Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast
Off The Blocks with Ella Ramsay Ep 26

Off The Blocks with Ella Ramsay Ep 26

September 9, 2021

Season 4 Ep 26, we chat with Swimming Australia and Swimming Queensland young gun Ella Ramsay.

In this podcast we discuss Ella's love for swimming and following in her fathers footsteps (2000 Sydney Olympian Heath Ramsay). We discuss training in such a successful environment with her team St Peters Western under Dean Boxall and Maxine Seear.

We go into her incredibly successful 2021 Australian Age Champs and walking away with 14 medals in total, as well as her experience at the Olympic Trials in Adelaide and finishing 4th in the 200 IM.

We talk about her coaches Dean and Maxine and how much they have helped lift her confidence and take her swimming to the next level, as well as what it's like to train with Australian Team Members like Ariarne Titmus, Mitch larking, Elijah Winnington and Mollie O'Callaghan 

 

All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Shannon Rollason Ep 25

Off The Blocks with Shannon Rollason Ep 25

September 8, 2021

Season 4 Ep 25, we chat to AIS Performance Hub Head Coach, and a man who has done it all when it comes to Swimming Coaching Shannon Rollason.

In this podcast we chat about Shannon's success with Olympic Champ and former world record holder Jodie Henry as well as Alice Mills and many other athletes up at Chandler when they had that tremendous success between 2001 and 2004. We get into a key to that success and Shannon's thoughts around reverse periodisation as well.

We go through his time coaching in Europe, where he spent time in Denmark and the UK and what he learned from his time overseas. As well as his current success as AIS Performance Hub Head Coach and getting Jess Hansen on the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo.

Yes sir it's a long one, but with such a great story teller like Shannon, and so many fantastic pieces of coaching advice all the way through it, this is one you will not want to miss.

 

ISL Season 3 Chat with Bobby Hurley (Matches 3 & 4 Review)

ISL Season 3 Chat with Bobby Hurley (Matches 3 & 4 Review)

September 7, 2021

In this ISL Season 3 chat, Off The Blocks Expert Analyst Bobby Hurley and I go through all the action from matches 3 and 4 of the regular season.

We discuss Match 3 and the impressive Energy Standard victory, as well as Sarah Sjostrom and Siobhan Haughey's super fast racing. We discuss stand outs from each teams, and if there is a gap starting to develop already between the top teams and those who may miss the semi finals.

We go through Match 4 and Caeleb Dressels MVP performance in another dominant display from the Cali Condors in their win, as well as LA Current and Australia's own Madi Wilson and her amazing performances so far making her and ISL Star who's stocks continue to rise.

We preview the next two matches coming your way this week, as well as a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Sydney Brown Ep 24

Off The Blocks with Sydney Brown Ep 24

September 3, 2021

Season 4 Ep 24, we chat with one of NSW and Australian Swimming's fastest rising stars of the pool, West Illawarra Swim Club's own Sydney Brown.

In this chat we discuss how Sydney has been going during lockdown, as well as how much she enjoyed watching the Aussie during the Olympics in Tokyo.

We get into her awesome 2021 Australian Age Championships results, both individually and with her relay team in West Illawarra Swim Club. Sydney tells us about her coach James as well and how much he has helped her swimming career as well as the tremendous team culture the club has built.

 

All that and a whole lot more

ISL Season 3 chat with Bobby Hurley (Matches 1 & 2 Review)

ISL Season 3 chat with Bobby Hurley (Matches 1 & 2 Review)

September 3, 2021

Former World Record Holder and World Champion and Off The Blocks Expert Analyst Bobby Hurley helps me go through all the action in the first 2 Matches of the ISL Season 3.

We discuss the strong rosters that both Energy Standard and Cali Condors have, as well as the great effort from Toronto Titans in their first match.

Bobby does a tremendous job explaining some of the rules around the ISL concept for all the new comers to this fantastic concept, as well as have a look at some of the teams we haven't seen in action yet including London Roar.

 

We also discuss the success of the Aussie Paralympic team in Tokyo, and the financial incentive disparity between Olympians and Paralympians in our country.

 

Enjoy 

Off The Blocks with Duncan Scott Ep 23

Off The Blocks with Duncan Scott Ep 23

September 1, 2021

Season 4 Ep 23, We chat with Team GB most decorated athlete from a single Olympic games Duncan Scott.

In this podcast we talk to Duncan about his phenomenal performances in Tokyo, including his individual medals and being on the dais with teammate Tom Dean, as well as the electric swim Team GB produced in the Men's 4x200 Freestyle to win Gold and dominate the field. We discuss race plans, and training leading up to the games as well.

