Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast
Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 1 (NEW WORLD RECORD to Australia Women’s 4×100)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 1 (NEW WORLD RECORD to Australia Women’s 4×100)

July 25, 2021

Join Bobby Hurley and I as we go through all the action of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic finals session 1

We talk about

Men's 400 IM - Aussie Brendan Smith Bronze Medal

Women's 100 Fly Semi - The final is going to be a close race

Men's 400 Free - Aussie Jack McLoughlan Silver Medal

Women's 400 IM - Japans first Gold Medal at home with Ohashi

Men's 100 Breast - Adam Peaty strong, Kamminga closing the gap slightly

Women's 4x100 Free Relay - Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell, win Gold for Australia in a NEW WORLD RECORD time.

Off The Blocks with Best Of New Zealand Olympic Team Ep 11

Off The Blocks with Best Of New Zealand Olympic Team Ep 11

July 25, 2021

Season 4 Ep 11, with action kicking off in Tokyo for the Olympic Games we look back at our chats with 4 of the Superstar Swimmers representing NZ at their first Olympic Games.

 

Four absolute legends, we are so thankful to have them as friends of the podcast and we wish them and the rest of the NZ team all the best over the next week.

Off The Blocks with Elka Whalan Ep 10

Off The Blocks with Elka Whalan Ep 10

July 24, 2021

Season 4 Ep 10, we sit down and chat with 2 time Olympian, World Champs, Comm Games medallist, Aussie legend Elka Whalan (Elka Graham when she was in the pool), as she helps me discuss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In this chat Elka and i discuss Tokyo and all the action we are looking forward to seeing in the pool, as well as her own amazing career for Australia and some of her best experiences with the team.

We also discuss Brisbane 2032 and what that means for the next generation of swimming stars for Australia.

 

All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Bobby Hurley Ep 9 - Men’s Olympic Preview

Off The Blocks with Bobby Hurley Ep 9 - Men’s Olympic Preview

July 23, 2021

Season 4 Ep 9, we sit down with former Short Course World Record holder and World Champion Bobby Hurley to preview all of the Men's Events in the pool at the Upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Comprehensive guide to who we think the big players will be when action kicks off in Tokyo

 

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Off The Blocks with Bobby Hurley Ep 8 - Women’s Olympic Preview

Off The Blocks with Bobby Hurley Ep 8 - Women’s Olympic Preview

July 23, 2021

Season 4 Ep 8, we sit down with former Short Course World Record holder and World Champion Bobby Hurley to preview all of the Women's Events in the pool at the Upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Comprehensive guide to who we think the big players will be when action kicks off in Tokyo

 

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OTB Crew Ep 1 - “Its Good To Set The Tone Early”

OTB Crew Ep 1 - “Its Good To Set The Tone Early”

July 22, 2021

Welcome to Episode 1 of the OTB Crew Podcast

In This Ep, Co-hosts Lani Pallister, Lachlan Carter and Josh Edward Smith and I go through all things Tokyo 2021, and make some bold predictions.

Due to the Covid lockdowns and No travel, we play where in the world would you rather be.

The Crew give us their Mount Rushmore of Iconic Aussie Olympic Swimming Moments.

Did you know? All about Olympic Sports no longer with us.

The Crew play the Fast 5 Quiz

Some music and a whole lot more shenanigans.

 

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Off The Blocks with Brant Best (Coaches Sprint Free Talk) Ep 7 Pt 2

Off The Blocks with Brant Best (Coaches Sprint Free Talk) Ep 7 Pt 2

July 16, 2021

Season 4 Ep7 Part 2, we continue our chat with Brant Best about all things Sprint Freestyle.

This is a talk we recorded 1 year ago for Swimming Queensland as a part of their High Performance Podcast and I thought it would be a nice change for the Off The Blocks audience to hear from an Aussie Coach who has done it all, so I'm sharing it with you all now.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready for a brilliant chat as part two of my chat with a man widely regarded as one of the sharpest minds in the world of swimming, Brant Best concludes.

Off The Blocks with Brant Best (Coaches Sprint Free Talk) Ep 6 Pt 1

Off The Blocks with Brant Best (Coaches Sprint Free Talk) Ep 6 Pt 1

July 13, 2021

Season 4 Ep6 Part 1, we chat all things Sprint Freestyle with former Australian team coach and current Queensland coach and club development officer Brant Best 

This is a talk we recorded 1 year ago for Swimming Queensland as a part of their High Performance Podcast and I thought it would be a nice change for the Off The Blocks audience to hear from an Aussie Coach who has done it all, so I'm sharing it with you all now.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready for a brilliant chat with a man widely regarded as one of the sharpest minds in the world of swimming, Brant Best.

Off The Blocks with Michael Bohl (Coaches I.M Talk) Ep 5

Off The Blocks with Michael Bohl (Coaches I.M Talk) Ep 5

July 3, 2021

Season 4 Ep5, we chat all things Individual Medley with Australian and Queensland coaching legend Michael Bohl.

 

This is a talk we recorded for Swimming Queensland as a part of their High Performance Podcast and i thought it would be a nice change for the Off The Blocks audience to hear from an Aussie Coach who has done it all, so I'm sharing it with you all now.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready for a brilliant chat with a man widly regarded as one of Australia's greatest ever swimming coaches Michael Bohl.

Off The Blocks with Beryl Gastaldello Ep 4

Off The Blocks with Beryl Gastaldello Ep 4

March 26, 2021

Season 4 Ep4, we chat with 3rd generation French Olympian, ISL superstar Beryl Gastaldello.

In this chat we discuss Beryl's training at the moment, her first Olympic experience in Rio, her journey to get their and how she is tracking on the road to Tokyo 2021. We also get raw and real about Beryl's experiences with depression and anxiety, as she opens up about her journey to the great place she is at today.

All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Penny Oleksiak Ep 3

Off The Blocks with Penny Oleksiak Ep 3

March 12, 2021

Season 4 Ep 3, we chat with current Woman's 100 Freestyle Olympic Champion from 2016 in Rio Penny Oleksiak.

 

In this chat we discuss Penny's fast rise to superstardom from age group swimming to being Olympic Champion at just 16. We go through her plans for Tokyo, her work with Michael Phelps and the Phelps brand, as well as discuss the challenges that face and defending Olympic champion.

All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Mitch Larkin (Part 2) Ep 2

Off The Blocks with Mitch Larkin (Part 2) Ep 2

March 5, 2021

Season 4 (Part 2) Ep 2, we continue our chat with Australian Dolphins team member Mitch Larkin.

In this episode we discuss Mitch's processes before a race and during,his incredible 2018 Comm  Games on the Gold Coast. life after swimming, as well as dealing with the media during difficult times of your career and life.

All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Mitch Larkin (Part 1) Ep 1

Off The Blocks with Mitch Larkin (Part 1) Ep 1

February 26, 2021

Season 4 (Part 1) Ep 1, we chat with Australian Swimming Superstar Mitch Larkin.

 

In this premier episode, we chat to Mitch about his amazing career so far, with all the highlights and learning moments along the way. As well as his goals for the future and what we can expect in 2021.

Off The Blocks with Best of Season 3 - Champions Mindset Ep 100

Off The Blocks with Best of Season 3 - Champions Mindset Ep 100

February 19, 2021

We are now just 7 days away from Season 4 of Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast premiering for 2021, and to get you all ready to go here is a best of season 3 episode all around a champions mindset.

 

We also celebrate our 100th episode by revisiting a very special former guest of the show to say thank you so keep your ears out for that.

 

It's good to be back :)  

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.

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