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The London Roar Podcast by Pullbuoy

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Home of the London Roar Podcast - following the Roar on their journey through the second season of the International Swimming League.

The podcast is brought to you by pullbuoy, Britain's premier independent swimming website. We follow the fortunes of Britain's swimmers wherever they may be, with expert analysis and contributions from coaches and elite swimmers alike.
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The London Roar Podcast Episode 7 - 2020 Season Review with Roar Manager Rob Woodhouse
It was a thrilling conclusion to ISL 2020 as the Cali Condors ran out convincing winners in the season finale with the London Roar in a creditable third place.  In this season wrap podcast Steve, Katie and Bob are joined by Roar general manger Rob Woodhouse to look back at the highs and lows of Budapest and to get some insight into team tactics, recruitment and what we can expect from ISL season 3 in 2021. --------------------- Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by @minekasapoglu
39:28
November 27, 2020
The London Roar Podcast Episode 6 - Adam Peaty and Kira Toussaint
The Roar made a step change in performance in their ISL semi final, brushing aside the Tokyo Frog Kings and chasing Energy Standard hard as they qualified for the ISL final To review that semi final and look forward to the final, we're joined by Adam Peaty and Kira Toussaint who both broke world records in the Duna Arena pool. Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers also joins us from Sydney to give us a Roar From Offshore with his thoughts on events in Budapest. Bob, Katie and Steve ask the questions and consider the Roar’s prospects of going one better than they did in Las Vegas last year and lifting the ISL trophy. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by @minekasapoglu
46:29
November 18, 2020
The London Roar Podcast Episode 5 - Freya Anderson and James Guy
A hard fought double header closed the regular season for the Roar as they secured their semi final place. With eyes now turning to the knockout rounds we caught up with freestyle superstar Freya Anderson and Olympic silver medallist James Guy to get the lowdown on the two matches. Bob, Katie and Steve ask the questions as Freya gives us the inside track on her record breaking form, her race tactics and taking on the breaststroke skins, while James delves into racing hard while in tough training and what he is missing most while in the ISL bubble. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by ISL/@mike2swim
24:31
November 11, 2020
The London Roar Podcast Episode 4 - Alia Atkinson and Annie Lazor
A hard fought win for the Roar in the latest round of matches as they held off a strong challenge from the LA Current and the Tokyo Frog Kings to maintain their winning start. Bob, Katie and Steve catch up with two of the swimmers key to that victory in Alia Atkinson and Annie Lazor, to talk about a  coming through in a tight match, taking on the skins and what was going on behind the blocks between rounds,  and dive into the novel world of breaststroke tumble turns. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify, YouTubeor wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by ISL/@mike2swim
37:33
November 2, 2020
The London Roar Podcast Episode 3 – Aimee Willmott and Tom Dean
Episode 3 – Aimee Willmott and Tom Dean look forward to Roar’s next match The Roar had a week off competition this round, but face a stern test this weekend as they take on LA Current, the Tokyo Frog Kings and DC Trident in their second match of the ISL Bob, Katie and Steve spoke to Aimee Willmott and Tom Dean about the challenge they will face from their rivals and life in the bubble, and discover just how much they know about their Roar teammate Amaury Leveaux, with a game of “Leveaux or Le-Faux”. We also got a Roar from Offshore from backstroke ace Minna Atherton. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify, YouTubeor wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by ISL/@mike2swim
39:19
October 28, 2020
The London Roar Podcast - Episode 2 - Reviewing a dominant win for the Roar
It was a dominant win for the Roar in their opening ISL match with plenty to consider for Bob, Katie and Steve. In the second London Roar Podcast, we’re joined by Sydney Pickrem and Luke Greenbank to discuss a winning start while Kyle Chalmers provides the first Roar From Offshore and gives us his view on the result. We also test out how well all three of them know their Roar team mates with a game of “Lion or Lying” Meanwhile we couldn’t leave out the big talking point of the opening weekend, the new jackpot rule, so we try and make sense of it all. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by ISL/@Mike2Swim
52:02
October 20, 2020
The London Roar Podcast - Episode 1 - ISL Season 2 Preview
Episode 1 – ISL Season 2 Preview The second season of the International Swimming League is nearly upon us with the teams ready in the Budapest bubble as the big kick off nears. In this season preview we look forward to an exciting season of swimming and look at London’s chances of going one better than in 2019, consider who the key recruits are and what impact the Australian withdrawal has had. We’re joined by Roar General Manager Rob Woodhouse and Head Coach Mel Marshall who explain how the team was put together and their hopes for the season as well as looking at their first round match up. Finally, we delve into the key battles in the Roar’s season opener and cast a quick eye over some of the other British competitors. --------------------- Want to be on the podcast? Send in your message or question here: https://anchor.fm/pullbuoy/message Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork by @minekasapoglu
52:59
October 12, 2020
The London Roar Podcast - ISL Season 2 Trailer
The London Roar Podcast - ISL Season 2 Trailer Pullbuoy has joined forces with the London Roar for the second season of the International Swimming League to bring you the London Roar Podcast. We’ll go behind the scenes with the team, with exclusive access to the swimmers and staff, to bring you the lowdown on life in the Budapest swimming bubble as the battle for places in the ISL grand final rages. --------------------- Get all the episodes here: http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/roar Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Connect | London Roar - Twitter  @isl_londonroar - Instagram  @isl_londonroar - Facebook @ISLLondonRoar Connect | Pullbuoy - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Music by AIVA: https://www.aiva.ai Episode artwork: @minekasapoglu
01:35
October 5, 2020
20 at 20: Katy Sexton Takes 200m Backstroke World Title
Barcelona in 2003 saw a highpoint for British swimming as the team claimed a then record 8 world championship medals. At the vanguard of that charge was Katy Sexton, who claimed silver in the 100m backstroke before becoming the first British woman to win a world title in the 200m event.
