Inspirational Podcasts for Swimmers & Swimming-Enthusiasts


Whether you’re looking for expert coaching advice to help you reach your true potential, or you’re a swimmer searching for new techniques that’ll help you train or succeed like a champion, swimming podcasts have a little something for everyone. If you’re looking for a little inspiration and motivation both in and out of the water, here are six of the best swimming podcasts on the market today. In order to make this list a podcast had to have a minimum of 10 episodes published.

Champion’s Mojo Podcast

Champion’s Mojo is a professional, well-connected, weekly podcast dedicated to inspiring, motivating and educating listeners to become champions in their own life. It is hosted by Kelly Parker Palace, a former D1 Head Swim coach and current Masters world-record holder, and Maria Parker, multiple world record-holder in endurance cycling. Kelly and Maria are real-life best friends, which makes for great on-air chemistry.

They interview champions, mostly swimmers and coaches, to share their experiences and offer advice, tips and insights into techniques champions use for achieving success, in sports and in life. 

Guests include some of the hottest names in the swimming community, like Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Held, mother of Olympian Lilly King, Ginny King; world champion, Michael Andrew; Olympic Gold Medalist, Mel Stewart and NCAA Champion Ella Eastin, to name a few. Over 30 episodes are available.

Kick Set Podcast

This USA Swimming podcast series brings listeners right in on the action with athletes, coaches and experts from age-group swimming all the way up to the national and Olympic teams. Guests share their perspectives on various topics concerning the swim world and give thoughtful insights into how the sport positively impacts their community.

Some of their recent guests include Olympians Maya DiRado and Connor Jaeger and USA Swimming National Team Technical Advisor Jon Urbanchek. Kick Set is hosted by Dan McCarthy.  17 Episodes so far.

Effortless Swimming Podcast

What really makes a difference to your speed and efficiency in the water? This podcast helps answer that very question. The Effortless Swimming podcast helps make a complex sport really simple to better your swimming. They cover open water swimming, triathlon swimming and pool swimming and is hosted by Australian National swimmer and coach Brenton Ford. With over 120 episodes in the can, this podcast is one of the most consistent shows available – you might just love Brenton’s Australian accent too! Over 100 Episodes.

Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming Podcast

This incredibly informative podcast offers listeners helpful advice, tips and real-life tested strategies for pushing the limits of what the last leg of a triathlon can look like. Tri Swim Coach touches on subjects that triathletes care about most, like how different breathing techniques can affect overall triathlon performance as well as how dieting/intermittent fasting, when exercised properly, can help swimmers build stamina in the water. 

Some of their recent guests include bestselling author Bryan Falchuk and top age-group triathlete coach Mikael Eriksson. Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming is hosted by Kevin Koskella, world-renowned triathlon swim coach. Over 100 Episodes.

Swim Coaches Base Podcast

While the Swim Coaches Base Podcast is promoted as a resource for swim coaches wanting to continue to improve and learn from other coaches in the trenches, it may be a podcast anyone in the swimming community would enjoy.  It has been consistent in putting out a weekly podcast since last year and is hosted by Chris Ritter, founder and head of coaching development for RITTER Sports Performance. Over 30 episodes.

Cody Miller Podcast

The Cody Miller Podcast is hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist, Cody Miller, who has a very popular weekly Vlog on YouTube. While he has dipped his toe in the podcast pool with a few episodes interviewing other elite swimmers on the Cody Miller Podcast, we’re not sure he will keep both his vlog and his podcast going. One reason is that Cody just committed to being a host of a non-swimming weekly podcast that critiques movies, called Best Movie, Worst Movie. 10 Podcasts so far.

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