SDR053: Motivation and coming back after a lengthy break with Thomas Fraser-Holmes
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Australian Dolphin Tommy Fraser Holmes took some enforced time off in 2017. He talks to Lach about how he got back into the water and training. In this wide ranging interview they discuss tactics for managing physical and mental issues, motivation swings, support networks and more. The post SDR053: Motivation and coming back after a lengthy break with Thomas Fraser-Holmes appeared first on Mensard.
One of Australian's top swimmers over the last couple of quads, Thomas Fraser-Holmes is pretty good at everything. 4:10 4 IM, 1:45.0 2 Free. Living in the Gold Coast for the last 10 years. Born and raised in New Castle. Was more interested in Surf Life Saving when he was younger. Got a scholarship to the AIS. Justin Norris was Brett's roommate at the Olympics where he won Bronze. The 100 Nugget Challenge. Why Canberra? Why not USA? Australian public expectations. "Why didn't you win" mentality. Committed to Tokyo 2021. Goal is to make 3rd Olympic Team and win an Olympic medal. How do you get on the podium? Breaking 1:45 in the 200 Freestyle. Why Not Me Swim Clinics Nobody is better than you in the world, mate! What did you learn from training with Grant Hackett? What have you learned being on the Australian Team for so long? Being resilient. Having confidence. And much, much more. Connect: Find | Brett Hawke On Instagram @hawkebr On Twitter @insidewithbh On Facebook @insidewithbh Find | Thomas Fraser-Holmes On Instagram: @TomFraserHolmes On Twitter: @TomFraserHolmes Subscribe & Listen: Apple Podcasts Google Spotify YouTube Special Thanks: Fitter & Faster Swim Camps Swimnerd Pace Clocks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brett-hawke/message
This BOOTHCAST is with Thomas Fraser-Holmes and is brought to you by Shaw and Partners Race Team Tom grew up in the steel city of Newcastle competing in Swimming and Surf Life Saving. A very talented athlete from a young age he excelled in these sports before really taking it seriously when he turned 17 and moved into the AIS scholarship program. He has since become a 2x Olympian, a Dolphins swim team member, a Pan Pacific and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist in the 200m free and has had a multitude of titles along the way. We speak about his upbringing, the importance in finding your own way, risking it all to achieve your goal, failures, successes, coming back stronger from defeats, the importance of rivalry, always doing your best, finding those perfect processes and much more. Thanks mate for your time! Support BOOTHCAST: https://anchor.fm/boothcast/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boothcast/support
Welcome to 'Swimming with Bobby', Episode 2 Australian Swim Team veteran Thomas Fraser-Holmes. Listen to 'Tommy' talk about lockdown, humble beginnings and his journey onto the Australian team with lots of laughs, stories, and detailing the highs and lows about being a professional swimmer. From Sun Yang pushing 1:46's at training to bodysuits and dream relay teams, enjoy 1 hour and 20 mins with Tommy and I! Episode 2: Podcast Notes 2:22 Re-living NSW State Open/Nationals cancellation 5:31 Who has some the most kilometres ever in Australian history? 7:04 Olympic postponement: Who does the benefit/hurt? 12:24 Lockdown Daily routine on the Gold Coast 14:00 Early stages of career in Newcastle 17:10 ‘The Chat’ with Eric Arnold 22:00 The early morning ‘heart starter’ 24:57 The AIS with Vince Raleigh 28:00 AIS stories 32:41 2010 making your first Australian Team at 18 34:11 Mucking around vs Shannon Rollason 38:01 2010 Pan Pacs in California 42:50 2012-2016 Olympic Games 48:45 The move to Miami – Grant Hackett, Sun Yang, Dan Smith, Jordy Harrison 52:05 Dennis’ training sets – Sun descending to 1.46 long course 56:30 Chasing the elusive Oympic medal 1:01:30 Vince vs Dennis vs Bohly 1:03:23 ‘Why Not Me?” swim clinics 1:05:30 Tom’s first drug test 1:07:52 All time AUS 4x100m Medley Relay Team + miscellaneous stories