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Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming Podcast

Kevin Koskella

20 episodes

Jun 10, 2020

The Mastering of Your Mind with Robert Szentes - TSC Podcast #145 

In this episode of the TriSwimCoach podcast, Kevin has a chat with Robert Szentes. Robert is a life and success strategist, transformational master trainer, visionary, and thought leader. It is his passion to inspire and authentically lead the next generation of conscious influencers and leaders who seek to empower others for the betterment of humanity.

He is a former electrical software engineer and the skills he learned gave him the ability to understand and decode the complex logic of the human mind. Robert is also the author of the bestselling book “The Mastering of Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Decode Your Fears and Create Peace and Prosperity in Your Life.” He is also the host of the podcast “The Subconscious Secrets for Prosperity.”

In this episode, Kevin and Robert talk about stress, and exercising one’s consciousness and power. They also covered other helpful topics like becoming resilient, chunking exercise, and winning in your age group, and in life. So much beneficial information and wisdom in today’s episode, so don’t miss it!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Robert's background
  • How he helps people
  • His take on stress
  • On going through what you feel you have lost
  • On realizing that you have the power
  • Exercising consciousness
  • Becoming more resilient
  • Chunking exercise
  • On one’s true self
  • Winning in your age group
  • On his book “The Mastering of Your Mind: A Practical Guide to Decode Your Fears and Create Peace and Prosperity in Your Life”
  • On his coaching programs

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Mar 18, 2020

Optimizing Your Sleep with Lee Bougie - TSC Podcast #144 

In this episode of the TriSwimCoach, Kevin interviewed Lee Bougie. Lee is a researcher, science teacher, speaker, and holistic nutritionist. She also leads the research and development department at Nested Naturals. She teachers at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and runs workshops on various wellness topics.

Lee is a writer for Contentment Magazine and does media appearances focusing on sleep, stress, and the circadian rhythm. She is also a certified stress mastery educator and a diplomat of The American Institute of Stress.

In the interview, Lee and Kevin talked about sleep and how it affects health and triathlon racing. Other topics they discussed include insomnia and its causes, what caffeine does, and what happens to the body during sleep. If you are interested in things related to sleep, don’t forget to tune in!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How she got interested in the topic of sleep
  • Her sleep issues
  • The importance of sleep
  • What happens to the body during sleep
  • Possible causes for lack of sleep
  • Sleep timing
  • What causes insomnia and what can be done about it
  • What jet lag is
  • Causes of jet lag and what can be done about it
  • What melatonin is
  • On dealing with insomnia
  • What caffeine does
  • Sources of magnesium
  • On athletes/triathletes taking supplements to replace electrolytes
  • What her company does and the products they offer

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Feb 14, 2020

You signed up for your first Ironman…now what? - TSC Podcast #143 

In this episode of the Tri Swim Coach podcast, Kevin interviews Coach Todd Malcolm. Todd is a Calgary Ironman Specific coach who has been involved in the sport of triathlon both as an athlete and a coach.

Todd has been a 4-time member of the Canadian Triathlon Team, 3-time Olympic Distance Provincial Champion (25-29 x2 and 40-44 Age group), and qualified for the Elite Alberta team during his 20+ years of racing. He has also competed in over 100 triathlons with experience in sprint to Ironman distance races.

In the last four years, Todd has been an Ironman All-World athlete. He has been coaching juniors and adults of varying abilities for the last 19 years. In the interview, they talked about how he got started in triathlon, his first race experience, and his WHY.

This is one episode you’ll surely learn a lot of things from Coach Todd, so don’t miss it!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How he got started in triathlon
  • The biggest challenge he faced in his first race
  • His deep motivating factor when doing all his races
  • On coaching people
  • How he first started coaching children and why he transitioned to coaching adults
  • What happened after his first Ironman
  • How he trains people for their first Ironman
  • His thoughts about strength training
  • Mistakes he sees people make
  • His advice for the listeners

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Jan 23, 2020

5 Common Myths and How to Thrive in Triathlon at Any Age With Tridoc Jeff Sankoff - TSC Podcast #140 

In today’s show, Kevin interviews TriDoc Jeff Sankoff. Jeff is an emergency physician and multiple Ironman finisher in Denver, Colorado. He has completed more than 50 70.3 distance races (including 5 world championships) and 6 Ironman distance races (including 1 world championship) since taking up the sport in 2001.

In the interview, Jeff shares how he’s able to still improving despite aging, what led him to triathlon, and how he avoids getting injured. He then discusses the 5 common triathlon myths and how to thrive in the sport regardless of your age. This is one helpful episode you’ll surely enjoy so make sure to listen!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • On still performing despite aging
  • What led him to triathlon back in 2001
  • How he mentally dealt with not being a good swimmer to doing longer races
  • On not getting injured
  • On the importance of strength training
  • The 5 common myths of triathlon and how to thrive in the sport
    • Recovery aids
    • I don't need a coach
    • I can get faster by using product X rather than training more
    • I'm past my prime, I can only get slower
    • Quantity of training is more important than quality of training
  • The pneumatic compression garments
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • The infrared sauna
  • His recommendation for beginners
  • The keys to training for any sport: consistency and quality of training

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