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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kyle Chalmers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kyle Chalmers, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kyle Chalmers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kyle Chalmers, often where they are interviewed.

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#073 Kyle Chalmers

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Kyle Chalmers is a massive Kevin Durant fan. He is also the reigning Olympic Champion in the Men's 100 Free. He was just 18 years old at the Rio Olympics. How'd he do it? What was it like to become a national icon in 47 seconds? 

The two Australian sprinters discuss...

The media and how Chalmers keeps to himself. Purposefully doesn't pay attention to much of anything in the media. 

How'd you pop up at 18 years old and win the 100 Free?

Explaining what the Olympic Village was like. Taking a selfie with Michael Phelps and loads of NBA stars.

How'd you not get caught up in the experience? 

Massive Kevin Durant fan. Listens to his MVP speech every day.

How'd you win gold? Laid back country boy from a town of 15,000. "Staying relaxed..."

Are you a freak of nature? 

Only began fully training in 2015.

Did beach swims by himself 2x a week on top of the 8-9 sessions with Coach Peter Bishop leading up to Rio.

47 seconds and you become a national icon. It's quite overwhelming and can fog your mind.

In the lead up to Rio and can close the 100 Free better than anyone so how are you training? "I train like a 200 Freestyler."

Kyle Chalmers favorite swim practice are aerobic. 

3 or 4x
800 aerobic
4x50's at 100 pace @ 1:00

Confidence in coming home.
"That's the fastest anyone has ever come home!"

He breaks down the 100 Free Semi Finals against Nathan Adrian and the Final with Santo Condorelli a body length and half in front of him at the 50.

"There's nothing more satisfying than swimming over the top of these guys and you know seeing yourself catch them." - Kyle Chalmers

Keeping the same stroke rate throughout the 100. 

"This is my race and no one can take it from me." - Kyle Chalmers

Talk to me about the ready room. The marshaling room. Kyle doesn't listen to music and is pretty chatty.

"Nathan Adrian is one of the greatest guys out there." 

Is there another Kyle Chalmers looming for Tokyo?

100 Free Chalmers vs. Dressel at World Championships in 2019

How do you beat Caeleb Dressel? Get better at what he beats me at: off the blocks and underwater.

"You gotta have that belief in yourself that you're there to win. If I didn't have that belief I wouldn't be racing or swimming. I'm not going to a competition to get 2nd or to swim a PB. I'm going there to succeed."

Dad was an AFL player so he grew up in a household that understood what it meant to be a pro athlete.

What do you need to go to win next year?

And much, much more!

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Aug 31 2020 · 46mins
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Kyle Chalmers

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This week on the podcast we welcome Kyle Chalmers! Hailing from Australia, Kyle is one of the world's premier 100 Freestylers and won the gold in Rio at just 18 years old! We are very excited for you to hear our conversation with Kyle as he discussed some of the struggles and triumphs that he has gone through on his way to becoming an Ultimate Swimmer!

Jul 27 2020 · 53mins

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The Phil Davis Podcast - Kyle Chalmers

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tHe wanted to play in the AFL & ended up winning Olympic Gold. It might not even be the strangest part of Chalmers' story. He's impressed NBA stars, competed against people he 'can't trust', learnt how to be an 'alpha' and dealt with Covid by helping his cousin fix boats.
Jun 23 2020 · 42mins
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EXCLUSIVE- KYLE CHALMERS ON SWIMMING OVER AFL: “I’m focussed on Birmingham and Paris”; His rivalry with Caleb Dressel | LAUREN JACKSON on the challenges for the Opals given postponed Games | DR. PETER BRUKNER: “The odds are in favour of it (Tokyo 2021 going ahead)”

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This week, reining Olympic champion, KYLE CHALMERS joins Shane McInnes to discuss his return to the pool, after enduring the Coronavirus lockdown.  Chalmers also reveals his plans for the future, and why an AFL dream needs to be put to the side.  The Rio gold medallist also opens up on his rivalry with American star, Caleb Dressel, and the impact on his preparations for the now delayed, Tokyo Games.

Four time, Olympian, LAUREN JACKSON, opens up on her new role with Basketball Australia, and outlines some of the challenges players face given the postponed Olympics. And, what is the plan forward for the WNBL in terms of fixturing and getting a season underway on time.

DR. PETER BRUKNER breaks down the government’s “return to sport” framework.  Also, what will sport look like in a post pandemic world, and why sport will be more hygienic when it returns.

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May 06 2020 · 42mins

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Kyle Chalmers - The Olympic journey and uncertainty

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Kyle Chalmers is an Australian swimming star and Olympic gold medallist. We sat down with Kyle just after the AOC announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would be postponed due to the coronavirus.
Kyle talks about:
  • The Olympic announcement and what's next for him
  • How his build up to the Olympics changes
  • How he'll adapt his training around the tighter public restrictions
  • His journey and choosing swimming over AFL
  • His goals and plans post swimming
  • His hobbies, including reptiles and critters
  • Much more!
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Mar 28 2020 · 47mins
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INTERVIEW: Kyle Chalmers - 25 March 2020

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Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, Kyle Chalmers... sharing his situation as the Olympics are set to be postponed until 2021.  

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Mar 25 2020 · 8mins
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Legends with Bevo featuring Kyle Chalmers

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Bevo caught up  with one of Australia's best young swimmers who won gold as an 18 year old in the 100 metres freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

We chat about Kyle's career so far, what it was like winning gold as an 18 year old in Rio and the biggest influences on his career so far.

Nov 20 2019 · 10mins
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Round 22: Kyle Chalmers

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Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers joins Tom Jonas and Hugh Greenwood to discuss tattoos, training, country footy & more + the Power's North Melbourne debacle, the finals equation and Hugh's SANFL disappointment

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Aug 19 2019 · 45mins
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Kyle Chalmers: 1 Gold Medal, Thanks

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Dyl catches up with his new mate, Australian treasure and 100m Gold Medalist, Kyle Chalmers. The pair chat about Kyle's journey to the Olympic Games, the star studded Olympic Village and being a reptile enthusiast.
May 28 2019 · 46mins
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5: Strict Rules for Keeping Reptiles in Australia | Kyle Chalmers

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Olympic gold medalist and reptile enthusiast, Kyle Chalmers joined me on the podcast today! Kyle runs the Instagram account @KC_Critters, which showcases daily pictures of his large reptile collection. During our chat, Kyle tells me about his blue tongue skink breeding operation, Australian pet bylaws, and his trip to a Japanese reptile cafe. 

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Sep 14 2018 · 54mins