Swimming with Bobby – Episode 2 – Thomas Fraser-Holmes

Swimming With Bobby Podcast

Welcome to ‘Swimming with Bobby’, Episode 2 featuring Australian Swim Team veteran Thomas Fraser-Holmes.

Listen to ‘Tommy’ talk about lockdown, humble beginnings and his journey onto the Australian team with lots of laughs, stories, and detailing the highs and lows about being a professional swimmer. From Sun Yang pushing 1:46’s at training to bodysuits and dream relay teams.

Episode 2 – Podcast Notes:

2:22 Re-living NSW State Open/Nationals cancellation
5:31 Who has some the most kilometres ever in Australian history?
7:04 Olympic postponement: Who does the benefit/hurt?
12:24 Lockdown Daily routine on the Gold Coast
14:00 Early stages of career in Newcastle
17:10 ‘The Chat’ with Eric Arnold
22:00 The early morning ‘heart starter’
24:57 The AIS with Vince Raleigh
28:00 AIS stories
32:41 2010 making your first Australian Team at 18
34:11 Mucking around vs Shannon Rollason
38:01 2010 Pan Pacs in California
42:50 2012-2016 Olympic Games
48:45 The move to Miami – Grant Hackett, Sun Yang, Dan Smith, Jordy Harrison
52:05 Dennis’ training sets – Sun descending to 1.46 long course
56:30 Chasing the elusive Olympic medal
1:01:30 Vince vs Dennis vs Bohly
1:03:23 ‘Why Not Me?” swim clinics
1:05:30 Tom’s first drug test
1:07:52 All time AUS 4x100m Medley Relay Team + miscellaneous stories

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Stats & Memberships Report: April 2020

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We all have been out of the pool and at home for a few weeks, already going into the month of May. The Interwebs have become “the place” to be, although our numbers for April don’t reflect that effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast

Off The Blocks Swimming Podcast

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Swimming with Bobby – Episode 1 – Matt Wilson (Part 2)

Swimming With Bobby Podcast

Welcome to ‘Swimming with Bobby’, Episode 1 (Part 2) with Australian swimming star Matt Wilson.

In this episode, listen to Matt detail the sacrifice and commitment from himself and his family, on his journey to the top of the world. Matt is providing some insight into his training as well as a few tips on breaststroke technique. Matt also shares what went into this decision to join the London Roar in the inaugural season of the International Swim League (ISL) before we close out this first episode.

Missed Part 1? Don’t worry! You can listen to the first part of the episode with Matt Wilson in our archives at https://proswimworkouts.com/swimming-with-bobby-episode-1-matt-wilson-part-1.


Episode 1 – Podcast Notes

  • What got you attached to the sport of swimming? (0:20)
  • Talent ID: What did your coaches and parents see in you? (2:00)
  • Springwood to SOPAC at 14yo (2:50)
  • 3:45am Wake-ups (4:45)
  • Age group career: ‘The Breaststroke Prodigy’ (6:50)
  • Narrow Misses = …. A Fire! (9:20)
  • Day-to-day training with Adam Kable @ NSWIS (12:45)
  • Memorable training sets – ‘The fat kid doing fly!’ (14:00)
  • The SOPAC squad (15:30)
  • The rise of NSW Swimming (18:40)
  • Breaststroke tips/evolution (21:30)
  • Racesuit: Speedo Intent (24:30)
  • ISL (26:10)

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Stats & Memberships Report: March 2020

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Home Office is providing us with more time during this “pandemic break” from the pool to publish all those late monthly reports and work out details on projects that have been “put off” for far too long.

Stats & Memberships Report: February 2020

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The days and weeks have gone by fast and with this quick update for the second month of 2020, we will do our best to stay on pace for the rest of the year. Not much activity other than our monthly “Top 5” to report.

Stats & Memberships Report: January 2020

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Happy New Year! After the first month of 2020, the indicators in our analytics systems were showing a positive trend again and we are preparing to make this year the best year yet for the ProSwimWorkouts platform.

Swimming with Bobby – Episode 1 – Matt Wilson (Part 1)

Swimming With Bobby Podcast

Welcome to ‘Swimming with Bobby’, Episode 1 with Australian swimming star Matt Wilson.

In 2019 Wilson equalled the World Record in the semifinals of the 200m Breaststroke at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, only to see that WR get broken by eventual champion Anton Chupkov of Russia, with Wilson finishing with silver.

Listen in to the detail of Wilson’s preparation leading into the World Champs, his deepest thoughts and feelings during the biggest week of his swimming career and his live commentary on watching the replay of these races for the first time since the World Champs.

Stay tuned for Part 2, detailing the sacrifice and commitment from the Wilson family on his journey to the top.

Episode 1 – Podcast Notes

  • Summer 2019 – on fire! (1:05)
  • 5 weeks out from Worlds (3:44)
  • Taper – You did what?! (6:05)
  • World Champs Day 1 – “I’m on!” (9:21)
  • Mixed Medley Relay – GOLD! (11:55)
  • Recovering like a World Champ (14:59)
  • WORLD RECORD! (20:39)
  • Anton Chupkov: Friendly rivalry? (25:10)
  • Video Replay: Semi Final (26:31)
  • Video Replay: Final – The most exciting race of the World Champs (32:05)
  • Double thumb cramp – a new swimming meme (37:50)
  • How to win in 2020? (39:10)
  • Finishing off Gwangju (43:10)

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Best Workouts and Resources of 2019

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Another year has been and gone, and we’d like to toast to your wins in 2019, whether they were great or small. To close out 2019, let’s take a glance back at the numbers for the ProSwimWorkouts platform.