Each Course contains a collection of Lessons on a single topic or featuring a specific swimmer. The Lessons within a Course can also be scheduled for auto-delivery to your inbox, so you can start to direct your own learning on a daily basis.
The Third 50
Why The Third 50? Because it's the third 50 of a 200 that matters. (We could have called this The Third 100 because it's the same principle!) The 1st 50 is fast because you're fresh and fired up, ready to race. The 2nd 50 is flowing because you're trying to relax and keep it smooth. The 4th 50 is about fighting and staying strong to the finish. But the 3rd 50 is where the magic happens. It's where the integration of your mind and body, your skills and technique, your stroke mechanics and your hard training all come together. The 3rd 50 is the "championship" lap, where the great swimmers take control of themselves and the race and power away to victory. We want to share our almost 80 years of experience with coaches, swimming teachers, swimmers, triathletes, and people who love being in and around the water worldwide. Who Are Wayne and Glenn? Wayne Goldsmith is an Australian coach, mentor, writer, speaker, and presenter. He's worked in swimming for more than 30 years and is an internationally respected sports performance professional. He's been recognized for his contribution to the sport of swimming with the Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in Australia Award and been recently received the Al Schoenfield award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Glenn Mills is an American coach, writer, and video producer. He's been involved in swimming for over 55 years. He's competed at every level of the sport, from winning the US Olympic Trials and NCAA Championships and even setting a few Masters World Records. For over 25 years, he's produced swimming technique content as the Co-Founder of GoSwim.tv, the Official Technique Partner with USA Swimming. He has also won the Paragon Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame for his contribution to competitive swimming. Also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and YouTube
GoSwim Live Zoom Meetings
Join us (nearly) every Tuesday as we get together with members and friends and discuss the Theme of the Week. We will be publishing the recordings of the events here for our subscribers to review at any time.
David Curtiss Freestyle 2021
National High School Record Holder, Olympic Trials Finalist at the age of 18 in the 50 freestyle, David is one of the most talented sprinters in history. Read more about David at his Wiki Page, which shares so much history and shows so much promise for his future. Click here to learn more. Join us in building this project, as we initially upload proof chapters as we work with David to hear his thoughts on specific aspects of his stroke today.
Andi Murez Freestyle
Andi is an Isreali Olympian and former American Record Holder for the 400 yard freestyle relay. Andi visited us recently in our Elte Endless Pool, so we spent some time asking her specific questions about her freestyle. It's just a casual conversation with some really nice demonstration.
Breaststroke - Carlos Almeida
While representing Louisville, Carlos won the 2012 NCAA Championship in the 200 yard breaststroke with a 1:51.88. The fourth fastest time in history. Carlos will be representing Portugal in the London Olympics. A member of Portugal's national team, Carlos broke the Portuguese national record for the 100-meter breaststroke in the first day of competition in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championship in Shanghai, China. The BIG EAST champion and former Portuguese Olympian established a mark of 1:02.13. Almeida had a monster year for the Cards in 2010-11. He competed in the NCAA Championships in the 200-IM and 100-breast and as the second leg of the 400-medley relay. The 400-medley team advanced to the NCAA finals. He became the highest U of L finisher ever at the NCAA finals and also set a school record when he took third in the 100-breast with a time of 52.02. He also set a school record in the 200-IM with a time of 1:43.97. Carlos was named BIG EAST Swimmer of the Week on a trio of occasions during the season (Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 2). During the BIG EAST Championships, Almeida competed in the 800-free relay, the 200- and 400-IM, and the 200-breast. He was the anchor for the 800-free relay team and had the fastest split with a time of 1:36.60, which helped earn the group a first-place finish in 6:23.23. In the 200-IM, he finished first with a time of 1:46.21, and in the 400-IM, he placed second in 3:48.09. Almeida added another first-place finish in the 200-breast, clocking in at 1:54.98. He made the national B-cut in all three individual events. Almeida was a four-time All-BIG EAST performer.
