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Off The Blocks with Emma McKeon Ep 39

Sun, 17 Oct 2021

Season 4 Ep 39, we are finishing season 4 with a bang as our last interview for the season is with the greatest ever female athlete from an Olympic games, Australian and London Roar superstar Emma McKeon

In this chat we get a tremendous insight into Emma's training and mindset leading up to Tokyo 2020, including her work with coach and mentor Michael Bohl. Emma tells us some of the things she focused on in preparation for the games both in and out of the pool.

We go through her historic week in Tokyo including all the highlights with relay and individual success, and of course the break through moment of her win in the 100M Freestyle winning her first individual Olympic gold medal for Australia.

We also talk a bit of ISL Season 3 and her team the London Roar, as well as have some fun with some google questions at the end.

Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen as this interview was recorded while Emma was on a boat sailing to Malta, nothing like a bit of rough sea's, and a brilliant chat with a 7 time Olympic medallist from Tokyo 2020 to anchor us home

Off The Blocks with Sydney Pickrem Ep 38

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Season 4 Ep 38, we sit down and chat with two time Olympian and Olympic medallist for Canada Sydney Pickrem.

In this podcast Sydney and i go through all things ISL and the team she captains London Roar. We discuss what she loves about the Roar team in particular her teammates and racing for them. We even ask if she would change any of the rules in ISL if she was boss for the day, and ask her her prediction of who will be Season 3 champions, spoiler alert its London Roar all the way.

Sydney and i also delve into the last 18months of training and competition and the ups and downs that come with being an elite swimmer. Some of the struggles she has been through, and of course the amazing moment of being on the podium with her Canadian teammates in Tokyo following the Women's 4x100 Medley relay.

A great chat, with an awesome person and one you will not want to miss


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Off The Blocks with Josh Collett Ep 37

Mon, 04 Oct 2021

Season 4 Ep 37, we chat with NSW and Australian swimming rising star Josh Collett.

In this podcast we chat with the young Knox Pymble speedster about his recent training and competing up in QLD due to lockdowns in Sydney. We discuss Josh's coach Dobbo and how much he has helped his swimming both physically and mentally. Josh gives us an insight into what makes Knox Pymble so successful as a club.

We also get into his very successful 2021 Australian Age Champs on the Gold Coast this year, and how much he enjoyed racing again after 2020 being called off. We also touch on his experience at this years Olympic trials in Adelaide where he made the finals in the Men's 200 IM, what lessons did he take away?

All that and a whole lot more.


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Off The Blocks with Robert Thorpe Ep 36

Fri, 01 Oct 2021

Season 4 Ep 36, we chat with Junior Australian Team member, multiple Australian Age Medallist and St Peters Western rising star Robert Thorpe.

In this chat we discuss his move to QLD and the St Peters program coming from NSW. Being selected on the Junior Australian team this year and how hard he had worked to put himself on the list.

Open water racing as well as distance swimming in the pool, and what goals he has set himself for the future.

We also go through his amazing 2021 Australian Age Championships results from the Gold Coast and things that he is working on to be an even stronger competitor in the coming years.

Great chat, with a young swimmer who has a lot of potential for Australian Swimming in the future


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ISL Season 3 Chat with Bobby Hurley (Death Match Review)

Fri, 01 Oct 2021

Expert Analyst Bobby Hurley and I cover all things Season 3 of the ISL this week including the Death Match which saw DC Tridents, NY Breakers, Iron and Tokyo Frog Kings all racing for a spot in the playoffs come November.

We also discuss Aussie breakout star Brendon Smith and how his stocks have continued to rise following his Olympic medal in Tokyo, as well as whether Brett Hawke is right and swimmers are lacking character these days and the ability to get viewers to want to watch the ISL product.

We talk about how good it is for Aussie swimmers to be getting racing experience overseas right now, reminiscent of the Mare Nostrum tours from back in the day

And we even give our NRL grand final winner predictions between Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs


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