E8 - Tom Rushton
In episode 8 I spoke to Tom Rushton, coach with Energy Standard Swim Team. Tom spoke about his background in coaching, and his tips for working with elite swimmers. Tom also spoke about the importance of efficiency at all levels of the sport.
"For any of the strokes, I always like to see again how the water moves around their body and what you can do to eliminate any extra waves or extra splash"
I found this part of the discussion the most interesting as I always knew how important efficiency was but to hear Tom speak about swimmers moving through the water in the way he did was a great new perspective, talking about how the water moves around the body and minimising waves. This is certainly something coaches should consider when developing stroke technique.
Check out the whole episode below!