Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast
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/

Off The Blocks with Ali Galyer (Season 3) Ep 24

Off The Blocks with Ali Galyer (Season 3) Ep 24

September 1, 2020

Season 3 Ep 24, we chat with New Zealand swimming superstar, Pan Pac and World Champs representative Ali Galyer.

 

In this podcast we discuss being born in Brisbane Australia, then moving to the US. Training at Kentucky University and the college system, how much she enjoyed college racing and being a part of a large team, her Pan Pacs and World Champs experiences, the decision to move to NZ and train full time and a whole lot more. 

Off The Blocks with Ky Hurst (Season 3) Ep 23

Off The Blocks with Ky Hurst (Season 3) Ep 23

August 31, 2020

Season 3 Ep 23, we chat with two time Olympian, ten time Aussie Surf Champion and four time Ironman Ky Hurst.

 

In This podcast we discuss Ky's early days in the pool and beach and his love of water, his surf lifesaving career and being inducted into the hall of fame, going into sailing, as well we chat about his Olympic experiences, his days training at Miami with the supersquad at the time and what he is up too these days with his family. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Jenna Forrester (Season 3) Ep 22

Off The Blocks with Jenna Forrester (Season 3) Ep 22

August 29, 2020

Season 3 Ep 22, we chat with Australian and Queensland Age group Champion Jenna Forrester.

 

In this podcast we discuss training at St Peters Western with all the high profile athletes, her coach Dean Boxall, last years amazing Australian Age Champs results, her goals for the future and of course the 2019 Junior World Champs and her experience in Budapest. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Hayden Cotter (Season 3) Ep 21

Off The Blocks with Hayden Cotter (Season 3) Ep 21

August 28, 2020

Season 3 Ep 21, we chat with Open Water Champion and Dolphins Team member Hayden Cotter.

In this podcast we discuss how Hayden has been training during the pandemic, his early days in the pool, his coach Harley, his amazing experiences racing all over the world, the different challenges that open water throws at you, and of course last years World Champs in Gwangju. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Dan Wallace (Season 3) Ep 20

Off The Blocks with Dan Wallace (Season 3) Ep 20

August 28, 2020

Season 3 Ep 20, we chat with Olympian, World Champs and Comm Games and Olympic medallist Dan Wallace.

 

In this podcast we discuss Dan's early days in the pool, his training over in Florida at University and working with one of the best coaches of all time Gregg Troy, his amazing career in the pool with all the highlights including World Champs Gold with the relay, his Rio Olympics again medalling with the relay and his 2014 Comm Games experience in Glasgow at a home games and winning gold. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Daniel Hunter (Season 3) Ep 19

Off The Blocks with Daniel Hunter (Season 3) Ep 19

August 25, 2020

Season 3 Ep 19, we chat with NZ Record holder, and a man who has competed at Commonwealth Games and World Champs, a superstar of New Zealand Swimming, Daniel Hunter.

 

In this podcast we discuss Dan heading back home during the pandemic, his early days in the pool, training on the Gold Coast at Bond, his career so far with the learning moments a long the way as well as the highlights such as NZ records, Comm Games on the Gold Coast and World Champs in Gwangju, his coaches, living with fellow NZ swimmer Matt Stanley and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Kenrick Monk (Season 3) Ep 18

Off The Blocks with Kenrick Monk (Season 3) Ep 18

August 24, 2020

Season 3 Ep 18, we chat with two time Olympian and Aussie Swimming legend Kenrick Monk.

 

In this podcast we discuss his transition into coaching, his early days swimming at Blacktown and his memory of watching Kieren Perkins break the world record there, as well as his amazing swimming career with all the highs and achievements along the way, and we also discuss some of the controversial moments in his career and what he learnt from those experiences. All that and a whole lot more

Off the Blocks with Josh Edward Smith (Season 3) Ep 17

Off the Blocks with Josh Edward Smith (Season 3) Ep 17

August 21, 2020

Season 3 Ep 17, we chat with Australian and Perth Young Gun, Multiple time Australian Age Champion Josh Edward Smith.

 

In this podcast we discuss life over in WA, his phenomenal 2019 Australian Age Championships results, what he loves about training with his mates, balancing school and swimming, his coach, as well we talk about his fantastic experience at last years Junior World Champs in Budapest. All that and a whole lot more. 

