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Gerry Rodrigues

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Gerry Rodrigues & Emma-Kate Lidbury

Low Tide Boyz, a Swimrun Podcast

Welcome to episode thirty-two of the Low Tide Boyz, a Swimrun Podcast!One the show this week we have Gerry Rodrigues, Founder of Tower 26, and Emma-Kate Lidbury. Former Pro Triathlete and Editor at Triathlete Magazine, to talk about their new book: Triathlon Swimming: Master Open Water Swimming with the Tower 26 Method. We do a deep dive into the book and their swimming methodology later in the show.In other exciting news, we’ve reached the milestone of 10,000+ downloads! We’re surprised and humbled by all the support that we’ve gotten since starting the show and have a lot of gratitude for everyone that’s checked out the show.Training UpdateWe did yet another Swimrun last weekend which was fun and Chris is in the middle of the One Punch Man Challenge where he is doing a 10k run, 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 squats every day for a week. Why? Nobody knows, least of all him.Shout OutsThis is a special shout out to the “Dude from Costco” that recognized Chris wearing a Löw Tide Böyz shirt and chatted him up. It was totally random but definitely the highlight of an otherwise ordinary trip to Costco. Feats of Endurance Weekly AwardThis week’s winner is Kawika (Beek) from Team Envol Baywatch. He did the Pier to Pier Quest and submitted an audio clip describing his 27 Mile point to point Swimrun adventure for your listening pleasure. We also got our first Feats of Endurance award acceptance speech! We love seeing everyone working out in our Strava Club so keep up the great work!LTBz UpdatesOur latest column in Triathlete Magazine, How to Pick an Awesome Swimrun Team Name, is out now so make sure that you check it out and give it a thumbs up if you liked it.Our new project, the International Swimrun Adventure Guide, is up and running and we’ve received a bunch more submissions. If you have a great training route that you don’t want to keep secret you can head over to our website and fill out the form on our homepage and we’ll start compiling the entries and getting them listed on the site.In other news, our next episode of Gear Talk will be coming out soon and we will be reviewing the Vivobarefoot ECS Tempest, give some updates on previous gear that we’ve reviewed, and a first impressions report of the Ark Sports Vigg Swimrun Wetsuit.InterviewOur guests this week recently published a new book all about training for open water swimming. Gerry Rodrigues and Emma-Kate Lidbury put together an excellent resource for everyone looking to get better in open water. While the book is centered around the triathlete experience, there is a lot of crossover with Swimrun and we think that our listeners will get a lot of value from the wealth of expertise that Gerry and Emma-Kate shared with us.In the interview, Gerry and Emma-Kate shared their background and how they got the idea to write the book and how it all came together over a year later. We chatted about their new book and did a deep dive into some of the questions that we had about the Tower 26 Method and how it translates to Swimrun training and races. We touch on a lot of swim training and open water strategies. We also discussed how the Tower 26 Method is a great way to be “race ready” for triathlon and/or Swimrun.There are a lot of great tips in this episode so we definitely recommend that you take some notes and check out the book, Triathlon Swimming: Master Open-Water Swimming with the Tower 26 Method if you’re looking to take your training and racing to the next level. You can follow Emma-Kate on Instagram and learn more about Gerry and Tower 26 on his website and on the official Tower 26 Podcast. That’s it for this week’s show. If you are enjoying the Löw Tide Böyz, please be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast player. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Podcast. You can also follow our meme page on Instagram and on Twitter. Email us at lowtideboyz@gmail.com with any feedback, suggestions and/or meme suggestions. Finally, you can also support us on Patreon…if you feel so inclined. 

1hr 9mins

13 Aug 2020

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Triathlete Live: Gerry Rodrigues

The Triathlete Hour

Triathlon swim coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 joins us from his home in Los Angeles, California to talk about swimming through the pandemic, answer your questions, and give away a few copies of his new book Triathlon Swimming. Watch all the Triathlete Live episodes here: triathlete.com/ama


6 Jul 2020

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Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 on Swimming for Triathlon and Feeding the Wolves of our Minds

YogiTriathlete Podcast

Gerry Rodrigues started swimming in the open water 50 years ago. He has over 100 open water titles and is one of the most experienced swim coaches of our time. He is the founder of Tower 26, a coaching empire that focuses on preparing triathletes to be race-ready. In this episode, he gives us the keys to the kingdom by sharing his well-informed experiential wisdom on swimming for the sport of triathlon.Gerry understands the needs of the triathlete and the distinct differences between what triathletes bring to the water as opposed to swim-focused athletes. He believes that it is the job of a triathlon coach to calculate the best use of time for their busy triathletes by using swim training sets that maximize time and sport-specific benefits.The physical is not the only thing we chat about in this episode. We also dive into the subject of doubt and Gerry's experience with feeding the wolves of our minds. He assures us all that both light and dark days are normal for every human being. Gerry is a wealth of information and a confident voice that brings clarity to an arena of much confusion.This podcast was a long time coming, and we are grateful to share it with the YT community today. We appreciate your support of the show. More ways to support the show are below.Namaste -Jess

