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Ashley Twichell

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(Ep. 69) Olympic Swimmer Ashley Twichell on Her Journey, Training & Mindset on Becoming an Olympian

The Pursuit of Happiness

American Olympic Swimmer, 2017 5k World Champion, Ashley Twichell, joins me on this episode to discuss her lifelong journey into representing Team USA in the 2020 Olympics. It was absolutely fascinating to go behind the scenes in the life of a premiere athlete, discussing her workout routine, nutrition and her mindset when competing on the world's biggest stages. She is master at her craft. The best of the best. And I can't give her enough praise for all of the work she puts in when no one is watching. She is an inspiration to us all and so his her story on reaching the Olympic Games.  Follow Ashley Twichell on Instagram @atwall616 Team USA Profile

1hr 27mins

18 Mar 2022

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Ashley Twichell: Two-Sport Olympic Hopeful, Episode #109, 03-30-21

Champion's Mojo

Discipline is in the details for two-sport elite athlete Ashley Twichell who has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in open-water swimming and will compete in June 2021 for a spot as a 1500-meter pool swimmer on Team USA. She joins the show to share her tips for discipline in the little things, leadership by example and the importance of sleep.  Sign up for your free consultation on health, leadership and life coaching with Kelly or Maria at ChampionsMojo.com/cm-coaching.Catch up on EVERY episode at ChampionsMojo.com.MORE ABOUT ASHLEY TWICHELLAshley Twichell is a two-sport elite athlete in swimming and open water swimming. Ashley has already qualified for the 2021 US Olympic Team in the open water 10-kilometer race and is currently a real contender to make the 1500-meter freestyle event as well, ranking as the current 2nd fastest American woman behind Katie Ledecky, as of March 2021. If Ashley were to make the Olympic Team in the 1500-meter freestyle, she would be the first American to qualify for these two separate swimming sports in the same Olympic Games. Ashley, who is sponsored by TYR, is a two-time world champion in open water. She was a multiple NCAA All-American at Duke University, while posting top academics. While at Duke she rewrote Duke’s record book in the 200 free and up. She is also the 4th-fastest American woman ever in the 1500-meter event behind greats like Katie Ledecky, Kate Ziegler and Janet Evans. Episode Topics and MentionsOpen water swimmingOlympic Swimming2021 Tokyo OlympicsDuke UniversityTYRKatie LedeckyKate Ziegler Janet Evans2011 US Nationals for open water swimming in Fort LauderdaleAlex Meyer -- open water swimmerUniversity of North CarolinaMission ViejoGolden Goggle AwardsHaley AndersonJordan WilimovskyDavid HeronSan Antonio, TexasImportance of sleepShoulder surgeryLong Beach, CaliforniaPortugalRCP Tiburon MileShanghai, ChinaWoebotRISE Athlete Mentoring TakeawaysMaria If you have a big goal, and don’t quite make it, you should feel good about what you accomplished.Verbalize your negative thoughts and identify them. Do not internalize them.Kelly Don’t compare yourself to others. By doing that, you take your eye off your own goal.Having discipline for the little things is just as important as having discipline for the big things.Quote of the Week“Don’t compare yourself to others. Realize that everyone’s path is different.” -- Ashley TwichellSubscribe to the Champion's Mojo podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play.Have something you want to share with us? Email it to hello@championsmojo.com.Support the showPlease leave us a review on Apple, so others can find us! https://www.ChampionsMojo.com/ for all things Champion’s Mojo. Finally, we’d love to hear from you at hello@championsmojo.com


30 Mar 2021

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Episode 28: Ashley Twichell

Kick Set

2020 Olympic qualifier Ashley Twichell joins Kick Set to discuss her swimming career, qualifying for the Olympics and the importance of water safety!


