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Florent Manaudou's Journey to Paris 2024 | Sprinting Legacy. Episode 163.
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1:10:53🏊♂️ Step into the fast-paced world of sprinting with our latest podcast episode featuring none other than the legendary Florent Manaudou. At 33 years old and gearing up for his 4th Olympic Games, this French sensation is a force to be reckoned with in the 50 freestyle. 🥇 Join us as Flo takes us on a journey through his extraordinary swimming career, from the unexpected Olympic triumph in 2012 before even becoming the French National Champion, to his current quest for a fourth consecutive Olympic medal. Fresh off a podium finish at the European Championships in December, Flo shares the highs and lows that have defined his sprinting legacy. 🌏 Currently training on his own under the expert guidance of coach James Gibson in Brisbane, Australia, Flo opens up about the unique challenges and triumphs of preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Get an insider's perspective on his training regimen, mindset, and the wisdom gained from years in the pool. 💪 Discover the vulnerability, wisdom, and humor of Florent Manaudou as he reflects on owning his journey. Hear firsthand the advice he has for rising French swimmer Leon Marchand as they both prepare for a home Olympics in Paris. It's a captivating conversation with a true sprinting icon who continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the water. 🎙️ Tune in for a fascinating discussion with Florent Manaudou, where speed meets wisdom, and the pursuit of excellence takes center stage. Don't miss this chance to delve into the mindset of one of the greatest sprinters of our time. 🎧🚀 #FlorentManaudou #SprintLegend #RoadToParis #SwimmingPodcast #OlympicJourney 0:00 - 17:30 Intros and current training with Flo Manaudou 17:30 - 29:38 Flo discusses winning his first Olympic Gold SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLbmxjdMDo4UHcB9bEUWsQg LISTEN: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-social-kick-podcast/id1478682639 FOLLOW: https://www.instagram.com/socialkickswim/
Kelly Pash's Swimming Odyssey from Carmel to Texas. Episode 162.
51:00🏊♀️ Dive deep into the fascinating world of competitive swimming with our latest podcast episode featuring Kelly Pash, a remarkable fifth-year senior at The University of Texas at Austin and a key member of the U.S. National Team. Kelly's journey is nothing short of inspiring as she shares her experiences, triumphs, and challenges in the pool. 🦋 Join us as Kelly opens up about her roots in Carmel, Indiana, and the pivotal role the city played in shaping her swimming career. From the incredible culture and facilities to the renowned coaches and swimming pedigree, Carmel set the stage for Kelly's ascent in the swimming world. 🤘 Discover the transition as Kelly moved to the University of Texas, immersing herself in another powerhouse swimming program with its own unique and vibrant culture. Hear firsthand about the ups and downs of her journey, the moments of joy, and the challenges she faced while training for the Olympic Trials in her hometown of Indianapolis, hosted at the colossal NFL stadium. 🌟 Kelly candidly discusses the pressure of both Olympic Trials and NCAA Swimming Championships, offering a glimpse into the emotional rollercoaster behind the scenes. Despite the smiling facade and dancing behind the blocks, Kelly unveils the intricacies of competing at the highest level, shedding light on the intensity and determination required to excel in the world of competitive swimming. 🎙️ Don't miss this exclusive conversation with Kelly Pash as she reflects on her extraordinary career, from Carmel's swimming legacy to the national stage at the University of Texas. Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a multi-time All-American and U.S. National Team swimmer.
Andrei Minakov. The Best Russian Butterfly Swimmer. Episode 161.
1:07:09Dive into the fascinating world of Russian butterfly sensation, Andrei Minakov! 🦋 As an NCAA champion and current Stanford University swimmer, Andrei shares his journey into the sport, offering insights into the unique world of swimming in Russia. Join us as he discusses his experiences, the challenges he's overcome, and his perspective on Russians competing at the highly anticipated 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Don't miss this exclusive interview with one of the brightest stars in the pool! 🌟🔵 #AndreiMinakov #RussianSwimmer #ButterflyChampion #Paris2024 #SwimmingInterview SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLbmxjdMDo4UHcB9bEUWsQg LISTEN: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-social-kick-podcast/id1478682639 FOLLOW: https://www.instagram.com/socialkickswim/
Jack Alexy. The Best American Sprinter Right Now. Episode 160.
49:03Dive into the world of lightning-speed swims with Jack Alexy, currently hailed as the fastest American swim sprinter! In this exclusive video, witness the incredible feats and achievements that have crowned Jack as a powerhouse in the swimming world. 🥇 Unleashing Speed and Skill Join us as we explore Jack's unparalleled sprinting prowess, breaking down the techniques and strategies that make him stand out in the pool. 🏆 Record-Breaking Moments Relive some of Jack Alexy's most awe-inspiring races and record-breaking moments that have solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with in American swimming. 👀 Behind the Scenes Get a sneak peek into the dedicated training routines and behind-the-scenes glimpses of Jack's journey to becoming the fastest American swim sprinter. 🔥 Champion Mentality Discover the mindset and determination that drive Jack Alexy to achieve greatness, both in and out of the water. What does it take to be at the top of the sprinting game? Find out in this must-watch video! 🗣️ Exclusive Interview Don't miss our exclusive interview with Jack Alexy himself, where he shares insights, challenges, and future aspirations. Get to know the person behind the speed and learn what motivates him to keep pushing boundaries. 📈 The Future of American Swimming Explore the impact Jack Alexy is making on the landscape of American swimming and what the future holds for this rising star. 🚨 Hit Like, Share, and Subscribe! If you're a fan of swim sprinting, speed demons in the pool, or simply want to stay updated on the latest in American swimming, this video is a must-watch!
