Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast
Off The Blocks with Adam Peaty (Season 3) Ep 49

Off The Blocks with Adam Peaty (Season 3) Ep 49

October 22, 2020

Season 3 Ep 49, we chat with the biggest name in world swimming right now, he is an outlier, he is a mould breaker, he is the fastest breaststroker in the world ever, he is the London Roar team captain, he is the one and only Adam Peaty.

In this podcast we discuss his new baby boy George, his training through the pandemic, leading the London Roar into season 2 of the ISL, as well as his fast stroke rate, becoming the fastest in the world, a champions mindset, his goals for the future and a whole lot more.

Off the Blocks with Ariarne Titmus (Season 3) Ep 48

Off the Blocks with Ariarne Titmus (Season 3) Ep 48

October 15, 2020

Season 3 Ep 48, we chat with Australian Swimming Golden girl and the woman who put the world on notice at last years World Champs in Gwangju by winning the 400 Freestyle miss Ariarne Titmus.

 

In this podcast we discuss Ariarne not heading over to the ISL this season, how she has gone through the pandemic, her early days in the pool and growing up in Tassie, as well we touch on her rise to the top of Aussie swimming and now world swimming and the pressures that come with that, 2018 Comm Games on the Gold Coast and her phenomenal results there, as well as racing one of the best female swimmers of all time in Katie Ledecky and beating her last year in Gwangju and so much more.

Off The Blocks with Chad Le Clos (Season 3) Ep 47 Part 2

Off The Blocks with Chad Le Clos (Season 3) Ep 47 Part 2

October 15, 2020

Season 3 Ep 47 Part 2, we chat with 2 time Olympian and 4 time Olympic medallist, 22 time World Championship medallist and one of South Africa's greatest ever athletes Chad Le Clos

 

In this Part two episode of the podcast we chat with Chad about 2016 Rio Olympics, Drugs in sport, staying motivated for the future and what goals he has for himself looking ahead, as well as the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Off The Blocks with Chad Le Clos (Season 3) Ep 46 Part 1

Off The Blocks with Chad Le Clos (Season 3) Ep 46 Part 1

October 13, 2020

Season 3 Ep 46 Part 1, we chat with 2 time Olympian and 4 time Olympic medallist, 22 time World Championship medallist and one of South Africa's greatest ever athletes Chad Le Clos

 

In this Part one episode of the podcast we chat with Chad about gearing up for the season 2 launch of the ISL, training through the pandemic, his humble beginnings, setting goals, his debut on the team in 2010 and of course we go into 2012 London Olympics and his famous victory in the 200 fly over his hero Michael Phelps. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Duncan Scott (Season 3) Ep 45

Off The Blocks with Duncan Scott (Season 3) Ep 45

October 12, 2020

Season 3 Ep 45, we chat wit Olympic Medallist, World Championship Gold and Bronze Medallist, and Comm Games Gold medallist in the 100 Freestyle for Scotland, Duncan Scott.

In this podcast we chat about the ISL Season 2 starting in Budapest and his team the London Roar, we talk about how he started in swimming and the success he had a young age, we go through his amazing career so far including some highlights like 2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and of course last years World Champs in Gwangju and all the success and controversy throughout the week. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Alex Quach (Season 3) Ep 44

Off The Blocks with Alex Quach (Season 3) Ep 44

October 9, 2020

Season 3 Ep 44, We chat with Australian and NSW Rising star and Junior Australian Team Member Alex Quach

 

In this podcast we discuss how Alex went training during the Pandemic, his early days in the pool, his love of basketball, as well as last years Australian Age Champs and the success and learning moments from that week, his coaches Adam Kable and Clinton Camilleri, being selected to head to the US and committing to Ohio State University in 2021, and of course his amazing experience last year in Budapest for the 2019 Junior World Championships, all that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Caitlin McClatchey (Season 3) Ep 43

Off The Blocks with Caitlin McClatchey (Season 3) Ep 43

October 9, 2020

Season 3 Ep 43, we chat with Scottish Swimming Hall of Famer, 3 time Olympian for Team GB, World Championship Medallist and 2 time Comm Games Gold Medallist Caitlin McClatchey

In the podcast we discuss Caitlins current role as a part of Team GB, her incredible family history of being champion swimmers, Her rise to the senior teams including learning experiences along the way, her 3 Olympic Games experiences and how they all differed, her incredible 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2 Gold medals, we talk performance psychology, retirement and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Maddy Gough (Season 3) Ep 42

Off The Blocks with Maddy Gough (Season 3) Ep 42

October 7, 2020

Season 3 Ep 42, we catch up with Dolphins team member and recent 1500 short course record breaker Maddy Gough.

 

In this podcast we discuss Maddy's triumphant return to competition breaking the Australian record in the 1500 Freestyle, growing up in Coffs Harbour, her career so far with all the learning experiences along the way including 2018 Pan Pacs and last years World Champs in Gwangju where she made her first major international final, finishing 5th in the 1500. We also discuss her coach Chris Nesbit and the amazing team culture there at TSS on the Gold Coast. All that and a whole lot more. 

