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April ACP Podcast with Swimming Sensation: Roland Schoeman

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In the second of our April ACP preview podcasts, we are joined by four-time Olympian, and three-time Olympic medalist – Roland Schoeman.

Roland is South Africa’s most successful swimmer; he holds the World Record in the short-course 50 meter freestyle, becoming the first man to swim the distance in under 21 seconds. He attended the University of Arizona and broke several NCAA records during his collegiate career, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Communications.

Although he is asthmatic, Roland holds multiple records in the 100 m freestyle, 50 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly and 50 m butterfly events. Out of the pool, Roland is an avid golfer and splits his time between the United States and South Africa.

Roland will be joining us onsite as a guest presenter for the April edition of the ACP.

In this podcast Roland, and host – Ellie Spain – chat through:

  • Roland’s recent time spent at ALTIS, and how the philosophy and training differ to that seen performance swimming environments.
  • What Track & Field can learn from Swimming, and what Swimming learn from Track & Field.
  • How personal tragedy was funneled into a drive to succeed.
  • Strategies to ‘get into the zone, or ‘flow state’ in the heat of competition.
  • Commonalities between the most successful swimmers in terms of behavior and character traits.
  • Land based strength training in Swimming.
  • Swimming and Performance Therapy.
  • Roland’s upcoming presentation for the April ACP.

To listen into this compelling podcast, head over to the ALTIS itunes page, or you can listen direct from the player below.

Want to know more about the April edition of the Athletigen ACP? You can find all the information, and how to book here.

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