We get into Season 3 of the ISL and him racing again for the London Roar, as well as answering some Google questions that clearly the whole world have been trying to find out about the Scottish superstar.

 

All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Gus Worland Ep 22 “Mental Fitness”

Off The Blocks with Gus Worland Ep 22 “Mental Fitness”

August 31, 2021

Season 4 Ep 22, we talk with a man helping change the dialogue we use around mental fitness and well being with his phenomenal organisation Gotcha4Life, Mr Gus Worland.

 

In This podcast, Gus talks to us about how Gotcha4Life was started, struggles around mental fitness in todays climate and how we can identify them in others and in ourselves, reaching out and talking to a friend about how your feeling, as well as changing the way we think about being a man in 2021. Its a fantastic chat and one i am very proud of, this isn't a podcast just for swimmers, this is a podcast for everyone.

Hope You enjoy

 

Head to the Gotcha4Life website below for more details on this amazing group of people.

https://www.gotcha4life.org/

Off The Blocks with Mollie O’Callaghan Ep 21

Off The Blocks with Mollie O’Callaghan Ep 21

August 26, 2021

Season 4 Ep 21, We chat you young superstar of the Australian Olympic Team, 3 Time Olympic Medallist and New Junior World Record Holder in the 17yrs 200 Freestyle Mollie O'Callaghan.

In this podcast we talk to Mollie about making her first ever Senior Australian team at just 17 in Adelaide and what a massive week that was. We discuss training camp in Cairns. Of Course we go through her amazing swims in Tokyo as a part of the Women's relay teams, including the 4x200 where she led off with a 1.55 and broke the junior world record. We also talk about her Coach and master motivator Dean Boxall and how important it was having him their with her at the games.

 

All that and a whole lot more

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Off The Blocks with Kaylee McKeown Ep 20

Off The Blocks with Kaylee McKeown Ep 20

August 25, 2021

Season 4 Ep 20, we chat to 4 time Olympic Medallist from Tokyo, Aussie Superstar Kaylee Mckeown

In this podcast Kaylee takes us through her amazing performances at the 202 Olympic Games including her Gold medal winning individual 100 and 200 Backstroke, we talk race plans and training for the events and which set helps let her know she is ready to race fast. We discuss her long-time coach and mentor Chris Mooney and what he has meant to her journey and how special it was to share those moments with him in Tokyo. We also talk about the Aussie relay success, what her plans are from here and even have some fun with some google questions.

 

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Off TheBlocks with Kokoro Frost Ep 19

Off TheBlocks with Kokoro Frost Ep 19

August 18, 2021

Season 4 Ep 19, we chat with one of Samoan Swimming's brightest stars in the pool Kokoro Frost.

 

In this podcast we discuss his coach and 1996 Olympian Jon Winter, we chat about training and race plans, representing Samoa and what it was like to compete with a home crowd. Goals for the future, his amazing sponsor Arena and so much more.

Off The Blocks with Ariarne Titmus Ep 18

Off The Blocks with Ariarne Titmus Ep 18

August 13, 2021

Season 4 Ep 18, we chat with Tokyo Olympic Champion in the Women's 400 and 200m Freestyle Ariarne Titmus.

In this chat we discuss with Arnie all about her amazing performances at the games including on night one when she won the 400m Freestyle, beating the legend that is Katie Ledecky and brought a nation to their feet. We get into her training and preparations for Tokyo, mentally approaching a big week of competition and staying in control, her coach Dean Boxall and their special partnership that helped her achieve the success she did at the Olympics, and a whole lot more.....

Off The Blocks with Kareena Lee Ep 17

Off The Blocks with Kareena Lee Ep 17

August 12, 2021

Season 4 Ep 17, we chat with Olympic Bronze Medallist from the Women's 10km Marathon Swim Kareena Lee

In this chat we discuss Kareena's incredible swim in Tokyo to become the first ever Australian to medal in an Olympic Marathon Swimming Event. We discuss her coach JR and what an influence he has had on her career. We talk about her race plan, the conditions in Tokyo and a whole lot more.

