Episode #151 Andrew Baildon
Andrew Baildon is a 2x Olympic swimmer (1988 & 1992) from Australia, making his first team at just 16 years old. In 1990 he won multiple gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, shooting him to stardom in Australia.
In 1996, along with his wife Karen, opened the Andrew Baildon Aquatic Centres. They now have 60 swim instructors teaching over 5,000 swim lessons a week in Queensland.
Andrew is also currently on the Board of Directors at Swimming Australia.
00:00 Intro 00:15 Destro Swim Towers 00:45 Swimnerd Virtual Scoreboard 01:16 Big Influence on Brett 02:00 Australian sprinting history 03:00 1988 First Olympic 50m 03:15 Matt Biondi 05:25 What was sprinting like in 1988? 10:35 Commonwealth Games Auckland 14:00 Be In The Moment 15:30 Denis Cotterell Hitchhiked to 1988 Trials 22:00 What Brett learned from Andrew 24:30 Losing his sister, Kate to breast cancer 25:40 Met wife Karen, created a swim school 28:30 What does it mean to be on the board of Swimming Australia? 29:30 Moving the sport forward 31:30 International Swimming League 32:30 Cody Simpson 34:45 COVID in Australia 37:00 His own kids swim
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