Four days of competition, controversy and drama in Gwangju, sees Britain with a haul of four medals. Loads to talk about then for Steve, Katie and Bob who are joined for the discussion by European and Commonwealth champion Lizzie Simmonds, who was a GB team member at five world championships.Listen →
All good things come to an end, or so they say. Good things include, of course, the careers of those at the sharp end of swimming as their time in the pool moves towards its conclusion. It’s a difficult time, one of transition that marks the next significant period in one’s life. In this podcast special, Jemma Lowe, Roberto Pavoni and Ross Davenport join regular contributor Katie Wyld and Lane 4 consultant Rick Cotgreave, who specialises in athlete transitions, to share and discuss their own experiences. There’s also a chance to consider the support available and to ask the question, should there be more?
Three more days of competition went by and Britain gained a further 13 medals in the Tollcross pool. Plenty, then, for Katie, Steve and Bob to dive into as the 2018 European Championships come to a close.
Halfway through the second major meet of the year for Britain’s swimmers and there’s been as much to talk about out of the pool as in it. Katie, Bob and Steve consider whether we should expect more than timing malfunctions at this level of competition as well as looking at what really matters, the medals won in the water.
The Commonwealth Games swimming is done and dusted for another four years until the show rolls into Birmingham in 2022. It was an eventful last three days of competition, with plenty for Bob, Katie and Steve to discuss, and who would be our swimmers of the meet?