Off The Blocks with Se-Bom Lee (Season 3) Ep 41

Off The Blocks with Se-Bom Lee (Season 3) Ep 41

October 2, 2020

Season 3 Ep 41, we chat with NSW and Australian young gun Se-Bom Lee.

In This podcast we discuss his recent shoulder injury and how his recovery is coming along, how he has been during the pandemic with training and no racing, starting swimming at such a young age and what he enjoys most about it, as well as his amazing 2019 results with Age nationals and the 6 medals he won there and then the amazing experience in Budapest with the Junior Australian team at the 2019 Junior World Championships and what valuable lessons he learnt over there and what he will take from them. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Craig Stevens (Season 3) Ep 40

Off The Blocks with Craig Stevens (Season 3) Ep 40

September 30, 2020

Season 3 Ep 40, we sit down and chat with 2 time Olympian, Aussie swimming legend and now Head Coach of San Souci Sea Devils, Craig Stevens.

 

In this podcast we discussed everything from his coaching right now during the pandemic, growing up in the pool and what those early days looked like for him, his amazing career with all the highs and learning experiences along the way including the Olympic trials in 2004 with Thorpey false starting, finalling and getting a medal in Athens, getting under the 15minute barrier, his silver medal from 2007 world champs in the 800. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Helena Gasson (Season 3) Ep 39

Off The Blocks with Helena Gasson (Season 3) Ep 39

September 22, 2020

Season 3 Ep 39, we chat with Olympian and multiple time New Zealand national record holder Helena Gasson.

 

In this chat we discuss her training during Covid, her early days in the pool, her amazing career so far with all the highs and learning moments along the way, being coached by her partner Michael Weston and how that dynamic works, and of course we go through her first Olympic experience in Rio as well as her national records she has earned along the way. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Madi Wilson (Season 3) Ep 38

Off The Blocks with Madi Wilson (Season 3) Ep 38

September 21, 2020

Season 3 Ep 38, we chat with Olympian and Dolphins team member, and a woman who last year was a part of the girls winning the 4x200 Freestyle relay and breaking the world record, Madi WIlson.

In this podcast we discuss Madi's training through Covid, her early days in the pool, her goals and aspirations of beign an Olympian at a young age, training with Michael Bohl, her first Olympics in 2016 in Rio, the ups and downs of competitive swimming, the move to South Australia and training with Peter Bishop, as well as her part in last years amazing gold by the girls in the 4x200 relay and breaking the world record. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with the 4×100 Men’s Freestyle Relay 2000 Sydney Olympics (Season3) Ep 37

Off The Blocks with the 4×100 Men’s Freestyle Relay 2000 Sydney Olympics (Season3) Ep 37

September 18, 2020

Season 3 Ep 37, we chat with Aussie Olympic Legends and 4 men who were a part of Australian history in the greatest race this country has ever seen in the Sydney 2000 Olympics 4x100 Freestyle Gold medal winning relay team.

In this podcast we catch up with Michael Klim, Chris Fydler, Ash Callus and of course Ian Thorpe to discuss their amazing moment 20 years on.

Off The Blocks with Penny Heyns (Season 3) Ep 36

Off The Blocks with Penny Heyns (Season 3) Ep 36

September 17, 2020

Season 3 Ep 36, we chat with South African swimming legend, 3 time Olympian, 14 time world record holder and 3 time Olympic Medallist Penny Heyns

 

In this podcast we discuss with Penny about what she is up to these days with coaching and public speaking, how she got started in the pool, the Olympics not being an option until 1990 when the South African government overturned a ban they had on their athletes and allowed them to compete thus helping make Penny's dream a reality in 1992 at Barcelona. We discuss her remarkable 1996 in Atlanta with the double Gold in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, as well as talk about her experience 20 years ago at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when she got a Bronze medal in the 100 Breaststroke. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Michael Pickett (Season 3) Ep 35

Off The Blocks with Michael Pickett (Season 3) Ep 35

September 15, 2020

Season 3 Ep 35, we chat with Kiwi young gun and star of the pool Michael Pickett.

In this podcast we discuss how Michael went during the Covid break and getting back into training, how he started swimming as a young lad, his many NZ records his holds as well as coming over to Australia and training at one of the best clubs in the world St Peters Western, and also we talk about the 2019 World Champs in Gwangju. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Susie O’Neill (Season 3) Ep 34

Off The Blocks with Susie O’Neill (Season 3) Ep 34

September 14, 2020

Season 3 Ep 34, we chat with 3 time Olympian and 8 time Olympic medallist, Madame Butterfly Susie O'Neill.

 

In this podcast we discuss Susie's early days in the pool and training with her first coach Mr Wakefield, we talk about her amazing career including her first Olympics in Barcelona, her favourite meet the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games, changing coaches, 1996 Atlanta Olympics, her incredible 200 Butterfly world record beating the long standing time held by Mary T Meagher, and of course we discuss the 2000 Sydney Olympics and her final races of her career. All that and a whole lot more with the one and only Susie O'Neill.

