Alia Atkinson is the fastest woman ever in the 50 and 100 SCM Breaststrokes. Born and raised in Jamaica, she won 4 individual World Championship titles and swam at 5 Olympics Games!
At her final swim meet, 2021 Fina SC World Championships, Alia was disqualified in her best event, the 50 Breaststroke. Nobody told her why. She came back and placed 4th in the 100 Breaststroke.
Alia talks about breaststroke technique, breaststroke training, her mentality in the ready room, having longevity in the sport, and much more.
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ALIA ATKINSON FULL EPISODE:
00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law 00:04 Hello Alia Atkinson! 03:30 Most proud of? 04:30 St. Andrew 05:25 Why swimming? 08:00 Breaststroke Beginnings 09:30 Making an impact 11:00 Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 12:45 West Indies Swim Team 14:40 Texas A&M 15:40 200 Breast NCAA Champion! 17:30 World Record Holder 18:00 Swim Angelfish Adaptive Swim Lessons 18:35 How to swim Breaststroke faster 20:30 Training breaststroke 21:25 Longevity 23:35 Making changes 24:45 Coach Chris Anderson 26:11 Money struggles 28:54 Destro Swim Towers 29:12 Giving up? 32:05 Hardy, Soni, Ruta 33:00 Mentality going into a Final 33:47 Happiness 36:00 Hunger to succeed 37:30 Psychology 39:17 Superior Swim Timing 41:30 Regrets? 42:40 World Short Course Breaststroke DQ's 49:29 Swimnerd Live Results
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