Off The Blocks with Kiah Melverton (Season 3) Ep 16

Off The Blocks with Kiah Melverton (Season 3) Ep 16

August 20, 2020

Season 3 Ep 16, we chat with Dolphins team member and World championship medallist Kiah Melverton.

 

In this podcast we discuss Kiah's training during the pandemic, her early days in the pool, her career so far with all the highs and learning moments including Open Water World Champs, her Pan Pacs medal, last years World Champs experience in Gwangju and of course her amazing 2018 Commonwealth Games in her hometown on the Gold Coast. We also discuss her coach Chris Nesbit, life outside of swimming and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Anna Hopkin (Season 3) Ep 15

Off The Blocks with Anna Hopkin (Season 3) Ep 15

August 19, 2020

Season 3 Ep 15, we chat with English and Team GB sprinter and Commonwealth Games Medallist Anna Hopkin.

 

In this podcast we discuss what Anna has been doing during the pandemic including changing programs to now train along side Breaststroke King Adam Peaty and work with one of the best coaches in the world Mel Marshall. We also discuss her early success as a youngster and then stepping away from swimming for a break, and returning at 17 years old to great success becoming British Champion in the 50m Freestyle. We also go through her Commonwealth Games experience on the Gold Coast and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Matt Stanley (Season 3) Ep 14

Off The Blocks with Matt Stanley (Season 3) Ep 14

August 18, 2020

Season 3 Ep 14, we chat with Two time Olympian from London and Rio, he is one of New Zealand's best swimmers Matt Stanley.

 

In this podcast we discuss Matt's early days in the pool, his amazing career with all the highlights including his Olympic experiences, what position he feels New Zealand swimming is in at the moment, as well as some funny stories, his pie business CUZZIE PIES, and Matt makes a big announcement at the end of the podcast as well. All that and a whole lot more.

 

CUZZIE PIES (Operating on the Gold Coast at most weekend farmers markets

www.cuzziepies.com

Off The Blocks with Jodie Henry (Season 3) Ep 13

Off The Blocks with Jodie Henry (Season 3) Ep 13

August 18, 2020

Season 3 Ep 13, we chat with former world record holder and 3 time Olympic Gold medallist, one of Australia's fastest woman of all time Jodie Henry.

 

In this podcast we discuss Jodie's early days in the pool up in Brisbane, her amazing relationship with coach and mentor Shannon Rollason, her struggles with nerves through her career, and then the triumph of the 2004 Athens Olympic's when she overcame all of those struggles to become Olympic champion and world record holder. We also discuss family, what she is up to these days, falling over in front of Thorpie and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Gregg Troy (Season 3) Ep 12

Off The Blocks with Gregg Troy (Season 3) Ep 12

August 17, 2020

Season 3 Ep 12, we chat with one of the greatest swimming coaches of all time, a man who has mentored over 68 Olympians during his career so far, the one and only coach Gregg Troy.

 

In this podcast we discuss Gregg's keys to being ready for next years Olympics, his early days in coaching and lesson's he learnt, his work with Ryan Lochte, Elizabeth Beisel and Caeleb Dressell, as well as many discussions around programming and mentoring athletes to be the best they can be. So many words of wisdom in one podcast you will want to have your pen and paper ready.

Off The Blocks with Gabriella Peiniger (Season 3) Ep 11

Off The Blocks with Gabriella Peiniger (Season 3) Ep 11

August 13, 2020

Season 3 Ep11, we chat with Melbourne and Australian Age Group Superstar Gabriella Peiniger.

In this podcast we discuss how she got started in swimming, her coach, lessons she has learnt so far, her amazing 2019 Australian Age Championship performances, and as well as her trip over to Budapest for the Junior World Champs last year. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blockswith Tommy neill (Season 3) Ep10

Off The Blockswith Tommy neill (Season 3) Ep10

August 13, 2020

Season 3 Ep 10, we chat with Australian and Queensland Age Group Superstar Tommy Neill.

