https://teamtrainiac.com/ https://triathlontaren.com/ Taren's swim analysis on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPF38kT3Qug https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAHBRdm_cA&t=193s

52 MINMAR 28
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#130:Why It Pays Off To Follow The Process with Taren Gesell

#129: From 1:50/100m to 1:30/100m Pace with Jason Key

In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark.In todays episode we have Jason Key who is an age group triathlete based out of Texas. Jason shares his journey towards achieving his 1:30/100m mark. 00:56 How Jason started with Effortless Swimming.02:01 Jason's focus as an athlete. 04:54 Time Trial Average pace.05:58 Flexibility.10:21 Next Stage of Improvement.11:55 2 Beat. 4-Beat or 6-Beat Kick.14:25 Training Frequency.16:24 From 1:50 to 1:30.

22 MINMAR 15
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#129: From 1:50/100m to 1:30/100m Pace with Jason Key

#128: The Road To NZ 10km National Championship with Solomon Wright

We welcome back Solomon Wright who recently won the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship. In this episode, Solomon talks about his training leading up to the National Championship and how he recovered from shoulder injury. We also added a before and after video of Solomon comparing his stroke now and 12 months ago. 02:53 Solomon’s focus after Rottnest Channel 03:51 Specific Exercises to Build Strength 04:31 Youtube Before And After Video 05:05 Winning the New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship 06:18 Solomon’s Training Sessions 08:33 Swimming Pace During Training 09:59 Training Sets 11:45 Most Of It Is Mental 13:35 Race Strategy For The New Zealand 10km Open Water Championship 17:06 Race Confidence 17:37 Australian Championship And Openwater Swimming As A Growing Sport

21 MINJAN 23
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#128: The Road To NZ 10km National Championship with Solomon Wright
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