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Swim Smooth

30 EpisodesProduced by Swim SmoothWebsite

Welcome to Swim Smooth, where amazing things happen. In the show we aim to bring our highly popular blog to life with tips, tricks and techniques to help you maximise your swimming efficiency and enjoyment in the water. Paul Newsome and his co-hosts, will have interviews with… read more

30 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Episode 30 - Rob Hutchings, The Downriver Nomad

March 8th, 2022


We've got a cracker of a podcast for you this week - a fireside chat with Rob Hutchings, author of The Downriver Nomad, as he tells his story about …

Episode 29 - Ross Davenport - 3-time Olympian and FINIS business manager

February 18th, 2022


Today we're joined by Ross Davenport - 3-time Olympian, 2-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, former European record holder and now FINIS …

Episode 28 - what does fighting on the front-line of COVID-19, shoulder injury and learning a 2-beat kick have in common? Dr Jess Potter, that's what!

December 20th, 2021


In today's podcast, we speak with Jess Potter, our online video analysis competition winner from a couple of weeks ago.

The conversation with Jess - a respiratory specialist from London, UK who's been fighting on the …

Episode 27 - Rebecca Adlington, double-Olympic GOLD medallist!

November 13th, 2021


What a cracker of an episode Paul Newsome and co-host Lucy Gibson have in store for you today with special guest, Rebecca Adlington - double Olympic …

Episode 26 - Inspiring: Coach Paolo swims 300km in 30 days!

November 26th, 2020


Today we speak with a super inspirational athlete and coach, Swim Smooth Coach Paolo Mangilinan, who's based in Dubai, UAE.

As part of the annual …

Episode 25 - Big Rick's Chicks Break English Channel World Record!

September 10th, 2020


We're back and pumped today with the achievements of Swim Smooth Manchester's Head Coach, Lucy Lloyd-Roach and her team of four female swimmers who on the 1st September broke the world record to be the first ever female …

Episode 24 - Craig ("Crowie") Alexander, 5-time Ironman World Champion

May 21st, 2020


Today we're joined on the podcast by 5-time Ironman World Champion, Craig ("Crowie") Alexander.

Crowie was the 2008, 2009, 2011 Ironman Triathlon …

Episode 23 - Swim Smooth's Dry-land Cord Training & Injury Prevention Routine with Coach Jana Oosthuizen

April 17th, 2020


Well, we did it! This one's been about 3 or 4 weeks in the making! True to the worldwide collaborative efforts we're currently seeing around the …

Episode 22 - preparing your COVID-19 financial forecast is a little like a swim training program & entirely necessary!

March 31st, 2020


Hey there listeners,

Hope you're managing to navigate the mess that we're in right now with COVID-19. It's certainly a very bizarre, scary and somewhat overwhelming time.

Today's podcast will be a little different - …

Episode 21 - Bec Johnson - Type 1 Diabetes Ultramarathon Swimmer and all-round "powerhouse"

March 7th, 2020


We are back with an in-depth conversation today with Bec Johnson, a Type-1 diabetes ultramarathon swimmer coached by Paul Newsome here in Perth, …

Episode 20 - Tom Gregory - youngest ever English Channel Swimmer (11yrs old!)

February 17th, 2020


Today we are back with Season 2 of the Swim Smooth podcast after a lengthy hiatus, and boy-o-boy do we have a great show for you today!

Have you ever thought about swimming the English Channel? The busiest shipping …

Episode 19 - Anna-Karin Lundin, Swim Smooth Coach and the world's smoothest Swinger!

August 9th, 2019


Today we speak with legendary Swim Smooth Coach and former Swedish Olympian from the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Anna-Karin Lundin. The interview takes …

Episode 18 - The Mallorca Mashup at the BESTFest of Open Water Swimming

August 2nd, 2019


Recorded in June 2019, this is a "mash up" of interviews featuring excellent snippets of advice from open water swimmers right around the world …

Episode 17 - insights into dealing with injury and illness in swimming and triathlon

July 26th, 2019


Today, after a 2 month hiatus owing to Paul dealing with a  very bad back injury and some firm reflections and adjustments to his day-2-day schedule, …

Episode 16 - Stephanie Dixon, 19-time Paralympic swimming champion and world record holder!