In this podcast we discuss what Tommy has been up to during the Covid break, his early days in the pool, his coach Dammo, his amazing 2019 Australian Age Championships as well as his experience over in Budapest last year at the Junior World Champs. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Aimee Willmott (Season 3) Ep 9

Off The Blocks with Aimee Willmott (Season 3) Ep 9

August 12, 2020

Season 3 Ep 9, we chat with Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and one Team GB and England's most consistent performers over the last decade Aimee Willmott.

In this podcast we discuss her father being an Olympian and inspiring her to pursue her own dreams, her Olympic experience in 2012 with a home games, as well as 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won Gold in the 400 IM on the Gold Coast. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Erika Fairweather (Season 3) Ep 8

Off The Blocks with Erika Fairweather (Season 3) Ep 8

August 11, 2020

Season 3 Ep 8, we chat with one of New Zealand's fastest rising stars Erika Fairweather.

 

In this podcast we discuss how she has been training during the current pandemic, the pressure's that come with being the next big superstar of NZ, her coach, as well as her fantastic swims last year at both Senior and Junior World Champs. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Eamon Sullivan (Season 3) Ep 7

Off The Blocks with Eamon Sullivan (Season 3) Ep 7

August 10, 2020

Season 3 Ep 7, we chat with one of the fastest men in swimming history. He is a 3 time Olympian and a Triple Olympic medallist and a former world record holder.

In this podcast we discuss Eamon's early days in the pool over in WA, battling injury throughout his career, his amazing 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 47.05 world record he swam in the semi finals. As well we get his take on the controversy in 2012 London Olympics, cooking, food and restaurants, family and a whole lot more.

Off the Blocks with Greg Meehan (Season 3) Ep 6

Off the Blocks with Greg Meehan (Season 3) Ep 6

August 7, 2020

Season 3 Ep 6, we chat with USA Woman's Head Coach and one of the best coaches in the world right now Greg Meehan. In this podcast we discuss Greg's thoughts around a "Champions" mentality, how he has been during Covid-19, his work with Olympic and World Champion Simone Manuel, as well as his work with one of the greatest of all time Katie Ledecky, and balancing the program with both world swimming superstars, College swimming and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Kaylee Mckeown (Season 3) Ep 5

Off The Blocks with Kaylee Mckeown (Season 3) Ep 5

August 7, 2020

Season 3 Ep 5, we chat with one of the brightest stars on the Australian Team right now, she is a World Championship medallist and one of the most requested guests to have on, Kaylee McKeown In this podcast we discuss her career so far with all the highs and learning experiences along the way, her super talented sister Taylor McKeown and what impact she has had on her career, her coach Chris Mooney, last years World Champs in Gwangju and a whole lot more....

Off The Blocks with Rebecca Adlington (Season 3) Ep 4

Off The Blocks with Rebecca Adlington (Season 3) Ep 4

August 5, 2020

Season 3 Ep 4, we chat with 2 time Olympic Gold Medallist, former world record holder and one of Great Britain's greatest ever swimmers Rebecca Adlington. In this podcast we discuss how she got started in swimming, her phenomenal 2008 Beijing Olympics winning the 400 and 800 Freestyle and breaking the long standing world record. The 2012 London Olympics and how much attention was on the home team, life after swimming, being a mum, being in the commentary box, as well as where she see's team GB at the moment. All that and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Zac Reid (Season 3) Ep 3

Off The Blocks with Zac Reid (Season 3) Ep 3

August 4, 2020

Season 3 Ep 3, we chat with one of New Zealand swimming's biggest stars of the pool Zac Reid. In this chat we discuss his early days in the pool, lessons he has learnt from trips away overseas, his love of Australia and their pools, his 2019 World Championship experience, as well a very special guest as World Champ Bronze medallist Lewis Clareburt drops by to ask some very hard hitting questions. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Rohan Taylor (Season 3) Ep 2

Off The Blocks with Rohan Taylor (Season 3) Ep 2

August 3, 2020

Season 3 Ep 2, We chat with newly appointed Head Coach of Australian Swimming Rohan Taylor. In this podcast we discuss what Rohan learnt from former head coach Jacco Verhaeren, how excited he is about his new role, where he see's the team improving over the next 12 months, as well as the great qualities within the Australian team at the moment, his own coaching career at a club and high performance level and of course the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Leisel Jones Gold medal winning performance. All that and a whole lot more.

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