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Triathlon Swimming with TOWER 26 was created by Triathlon's go-to swim expert Coach, Gerry Rodrigues, and USAT Certified Coach/Professional Triathlete, Jim Lubinski. These podcasts will help triathletes get the most return out of their swim preparation by covering all the essential topics and ingredients that are necessary to make triathletes better and safer swimmers. Through Gerry's countless years of coaching thousands of triathletes and Jim's racing/training/coaching experience, the two ...
 
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Jim and Gerry welcome Form Swim CEO and Founder Dan Eisenhardt to the show. Dan discusses the technology in the Form Goggles and how it helps the swimmer in training and racing. A very informative episode. You can check out Form Goggles here Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Her…
 
Gerry and Jim sit down with Sports Medicine Doctor Heather Gillespie to talk about common injury rehab protocol amongst endurance sport athletes as well as preventive measures athletes can take to stay healthy. Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to…
 
Coach Gerry and Jim break down swim, bike, and run workouts. How to read the workouts, the components that make up each, and how to properly execute the sessions. Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching.tower26.com to subscribe to the TOWER 26 Swim Subscription Pla…
 
Jim and Gerry are back at it to discuss the new approach to the season TOWER 26 athletes will see due to the current delayed race season. This is a LIVE recorded session infront of a virtual studio audience. Not to be missed! Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method, at: Amazon HERE VeloPress Here Go to coaching…
 
Jim and Gerry are back on the air chatting about the foundation of triathlon training, Tautness. After going over the review of the swim video analysis with Coach Megan, the Coaches get into the 1st Pillar of the technical side of your training, Tautness. As discussed on the show, the up-coming LIVE, COACHED Zwift/Zoom Ride on Thanksgiving, Thursda…
 
Christophe Balestra and Coach Megan Melgaard join Jim and Gerry to dive into the NEW TOWER 26 Swim Video Analysis Coaching option now available. Using Christophe's Motionysis program TOWER 26 Coaches can now break down your swim stroke no matter where you are located in the World. Order, Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER …
 
Jim interviews Coach Gerry and Author and Retired Pro Triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury about co-authoring the NEW book being released this summer, "Triathlon Swimming-Master Open Water Swimming with the TOWER 26 Method". The three go into why the TOWER 26 Method is THE method swimmers and triathletes must adhere to in order to get the most out of their…
 
Gerry and Jim bring you another quarantine edition of the #1 podcast in triathlon. They introduce the audience to the NEW TOWER 26 Triathlon Training Program. Listen in, then go to www.training.tower26.com to sign up and receive 30 days of FREE training while there. Stay in the know on all Tower 26 rides and runs by signing up for the TOWER 26 emai…
 
Gerry and Jim sit down with, Director of Growth Marketing for Running and Triathlon for Zwift and Elite Amateur Athlete Craig Taylor to speak about the ins and outs of Zwift. After the conversation with Craig, Jim and Gerry go over how TOWER 26 is navigating the Corona Quarantine and how TOWER 26 is trying to build routine into athletes lives in th…
 
Coach and Author Jim Vance sits in with Jim and Gerry to discuss his history in coaching, running with power, and how he helps his athletes achieve success. They go on to cover the NEW TOWER 26 Group Zwift Ride which will take place every Thursday at 5:15PST. To sign up for the workout go to https://www.zwift.com/events/view/348100 Go to https://co…
 
Gerry and Jim chat about how and why the swim improves your bike and your run so much. They cover several factors that attribute to this. Then the Dynamic Duo covers the NEW TOWER 26 Group Zwift Ride which will take place every Thursday at 5:15PST. To sign up for the workout go to https://zwift.com/events/tag/tower26 Go to https://coaching.tower26.…
 
Jim and Gerry open up the 2020 podcast season with an episode in which they speak about how to set up your swim training year for success. They go over the importance in having structure to your overall season. Also covered are a plethora of little tid bits to catch the audience up on the happenings in the Jim, Gerry, and TOWER 26 world. Go to http…
 
Gerry and Jim cover a plethora of topics in this episode including a recap of the World Championships in Kona and how the TOWER 26 athletes faired, the NEW TOWER 26 Triathlon Coaching Program, and what athletes are doing wrong in terms of overall season planning. Go to www.tower26.com/triathon for more information on TOWER 26 Triathlon Coaching Go …
 
