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The Pod: Ocean Swimming

Marc West

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The Pod: Ocean Swimming

The Pod: Ocean Swimming

Marc West

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There's more to ocean swimming than swimming in the ocean.

Latest Episodes

Ocean swimming... with Shane Gould

Dr. Shane Gould is the only swimmer to hold every world freestyle record from 100 to 1500 metres and the 200-metre individual medley simultaneously. She is the first female swimmer to win three Olympic gold medals in world record time, and the first swimmer to win Olympic medals in five individual events in a single Olympics. She is also the only Australian to win three individual gold medals at one Games. And now she's a card-carrying member of the Ocean Swimmers' Union! But not only that, Shane has completed two Masters theses and a Doctorate on the role of swimming in Australian culture, runs swim courses, is involved with surf life-saving and swims as often as she can in the ocean in Bicheno, Tasmania. So she knows a bit about swimming. And she also won Survivor! Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Swim Good - Weathrman Survivor - Sammy Nova Survivor - The Toto1000 Survivor - Jamophone Ocean - MBB Devil - KiddTyed Cape Cub Swim - reefVibes Sapphi...

69 MINJUN 5
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Ocean swimming... with Shane Gould

Ocean swimming... and Places We Swim

Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon run the beautiful websitePlaces we swimand have just released a book, also called Places we swim,a travel guide for water-loving people, exploring Australia through swimming. The book takes us tobeaches, pools, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs and gorges all over the country. Caroline and Dillon visited hundreds, if not thousands, of swimming holes to explore Australia's wild beauty and tocurate the absolute best of every place they visited. Make this your list of places to swim when we come out of isolation! Image from @placesweswim Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Misty Gorge - sillythewilly Moon Lake - Epic Blast Radius Lagoon - Dhanesh River - MusicbyAden River - JSMusic Sapphire-Tobu

40 MINAPR 29
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Ocean swimming... and Places We Swim

Ocean swimming... and COVID-19

Hannah Sassiis a virologist from the University of Sydney who studies the persistence of viruses in the environment. She is also an ocean swimmer who trains withBondiFit, whose local beach is Maroubra. Right now during the Coronavirus pandemic, many swimmers are wondering whether it is OK to go for a swim. At the time of recording, a lot of world is in lockdown or headed towards it, so some of this is a moot point. If the local laws say don't swim, then obviously, don't swim! In summary, should you swim right now? In public pools: NO In ocean pools: NO In the ocean: If you take social distancing very seriously. But don't be a dick, if the beach is closed or you're in lockdown, don't swim. While a properly cleaned pool will kill the virus, the virus can live for a long time in the surrounding environment and everywhere you go on your way to the pool. And in such places where people exercise, people tend to be breathing heavily. Viruses can persist for a longer period of time in fresh...

37 MINMAR 26
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Ocean swimming... and COVID-19

Ocean swimming... and event organisation

The Cole Classicis one of Sydney's oldest and largest ocean swims. It has a storiedhistoryand in 2020, ownership of the swim moved from Fairfax to Manly Surf Life Saving Club, meaning essentially a whole new swim had to be organised. Simone Hill is a member of Manly SLSC and runs her own companyMy Crew Travel. Simone coordinated the volunteers and logistics for the day, and helped create a new community vibe around the event. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Harris Cole - Rain (Extended) - Slayer_Op Classic - Numa Sapphire-Tobu

31 MINMAR 10
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Ocean swimming... and event organisation

Ocean swimming... and The Memory Pool

Therese Spruhan must be one of Australia's experts on the cultural impact of the swimming pool. Her recent book,The Memory Pool, is a fabulous nostalgic anthology bringing together reflections on the childhood swimming pools of 28 Australians including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts. You can taste the hot chips, smell the chlorine and feel the burning concrete. For many kids, the local pool is a place of imagination, freedom, friendship and romance. Therese is also the author ofSwimming pool stories, a blog to which every Australian swimmer should subscribe! We had a lovely chat at Therese's new local pool, theFanny Durack Aquatic Centrein Petersham, about all things swimming pools. You can hear kids splashing in the background, but also the occasional flight overhead and a little bit of wind - it's very real! I've left it long, so put the kettle on, go for a drive or a long run, and dive into the memory pool! Songs in this episode- all licens...