Go Swim Starts, Turns & Finishes with Cullen Jones
Go Swim Starts & Turns with Cullen Jones 2008 Gold Medalist and World Record Holder (4 X 100 Free Relay) 2007 World Champion (4 X 100 Free Relay) 2006 NCAA Champion (50 Free) Gold Medalist: World University Games and Pan Pac Games
Freestyle - Joao de Lucca
NCAA Champion 100 and 200 freestyle Pan American Games Champion - 200 freestyle Short Course Best Times 50 Free - :19.45 100 Free - :41.95 200 Free - 1:31.51 Read more about Joao here
Butterfly - Wu Peng
Wu's parents first sent him to the pool when he was four years old as an exercise for weight-loss. He first decided to dedicate himself to swimming while watching swimming in the 1996 Olympics; the best result for Chinese men's swimming was 4th place in 50m freestyle, while Chinese women's swimming got gold. Wu said to his father that he wanted to be the first Chinese man to stand on the podium for Olympic swimming. He had excellent times at the National Games and Asian Games. In fact, he has brought hope to China's swim team since first joining it. He was one of the youngest swimmers on the team when he joined. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, when he was only 17, Wu Peng made the 200 m butterfly final and became the only Chinese swimmer to finish in the top eight at the games. At the 2008 Olympics, Wu finished 4th. Athletic Accomplishments: 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian 4th place at World Championships 200 Fly Chinese National Record Holder Chinese National Team Member
All Strokes - Martin Liivamagi
Initially, the clips of Martin will be silent clips to better serve coaches and swimmers everywhere. Coaches can add their own description to the videos when they share them with their swimmers. Overview 2008 & 2012 Estonian Olympian 2006 European Junior Championships - 2nd, 200 IM 2007 FINA World Championships -14th, 200 IM 2008 Olympics – 34th, 200 IM 2009 FINA World Championships – 16th, 200 IM 2010 Pac-10 Championships – 1st, 200 IM 2010 NCAA D1 Championships – 3rd, 200 IM 2011 FINA World Championships – 26th, 200 IM 2012 NCAA D1 Championships - 3rd, 100 breaststroke 2012 Olympics – 29th, 100 Breast; 25th, 200 IM Personal Bests: 100 lcm Breast: 1:01.45 200 lcm Breast: 2:15.21 200 lcm IM: 1.59.95 100 scm IM: 53.48 200 scm IM: 1:55.66 400 scm IM: 4:12.15 100 scm Breast: 57.82 200 scm Breast: 2:08.74 200 scy IM: 1:42.90 400 scy IM: 3:43.55 100 scy Breast: 51.88 200 scy Breast: 1.52.67 Born on July 5, 1988 in Tallinn, Estonia, Martin Liivamagi is a two-time Olympian for Estonia. He is a 43-time Estonian swimming champion, and a 24-time national record holder in various age groups. As a swimmer for the California Golden Bears from 2009-2012, he was a member of their NCAA D1 Championship teams in 2011 and 2012. He has been coached by Greg Meehan and Dave Durden.
Freestyle - Dominik Meichtry
Swiss superstar Dominik (Dom) Meichtry has punched his ticket in at least four events for the 2012 London Olympics: 100, 200, and 400 freestyle plus 100 butterfly. This will be Dom’s third Olympics representing his native Switzerland, and he hopes to best his 2008 showing as a finalist in the 200 free. The 27-year-old, who learned to swim at age two, has won 29 individual Swiss National Championships and currently trains with Dave Salo at the Trojan Swim Club in Los Angeles. As you follow Dom in London, here are some fun facts you’ll want to know: Birthday: November 18, 1984 Height & weight: 183 cm (6 feet); 73 kg (160 pounds) Born: St. Gallen, Switzerland Suit sponsor: Speedo Personal goal: Bring awareness to the sport of swimming in Switzerland Obstacles overcome: Broke his hip in 1999 and was on crutches for almost one year Favorite things (other than swimming, of course): music, hanging out with friends, sleeping MOST favorite of all: Jessica Hardy (they’re engaged) Favorite music: Relaxed rock Describes himself as: Easy and relaxed Personal Motto: Never stop believing Personal Bests: Long Course 50 m Free - 22.47 100 m Free - 48.55 200 m Free - 1:45.80 400 m Free - 3:49.11 100 m Fly - 53.54 Short Course 50 m Free - 22.00 100 m Free - 47.68 200 m Free - 1:42.83 400 m Free - 3:39.86 100 m Fly - 53.19