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This week on the Propulsion Swimming Podcast we welcome back one of our first ever guests onto the show, Abbie Wood. Since we last spoke to Abbie 12 months ago during the 2020 edition of ISL, she has gone on to represent Team GB in multiple events and finals at the Olympic Games and is currently leading the NY Breakers in both the MVP rankings and …
 
Triathlon is a data-rich sport. But with so much data available, it can be difficult to discern what information is helpful, and what is just noise. On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines cover all of the training terms and metrics you need to know to properly analyze your workout. Learn how descriptive data presents opportunitie…
 
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we welcome another brilliant young British Talent onto the show, Ed Mildred. Ed is one of the special talents coming through the British ranks and a swimmer we have earmarked as a one to watch over the next Olympic cycle and beyond. Ed joins us from the ISL in Naples, where he is currently …
 
The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a bucket list race for triathletes around the world. It has a famous start, a unique course, and a picturesque destination location. From start to finish it is truly a one-of-a-kind race. In August 2021, the race celebrated its 40th anniversary of athletes swimming, biking, and running their way through San Fra…
 
You know how important it is to stay hydrated in training and racing. So on today's episode, Sports Scientist Andy Blow from Precision Hydration returns to the show to help you craft a race day hydration plan. Precision Hydration has studied the hard-earned sweat of thousands of athletes all so YOU can properly hydrate your way through that next ev…
 
In this episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we will be giving you our preview of the ISL 2021 regular season that involves the 10 returning teams from last year. The 10 clubs in the International Swimming League 2021 are: Aqua Centurions, Cali Condors, DC Trident, Energy Standard, LA Current, London Roar, NY Breakers, Team Iron, Tokyo Frog …
 
We're celebrating episode 100 with our coaches answering your questions! TriDot coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, Jeff Raines, and Matt Bach are in the hot seat on this round-robin, rapid-fire episode! Learn how to conquer a hilly course and better train your aero position. Pick up tips for exercising in cold, snowy, or icy weather, and hear …
 
On this weeks episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we speak to GB deaf swimmer, Nathan Young about the lack of funding the UK government gives to help him on his journey to become a Deaflympic Champion. After the huge success of British Swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the UK government has now given more funding towards Olympic and…
 
Make the most of your running miles! On today's episode, coaches Matt Bach and Elizabeth James provide 21 running tips for improving your times, and your experience, as a runner. Matt and Elizabeth cover running mechanics, equipment, fueling, race day tips and more! This episode is packed with practical information like when to buy a new pair of sh…
 
On this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we are talking to Team GB Olympian, Alicia Wilson. Alicia, who originally swam for Guildford City and now trains over in California for Cal Golden Bears, was an Olympic Finalist in Tokyo in the 200m Individual Medley. We speak to Alicia about her experience of the Olympic Games, how hard it was to cope wit…
 
What is pain? What is happening in our body that causes us to feel it? Can you tangibly improve your pain tolerance? Should you? On this episode, Dr. B.J. Leeper, physical therapist and TriDot coach, answers these questions, and more! Listen in as host Andrew Harley, coach Matt Bach, and Dr. Leeper discuss the painful parts of training for, and com…
 
A better bike split awaits! On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Matt Bach provide 20 cycling tips to help you make the most of your training sessions and prepare for race day. John and Matt cover training metrics, pedal stroke, bike handling, positioning and more! This episode is packed with helpful information including everyday tips abo…
 
With icy fjord swims, crew supported courses, and elevated mountain top finishes, Xtreme Triathlons are an adventurous take on the familiar swim, bike, and run race pattern. On today's episode, join two TriDot athletes who have embraced, and conquered, numerous Xtreme Triathlons. The athletes share their most memorable experiences and lessons from …
 
Supercharge your swim sessions! On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines provide 18 swim tips to help you make the most of your training sessions and prepare for race day. John and Jeff cover pacing, stroke rate, pool sets, goggles and more! This episode is packed with helpful information including everyday tips about swim tools an…
 
How many World Records will Caeleb Dressel break? Are Adam Peaty and Kristoff Milak Unbeatable? Can Katie Ledecky Sweep the Freestyle Races? All will be answered on the episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast as we present to you our complete race-by-race guide to the swimming program at the delayed Tokyo Olympics 2020!! The Tokyo Olympics 2021 …
 
Triathletes love obsessing over the weather forecast leading into race day. And for good reason! Weather conditions play a huge role in performance. While you can't control what Mother Nature serves you on race day, you can control how you manage the conditions, both physically and mentally. On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth Jame…
 
