Access expert advice from the world’s top swimmers and swim coaches. Whether you want to learn about stroke technique, race strategy, or training plans, you’ll find informed answers from top experts like Emma McKeon, Bob Bowman, and many more.
My favorite memory from the 2013 Iron Bowl was when my team scored a touchdown at the last second, and everyone was cheering and running onto the field to celebrate. It was one of the best football experiences I've ever had. Transcript: "My favorite memory of the 2013 iron ball. Okay, so, truth be told when that play happened. I thought that he ran out of bounds when he ran towards the sidelines. He was around like the 40 or 50 yard line and I was like, ah crap, we're gonna go into overtime. Like bam has so good in overtime. Like I just I don't know how this is gonna pan out for us, so I kind of like not Stop watching but like kind of was like, okay. And then I like turned and looked and like he was in the end zone and everyone was cheering and all of a sudden we were running. I was like, you know, he was out of bounds. Like I swear, he was out of bounds and then we're like no. No. Like they called it a touch. I like it's a touchdown. All the teams are walking on the field like Saban's walking off like and next thing, I knew like we were running onto the field like jumping into the bushes that like the hedges that like Surround the field, we were jumping into them, just to run onto the field easily. One of my most, one of my favorite memories. I will have in sports entirely. But obviously, one of my favorite memories from college. And obviously, like people when I tell them like, when I went to college at Auburn they're like where you at the game? And I'm like, yeah, of course. I was at the game. It was it was amazing. It was the best football experience I've ever had."
It depends on the size and location of the tattoo, how much color is involved, and where it's located on the body. Sunblock should be used and the advice of the tattoo artist should be followed. A longer break from the water might be best to give the tattoo time to heal. Transcript: "Hi. I've seen a lot of swimmers with tattoos hard to say. Right. I've known people who stayed two days out and then people who stayed two weeks out, I think one, it depends on the size to, it depends on the location and three. It depends on if you're doing. How much color isn't it? I know if you do like a one color, like a black, it does. He little bit easier than if you do color, but yeah, you have to consider all these right things, but no matter what, you need to put on sunblock, make sure that it's not dried out dry it off to make sure water isn't staying on it for too long and things like that, make sure that it's healing properly. So do what the the tattoo artist says, whether it's the medication to help it when it's gathering over and all that sort of stuff, it depends on your body. There's different areas that heal faster than others. So that might be a factor as well to how quickly you can get back in after it heals. If it's A lot of color than the Sun and the water and the chlorine major in and out and not keep its full color so you want to look at that as well but I don't think there is a fixed time that. I mean I'm sure people could tell you two weeks but I don't think there's a fixed time to the appropriate amount of time that you stay out of the water because of it I would say do it on a break. So if it's if you have a Christmas training break or not Christmas training forgive you for Christmas break and that doesn't have training or after August may be a long summer. You have a week or week and a half off I would get it done then to just maximize the amount of time how to the water? But like a weekend you better get like a little black dot but yeah, I think it depends on what you're doing."
The simplest tool I use as a coach to determine Readiness to train is communicating with the athlete and looking at their demeanor, posture and tone of voice. Transcript: "Hey Brian, I think the simplest tool I use as a coach to see, determine Readiness to train would be an athlete's demeanor just talking to them. Looking at the way they hold themselves on the deck, the tone of their voice glint in there. I just communicating and looking at their, you know, just their posture as an athlete. And then talking about how they feel, because sometimes you could look like poo and you can actually, you know, push through that and be okay. So I think always just communicating with your athletes. On the deck honestly is for me the simplest and most reliable tool."
I got my first dog, Gowdy, from Craigslist for $600. He is a mix of a Pyrenean Mountain Dog and a Poodle. We named him Gowdy after the famous Spanish architect whose work we admired. Transcript: "Hi Brett. I know. How did I pick my first? I didn't think I was going to have a dog, but then our children are out of the house and my wife was looking at dogs all the time, and I felt that she was going to that was doing covid. See what's going to bring me one dog one day, so I went onto Craigslist. And I look at kind of a big talker, you know, and like, you know, I was trying to find big dogs. They will be over 100 pounds and I found this. It's called pirate poodle. It's Mount pyrenean, poodle of Great, Pyrenees and puto. So I contacted people and they have no papers or all this, I think. And they North Carolina that like four and a half hours from my house. So we decided to meet at a Somewhere in North Carolina. I don't remember. We're two hours of my house. And we met that I gave him the money cost me $600 and I took the dog home. The name. His name is Gowdy like the famous architect in Spain. And if you don't know, check out the Sagrada Familia or the Gaudi house or the but your house very famous. Architect beautiful, interesting. You know, the way he worked and my wife and I, we really loved all the stuff that he did, and we spent quite a few time in the cell, a family-owned, different different places that he's built. So we thought about it and it makes has a good meaning for us, in terms of like my wife lives in Spain. Even though she's American side is American, but she lived in Spain for three years, just name, him Gowdy. So that's how it came and I think he's very creative. Native to. So it's a good name for him. Thank you, but"
Green Day loves their fans. Transcript: "Billy Joe and crew Green Day Lovin."
I used to play a favorite game, but don't anymore. Transcript: "I used to but not anymore. It was culture, you all that warm for me is my favorite game."