The Swim Brief – Swim Brief Returns! with Nico Messer

The Swim Brief Podcast with Chris DeSantis

Chris DeSantis’ life changed dramatically somewhere around March of this year when the pandemic started to hit the US. After successfully recording over 100 episodes of the Swim Brief Podcast, however, the show came to an abrupt stop.

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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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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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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The Swim Brief – Nico Turns the Tables

Chris DeSantis Coaching

Chris DeSantis is celebrating 100 episodes of the Swim Brief Podcast! For the occasion, former guests come on and essentially turn the tables. They guide the conversation, they ask the questions and Chris gets put on the hot seat.

In this first special edition, Nico asks Chris about his recent trip to the ISCA Summit in Clearwater Beach and what the whole point of the Swim Brief Podcast is.

Podcast DetailsLinks from the Episode
Episode: #13
Guest Host: Nico Messer
Host: Chris DeSantis
ISCA Summit
Coaching Wellness with Matt Sprang
Chris DeSantis Coaching Patreon

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There is a lot more to excellence than how you move in the pool. Your mindset determines how much you get out of a practice or a competition. Serious swimmers also know that technical skills make all the difference. Coach Chris can get you personalized workouts that deliver incredibly efficient results. You can get improvement with less time in the water and a better life out of it, keep the sport fun for kids, or take high level performance even higher.

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Swimmer’s Ear – Episode 21 – The Inner Ear

Swimmer's Ear - Podcast with Coach Sarah MacDonald

The inner ear is responsible for our sense of balance, and work-life balance is what Coach Sarah is discussing in this week’s episode of the Podcast. Hear about the swim coach “lifestyle” and some of her personal struggle in the past weeks.

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Swimmer’s Ear – Episode 20 – I’m Back

Swimmer's Ear - Podcast with Coach Sarah MacDonald

Coach Sarah has been on hiatus. The last five months were a lot to handle, and the Podcast took a backseat*. But now she’s back, motivated, and ready to dive back in (to sitting in her computer chair and talking about swimming).

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