Do you remember your first swimming carnival? Every year Abbotsleigh Swim Club runs a meet for younger swimmers, many of whom have never raced at a carnival before. On Sunday 5th August we took a microphone to this year’s event to soak up the vibes.
Spend any time at a swim meet and you will inevitably hear many opinions about racing suits. We discuss how to choose one with Alex Perry who has been fitting suits for over 5 years and is currently National Sales Manager for Arena Australia. Most importantly, Alex is a swimmer who has competed at all […]
SwimMate is a fantastic mobile phone app from AnotherPB and Swimming NSW that is completely free to use. Designed for parents, swimmers and coaches, in this episode we talk to its founder David Kennedy about its history, capabilities and future. Links SwimMate website Download SwimMate from the Apple App Store Download SwimMate from Google Play […]
Every club needs a treasurer. In this episode we talk to Ariel Darley who is treasurer of the SMNE Area. To minimise workload she makes maximum use of automated systems including Xero online accounting with automated bank feeds, and a PayPal gateway for online credit card payments. During our conversation we discuss the initial set […]
Swimming is not all about physical training. We talk with Nutritionist and ‘Swimming Mum’ Raquel Beale about selecting the right food and drink for your athlete. This conversation is full of practical tips. Further useful resources: Follow Raquel at Razzle Dazzle Kitchen on Facebook Follow Raquel at RDK Nutrition on Instagram The Real Food Athlete […]
Jo swam as a child which led her to America. Today she’s a parent of a swimmer and member of the club committee. During our conversation she shared some great advice about the art of asking parents to help. We got quite deep into motivation and influence.