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The SwimBrain Podcast: Brain Food For Competitve Swimmers

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SwimBrain - Every swimmer knows how to swim, but only few swimmers know how to race and the ones who do are at the top of our sport. That’s no coincidence! On this podcast I will teach you the mental skills you need to swim with excellence at the highest levels of our sport. I delve into the minds of experts in psychology, elite swimmers and world-class coaches to bring you the best information available…you won’t find your coach talking about that on the pool deck.

SwimBrain - Every swimmer knows how to swim, but only few swimmers know how to race and the ones who do are at the top of our sport. That’s no coincidence! On this podcast I will teach you the mental skills you need to swim with excellence at the highest levels of our sport. I delve into the minds of experts in psychology, elite swimmers and world-class coaches to bring you the best information available…you won’t find your coach talking about that on the pool deck.
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SwimBrain - Every swimmer knows how to swim, but only few swimmers know how to race and the ones who do are at the top of our sport. That’s no coincidence! On this podcast I will teach you the mental skills you need to swim with excellence at the highest levels of our sport. I delve into the minds of experts in psychology, elite swimmers and world-class coaches to bring you the best information available…you won’t find your coach talking about that on the pool deck.

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Episodes

Handling Disappointment At The Olympic Level Like A Champion

8/13/2016
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When I sat down to chat with Bahamian Olympian Dustin Tynes a few of my questions were targeted at dealing with failure. I wanted to see what we could learn from the way Dustin handled disappointment and I had no idea I would get the opportunity to find out just one week later when he competed in his first ever Olympic race. ... The post Handling Disappointment At The Olympic Level Like A Champion appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:40:32

Finding Value and Identity Outside of The Pool

8/1/2016
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“Whether you’re bagging groceries in a supermarket or the CEO of a company, you have irreplaceable value.” — Melissa Dayton We’re back with Melissa Dayton to continue our conversation, but this time in a different direction. Today’s focus is on ideas that are more important than a swimming performance. We are sharing ideas about building an identity that’s not hinged on ... The post Finding Value and Identity Outside of The Pool appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:24:02

Finding Hope When Parenting Becomes Difficult

7/22/2016
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“Sometimes the kids just become a master of hiding what they’re going through. They want everyone to think they’re still perfect, but we want them to be safe enough to admit they’re not. So we want to strengthen the adults so that they can do so.” –Melissa Dayton Today our guest on the SwimBrain podcast is Melissa Dayton, author of ... The post Finding Hope When Parenting Becomes Difficult appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:55:32

Accelerated Learning: The Competitive Advantage of 21st Century Swimming Pt. 2

7/13/2016
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“It’s really unlikely anymore that, especially in the 400 and down events, that just training hard you’re gonna win a gold medal. I don’t think it’s going to happen. I don’t think it’ll ever happen again. There’s always an anomaly, but I really think that just going and swimming 80 100s, you’re not going to win a gold medal in ... The post Accelerated Learning: The Competitive Advantage of 21st Century Swimming Pt. 2 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:44:34

Accelerated Learning: The Competitive Advantage of 21st Century Swimming

7/4/2016
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Listening to my podcast will not make you better. It might make you feel better, but feeling better and being better are two very different things. It’s easy to feel better when you consume information, but knowledge itself is not an advantage. It’s only when we begin to apply knowledge that we can truly say that we have learned and if learning is essential ... The post Accelerated Learning: The Competitive Advantage of 21st Century Swimming appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:35:38

ISCA – A Game-Changing Conference For Sports Scientists and Swimming Coaches

6/18/2016
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“Anybody that is successful talks to a lot of other people that are successful and also other people that are successful in other fields besides the field that they’re in. I think that makes you really successful.” — Doug Fonder Pro tip: whenever you are considering going to a large conference like ISCA don’t make your decision solely on the cost and ... The post ISCA – A Game-Changing Conference For Sports Scientists and Swimming Coaches appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:38:52

Swimming Expert Shares Truths About Technique That Might Surprise You Pt. 2

6/6/2016
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Last week I shared a really interesting conversation that I had with with Dr. Rod Havriluk of Swimming Technology Research. I received good feedback from a few listeners and it really does make me happy when you enjoy the show. I really appreciate it when you take time to respond and give me feedback. Thank you! If you happened to miss part 1, ... The post Swimming Expert Shares Truths About Technique That Might Surprise You Pt. 2 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:35:58

Swimming Expert Shares Truths About Technique That Might Surprise You Pt. 1

5/31/2016
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As a kid with nonexistent backstroke skills the only thing I swam into more than the lane ropes was differing opinions on swimming technique. I hated the feeling of both, but at least the lane ropes ran parallel to each other. My teenage mind reasoned that the only sure way to validate my technique was to copy it from the swimmers that ... The post Swimming Expert Shares Truths About Technique That Might Surprise You Pt. 1 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:31:13