Cam Wurf fins Jim and Gerry once again to discuss his performance at Ironman Italy, his astounding gains he's made in running, and his plans for the Ironman World Championships in Kona on October 12th. View this episode on Facebook Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. To ask quest…
 
Gerry and Jim discuss different race strategies and tactics any swimmer can use to better the race day effort, experience, and result. View this episode on Facebook Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, …
 
Gerry and Jim address several factors that lead to race day anxiety and how to overcome those factors through practice and preparation. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next ep…
 
Gerry and Jim get back to their roots with an audio only podcast. They talk about the 2 MUST DO open water skill drills every triathlete needs to do in order to be best prepared for race day. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athle…
 
Gerry and Jim use video analysis to break down two elite swim strokes. One geared toward open water swimming, Lucy, and one geared towards pool swimming, Reece. What allows Lucy to be the fastest swimmer in triathlon? Find out on this episode. Listeners can view the episode and the video analysis at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUI1X6A…
 
Being that the race season is right around the corner, Jim and Gerry discuss wetsuits and the factors the triathlete should take into consideration when purchasing a wetsuit. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic …
 
Jim and Gerry bring Super Cyclist Cam Wurf into the studio to talk about his career in sport and how he came about making the huge gains in the swim that he has made. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the e…
 
Gerry and Jim discuss percentage of effort in swimming and how to best find and utilize those percentages in your swim training. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questio…
 
Gerry and Jim discuss their trip to Kona and the Tower 26 athlete results, in addition to the trending times of Ironman swims overall as seen on www.obstri.com. After Kona is discussed, they dive into a discussion about the transitioning into the Technical Phase of training. The World Open Water Swimming Association conference takes place November …
 
Gerry and Jim sit down in front of a LIVE audience at Lava Java Coffeehouse in Kona, HI, the location of the Ironman World Championships this Saturday(10/13). They give some great nuggets of information that you help you execute warm up, race course specifics, race tactics, oceans conditions, etc. You WILL be race ready after listening to this podc…
 
Gerry and Jim sit down to talk about the new Tower 26 website, their 2018 Kona schedule, and the athlete's thinking that they MUST start training at a specific phase of training instead of just starting training. NOTE: The Kona podcast next week will be posted as SOON as the podcast is recorded so athletes who cannot attend the LIVE show will be ab…
 
Gerry and Jim talk about their up coming trip to Kona, the live show they will record race week, and the NEW Tower 26 Kona apparel NOW AVAILABLE. Buy it here! Then the two go on to speak about how necessary swim lessons and swim consultations are for triathletes and what a swim lesson/consultation should entail. To view the YouTube Video of this ep…
 
Jim and Gerry discuss 2 open water workouts every triathlete MUST DO in order to be best prepared for race day. To view the YouTube Video of this episode click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, …
 
Gerry and Jim welcome world renown Chef and Television Personality Gordon Ramsey to the studio to discuss his history as an athlete, his take on how to approach daily nutrition, and information regarding his foundation the Great Ormond Street Hospital To watch the video version of this episode on Youtube, click here Go to https://coaching.tower26.c…
 
Coach Paul Newsome of www.swimsmooth.com joins Gerry and Jim in studio to discuss Paul's career as an athlete, the rise of Swim Smooth in the triathlon world, and Paul's philosophy on how to approach different types of swimmers Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic …
 
Triathlon Taren of Youtube/Podcast fame sits in to discuss his rise as a triathlon personality. He fills us in on how he has gained fast success in the triathlon market though his informative and entertaining videos, and his world renown podcast. Tower 26 recommended equipment Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe t…
 
Gerry and Jim sit down to record their first ever video podcast along with the audio podcast. The two go into the Open Water Skill building phase, 1000/100tt results from the Tower 26 Athletes, and the Good/Bad training sessions. View the Tower 26 Video Podcast here Tower 26 recommended equipment Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workou…
 
Gerry and Jim welcome 9 time Gold Medal Swimmer Mark Spitz to the Tower 26 Studios. Mark dives into his experience in the 1972 Olympics and how he overcame some mental hurdles to accomplish the feat of earning 7 gold medals in that Olympics alone. Tower 26 recommended equipment Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe …
 
Jim and Gerry welcome back strength coach Erin Carson to the show to speak this time about swim specific strength work. She offers here free app to our listeners found at www.ecfitboulder.com. After the chat with Erin, Gerry and Jim go into the results of Oceanside 70.3 swim and the successes of the Tower 26 swimmers. Tower 26 recommended equipment…
 