Off The Blocks with Mollie O’Callaghan (Season 3) Ep 33

Off The Blocks with Mollie O’Callaghan (Season 3) Ep 33

September 11, 2020

Season 3 Ep 33, we chat with Queensland Young Gun and Australian Age Champion Mollie O'Callaghan

In this podcast we discuss Mollie's early days in the pool, getting back into swimming following the Covid break, her phenomenal 2019 Australian Age Championships, her coach and mentor Dean Boxall, training with the SPW, and of course her amazing experience at last years Junior World Championships in Budapest. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Raelene Ryan (Season 3) Ep 32

Off The Blocks with Raelene Ryan (Season 3) Ep 32

September 11, 2020

Season 3 Ep 32, we Chat with Miami Swim Club Head Coach Raelene Ryan.

 

In this podcast, Raels and i discuss how she got into coaching, working with the supercoach Dennis Cotterell and the many lessons she learnt from him and the amazing squad of superstars they had back in 2000. We also go through her success and learning experiences as a coach, and her own coaching philosophises. 

Off The Blocks with Chelsea Gubecka (Season 3) Ep 31

Off The Blocks with Chelsea Gubecka (Season 3) Ep 31

September 10, 2020

Season 3 Ep 31, we chat with Australian Open Water champion and Olympian from Rio 2016 Chelsea Gubecka.

 

In this podcast we discuss Chelsea's change of training program and what difference that has made, her early days in the pool and having success at such a young age, her career so far with all the highlights and learning moments including her Olympic experience in 2016 at Rio. We also discuss her desire to make the Aussie team for the pool, and working herself as a swim teacher and how much she is enjoying that. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Tracey Menzies (Season 3) Ep 30

Off The Blocks with Tracey Menzies (Season 3) Ep 30

September 10, 2020

Season 3 Ep 30, we chat with Olympic and Australian Team coach and now Head Coach of Rackley Parkinson Tracey Menzies.

 

In this podcast we discuss how Tracey got into coaching via being a swimmer herself under Doug Frost, the lessons she learnt from Doug as a coach and other mentors she had around her, working with the high performance team at SLC Aquadot including Australia's greatest ever swimmer Ian Thorpe. We also talk about her time down at the AIS and how much she loved it as well as heading up to Brisbane to take on a new role as Head Coach at Rackley Parkinson. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Georgia Marris (Season 3) Ep 29

Off The Blocks with Georgia Marris (Season 3) Ep 29

September 8, 2020

Season 3 Ep 29, we chat with New Zealand Swimming Star, Commonwealth Games representative and National record holder Georgia Marris.

In this podcast we discuss how Georgia has been during the pandemic, her early days in swimming, her experience over in the US with the College system, as well as all the highlights and learning experiences from her swimming career including coming over to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. All that and a whole lot more. 

Off The Blocks with Janelle Pallister (Season 3) Ep 28

Off The Blocks with Janelle Pallister (Season 3) Ep 28

September 8, 2020

Season 3 Ep 28, we chat with Olympian and Former Australian record holder now Australian Coach Janelle Pallister.

 

In this podcast we discuss Janelle's early days in the pool back in Sydney, as well as her amazing swimming career including her Olympic experience in Seoul 1988. We talk about her going into coaching and what brought that about as well as her amazing relationship with daughter Lani as Mum and coach and finding that balance. We discuss how much she is enjoying coaching on the sunshine coast at Cotton Tree Swim Club as well as how Lani is tracking for the future. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Tyson Upton (Season 3) Ep 27

Off The Blocks with Tyson Upton (Season 3) Ep 27

September 4, 2020

Season 3 Ep 27, we chat with NSW Age and Knox Pymble Swim Club rising star Tyson Upton.

In this podcast we discuss his training during the pandemic, how much of an influence his father Simon has been on his swimming career, state teams, Australian Age Nationals and dealing with the pressures during the week, as well as his big decision to head over to the US and join Florida University and be a part of the awesome USA College experience. All that and a whole lot more.

 

 

Off The Blocks with Jess Hansen (Season 3) Ep 26

Off The Blocks with Jess Hansen (Season 3) Ep 26

September 4, 2020

Season 3 Ep 26, we chat with Dolphins team member and Pan Pac and World Championship medallist Jess Hansen.

 

In this podcast we discuss Jess's recent move to the ACT to train and what brought that about, her early days in the pool, as well as her amazing career so far with all the highs and learning experiences along the way including her medal at the 2018 Pan Pacs just behind US star Lily King and her Commonwealth Games experience on the Gold Coast. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Liam Tancock (Season 3) Ep 25

Off The Blocks with Liam Tancock (Season 3) Ep 25

September 2, 2020

Season 3 Ep 25, we chat with 3 time world record holder, and 2 time Olympian Liam Tancock

 

In this podcast we discuss Liam's early days in the pool and playing rugby, we talk about his amazing career with all the highlights including his 3 world records in the 50m Backstroke, his 2 Olympic Games experiences including the home games in London in 2012. We discuss whether 50m events should be brought into the Olympic program and where the sport might be heading in the future, as well as his very successful swim brand Swimzi (see below for link), and how much he is enjoying still being involved in the sport of swimming. All that and a whole lot more

Swimzi

https://www.swimzi.com/

Swimzi Australia

https://www.swimzi.com/au/

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