In this episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we talk to Olympic Breaststroker, James Wilby about why he believes swimming is a team sport!! At the start of the week, we put up a poll on our social media accounts asking if our listeners thoughts that swimming was a team or individual sport. The results came back with a huge swing towards indi…
 
In this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are talking to one of the fastest teenage swimmers ever in Jacob Whittle!! Jacob's career-best times are routinely compared with the likes of Kyle Chalmers and Caeleb Dressel! He's the fastest 14-year-old ever in the 100m Freestyle with a time of 50.3 and the second-fastest 16-year-old w…
 
Reaching your performance potential requires getting the most out of your limited time and energy by doing the RIGHT training RIGHT. This doesn't happen by just "working hard" and putting in "more time." There are specific things you can do to ensure your training is the best quality possible and that you complete it in the most effective way. We'l…
 
We welcome Brodie Williams onto this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast!! We talk to Brodie about how Millfield School has helped shape his swimming career so far, how he's stayed mental strong while training hard through major meets like the European Championships, and we even get some exclusive news on an extra event he's racing in…
 
Whether it’s a local sprint race, or a full IRONMAN, putting on a multi-sport event takes leadership, teamwork, and lots and lots of water, bananas, and energy gels! Logistical tasks like designing a good course, getting plans approved by the city, and recruiting volunteers don’t happen by accident. All the moving parts come together under the watc…
 
Welcome to this LIVE episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast! Tonight we will be explaining all about the ISL Draft 2021 with a twist! As well as outlining what to expect from this new feature of the International Swimming League we will be fantasy drafting our own teams. Who will get to pick Caeleb Dressel? Who will get their draft strategy rig…
 
On this episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we review the amazing US Swimming Trials 2021, Omaha. We look at the stand-out swims from Michael Andrew, Lilly King, Ryan Murphy, Katie Ledecky, and of course, Caeleb Dressel. We discuss what sort of impact their swims are likely to have on a number of British swimmers as well as whether we are l…
 
You have diligently prepared to reach the finish line, but what comes after that? How should you navigate post-race eating? What are the primary methodologies for giving your muscles some recovery help? How long should you wait before you resume training? How can you overcome post-race blues? In this episode, TriDot’s John Mayfield and Matt Bach co…
 
On this week's bonus Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are cranking up our Tokyo Olympic build-up by reviewing this week's Australian Swimming Trials! It was a week filled with world-class swims with 9 world-leading times and one World Record! We review the stand-out performances by the likes of; Kaylee Mckeown, Emma Mckeon, Kyle Chalmers, Cate Campb…
 
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we speak to the number 1 British 400m Individual Medley swimmer, Max Litchfield. We speak to Max about a swimming injury that he got in 2017 which caused him serious shoulder pain, the shoulder rehab he had to go through, and he gives his advice to injury prevention for swimmers. As well as…
 
Even once you know what to eat, consuming the right calories at the right time isn't always feasible day-to-day. On today's episode, expert nutritionist Dr. Krista Austin goes "beyond the book" and offers insight for those tricky situations when quality nutrition isn't available. How do you navigate your best friend's birthday party, your company h…
 
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are continuing our build-up to Tokyo with another member of Team GB, the brilliant Sarah Vasey!! We spoke to Sarah about how she coped with being in a strict Covid-Secure bubble until the final day of British Trials and what advice she would have for any juniors about to go through the e…
 
Arrive race ready no matter how far from home your race adventures take you! On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James discuss mitigating the effects of travel on your race performance. The coaches outline pros and cons of driving v. flying to your event, share tips for booking your accommodations, and give recommendations for pack…
 
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast we welcome Anna Hopkin! Anna is fresh off winning 5 medals at the European Championships in Budapest with the British Swimming and qualifying for her first Olympic Games!! We talk to her about her journey through swimming and how it has prepared her for Tokyo, especially how her time in Amer…
 
Should you incorporate run drills into your training? If so, which drills and how often? In this episode, coaches Elizabeth James and Jeff Raines drill down on run drills. Learn how run drills help prepare the body for exercise, refine technique, and prevent injuries. Then get tips for executing specific plyometric drills, including recommendations…
 
We are delighted to be welcoming onto this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast, BBC Sport Olympic correspondent Nick Hope as we review last weeks LEN European Swimming Championships at the Duna Arena, Budapest! We not only discuss our standout swims from each day of competition with Nick, but we also take a look at the work he does behind the scenes…
 
Don't let dehydration hinder your race-day performance! On this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach Elizabeth James talk with Andy Blow, a Sports Scientist and expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping. As the founder of Precision Hydration, Andy works with athletes to determine their sweat rate and sodium concentration in their sweat. Listen in …
 