Lydia Jacoby, Olympic Champ is just getting started
51:14Lydia Jacoby shocked the swimming world by winning the 100 breaststroke at the 2020 Olympics. This win cemented her as one of the most interesting American swimmers, but how well do you know Lydia Jacoby? From humble beginnings in Alaska, where she was part of a folk band, Lydia now attends the University of Texas in Austin and continuing her success by winning the 100 breaststroke at NCAAs. She is enjoying the larger team environment, lifting weights and doing breaststroke kick on her back to help her continue to catch other breaststrokers at the end of the 100 breast. We discuss why no one says “that is a beautiful breaststroke” and if we should be saying Lydia has the most beautiful breaststroke of all-time. Do you think Lydia has the most beautiful breaststroke of all-time, or is that an oxymoron? Enjoy!
Butterfly star swimmer Dare Rose has arrived
36:45How Dare you doubt him! Dare Rose has arrived. Summer 2023 was a breakout year for Dare Rose. The New Jersey native and Cal Bear stud saw his window of opportunity at the US Trials and secured his first spot on the top team for USA. T hen he turned up to the World Championships and with the calm resolve of a seasoned veteran, put together a consistent set of podium worthy performances beyond his years and experience. But that seems to be how the Jersey Boys roll - the peculiar large group of Garden State natives that comprised a substantial portion of the men’s Team USA roster and made a name for themselves with their hardware haul. Will there be a rendezvous for the Jersey Boys at the Olympic Games in Paris? Enjoy!
Nick Smith works with the world’s best swimmers to find speed anywhere possible.
56:11We hear about the influence of data and science in sports every day. You can’t watch an NFL game without hearing “the analytics say this is the right decision.” So it should come as no surprise that the world’s best swimmers work with experts to find speed anywhere possible. Enter Nick Smith and the field of “movement science.” He’s worked with Cam McEvoy in his ascent to the top of the sprinting world, as well as other Aussie swim stars like Ariarne Titmus and Shayna Jack to name a couple, with the objective of understanding how the body moves through water, where in the race there is room to improve, and helping craft that improvement. Nick Smith is an expert and is part of why Cam McEvoy told us in Episode #150 about his target time to 15m being a huge priority and how he was able to achieve it en route to his World Championship title in the 50m Freestyle. Check this one out to learn how Nicholas Smith, Queensland Academy of Sport and Team Australia are leveraging science to achieve results in the pool. Enjoy!
Backstroke star Rhyan White made a bold move to make her 2nd Olympics.
1:00:47Olympic silver medalist and perennial Team USA member Rhyan White decided to shake things up going into 2024 by leaving Alabama and joining the Wolfpack Pro squad at NC State alongside NCAA champion and World Championship gold medalist Katherine Berkoff and rising NC State star Kennedy Noble. Together forming arguably the best backstroke group in the world, Rhyan White is betting that the rising Tide (wink) will lift all boats and deliver success yet again next summer at Trials and the Olympic Games in Paris. But Rhyan White and her new teammates have a difficult path ahead, as the women’s backstroke events might be the most difficult to make the USA team, but since we’re betting Rhyan will again provide Team USA with veteran experience, we’re also betting she steps onto the podium and makes 2024 a year full of hardware. Enjoy!
Irish Distance Swimmer Daniel Wiffen is a Paris Olympic Medal Threat
1:01:09Men’s distance swimming is having a moment, and Irish super swimmer Daniel Wiffen ( @WiffenTwins ) is one of the key players making the long races as exciting as ever. 2022 Commonwealth Games silver in the 1500 followed by matching 4th place finished in the 800 and 1500 at 2023 Worlds, Daniel Wiffen keeps delivering higher finishes and faster times as he has ascended to the elite group alongside reigning World Champ Ahmed Hafnaoui, reigning Olympic Champ Bobby Finke, Gregorio Paltrinieri, 400m World Champ Sam Short, Lukas Martens, and Mykhailo Romanchuk, all of whom seem to have a legit chance to win when they step behind the blocks at major championship meets right now. Could Daniel Wiffen become the first Irish Male swimmer to win an Olympic medal in Paris? Sláinte, Daniel! Go get it!
World Champion Swimmer Claire Weinstein is just getting started
55:29Ask yourself - would you move across the country as a young teenager to pursue your dream? World Championship team member Claire Weinstein did, as she moved from New York to Las Vegas to join the guru of coaching high schoolers, Ron Aitken and the Sandpipers of Nevada. Training alongside other standout swimmers like World Championship silver medalist and Paris Olympian Katie Grimes, Tokyo Olympian Bella Sims, and World 200 butterfly 4th place finisher Ilya Kharun, has boosted Claire Weinstein to the next level, proven by her defeat of G.O.A.T. Katie Ledecky in the 200 free at the 2023 USA Trials. Coming fresh off a huge life decision, Claire Weinstein recently committed to swim for the Cal Golden Bears, but she can’t look too far ahead since there’s this thing called the Olympics to focus on next summer. We now know why people said we should talk to Claire Weinstein and they were right, she IS awesome. Enjoy!