Jim and Gerry welcome strength coach Erin Carson to the show to speak about swim specific mobility and strength work. She offers here free app to our listeners found at www.ecfitboulder.com. After the chat with Erin, Gerry and Jim go into the details of the NEW Oceanside 70.3 swim course and how to best attack it on race day. Tower 26 recommended e…
 
Gerry and Jim welcome Pro Cyclist turned triathlete Andrew Talansky and his Coach Jesse Moore to the studio to discuss Andrew's change to triathlon and how the training of a Pro Cyclist differs from that of a Triathlete and how the swim fits into the overall plan. Tower 26 recommended equipment Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout …
 
Gerry and Jim cover the KEY aspects "slow" swimmers must practice in order to improve. Aspects swimmers of every level can use to improve. Tower 26 recommended equipment Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answe…
 
Gerry and Jim go over swim adaptation and the time it takes to ingrain aspects of your swim into your workouts. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To as…
 
Gerry and Jim speak to a new Project 2018 athlete and how the season will progress from this point on. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is revealed. To ask questio…
 
Gerry and Jim break down a very dense swim session which contains components of each aspect of the stroke: Taughtness, Alignment, and Propulsion Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for th…
 
Jim and Gerry review the gains of the 2017 Tower 26 Project Athletes and go over their keys to achieving success in 2017 Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the next episode is reveal…
 
Gerry and Jim begin the discussion on the second aspect of the swim technique phase of training, alignment. They discuss what happens when a swimmer becomes misaligned and why this is detrimental to performance. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode i…
 
Coach Gerry goes in depth into how to achieve great posture/tautness in swimming step by step with the progression and focal points each swimmer must stress in order to get the most out of their swim and make optimal gains. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of t…
 
Gerry and Jim address the loss of Total Immersion Pioneer Terry Laughlin, then go on to chat about the current phase of training, taughtness. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are answered, and the topic for the n…
 
Gerry and Jim talk about the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI which took place last weekend. They go over what can be learned from the athletes who took top honors The post race interview can be seen HERE Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is…
 
Gerry and Jim discuss several topics on this episode including the Good wolf versus the BAD wolf, working recovery into swim training, and how to get through those workouts that are not going so great. Go to https://coaching.tower26.com for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered,…
 
Jim and Gerry welcome Nutritionist and Author of Turn Up the Heat, Dr. Phil Goglia to the show to talk about the specific needs of the athlete and how the individual athlete MUST approach nutrition in order to get the most out of performance. Buy Turn Up the Heat here For more information on Dr. Phil Goglia go to www.pfcnutrition.com Also sitting i…
 
Professional Triathlete Rachel McBride joins Gerry and Jim to discuss her MAJOR breakthrough swim at Ironman Canada. She details her race performance and what got her to this point. Go to www.obstri.com/tower26 for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Program. After the topic of the episode is covered, the athlete questions are…
 
Jim and Gerry welcome the Owner of the company Sharkbanz, Davis Mersereau, to the studio to discuss sharks, their behavior, why swimmers get bit, and how Sharkbanz can help prevent those attacks. Go to www.sharkbanz.com for more information and to purchase yours Go to www.obstri.com/tower26 for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affili…
 
Gerry and Jim discuss the 4 types of swimmers, differentiate each, and explain why and how each is individualized in it's specific approach. Following the right program for the correct type of swimmer is paramount to the triathlete's success. Here's why. Go to www.obstri.com/tower26 for a FREE workout and to subscribe to the Tower 26 Affiliate Prog…
 
Jim and Gerry discuss all of the elements a triathlete MUST practice in training in order to be best prepared for their open water swim races. Sighting, deck-ups, drafting, pace line, race take out speed, close quarter swimming, etc. Gerry's Sighting Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9r_Tb9MSo&feature=youtu.be Drafting in Crowded Quarters Exa…
 
Jim and Gerry welcome Triathlon Coach and Founder of PurplePatch Fitness Matt Dixon. Matt shares his growth in the sport as one of the most successful coaches in the sport. Matt goes on to share his coaching philosophies for swimmers regarding technique, schedule, progressions, etc. www.purplepatchfitness.com Go to www.obstri.com/tower26 for a FREE…
 
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