 

Don't miss this chat with a women who made history in Tokyo

Off The Blocks with Zac Stubblety Cook Ep 16

Off The Blocks with Zac Stubblety Cook Ep 16

August 11, 2021

Season 4 Ep 16, we chat with Olympic Gold and Bronze Medallist from Tokyo 2020 Zac Stubblety Cook

In this chat, Zac and i discuss his unbelievable swim in the Men's 200 Breaststroke to win Gold for Australia, we discuss his relay success as well with a Bronze in the Mixed Medley Relay, as well as team culture, racing at the biggest event in the world, his coach Vince Raleigh and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with NZ Olympic Swim Team (Part 1) Ep 15

Off The Blocks with NZ Olympic Swim Team (Part 1) Ep 15

August 7, 2021

Season 4 Ep 15, I am joined by Lewis Clareburt, Erika Fairweather, Zac Reid and Carina Doyle from the New Zealand Olympic Swim Team.

The NZ Olympians discuss their time over in Tokyo, the experiences of racing at an Olympic Games and what lessons they took away, shenanigans in the Olympic village with stuff going missing, Cardboard Beds, Rising to challenges, Fast racing, Banter and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Michael Klim (Tokyo Olympics Review) Ep 14

Off The Blocks with Michael Klim (Tokyo Olympics Review) Ep 14

August 6, 2021

Season 4 Ep 14, One of Australia's greatest ever Olympians Michael Klim and I go through all the action from the pool over in Tokyo last week at the Olympic Games

We discuss is Caeleb Dressell the new Michael Phelps, Emma McKeons dominance, What other sports from these games has caught Klimmy's eye, Brisbane 2032 and what that means for swimming in Australia, and some of his favourite head to head races over what was an historic week of swimming in Tokyo.

All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Giaan Rooney & Bobby Hurley (Tokyo Olympics Review) Ep 13

Off The Blocks with Giaan Rooney & Bobby Hurley (Tokyo Olympics Review) Ep 13

August 6, 2021

Season 4 Ep 13, we chat with Aussie Swimming Legends Giaan Rooney and Bobby Hurley about all the action from the pool in Tokyo last week.

We discuss some topics of conversation surrounding the week including selection on Australian relay teams, Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm's amazing legacy after 4 Olympic Games, Emma McKeon, Ariarne Titmus, Kaylee McKeown, Zac Stubblety Cook and the rest of the Australian team's incredible performances, Dean Boxall's passion and a whole lot more.

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 7-8 (Aussies Finish The Week Strong with 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 7-8 (Aussies Finish The Week Strong with 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze)

August 1, 2021

Bobby Hurley and I wrap up finals sessions 7 and 8 of the Olympic Swimming Program over in Tokyo.

We Go Through

Men's 100 Fly - Dressell Break World Record and Wins

Women's 200 Back-Mckeown and Seebohm go 1,3 and celebrate together on the podium

Women's 800 Free-Ledecky v Titmus one more time, Ledecky retains her crown as the distance queen.

Mixed 4x100 IM Relay-Peaty proves the difference as Team GB win Gold, with Aussies grabbing a Bronze

 

Men's 50 Free- Dressell dominates again, 

Women's 50 Free-McKeon dominates again

Men's 1500 Free- Bobby Finke does it again

Women's 4x100 IM Relay-McKeown, Hodges, McKeown and Campbell bring home one final Gold medal for Australia

Men's 4x100 IM Relay-Team USA win, with Dressell going a 49.0, and Team GB Silver with Peaty going a 56.5

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 6 (Emma McKeon Gold, Cate Campbell Bronze For Australia)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 6 (Emma McKeon Gold, Cate Campbell Bronze For Australia)

July 30, 2021

In This Podcast we go through

 

Men's 100 Fly Semi-Milak looks good, Dressell flexes and goes 49.7

Women's 200 Breast-South African Shoenmaker wins in NEW WORLD RECORD

Men's 100 Back-Rylov makes it a double and goes back to back

Women's 100 Free-Cometh the hour, Cometh the Champ Emma McKeon wins Gold, Cate Campbell at her 4th Olympic Games races home for Bronze

Men's 200 IM-Wang of China gets the job done with Gold, Duncan Scott races home for Silver

Women's 200 Back- Emily Seebohm shows her experience qualifying for tomorrows final fastest

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 5 (Stubblety-Cook Stands Up For Australia With Gold In The 200 Breast)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 5 (Stubblety-Cook Stands Up For Australia With Gold In The 200 Breast)

July 29, 2021

Join Former World Record Holder and World Champion Bobby Hurley and I, as we go through all the action in the pool from Finals session number 4 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

We Chat About

Men's 800 Free- Fink from USA, Fink outta nowhere

Men's 200 Breast-Zac Stubblety-Cook wins for Australia and takes Gold

Women's 100 Free Semi-Mckeon and Hueghey look strong, Cate Campbell looking comfortable as well

Men's 200 Back Semi-Rylov in great form and not looking like slowing down in the final

