What does it mean to step into your authenticity, despite the risks? Olympic gold medalist and SwimSwam co-founder Mel Stewart returns to the show to talk with Kelly and Maria about his inspiration for swimming -- as a child and today -- and how the trauma of his early life and competitive drive have fed into his motivation, self-care and successes. 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 MEL STEWART“Gold medal” Mel Stewart is a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter butterfly and co-founder of SwimSwam. Mel has also worked as an Olympic analyst for ABC, NBC, ESPN, and TBS. Since 2008, Mel has worked with USA Swimming as an ambassador. In addition to being an Olympic gold medalist, Mel was a World, American and NCAA record holder. He was a pioneer in becoming a professional swimmer back in 1991, when he turned pro after his junior year of college at the University of Tennessee.Episode Topics and MentionsSwimSwamMel Stewart’s first interview on Champion’s MojoWorld War IWorld War IIPatienceDryland training2021 Tokyo OlympicsCompetitive driveTherapyYogaMeditationAlone timeEMDR (type of therapy)Matt BiondiAaron PiersolRowdy GainesHeritage USAJim Bakker Tammy Faye Bakker RISE Athlete Mentoring TakeawaysMaria It’s important to confront the trauma before we can experience calm and peace.With patience, hard work can outlast the competition, even when there is rest built in.Kelly Find time to just get quiet and tune into your thoughts. Tapping your authenticity makes you powerful and people cannot ignore what you are doing.Quote of the Week“The beauty of swimming is that it does teach you patience; the beauty of swimming is that you can have what you want, but you’re going to have to take these teeny, tiny baby steps to get there.” -- Mel StewartSubscribe to the Champion's Mojo podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play.Have something you want to share with us? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Champion in the 200 Fly. One of the Founders of Swim Swam. Better known as GOLD MEDAL MEL. Bring me back to Gastonia, North Carolina and how you got into swimming. Were you being pushed by your parents? Extremely successful age group swimmers don't always become Olympic gold medalists. Performing for your parents approval. 11 sessions a week but not until high school. "I want to answer you: I was never challenged." - Mel Stewart Growing up in Heritage USA, the Christian city and theme park. Mel used swimming as a getaway and eventually escaped to Mercersburg Academy. He went from ranked 32nd in the world to 7th to 2nd in just a couple years under John Trembley. "I wanted to go to Cal." - Mel Stewart Mel chose to swim at Tennessee under John Trembley. 1988 Olympic Trials. Won Trials -- one tenth off Pablo Morales' record. 1988 Seoul Olympics were, "a very big bed shitting" according to Mel. Got to Tennessee, started lifting heavy, and was in the distance lane. "How do we unravel this ball of wax?" - Mel Stewart on John Trembley John Trembley tried to get Brett banned from the NCAA. Turning pro after his Junior year. Signed with Power Bar got his endorsements. Expected to swim for JT leading up to 1992 but he left instead. JT did camps in the summer and thus wasn't coaching Mel in the summers ever. Trained with David Marsh at Las Vegas Gold for a summer in 1990. Marsh changed his stroke in 3 places. Franke Bell supported Mel in breating to the side. Mel's Daily and Nightly Mantra All about Michael Gross, The Albatross. Baywatch. 1996 Olympic Trials. The birth and genesis of Swim Swam. And much more! Subscribe, Review, Share! Apple Google Spotify YouTube Connect | Brett Hawke On Instagram @hawkebr on Twitter @insidewithbh On Facebook @insidewithbh Connect | Melvin Monroe Stewart Jr. aka Gold Medal Mel On Instagram: @goldmedalmel On Twitter: @goldmedalmel Special Thanks: SWIMNERD PACE CLOCKS Fitter & Faster Swim Camps --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brett-hawke/message
016 | Financial Unity Helps Couple Pay Off $229,000 | Murph & Mel Stewart
Winning To Wealth
Murphy & Melissa Stewart from FitNFunds stop by the neighborhood to share how they were able to pay off $229,000 in just 5 short years. You can check out the show notes for this episode at WinningToWealth.com/Episode16. If you have a goal to make better financial choices this year, download our money guide at no cost at WinningToWealth.com/guide. As always, you can continue the dialogue around this episode in our private group at WinningToWealth.com/neighbors.
Subscribe to the Champion's Mojo podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Leave us a review, too! Innovation is part of a champion’s mindset. In this episode, hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker speak with Mel Stewart, co-founder of SwimSwam, the hub for swimming information. Stewart, better known as “Gold Medal Mel”, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Games before moving on to a career in media. Stewart talks about the “Dean Farris effect” and the phenomenon he’s become on SwimSwam. Quote of the Week: “Innovation will get traction only if it helps people get something they’re already doing in their lives, done better”. -- Clayton M. Christensen Take a look at the questions asked of Mel on this episode: Q: How did you get into swimming? Q: How did you first feel about swimming? Q: Do you have any stories about identifying as a swimmer in those early days? Q: How did the nickname Gold Medal Mel begin? Q: What role do you think the positive of connotation, of being called Gold Medal Mel as a child, actually had in your becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist? Q:“Let’s jump to SwimSwam, the cutting edge, online-everything-Swimming News website site that has taken the world by storm. Tell us about SwimSwam….” Q: So Mel, you were truly one of the Pioneers of being a Professional Swimmer, Celebrity Swimmer role model. What other media connections helped in giving you a firm foundation for Co-Founding SwimSwam? Q: How did the concept of moving into the internet world with SwimSwam come about and did you worry about competition? Q: What advice would you give to those starting up a business? Q What were some of the immediate areas of operations that Swim Swam needed to launch and who filled those key positions? Q: Is this a full time endeavor for you? Q: I love that, Swimming Never sleeps, can you dig deeper on that? Q: What is your daily schedule like? Q: What do you do to relax and de-stress? Q: What skills can you say you took from your athletic career and applied to being a very successful businessman? Q: What are your thoughts on mindset? Q: What keeps Mel Stewart going to the next great accomplishment? Q: Talk to me about your passion? Q: What legacy do you want to leave? Q: What do you think people need to be doing to be a champion in their own lives? Q: What is going on with the Dean Farris phenomenon on SwimSwam? Q: Do you think that all of the positive energy SwimSwam commenters give to Dean Farris might have helped his success? Have something you want to share with us? Email it to email@example.com. Keep up with the show by visiting ChampionsMojo.com and visiting the Facebook page, Instagram page, and Twitter page.
In the second episode of Questions for, James talks with renowned USA Olympic coach David Marsh, as well as SwimSwam CEO and former Olympic champion Mel Stewart. Use code "podcast" to receive $10 off all MentorMatched courses. Including the swimming course taught by podcast guest David Marsh.
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What are your passions? Welcome to a new podcast in which writer and author, Joe Posnanski, speaks with select guests about their biggest passions. In this episode, Joe goes full circle as he's joined by the first athlete he ever covered in Olympic Gold Medalist, Mel Stewart. Mel opens up about his amazing journey to a world record and Olympic gold in the 200-meter butterfly. Hear the one thing that ran through his mind just after realizing his ultimate goal and find out why an Iowa hardware store played an integral role in his decision to start the next chapter. New episodes will air each Thursday. For more information on Passions in America, visit our website at passionsinamerica.com.