May 13th, 2019


Wow! What an interview we have lined up for you today! Paul and Adam chat with Stephanie Dixon, 19-time Paralympic swimming champion and world record …

Episode 15 - David Davies, Britain's only duel Olympic medallist in the pool and open water

May 7th, 2019


Today, enjoy an awesome interview with David Davies from Wales who is Britain's only swimmer to have achieved an Olympic medal in both the pool …

Episode 14 - Sam Bradley (Warriner), former world #1 triathlete and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist

May 2nd, 2019


Today, the boys chat with Sam Bradley (née Warriner), former world #1 triathlete and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist for New Zealand, after a nine …

Episode 13 - the lengths we go to in training the world's most passionate Swim Smooth Coaches

February 23rd, 2019


Today we sit down with 4 of our soon-to-be Swim Smooth Certified Coaches at the end of their 2 week certification course here in sunny Perth and hear all about the training they've received to become one of our 52 …

Episode 12 - Dave Scott, 6-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion

February 2nd, 2019


Is there anyone more synonymous with the sport of triathlon, the Ironman distance, and performance at the very highest level than Dave Scott? If he …

Episode 11 - Matt Koorey, Beyond Your Boundaries

January 31st, 2019


Today we speak with Coach Matt Koorey about all things swim and triathlon coaching, starting with a deep-dive into the anxieties and phobias many of us have around swimming in the open water but are often too …

Episode 10 - Simon Lessing, 5-time World Triathlon Champion and total legend of the sport of TRI!

January 26th, 2019


This raw, lengthy (2h45m!) and in-depth interview with Simon Lessing, 5-time ITU World Triathlon Champion - and Head Coach, Paul Newsome's former …

Episode 9 - Joe Skipper: PRO Ironman and Swim Smooth Guru user

January 17th, 2019


In today's show we chat with Joe Skipper, multiple Ironman podium finisher, Ironman UK winner and 7th place Hawaii Ironman finisher. Joe is basing …

Episode 8 - Professor Greg Whyte OBE - Achieving the Impossible

January 2nd, 2019


Happy New Year! 

Here's the podcast you need to kick start your 2019 with a massive bang!

Today, we're very lucky to be talking with Professor Greg Whyte OBE - a legend in the Sports and Exercise Science world and a guy …

Episode 7 - an interview with the Queens of ÖtillÖ SwimRun, Annika Ericsson & Kristin Larsson

December 22nd, 2018


Ever wondered what this crazy-looking new sport of SwimRun is all about? You know, the world's biggest growth endurance sport that is turning heads and being rated as the single-hardest one day endurance event on the …

Episode 6 - interview with Andy Blow, Precision Hydration - tips on better hydration for endurance

December 20th, 2018


Today we are joined by Head Coach Paul Newsome's long-time friend, fellow Bath University Sport & Exercise Science graduate, British triathlon …

Episode 5 - an interview with the world's fastest female Ironman swimmer, Lucy Charles and her coach

December 11th, 2018


What an amazing interview we have lined up for you today with the fastest ever female Ironman swimmer, Lucy Charles (UK) and her coach and partner, Reece Barclay (also a professional triathlete)!

Interestingly enough, …

Episode 4 - The History of Swim Smooth - an extended special to celebrate our 14th birthday!

November 28th, 2018


You might find the supporting links, articles and websites in chronological order useful as a reference point:

▪ 2004 - is …

Episode 3: Interview with Dean Jackson the man / the myth / the legend behind HUUB Design

November 10th, 2018


Paul and Adam meet up with Dean Jackson, or "Deano" to discuss Ross Edgley's brilliant #GreatBritishSwim as well as how the Brownlee Brothers have …

Episode 2: Interview with Tom Hickman of the Bali-Hope SwimRun Challenge

November 10th, 2018


Tom Hickman is the founder of SE Asia's very first SwimRun event, taking place in Bali on the 5th to 9th December 2018. Head Coach, Paul Newsome, …

Episode 1: Interview with Ironman AG World Champion and record holder, Dan Plews PhD

November 1st, 2018


Welcome to the very first episode of the Swim Smooth Podcast - we are super excited to have 2018 Ironman World Age Group Champion and World Record …

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