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Inside with Brett Hawke: James Magnussen

Episode #60 James Magnussen

Today on the podcast, Brett interviews James Magnussen: the fastest man ever in a textile. 
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Grew up in a small country town 5 hours north of Sydney where the pool was closed during the winter. 

Meeting with Coach Brant Best in 2009. "I'm very confident I will get you to an Olympic Games." 

"The confidence he gave me in that meeting..." - James Magnussen

What did Brant do best? Everything we did had a purpose.


Super suits.

Having an outstanding network of people helping him reach his highest potential. 
Eamon Sullivan.

Winning his National Championship in the 100 Free going 48.2.

Do you have a chip on your shoulder?

Going from being the hunter to being the hunted.

"The bread and butter set for me for training for my 100 Freestyle was..."

44-48 stroke rate. Breathing 2's. Soft hands. 7/10 RPE.

Swimming consistently. Same # of strokes, same # of breathes. The performance piece took care of itself.

Pre-Fatigue stuff for back end. 3x15's Max. Swim through the 50. Straight into a fast 50.

We'd swim really fast at least 4x a week. The other 3 would be really slow, really recovery.

Are we swimming fast coming out of quarantine because we are recovered?

Easy speed is undervalued.

Getting pneumonia being out of the water for 6 weeks before World Championships. Told Brant he wanted to lead the relay off. He went 47.9 against Michael Phelps and Alain Bernard and smashed them.

And so much more!

James Magnussen Full Episode

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