58 MINJAN 10
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Ocean swimming... and The Memory Pool

Ocean swimming... the oceans seven

Dean Summershas conquered thetriple Crown of open water swimmingand as I type this, is waiting for his chance to swim theCook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, part of his attack on theOceans seven. Only18 people have completed this astonishing series of seven incredible channel and strait swims around the world, and Dean is five in. He has swum The English Channel, Catalina Strait, The North Channel, Moloka’i Channel The Strait of Gibraltar. He plans to conquer the remaining two,Cook Straitand theTsugaru Straitin Japan, by 2020. You can sponsor Hunterlink here. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Oceans - Petit Biscuit Seven - Ryan Deano - Roland MacIntosh Chasin' Summers - DJ Fro-Bot Sapphire-Tobu Image from SWIMDEAN

67 MIN2019 DEC 8
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Ocean swimming... the oceans seven

Ocean swimming... and extreme endurance

Tim Garrettis an extraordinary athlete. Not content with swimming some of the world's most famous and gruelling waterways, Tim tags on runs and rides of hundreds of kilometers to his swims. For instance, Tim has completed theArc2Arch: Run - 87 miles from Marble Arch in London to Dover, Swim - The English Channel, Bike - 181 miles from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. He is one of only two people to have completed the Arc2Arch andUberman, an event in which you swim from 21 miles from Catalina Island to Los Angeles (a major event in itself!), cycle 400 miles to Badwater basin, the lowest point in North America, and then run 135 miles through Death Valley before ascending 13,000 feet to Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States. He plans his own ultra-endurance eventsthrough his companyAnother Level Performance. Apart from Australia's longest open water swim, he has also organised Hard Bastard, where you: Swim - 35 km from Palm Beach to North Bondi, Bike -...

62 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Ocean swimming... and extreme endurance

Ocean swimming... with the wild swimming brothers

Wild swimming is something of a cousin to ocean swimming. Or is ocean swimming a subset of wild swimming? Either way, wild swimming is huge across the world, and particularly in the UK and Europe. It's also often stunningly beautiful - search #wildswimming on instagram and you'll see what I mean. Calum Hudson is the middle brother of The Wild Swimming Brothers, triathlete,Ice swimmer, author, nature love, swimming advocate and wild swimmer. He has swum the world's most powerful maelstroms, escapedAlcatraz and swum between continents. The Wild Swimming Brothers started with a 140 km swim down the River Eden, as you do! We had a wonderful chat about the whole gamut of things that make up the world of wild swimming. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Wild - Bank$ the producer Swimming - elesimo Brothers - Marcel Hutter Swimming - David Lassam Swimming in ink - Wontolla Sapphire-Tobu Image from The Wild Swimming Brothers on Instagram

63 MIN2019 SEP 22
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Ocean swimming... with the wild swimming brothers

Ocean swimming... and wave power

Dr. Mark Hemer is a Principal Research Scientist leading the Sea-Level, Waves and Coastal Extremes team within CSIRO's Ocean and Atmosphere Climate Science Centre. Mark hasresearched offshore renewable energy for the past 10 years, exploring the potential of Australia's renewable offshore resources. We chatted about offshore energy, and among many things, whether you can swim around wave farms. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Ocean Wave, Power of Ocean - Shyinka Tides - Chuckee Tides - Chris Kogos Tides - Switch Power! - Andrew Dude Power - Andrew Shift Sapphire-Tobu Image fromDavid Dixon

21 MIN2019 SEP 7
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Ocean swimming... and wave power

Ocean swimming... and tsunamis

What is the likelihood of a tsunami hitting your favourite beach?Dr. Hannah Power, from University of Newcastle'sSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences, conducts researchon ocean waves, and recently published on the likelihood and consequences of atsunami hitting Sydney Harbour. She has also developed the risk forecast for the Figure Eight Pool in Sydney's Royal National Park. This forecast examines the likelihood of being struck by large waves on your journey across the rock shelf. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Tsunami - Cyclotone Symphonic Tsunami - Le MaNiTeK The Great Tsunami - These Loose Ends Tsunami Biter - cj2thed Sapphire-Tobu Image from Canterbury Maps

