Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast
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.

Off The Blocks with Grant Hackett (Season 3) Ep 1

Off The Blocks with Grant Hackett (Season 3) Ep 1

August 3, 2020

Season 3 Ep1, we chat with Australian swimming legend and 1500 Freestyle King Grant Hackett. In this chat we discuss how Grant got started in swimming, success at a young age, the Sydney 2000 Olympics, his friendly rivalry with Ian Thorpe, as well as 2004 Athens Olympics and that unbelievable Gold medal performance, his coach and mentor Dennis Cotterell and of course his amazing relationship with the greatest of all time Michael Phelps. All that and a whole lot more

Off The Blocks with Bronte Campbell (Season 2 FINALE) Ep 36 Part 2

Off The Blocks with Bronte Campbell (Season 2 FINALE) Ep 36 Part 2

July 10, 2020

Season 2 FINALE Ep 36 Part 2, in this final episode for season 2 we chat with Australian Swim team Superstar, Olympic Games, World Champs and Comm games Gold Medallist Bronte Campbell. Bronte has been one of the most requested Dolphins team members to interview on the podcast which is testament to her popularity with the Australian Public. In this chat we discuss her early days back in Malawi with her family, her journey through the age group years racing along side many of the swimmers on the team with her today, her amazing bond with her training partner and sister Cate Campbell, as well as all the highlights through her career so far, and what is to come in 2021  

Off The Blocks with Jacco Verhaeren (Season 2) Ep 36 Part 1

Off The Blocks with Jacco Verhaeren (Season 2) Ep 36 Part 1

July 10, 2020

Season 2 FINALE Ep 36 Part 1, in Part one of this episode we chat with the outstanding former Australian swimming Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren. We discuss his decision to step away from his role, his awesome 7 year tenure as head coach and the challenges and success that came along with it, his own amazing coaching career with legends Pieter Van Den Hoogenband and Inge De Bruin, as well as his plans for the future and where that may take him.

Off The Blocks with Hannah Miley (Season 2) Ep 35

Off The Blocks with Hannah Miley (Season 2) Ep 35

July 3, 2020

Season 2 Ep 35, we chat with 3 time Olympian, Great Britain and Scotland legend Hannah Miley. In this podcast we chat with Hannah about her training during Covid-19 in the very cold Scottish lakes, training under her coach and dad Patrick Miley, her amazing career so far with all the highlights including 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. As well we discuss training programs, her plans for the future, we have some fun and test her knowledge of Aussie Slang, and talk about her very clever dog Poppy

Off the Blocks with Lewis Clareburt (Season 2) Ep 34

Off the Blocks with Lewis Clareburt (Season 2) Ep 34

June 26, 2020

Season 2 Ep 34, we chat with Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist and New Zealand superstar Lewis Clareburt. In this podcast we discuss the early days in the pool, playing other sports, his swimming career so far including his Comm Games experience, and of course last years incredible swim to get Bronze at the 2019 World Championships in South Korea.

Off The Blocks with Brad Ashby (Season 2) Ep33

Off The Blocks with Brad Ashby (Season 2) Ep33

June 24, 2020

Season 2 Ep 33, we chat with New Zealand star of the pool and 2016 Rio Olympian Brad Ashby. In this podcast we discuss his training through corona virus, getting back in the pool now, his early days as a swimmer as well as his fantastic career so far. We touch on his Olympic experience, racing Michael Phelps, Comm Games on the Gold Coast and his goals and plans for the future.

Off The Blocks with James Roberts (Season 2) Ep 32

Off The Blocks with James Roberts (Season 2) Ep 32

June 19, 2020

Season 2 Ep32, we chat with Australian and Gold Coast Sprinter and 2 time Olympian James Roberts. In this podcast James and i go through how he has handled the pandemic, slowly getting back in the pool, his early days in swimming, as well as his fantastic career in the pool so far along with it's incredible challenges that came with it and how he found ways to overcome each challenge. 

