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SwimSwam Podcast: Yahya Radman Reflects on the 4 Levels of Coaching

SwimSwam Podcast: Yahya Radman Reflects on the 4 Levels of Coaching

September 20, 2020

I sat down with Yahya Radman, the diving coach for NC State. Every time I see Yahya on deck, I know I'm in for a welcome and insightful conversation. Yahya has traveled around the world to grow his knowledge of coaching and it shows in the way he approaches his craft. Listen to what Yahya has to say about the 4 levels of coaching one can attain and what makes them different.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Why John Naber’s Silver-Medal Swim Might’ve Been His Greatest

SwimSwam Podcast: Why John Naber’s Silver-Medal Swim Might’ve Been His Greatest

September 19, 2020

We sat down with John Naber, who won 5 medals at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. At those Montreal Games, the USA Men's swim team was perhaps the most dominant in Olympic history, and Naber was one of the winningest athletes on that team, garnering 4 gold medals. However, Naber claims that his 5th medal, a silver in the 200 free, might have been his best performance of those games.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Brent Hayden on Olympic Postponement, Comeback

SwimSwam Podcast: Brent Hayden on Olympic Postponement, Comeback

September 18, 2020

Hayden, At 36-years-old, embodies the kind of Olympic story you love to see. And yet those plans, like so many others, were derailed even further as the IOC announced today that they would be postponing the Olympic Games. Hayden had a very grounded take on it, however, and shares his thoughts on what we can do now that everyone is stuck inside, without a pool and an Olympics in the near future to train for.

SwimSwam Podcast: Ian Finnerty Breaks Down Training Life with Energy Standard

SwimSwam Podcast: Ian Finnerty Breaks Down Training Life with Energy Standard

September 18, 2020

We sat down with Ian Finnerty, the first man under 50 seconds in the 100y breaststroke. Ian explained that he has made the move to training with Energy Standard in Hungary now full time and breaks down the differences between this type of training and what he's used to back at Indiana University. Finnerty also previews the upcoming ISL season, where he'll be representing the DC Trident for the 2nd year in a row.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Dan Dingman Talks Revolutionary Benefits of Commit Swimming
SwimSwam Podcast: Jack Spitser on Creating a SwimSwam Magazine Cover

SwimSwam Podcast: Jack Spitser on Creating a SwimSwam Magazine Cover

September 17, 2020

We sat down with Jack Spitser, the chief photographer for SwimSwam and SwimSwam magazine. Jack's swim roots go deep, and he's learned from the best in the biz (namely Mike Lewis) how to shoot swimming in a creative and impactful way. He delves into his process for choosing a cover photo and how he manipulates it to become more than a picture, but a statement and piece of art.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Olympian Kathleen Baker Bodysurfs To Stay Fit

SwimSwam Podcast: Olympian Kathleen Baker Bodysurfs To Stay Fit

September 16, 2020

In this GMM takeover of the SwimSwam podcast, Kathleen takes us back to her roots, back to when she first started breaking national age group records as an 11-12 age grouper.  Pay attention, Kathleen's goal-setting skills were pro level when she was 12, and she has notebooks with goals going back to when she was only 9 nine years old.  My favorite Kathleen goal from when she was a kid...? Swim a 200 fly.  Nice!

SwimSwam Podcast: David McCagg on Why GMX7 is Great for Resistance Training

SwimSwam Podcast: David McCagg on Why GMX7 is Great for Resistance Training

September 15, 2020

We sat down with GMX7 CEO David McCagg, who gave us the ins and outs of his new product, X-1 Pro. It's been tested by Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, and more, and it seems like it could revolutionize the resistance training world. McCagg also gives a candid account of his swimming career and the highs and lows of dealing with a boycotted 1980 Olympic Games.

Check out the GMX7 X-1 Pro here.

GMX7 is a SwimSwam partner.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Claire Tuggle on UVA Commit, Running Her Own Swim Camp

SwimSwam Podcast: Claire Tuggle on UVA Commit, Running Her Own Swim Camp

September 15, 2020

I sat down with UVA commit and age-group swim star Claire Tuggle. Tuggle took me through her swimming career, which is surprisingly extensive for a 16-year-old. From running her own swim camp for 2 summers to switching her training bases for elevated training and family moves to committing to Virginia as a new high school junior, Tuggle guides us through her swim story so far.

Music: Otis McDonald
www.otismacmusic.com

SwimSwam Podcast: Bob Bowman on the Apples, Oranges, and Mangos of ASU

SwimSwam Podcast: Bob Bowman on the Apples, Oranges, and Mangos of ASU

September 14, 2020

Although all student-athletes of ASU were sent home, Bowman had a group of 6 post-grads that were still training, including Hali Flickinger, Allison Schmitt, and Giles Smith. Bowman explained why Giles was training in more of a mid-distance setting under Bowman, which led Bowman to explain how most of the ASU college team was broken up into apples, oranges, and mangos.

Originally published April 4, 2020.

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