Women's 200 Fly-New fan fav of mine Zhang Yufei of China wins in a dominant performance

Men's 100 Free-Dressell and Chalmers went in as favourites and .06 separated them in the end as Dressell wins

Women's 200 Breast Semi-South Africa dominate as Shoenmaker and Corbett win their semi finals

Men's 200 IM Semi-Scott, Wang and Seto go into the final fastest, is that the way it will be tomorrow

Women's 4x200 Free Relay-Major upset as China takes Gold, USA getting Silver and Australia a Bronze medal

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 4 (Ariarne Does It Again To Win 200 Free)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 4 (Ariarne Does It Again To Win 200 Free)

July 28, 2021

Join Former World Record Holder and World Champion Bobby Hurley and I, as we go through all the action in the pool from Finals session number 4 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

We Chat About

 

Men's 100 Free Semi- Dressell looks sharp, everyone swimming 47's it's going to be a close final tomorrow

Women's 200 Free-Ariarne Titmus continues to dominate by winning another Gold for Australia

Men's 200 Fly-Milak did what Milak does, dominates and wins

Women's 200 Fly Semi-Zheng Yufei looks too good for the field in tomorrows final

Men's 200 Breast Semi- Kamminga and Stubblety-Cook dominate their semi's, Let's go Zac in the final

Women's 200 IM-Ohashi makes it a double and wins the 200 IM as well, such a great moment for Japan

Women's 1500 Free-The Greatest Women's swimmer of all time Katie Ledecky creates history as the first ever Gold medallist in the Women's 1500 Freestyle. Great race from Sullivan of USA also.

Men's 4x200 Free Relay-Emotional scenes as the dominant Great Britain team win Gold, a gallant Aussie team fight their way to a Bronze medal anchored by a future star for Australian Swimming Tommy Neill "It's better than lego"

Off The Blocks with David McKeon Ep 12

Off The Blocks with David McKeon Ep 12

July 28, 2021

Season 4 Ep 12, we chat with 2 time Olympian, World Champ and Comm Games Medallist for Australia David McKeon.

In this chat we discuss everything Tokyo Olympics including his Sister Emma McKeon's success so far in the pool. We talk about his own Olympic experiences in London and Rio as well as how exciting it is having the Olympic Games coming to Brisbane in 2032 and what the athletes can expect with a home games.

And we discuss the success the family swim school has had with McKeon Swim School down on the south coast in NSW, producing Olympians like Emma, himself and Jarrod Poort.

All that and a whole lot more.

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 3 (Kaylee McKeown Wins Gold In The 100 Back)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 3 (Kaylee McKeown Wins Gold In The 100 Back)

July 27, 2021

F#@* Yeah what a finals session we just witnessed, join Bobby Hurley and I as we go through all the action of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Finals session 3.

We Chat About.

Women's 200 Free Semi - Titmus and Ledecky rivalry continues, congrats to Madi Wilson on making the final

Men's 200 Free- Great Britain Quinella with Tom Dean claiming Gold and Duncan Scott SIlver

Women's 100 Back-Kaylee Mckeown beats a red hot field to win Gold for Australia, F#@* Yeah

Men's 100 Back-Russia Quinella with Rylov and Kolesnikov going 1,2.

Women's 100 Breast-Major upset with 17yr Lydia Jacoby winning Gold

Men's 200 Fly Semi - Milak Dominates, Chad Le Clos continues to show why he can't be dismissed

Women's 200 IM Semi- USA Young Guns Douglass and Walsh head into tomorrows final as fastest qualifiers

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 2 (Ariarne Timus wins Gold for Australia)

Olympic Swimming Finals Post Race Analysis w/ Bobby Hurley - Session 2 (Ariarne Timus wins Gold for Australia)

July 26, 2021

Join Bobby Hurley and I as we go through all the action of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic finals session 2

We talk about

Women's 100 Fly - Emma McKeon claims Bronze

Men's 200 Free Semi - Duncan Scott makes his mark

Women's 100 Breast Semi - Shoenmaker beats Lily King in New Comm Games Record

Men's 100 Breast- The King Adam Peaty continues his reign

Women's 400 Free - Aussie Ariarne Titmus dethrones Katie Ledecky and wins Gold for Australia

Men's 100 Back Semi - Murphy and Kolesnikov step up as we head towards tomorrows finals

Women's 100 Back Semi - Throw a blanket over them tomorrow in the final, McKeown, Masse and Smith

Men's 4x100 Free Relay - USA claim Gold, Italy Silver, and Australia Bronze with a phenomenal anchor leg from the reigning Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers

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.

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