1hr 8mins

5 Aug 2019

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40 Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 - Part 2

Purple Patch Podcast

In part one of the Purple Patch Podcast with Gerry Rodrigues, Matt and Gerry reminisced about each other's careers and how coaching and training methodologies have evolved, especially for the multisport athlete. In part two, they dissect the recent IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship race and discuss the natural evolution and progression of these world championship athletes. It should come as no surprise that there are common elements of their success that are applicable to athletes and performers at all levels.  Finally, Matt and Gerry look ahead to the future of the sport: What is the process of longevity and long-term success? What are the characteristics of great athletes? How is sport such a conduit for life? What is one of Gerry's favorite coaching phrases? Most Importantly, What would Gerry bring on Dixon's Desert Island?  We hope you enjoyed this Coaches Conversation with two of the greats in the sport of triathlon.  Tower 26 Online Swim Program Follow Purple Patch Fitness and learn more about our Coaching Services, Training Camps, Promotions and Matt's Latest Book, Fast Track Triathlete: Purple Patch Fitness Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Thanks for taking a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe, share, rate and review. Your feedback is appreciated. Subscribe to the Purple Patch Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved


20 Sep 2018

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39 Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26 - Part 1

Purple Patch Podcast

Did you know that Gerry Rodrigues coached Matt Dixon in swimming when Matt was a professional triathlete? Their relationship and mutual respect span decades - as does their knowledge of the sport.   Of course, this isn't a typical conversation about swim form and technique. This is a deep dive with two triathlon experts through their lens of performance and coaching.  In part one of this two-part series, they reminisce about each other's careers and how coaching and training have changed, especially for the multisport athlete. In addition to great stories, they discuss: Gerry's swim career and race memories Open water race tactics and strategy advice Components that have facilitated the success of Tower 26 The importance of nailing the basics  Athlete development, the lure of lofty aspirations, and why coach hopping is detrimental to success The role of a coach and collaboration between coach and athlete In part two, they'll discuss the future of the sport. Stay tuned! Tower 26 Website Tower 26 Online Swim Program Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved


18 Sep 2018

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Get your triathlon swim training right and avoid costly pitfalls with Gerry Rodrigues | EP#107

That Triathlon Show

Triathlon swim coach Gerry Rodrigues discusses how to improve your triathlon swimming through having the right training prescription, and avoiding low-relevance training that may be relevant for pool swimmers, but not for triathletes.     IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT: The 4 most common and most costly mistakes triathletes make in their swim training Things that pool swimmers do (and coaches prescribe) that have little relevance for triathlon swimming  Swimming at different effort levels and the importance of putting yourself in the hurt box      The Tower 26 training program SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com     SPONSORS: Precision Hydration - One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free!    Triathlon Corner - The new online home of shopping the best triathlon products in the world to great prices. Ships worldwide. Brands include Garmin, Stages Power, Café du cycliste, Zipp, Mako, Zone3, Hoka One One to name just a few. Use the discount codeTHATTRIATHLONSHOW to get 10% off.      LINKS AND RESOURCES: Gerry's website The Tower 26 subscription program 3 foundational elements that will make you swim faster with Gerry Rodrigues | EP#3 "How much dehydration can you tolerate during an Ironman?" Article by Andy from Precision Hydration RATE AND REVIEW: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/     CONTACT: Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.


5 Mar 2018

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Gerry Rodrigues: Is He The Best Triathlon Swim Coach In The World? - Triathlon Taren Podcast

Triathlon Taren Podcast

Gerry Rodrigues is the head coach and Founder of Tower 26, he has coached pro triathletes like Lionel Sanders, Holly Lawrence, Jesse Thomas, Matt Russell, and Olympian Mark Spitz. Gerry has participated on numerous Trinidad national teams, he still holds national Masters titles, several world Masters titles, and national and world Masters records. He has also competed in the  28.5 mile swim around Manhattan Island which is discussed in the interview. Lionel Sanders says that Gerry is "the best swim coach around", in this interview we talk to Gerry about how he takes very complicated aspects of triathlon swimming and communicates them very easily. Topics discussed in the interview: Tower 26 Get Race Ready Podcast Tower 26 website


18 Dec 2017

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3 foundational elements that will make you swim faster with Gerry Rodrigues | EP#3

That Triathlon Show

How would you like to shave significant time off your swimming pace - immediately? Gerry Rodrigues, one of the foremost triathlon swim coaches on the planet, who's coached countless age-groupers, top-level professionals (like Holly Lawrence and Jesse Thomas), and celebrities from outside the triathlon arena (like Jenson Button and Gordon Ramsay) to massive swim improvements, helps you do that by simplifying swimming and boiling it down to three foundational elements. IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN: -How to swim faster by mastering tautness, alignment, and propulsion. -How to periodize your swim training within your triathlon season. -The perfect swim workout architecture. NOTES: Remember to enter the podcast launch contest to win an Amazon gift card. If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing. SHOWNOTES: www.thattriathlonshow.com Send feedback, questions or just wanna chat? CONTACT me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Twitter - my handle is @SciTriat.


20 Feb 2017