Crazy Talk For The Misfits

5/25/2016
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This episode is the last in a series of episodes talking about The Online Swimmer. In the last few episodes you can find previews of what can be expected in a Lane 5 & 6 membership, but for this episode about Lane 4 I decided to switch things up. Since Lane 4 is a completely customized program I figured it was ... The post Crazy Talk For The Misfits appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:13:51

Push 3 Times For Better Races: A Sneak Peek at Lane 5

5/13/2016
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In today’s episode you’ll get an inside look at a course I created that that teaches swimmers about the path to mastery. The first lesson that I share talks about programming the body to respond to certain triggers. This is one of the common traits that we in elite athletes of all sports and it’s no doubt necessary for duplicating excellent performances. The ... The post Push 3 Times For Better Races: A Sneak Peek at Lane 5 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:12:25

Lane 6 Sneak Peek: Are There Limits To Swimming World Records?

4/30/2016
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This episode is a sneak peek at Lane 6 on theonlineswimmer.com A lane 6 membership is designed to have research delivered to you a couple of times per month in a format that’s very easy to understand. The ideal person for a Lane 6 membership is a coach who wants to stay abreast of swimming science, but doesn’t have the time ... The post Lane 6 Sneak Peek: Are There Limits To Swimming World Records? appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:12:19

Want To Switch Swim Clubs? 6 Questions To Help Avoid Regrets

4/19/2016
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In this episode you’ll find six questions to help you make better decisions as it relates to choosing swim clubs. Some of these questions are very blunt, but I prefer honesty over tragedy. If you have good information then you can make better choices and it may be uncomfortable to give in-depth answers, but trust me it’s worth the headache. Have ... The post Want To Switch Swim Clubs? 6 Questions To Help Avoid Regrets appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:11:58

How This Mermaid Is Helping To Save Lives on Her Birthday

4/7/2016
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“I truly want to give back… that’s what i love, that’s what I wanna do and I go for it. If people like it or not I don’t know. Who cares? I wanna go and do it.” — Merle Liivand It was a pleasure interviewing Merle Liivand the Estonian mermaid for episode 32 of the SwimBrain podcast. I have a ... The post How This Mermaid Is Helping To Save Lives on Her Birthday appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:37:40

Building Confidence, Racing Routines, and Doping Pt. 2

3/29/2016
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You’ve got to take your sport seriously and be obsessive of course, but at the end of the day it’s about being fair. It’s about competition. It’s about absolute preparation and being the best you can be as yourself. Taking drugs, it’s not you. Even if you win, if you take something, some substance, it’s not you, it’s the drug. — ... The post Building Confidence, Racing Routines, and Doping Pt. 2 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:29:39

Building Confidence, Racing Routines, and Doping Pt. 1

3/21/2016
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One of my favorite things about the SwimBrain podcast is that we have both swimmers and researchers on the show. This allows us take what the researchers are saying, compare it to what elite swimmers are doing and chose the best method based on the evidence. Just taking somebody’s word that a technique works is never a good our guest on ... The post Building Confidence, Racing Routines, and Doping Pt. 1 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:34:13

The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 3

3/14/2016
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We often see elite swimmers performing and standing on medal podiums and wish that we could be like them. We try to copy their stroke technique, their workouts and their racing strategies, but there is so much more that we don’t see. Without an understanding of the sacrifices they made to stand where they stand This is why at SwimBrain we ... The post The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 3 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:45:04

The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 2

3/7/2016
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“Maintain the perfection or as close to perfection as possible so that when you get to that point, when you get to that big moment, everything is done. You can just shut your brain off and go on autopilot and be fast and strong.” — Roy Burch First things first: if you missed part 1 you need to get caught ... The post The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 2 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:35:16

The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 1

2/25/2016
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“It just became second nature to compete and win against the kids that I was around mainly because I wanted to win and I was competitive, not because I was more talented or faster.” Roy Burch Have you ever met somebody and thought: “Your life should be a movie”? That’s how I felt when I spoke to 2x Bermudian Olympian, ... The post The Tale of A Fighter: An Olympian Who Continues to Beat The Odds Pt. 1 appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:29:47

Cultivating A Growth Mindset: Practical Advice For Parents and Coaches

2/18/2016
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As parents and coaches we know that finding the rights words to say to a swimmer after a bad race can sometimes seem impossible. Even worse is that the right words don’t matter if the timing isn’t right. Sometimes silence seems best. In this final part of our chat with Coach Reed we bring some practical advice for both coaches and parents on ... The post Cultivating A Growth Mindset: Practical Advice For Parents and Coaches appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:38:03

What Happens When Hollywood Coaching Meets Real Life

2/10/2016
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I won’t even bother naming the titles because I’m sure you’ve at least seen one of them. You know, the sports themed movie with the intense coach that puts his athletes through hell to win the championship. They all end in similar fashion and everyone leaves the theater inspired, but I’d like to raise a question: what happens after the ... The post What Happens When Hollywood Coaching Meets Real Life appeared first on SWIMBRAIN.

Duration:00:32:44