34 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Ocean swimming... and tsunamis

Latest Episodes

Ocean swimming... with Shane Gould

Dr. Shane Gould is the only swimmer to hold every world freestyle record from 100 to 1500 metres and the 200-metre individual medley simultaneously. She is the first female swimmer to win three Olympic gold medals in world record time, and the first swimmer to win Olympic medals in five individual events in a single Olympics. She is also the only Australian to win three individual gold medals at one Games. And now she's a card-carrying member of the Ocean Swimmers' Union! But not only that, Shane has completed two Masters theses and a Doctorate on the role of swimming in Australian culture, runs swim courses, is involved with surf life-saving and swims as often as she can in the ocean in Bicheno, Tasmania. So she knows a bit about swimming. And she also won Survivor! Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Swim Good - Weathrman Survivor - Sammy Nova Survivor - The Toto1000 Survivor - Jamophone Ocean - MBB Devil - KiddTyed Cape Cub Swim - reefVibes Sapphi...

69 MINJUN 5
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Ocean swimming... with Shane Gould

Ocean swimming... and Places We Swim

Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon run the beautiful websitePlaces we swimand have just released a book, also called Places we swim,a travel guide for water-loving people, exploring Australia through swimming. The book takes us tobeaches, pools, waterfalls, lakes, hot springs and gorges all over the country. Caroline and Dillon visited hundreds, if not thousands, of swimming holes to explore Australia's wild beauty and tocurate the absolute best of every place they visited. Make this your list of places to swim when we come out of isolation! Image from @placesweswim Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Misty Gorge - sillythewilly Moon Lake - Epic Blast Radius Lagoon - Dhanesh River - MusicbyAden River - JSMusic Sapphire-Tobu

40 MINAPR 29
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Ocean swimming... and Places We Swim

Ocean swimming... and COVID-19

Hannah Sassiis a virologist from the University of Sydney who studies the persistence of viruses in the environment. She is also an ocean swimmer who trains withBondiFit, whose local beach is Maroubra. Right now during the Coronavirus pandemic, many swimmers are wondering whether it is OK to go for a swim. At the time of recording, a lot of world is in lockdown or headed towards it, so some of this is a moot point. If the local laws say don't swim, then obviously, don't swim! In summary, should you swim right now? In public pools: NO In ocean pools: NO In the ocean: If you take social distancing very seriously. But don't be a dick, if the beach is closed or you're in lockdown, don't swim. While a properly cleaned pool will kill the virus, the virus can live for a long time in the surrounding environment and everywhere you go on your way to the pool. And in such places where people exercise, people tend to be breathing heavily. Viruses can persist for a longer period of time in fresh...

37 MINMAR 26
Comments
Ocean swimming... and COVID-19

Ocean swimming... and event organisation

The Cole Classicis one of Sydney's oldest and largest ocean swims. It has a storiedhistoryand in 2020, ownership of the swim moved from Fairfax to Manly Surf Life Saving Club, meaning essentially a whole new swim had to be organised. Simone Hill is a member of Manly SLSC and runs her own companyMy Crew Travel. Simone coordinated the volunteers and logistics for the day, and helped create a new community vibe around the event. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Harris Cole - Rain (Extended) - Slayer_Op Classic - Numa Sapphire-Tobu

31 MINMAR 10
Comments
Ocean swimming... and event organisation

Ocean swimming... and The Memory Pool

Therese Spruhan must be one of Australia's experts on the cultural impact of the swimming pool. Her recent book,The Memory Pool, is a fabulous nostalgic anthology bringing together reflections on the childhood swimming pools of 28 Australians including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts. You can taste the hot chips, smell the chlorine and feel the burning concrete. For many kids, the local pool is a place of imagination, freedom, friendship and romance. Therese is also the author ofSwimming pool stories, a blog to which every Australian swimmer should subscribe! We had a lovely chat at Therese's new local pool, theFanny Durack Aquatic Centrein Petersham, about all things swimming pools. You can hear kids splashing in the background, but also the occasional flight overhead and a little bit of wind - it's very real! I've left it long, so put the kettle on, go for a drive or a long run, and dive into the memory pool! Songs in this episode- all licens...

