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The Poolside Pass

Coaches talking to coaches about coaching

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E15 - Rob Greenwood (Celebrate the PBs the same as the medals)

In episode 15 of the poolside pass podcast we spoke to Rob Greenwood about his career in the sport and his experiences using the Jan Olbrecht model of training. A great listen for all coaches!


25 May 2020

Rank #1

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E14 - Ben Wiffen (Using USRPT in a club environment)

In episode 14, Ben Wiffen from The City of Belfast Swimming Club speaks to us about how he utilises a USRPT approach to training within his program addressing it's strengths and weaknesses. An insightful conversation with a young coach exploring a different way of working.


18 May 2020

Rank #2

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E13 - Dave Hemmings (I love watching world class swimmers)

Dave Hemmings talks to us about his coaching process and why he is so passionate about ensuring he understands what makes the best in the world great at what they do.


11 May 2020

Rank #3

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E12 - Ash Morris (Coaching abroad with swimmers of different nationalities)

Ash Morris from Hamilton Aquatics speaks to us about working with swimmers from diverse backgrounds out in Dubai.


4 May 2020

Rank #4

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E11 - Michael Glossop (I think we are being forced to look after ourselves more)

In E11 of The Poolside Pass Podcast we spoke to Michael Glossop. Michael discussed reflective practice in coaching as well as coach burnout, an interesting listen for all coaches.


27 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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E10 - Mark Skimming (Adapting to Life Away From the Pool)

Mark Skimming, Head Coach at The University of Bath talks to us about how he is adapting to life without swimming during COVID-19 and what he is doing to ensure he makes the most of this time away from the pool.


20 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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E9 - Mel Marshall

Mel Marshall talks to us about her experiences in the sport, the barriers she faced crossing over from being an athlete to being a coach and her perspective on what it means to be a coach.


13 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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E8- Tom Rushton

Tom Rushton from Energy Standard talks to us about his career so far, his work at Energy Standard, the ISL and also the importance of efficiency.


5 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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E7 - Jon Rudd (you couldn't even get a 50 out of him, he was so full of twitch!)

Jon Rudd, National Performance Director at Swim Ireland, talks about his career in the sport, coaching Ruta Meilutyte, Ben Proud and much more.


2 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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E6- Dave Champion (Longevity in Coaching)

In this episode Dave Champion from Team Ipswich talks about his experiences in coaching and how he keeps his programme fresh every season.


5 Feb 2020

Rank #10