Episode #155 Bill Sweetenham
Bill Sweetenham, 5x Olympic Head Coach of 3 different countries, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2018. He has led Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, and Argentina's national swimming programs. Great Britain went from just 3 Finals swims to Top 3 in medal count at the Olympics.
In his early days he coached the likes of Tracey Wickham, Stephen Holland, and Michelle Ford. He has had a swimmer reach the podium in every Olympics since 1976.
00:15 Destro Swim Towers
00:45 Swimnerd Live Virtual Scoreboard
01:30 Nort Thornton
04:30 Bill Sweetenham's Resume
07:50 How'd you get to coaching Olympians?
12:30 Michelle Ford & Tracey Wickham
13:40 How did you know what to do?
19:00 Lauren Boyle
20:05 Survey Swimmers
23:53 Australian Institute of Sport
30:00 Car Accident
34:36 Relationship with Don Talbot
44:34 How are we getting faster?
46:30 Tuesdays with Bill
49:30 Technique Based Beginnings
51:00 British Swimming
01:00:25 Are you a good delegator?
01:01:24 The Year without Christmas
01:04:20 3 Ways of Winning
01:06:15 How do you change culture?
01:08:20 Brett's Memory
01:09:50 Be proud of it
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