Off The Blocks with Clyde Lewis (Season 2) Ep 31

Off The Blocks with Clyde Lewis (Season 2) Ep 31

June 12, 2020

Season 2 Ep 31, we chat with Dolphins team member and World Champs Gold Medallist Clyde Lewis. In this podcast we discuss Clyde's early days in the pool, his transition from junior athlete to elite, his career so far with all the lessons along the way, his coach Dean Boxall and of course his amazing 1.44.90 in the 200 Freestyle at last years World Championships in South Korea.

Off The Blocks with Brenden Hall (Season 2) Ep30

Off The Blocks with Brenden Hall (Season 2) Ep30

June 12, 2020

Season 2 Ep 30, we chat with Aussie Paralympic legend, Paralympic Gold medallist and world record holder Brenden Hall. In this podcast we chat with Brenden about how he has been through the pandemic, his drive towards Tokyo 2021, his amazing inspirational swimming career so far with all the highlights. As well as his studies, plans for the future and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Travis Mahoney (Season 2) Ep 29

Off The Blocks with Travis Mahoney (Season 2) Ep 29

June 10, 2020

Season 2 Ep 29, we chat with Dolphins team member, Individual Medley Champion and Olympian Mr Travis Mahoney. In this podcast we discuss getting back in the pool following covid-19, his early days in the pool, his love all sports, his career so far, hidden motivations and of course his involvement with the International Swimming League

Off The Blocks with Daniel Kowalski (Season 2) Ep 28

Off The Blocks with Daniel Kowalski (Season 2) Ep 28

June 5, 2020

Season 2 Ep 28, we chat with Australian Swimming Legend and 2 x Olympian Daniel Kowalski. In this podcast we discuss moving to Australia at a young age, starting his training in Adelaide, his amazing International swimming career, the many set backs he had through out his journey, and how he always managed to overcome them, as well as his great memories of training back on the Gold Coast at the Miami pool with coach Dennis Cottrell and superstar teammates. 

Off The Blocks with Nick Sloman (Season 2) Ep27

Off The Blocks with Nick Sloman (Season 2) Ep27

June 4, 2020

Season 2 Ep 27, we chat with Australian Open Water Champion and Pan Pacs medalist Nick Sloman. In this podcast we discuss Nicks training in the ocean up on the Sunshine Coast during Covid-19, his introduction into swimming, as well as his career so far in the pool and in the Ocean. We also go through some of the amazing countries Nick has competed at, the varied conditions he has had to face in open water racing and his big moments so far with Pan Pacs and World Swim Series

Off The Blocks with Minna Atherton (Season 2) Ep 26

Off The Blocks with Minna Atherton (Season 2) Ep 26

June 3, 2020

Season 2 Ep 26, we chat with Dolphins team member and Brisbane Backststroker Minna Atherton. On this podcast we discuss Minna's introduction into swimming, her career so far, her coach David Lush, the International Swimming League and of course her phenomenal 100m Backstroke short course world record she broke last year.

Off The Blocks with Alex Graham (Season 2) Ep 25

Off The Blocks with Alex Graham (Season 2) Ep 25

June 2, 2020

Season 2 Ep 25, we chat with Dolphins team member and World Championship gold medalist Alex Graham. In this podcast we discuss how Covid-19 has affect Alex and his training, his career in the pool starting down in Melbourne and the move up to the Gold Coast and all the lessons along the way, and of course we go through his part in 2019 World Championship 4x200 Freestyle relay Gold medal along with teammates Clyde Lewis, Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers.

