With Pullbuoy having been online for 20 years, that means five editions of the Olympics have taken place during its lifetime. The 20th anniversary gives the perfect opportunity, then, to look back at Britain’s performances in the Olympic pool as well as the highlights of those Games. In the first part of this podcast double header, Steve, Bob and Katie are joined by Sharron Davies, to look back at the Games of Sydney, Athens and Beijing.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?
It’s the end of 2015, and the conclusion to a fine year for British Swimming. Who better to talk to about what’s gone before and what is to come in 2016 than GB Head Coach Bill Furniss? So that’s what we did, with an interview exclusive to this podcast special.
It was an amazing day at Ponds Forge in Sheffield as 100 of the country’s finest swimmers took to the water in an attempt to set a world Record for the 100 x 100m freestyle relay in order to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. The podcast was there to tell the story as it happened.
The podcast is on the road for this special edition which comes to you from the British Swimming Coaches Association annual conference. The conference gave a chance to speak to England’s Commonwealth Games head coach for 2014, Jon Rudd, as well as Millfield’s Jol Finck who coached James Guy to such an impressive 2013 and Warrender’s Laurel Bailey who guided Craig McNally to some fine performances in Barcelona.