With swimming pools around the country opening back up, over 18's now allowed to return their club training, and swimming lessons starting again; for this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast we talk through the stages you can get involved in swimming and wanted to explain that it's never too late to start swimming. It really can be at…
 
How do you balance hours of triathlon training with family time and work responsibilities? On this episode, coaches John Mayfield and Jeff Raines, both fathers of three children, share their experiences with racing triathlons while remaining devoted family men and dedicated employees. John and Jeff tell listeners the joy of sharing the sport with t…
 
On this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are going to be joined by British Swimming Superstar, Rio 2016 Olympic champion, 100m Breaststroke World Record holder, and all-around Breaststroke King – Adam Peaty!! We talk to Adam about the difficulties he's faced over the past year with the Tokyo Olympics being delayed, what he does…
 
Often referred to as the fourth discipline, it's no secret that nutrition is an important part of triathlon. On today's episode, expert sports nutritionist, Dr. Krista Austin explains the connection between your performance goals, body composition, and food consumption. Dr. Austin also weighs in on finding your race weight, metabolic factors based …
 
In this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we talk to Team Bath swimmer and Olympic Qualifier, Jacob Peters. Jacob, who gained his Olympic qualification in the 100m Butterfly at the British Swimming Selection Trials, started his swimming career at Poole Swimming Club under coach Barry Alldrick and has since moved to Bath swimming un…
 
While there is no substitution for consistent training leading up to a race, there are still many tricks of the trade you can use on race day to get to the finish line faster. On today's episode, coaches John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines unload their arsenal of 31 race-day, time-saving tips. Whether it's your first race or your 101st,…
 
In this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we talk to Derventio Excel Head Coach, Jamie Main. Jamie, who has been working with Olympians and Paralympians for over 20 years, is very well known in the UK, having helped coach Rebecca Adlington at Nova Centurion, before coaching at his current club where he is swim coaching young up and…
 
Smile, you’re on race-day camera! In this episode, host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield are joined by sports photographer, Scott Flathouse. Scott shares his journey from an active competitor to getting behind the lens on course. Listen in as Scott, who has shot hundreds of race events from destination IRONMAN’s to neighborhood 5k’s, describes…
 
How Good Is British Swimming Right Now? In this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are doing our complete and comprehensive review of last week's British Swimming Section Meet, which acted as the British Trials to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics! We pick our team to go on the plane as of right now, pick out our favourite swims of the mee…
 
What is a performance plateau? How can your prevent yourself from getting stuck in one? Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss how to determine if you are plateauing, and if you are, what to do about it. Examine possible causes for a plateau in swimming, biking, or running performance and listen in as the coaches provide sel…
 
Triathletes train year after year dreaming of one day racing in Kona. On today’s episode, Andrew Harley is joined by Greg McAuley and Joanna Nami, two athletes who will be racing in Kona this fall. Both athletes qualified to race at the Ironman World Championship through the Legacy Program. Learn more about the legacy program and preparing to race …
 
Who's Going to Tokyo 2021? In this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast, we are doing our complete and comprehensive guide to next week's British Swimming Section Meet, which is acting as the British Trials to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics! We break down the selection policy, Olympic qualification standards, and of course, give our predictio…
 
Do you need to leverage power in your run training? What are the benefits of using run power compared to pace and heart rate? On today's episode, the Director of High Performance at Stryd, Evan Schwartz, joins host Andrew Harley and coach John Mayfield to discuss running with power. Evan describes how Stryd measures metrics such as pace, elevation,…
 
On this week's Propulsion Swimming Podcast we have teamed up with Youth Sport Nutrition to give young swimmers a basic guide to follow for their nutrition within swimming! We talk with head nutritionist, Emmy Campbell, about the do's and don't of swimmers diet, how to eat during a regular training day and what advice to follow over the course of a …
 
Your best triathlon performance is preceded by an effective taper. Join coaches John Mayfield and Elizabeth James as they discuss the purpose of the taper and how to productively finish preparing for your race. The coaches overview your final workouts, considerations for sleep and nutrition, and how to handle travel during this time.…
 
We are joined this week's episode of the Propulsion Swimming Podcast by new British Record Holder, Luke Greenbank!! Luke talks to us about his experience of racing in the two covid secure meets at Manchester and that 200m Backstroke swim that helped him break James Goddard's 11 year old British Record!! We also talk about his strategy heading into …
 
In this episode we count down the "Top 12 Reasons to be a Triathlete." Host Andrew Harley is joined by John Mayfield, Elizabeth James, and Jeff Raines for a celebratory look into what makes our sport so special. Will your reason be mentioned? Listen in and then join us on social media to tell why you love being a triathlete.…
 
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