Episode #141 Zach Apple
Zach Apple is one of Team USA's premier 50/100/200 Freestylers. He won the 100 and 200 Free at the World University Games in 2019 and was part of Team USA's World Champion 4x100 Free Relay in Gwangju that same year. Corona came. Zach didn't touch the water for 3 months. Then he ripped a 48.5 in practice after just 2.5 months of doing singles. Zach's story is very much about being a late bloomer -- not realizing tech suits were a thing until he was 16 years old. Enjoy!
02:30 Where did it start for you?
04:15 Making Districts as a Sophomore in HS
05:25 Greater Miami Valley YMCA in Ohio
07:00 College Recruiting Process
07:50 Western Kentucky, Claire Donahue
08:30 20.3/44.5/1.38 Senior Year
09:00 Western Kentucky Suspends Swimming Program
09:45 Kirk Grand the Auburn connection
10:40 Walking on Auburn's deck for the first time
12:00 Take Advantage of Your Situation
13:15 Coach Chris Bushelman: Set Lofty Goals
14:20 "I think you can go 1.31, 1.30 point."
15:45 "I value the effort."
18:15 Kyle Darmody and lengthening your stroke
20:10 How do you swim the 50, 100, and 200 equally well?
21:35 "I didn't ask a lot of questions about training."
22:25 100 LCM Free is just the bread and butter.
23:20 100 Free Race Strategy
24:05 Back End 50's
24:55 2016 Olympic Trials/2017 US Nationals Breakout Meet
26:15 Beating Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held in Prelims
28:45 Winning 100 Free at WUG's
29:30 What have you done to improve since going 47.6?
31:00 Didn't touch the water for 3 months
32:45 Going 48.5 after 10 weeks of singles
33:30 Improving his underwater dolphin kick
34:45 Doing things with intention
35:45 Buying in 100%
37:20 The 100 Free is a 2 Horse Race
38:10 How to split the 100 Free to go 46
39:10 How do you balance your freestyle out?
40:30 Don't over kick the first 50
42:30 Mental Work, Visualization
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