58 MINJAN 10
Comments
Ocean swimming... and The Memory Pool

Ocean swimming... the oceans seven

Dean Summershas conquered thetriple Crown of open water swimmingand as I type this, is waiting for his chance to swim theCook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, part of his attack on theOceans seven. Only18 people have completed this astonishing series of seven incredible channel and strait swims around the world, and Dean is five in. He has swum The English Channel, Catalina Strait, The North Channel, Moloka’i Channel The Strait of Gibraltar. He plans to conquer the remaining two,Cook Straitand theTsugaru Straitin Japan, by 2020. You can sponsor Hunterlink here. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Oceans - Petit Biscuit Seven - Ryan Deano - Roland MacIntosh Chasin' Summers - DJ Fro-Bot Sapphire-Tobu Image from SWIMDEAN

67 MIN2019 DEC 8
Comments
Ocean swimming... the oceans seven

Ocean swimming... and extreme endurance

Tim Garrettis an extraordinary athlete. Not content with swimming some of the world's most famous and gruelling waterways, Tim tags on runs and rides of hundreds of kilometers to his swims. For instance, Tim has completed theArc2Arch: Run - 87 miles from Marble Arch in London to Dover, Swim - The English Channel, Bike - 181 miles from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. He is one of only two people to have completed the Arc2Arch andUberman, an event in which you swim from 21 miles from Catalina Island to Los Angeles (a major event in itself!), cycle 400 miles to Badwater basin, the lowest point in North America, and then run 135 miles through Death Valley before ascending 13,000 feet to Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States. He plans his own ultra-endurance eventsthrough his companyAnother Level Performance. Apart from Australia's longest open water swim, he has also organised Hard Bastard, where you: Swim - 35 km from Palm Beach to North Bondi, Bike -...

62 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
Ocean swimming... and extreme endurance

Ocean swimming... with the wild swimming brothers

Wild swimming is something of a cousin to ocean swimming. Or is ocean swimming a subset of wild swimming? Either way, wild swimming is huge across the world, and particularly in the UK and Europe. It's also often stunningly beautiful - search #wildswimming on instagram and you'll see what I mean. Calum Hudson is the middle brother of The Wild Swimming Brothers, triathlete,Ice swimmer, author, nature love, swimming advocate and wild swimmer. He has swum the world's most powerful maelstroms, escapedAlcatraz and swum between continents. The Wild Swimming Brothers started with a 140 km swim down the River Eden, as you do! We had a wonderful chat about the whole gamut of things that make up the world of wild swimming. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Wild - Bank$ the producer Swimming - elesimo Brothers - Marcel Hutter Swimming - David Lassam Swimming in ink - Wontolla Sapphire-Tobu Image from The Wild Swimming Brothers on Instagram

63 MIN2019 SEP 22
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Ocean swimming... with the wild swimming brothers

Ocean swimming... and wave power

Dr. Mark Hemer is a Principal Research Scientist leading the Sea-Level, Waves and Coastal Extremes team within CSIRO's Ocean and Atmosphere Climate Science Centre. Mark hasresearched offshore renewable energy for the past 10 years, exploring the potential of Australia's renewable offshore resources. We chatted about offshore energy, and among many things, whether you can swim around wave farms. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Ocean Wave, Power of Ocean - Shyinka Tides - Chuckee Tides - Chris Kogos Tides - Switch Power! - Andrew Dude Power - Andrew Shift Sapphire-Tobu Image fromDavid Dixon

21 MIN2019 SEP 7
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Ocean swimming... and wave power

Ocean swimming... and tsunamis

What is the likelihood of a tsunami hitting your favourite beach?Dr. Hannah Power, from University of Newcastle'sSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences, conducts researchon ocean waves, and recently published on the likelihood and consequences of atsunami hitting Sydney Harbour. She has also developed the risk forecast for the Figure Eight Pool in Sydney's Royal National Park. This forecast examines the likelihood of being struck by large waves on your journey across the rock shelf. Songs in this episode- all licensed under aCreative Commons License: Tsunami - Cyclotone Symphonic Tsunami - Le MaNiTeK The Great Tsunami - These Loose Ends Tsunami Biter - cj2thed Sapphire-Tobu Image from Canterbury Maps

34 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Ocean swimming... and tsunamis
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