18 Sep 2020

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Ashley Twichell

Blue Devil 360

Following an impressive collegiate career at Duke and graduating in 2011, Ashley Twichell has excelled in professional open water swimming, garnering five World Championship medals and nine National Titles. After attempting to qualify for the Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016, Ashley became one of the first Americans in any sport to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as she earned her spot on the US Open Water team in 2019. It would have been her first Olympic games appearance but her road to Tokyo took a turn when the coronavirus pandemic hit. There’s a good chance in 2021 that she will be Team USA’s oldest rookie Olympic swimmer since 1908. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


13 Aug 2020

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Behind the Blocks: E7 - Ashley Twichell's Ticket to Tokyo

WiSP Sports

Kaitlin is joined by Ashley Twichell, one of the first Americans in any sport to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, as she earned her spot on the US open-water team in 2019. There is a good chance she will be Team USA's oldest rookie Olympic swimmer since 1908 as she heads to her first games next summer. A graduate from Duke University where she was an All-American and All ACC-Champ, multiple team record holder and also an Academic All American.  She has won five world championship medals and nine national titles. She exemplifies what it means to never give up as she continues to improve and dominates in the pool and in open water. Host: Kaitlin SandenoSponsor: @Hyland's Homeopathic Earache DropsPodcast length: 37 mins For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 50 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.


27 Jul 2020

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SwimSwam Podcast: Ashley Twichell On Recognizing your Feelings

The SwimSwam Podcast

Ashley Twichell is a swimming veteran, and one who is put into a place that most other athletes weren't by the Olympic postponement. Twichell had already made the Olympic team in open water, and was also gunning for a spot in the pool as well. When I spoke with her, Ashley talked about the importance of recognizing how the postponement affected you, and the feelings that were brought up. As she says, we are all affected by it differently, and that's ok. Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Originally published March 31, 2020.


26 Jul 2020

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Maintaining a Champion Mindset with Ashley Twichell

Start With A Win

On this episode of the Start With A Win podcast, Adam talks with Ashley Twichell, 2020 Olympic qualifier in open water swimming. Ashley has been involved with swimming and athletics as long as she can remember, getting involved with year-round swimming when she was about 7 and committing to swimming being her only extracurricular activity when she was 13. She swam at Duke University and then moved to California to pursue a swimming career after graduation. In the 9 years since then, she has become more and more prolific, competing on the national team, competing in the World Championships and World Cup, appearing in Sports Illustrated, and qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. Having previously competed in 5k, 10k, and 25k open water races, Ashley is well-versed in the mental and physical endurance that is required for this sport and she finds that these experiences have helped her hone her mindset in facing all of life’s challenges. She has had to learn to expect the unexpected, be aware of her surroundings while remaining focused on her goal, and adapt when things don’t go as planned.For instance, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Olympic Committee to make the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games until 2021, Ashley and the other qualifying athletes were disappointed of course, but they have found ways to remain mentally and physically fit in spite of the circumstances. Without access to a pool to continue their training, Ashley and some of her teammates have taken to virtual crosstraining workouts like Peloton in order to remain connected and strong. Ashley sees this postponement as an opportunity to be flexible and not be conquered by the circumstances that are outside of her control.Connect with Ashley:https://www.teamusa.org/usa-swimming/athletes/Ashley-Twichellhttps://www.instagram.com/atwall616/https://twitter.com/atwich616Connect with Adam:https://www.startwithawin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/REMAXAdamContoshttps://twitter.com/REMAXAdamContos https://www.instagram.com/REMAXadamcontos/ Leave us a voicemail:888-581-4430Today's episode was brought to you by RE/MAX, nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. For more information head over to www.REMAX.com


20 May 2020

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Goals in Sight - Ashley Twichell (S9E11)

IronWomen podcast

This week, Alyssa and Haley talk to open water swimming World Champion, Ashley Twichell, as she prepares to race in the 10km Open Water Olympic qualifier in South Korea. Ashley talks about her unconventional path to open water and how she quickly propelled herself to the top of the sport. She shares her perspective on dealing with setbacks, pool vs. open water swimming, staying motivated throughout her career, and the secret to getting faster with age. Plus, a few open water swimming tips from a World Champion. Also, our hosts talk World Cup and answer a mailbag question in line with the theme of the week. Become part of our community of strong, feisty, women by becoming a Live Feisty patron - www.patreon.com/livefeisty Send your mailbag questions to ironwomenpodcast@gmail.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

1hr 3mins

11 Jul 2019