Off The Blocks with Petria Thomas (Season 2) Ep 24

Off The Blocks with Petria Thomas (Season 2) Ep 24

June 1, 2020

Season 2 Ep 24, we chat with Australian swimming legend and always inspiring Petria Thomas. In this podcast we discuss Petria's career starting up in Mullumbimby, her transistion into an elite athlete, the highs and struggles through out her career, battling injuries, mental toughness and of course finishing her career on top of the world at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Off The Blocks with Zac Stubblety Cook (Season 2) Ep 23

Off The Blocks with Zac Stubblety Cook (Season 2) Ep 23

May 29, 2020

Season 2 Ep 23, we chat with Australian and Queensland Breaststroker and Pan Pacs medalist Zac Stubblety Cook. In this podcast with the Brisbane swimmer we cover how he has been training during isolation, his early days in the pool, his struggles with the ups and downs of our sport, as well as his amazing 200 Breaststroke from the 2018 Pan Pacs.

Off The Blocks with Zac Incerti (Season 2) Ep 22

Off The Blocks with Zac Incerti (Season 2) Ep 22

May 26, 2020

Season 2 Ep22, we head across to the west to speak with Comm Games medalist and WA star of the pool Zac Incerti. In this podcast we discuss Zac's beginnings in the pool up in Broome, being discovered by his coach Michael Palfrey and brought down to train in perth, his swimming career since then including his Bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, and we get into his aspirations outside of the pool while also talking a bit of comedy.

Off The Blocks with Joseph Hamson (Season 2) Ep 21

Off The Blocks with Joseph Hamson (Season 2) Ep 21

May 22, 2020

Season 2 Ep 21, we chat with Australian Champion and NSW superstar Joseph Hamson. In this podcast we discuss Josephs early days in the pool, moving to his now home club Knox Pymble Swim Club, his coach Nick Dobson, the State Teams experience down in the ACT, as well as getting some tips from the high performance team that now train out of the Knox pool with Cate and Bronte Campbell.

Off The Blocks with Charli Brown (Season 2) Ep 20

Off The Blocks with Charli Brown (Season 2) Ep 20

May 19, 2020

Season 2 Ep 20, we chat to Australian and NSW Swimming rising star of the pool Charli Brown. In this episode we discuss training during covid-19, Charli's swimming journey so far, balancing school and training, embracing the nerves at competitions, as well as Charli making a big announcement on our show around her future in the pool and where that will lie in the next few years.

Off The Blocks with Bob Bowman (Season 2) Ep 19

Off The Blocks with Bob Bowman (Season 2) Ep 19

May 15, 2020

Season 2 Ep 19, i have the honor and privilege of sitting down with a man widely regarded as one of the greatest swimming coaches of all time Mr Bob Bowman. Coach Bowman and i chat about his introduction into swimming, his college days and transitioning into coaching as an assistant and then to head coach. Of course we go through his phenomenal partnership with the greatest swimmer of all time Michael Phelps from meeting Michael at age 10 all the way through to his close relationship with Michael and his family today. We discuss his success with other athletes he has coached, moving to Arizona State and a whole lot more.

Off The Blocks with Andrew Lauterstein (Season 2) Ep 18

Off The Blocks with Andrew Lauterstein (Season 2) Ep 18

May 13, 2020

Season 2 Ep 18, we chat with triple Olympic medalist from Beijing and Aussie swimming legend Andrew Lauterstein. In this podcast, we discuss how Covid-19 has affected him and his business, training as a youngster and playing baseball. His amazing swimming career along with of course his massive moment in 2008 at Beijing when he won Bronze in the 100 Fly. We discuss his crossfit passion and also his love for music.

Off The Blocks with Ash Callus (Season 2) Ep 17

Off The Blocks with Ash Callus (Season 2) Ep 17

May 12, 2020

Season 2 Ep 17, we head back in our time machine to 2018 when i sat down with Australian Swimming legend and now coach Ash Callus. Had a fantastic chat with Ash about his early days in the pool, his amazing swimming career with all the highlights along the way, as well as his part in the greatest race of all time the mens 4x100 freestyle relay from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Please keep in mind when hearing some of the conversation we did do this interview in 2018.

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