08:59
June 29, 2020
20 at 20: Dramatic Relay World Title For GB in Fukuoka
The women’s 4×200 freestyle relay at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka was the first swimming world title ever won by Britain's ladies. In a refresh of a video produced for Pullbuoy's 15th anniversary in 2015, this is the story of one of the most controversial world championship races ever, as told through the eyes of anchor leg swimmer Karen Pickering and then British National Performance Director Bill Sweetenham.
11:47
June 22, 2020
20 at 20: Stunning Beijing Double for Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca Adlington went to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 somewhat under the radar. outside of swimming few had heard of her, despite her having a great medal chance at those games. A week later all that changed as she came home a double Olympic Champion.
39:39
June 19, 2020
20 at 20: Peaty Powers to Astonishing World Record
It’s the race also known as the world record we all watched on Nick Hope’s phone. There was no TV coverage or streaming available for the 2015 World Championship Trials held at the London Aquatic Centre so unless you were there on that momentous Friday night there was no way to watch as Adam Peaty sent shockwaves through breaststroke swimming other than the feed coming from the BBC correspondent’s Periscope channel. In this 20 and 20 podcast, Adam describes that race in his own words. But can he do so in the time it took him to complete it? For more from the 20 at 20, or to read more about this moment, visit http://www.pullbuoy.co.uk/20at20
01:59
June 15, 2020
20 at 20: Jazz Carlin Mines Double Silver in Rio
After disappointment in 2012 when illness curtailed her Olympic dreams, Jazz Carlin went to Rio with high hopes. She went on, of course, to claim two silver medals in the 400 and 800m freestyle, behind the other-worldy Katie Ledecky. In this podcast she recalls her preparation, dealing with the dominance of Ledecky and the battles she had to be the "best of the rest".
34:19
June 12, 2020
Podcast: James Goddard Interview
In the June 2020 podcast James Goddard discusses the drama surrounding his 4th placed finish in the 200m backstroke at the Athens Olympics, the fallout from that and the impacts on his mental health, and the importance of having great team mates to train with.
54:36
June 4, 2020
20 at 20: Steve Parry, 200 Butterfly, Athens 2004
Look back to a particular balmy night in Athens, and you see Steve Parry lining up in lane 4, the fastest qualifier in the Olympic final of the 200m butterfly. A little over 24 hours earlier he was almost at rock bottom, the 16th qualifier from heats and yet here he was shooting for gold. 16 years on from that final how have his recollections changed, and did he really think he could have beaten Michael Phelps?
24:43
May 21, 2020
20 at 20: Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Men’s 4 x 200 Relay – Ross Davenport
For the next in the series of "20 at 20" favourite moments from the last 20 years, we journey back to 2006 and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Specifically to the men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay which produced an epic battle and a result that was unclear until the final few metres.
34:52
May 19, 2020
20 at 20: Swim4Leukaemia, 2014
Sometimes an event comes along that just entirely captivates. In the case of the Swim4Leukaemia charity relay back in 2014, there was an added personal dimension and the sense of a higher purpose that also added additional meaning. So while it delivered on a purely swimming level with a world record for a 100x100m relay, it also delivered emotionally.
25:22
May 13, 2020
20 at 20: Athens 2004 Men’s 1500m Freestyle – David Davies
In this, the first of a set of podcasts looking back at some of the 20 moments picked to mark the 20th anniversary of Pullbuoy, David shares his recollections of a thrilling night in Athens, the greatest 1500m race in history.
25:31
May 11, 2020
Podcast: Olympic Recollections Part 2
We're off to the Games of 2012 and 2016 for the second part of our Olympic journey as we look back at events in London and Rio. Sharron Davies is once again on board with Katie, Bob and Steve to share her recollections. And for info on Paula the Crawler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Barila_Bolopa
43:48
May 6, 2020
Podcast: Olympic Recollections Part 1
With Pullbuoy having been online for 20 years, that means five editions of the Olympics have taken place during its lifetime. The 20th anniversary gives the perfect opportunity, then, to look back at Britain's performances in the Olympic pool as well as the highlights of those Games. In the first part of this podcast double header, Steve, Bob and Katie are joined by Sharron Davies, to look back at the Games of Sydney, Athens and Beijing.
1:01:23
May 4, 2020
Podcast: Arena League and Lockdown
The strangest of months then with swimmers locked out of their pools, the British Championships cancelled and the Olympics pushed back a year. Not the expected topics of discussion, but with the Arena league having just reached its conclusion, Bob, Katie and Steve are joined by Emma Collings-Barnes, director of swimming for league champions Mount Kelly, to discuss their win in Cardiff and what she has her swimmers doing while on a hiatus from training. We also cast an eye over some notable swims at the Edinburgh International meet, including a sparkling 200 free from Tom Dean.
42:32
March 26, 2020
Podcast: Hannah Miley Interview
There have been plenty of swims posted by Britain's swimmers so far in 2020, across several meets. Plenty of early season promise to be dissected by Steve, Bob and Katie, who are also joined for a chat by Hannah Miley.
49:40
February 25, 2020
Podcast: James Gibson Interview
The end of 2019 saw an epic final of the International Swim League won by the Energy Standard club. As the podcast returns for 2020, we welcome the first special guest of the year as Katie and Steve chat to Energy head coach James Gibson.
32:00
February 6, 2020
Podcast: European Short Course Round Up
It was a productive five days for Britain with 11 medals won in the Glasgow pool. Leading the way was Freya Anderson who took home two golds and a silver in some record breaking times. Steve, Bob and Katie look back over the competition and are joined by Freya's coach Alan Bircher to get an insight into her performance.
35:31
December 9, 2019
Podcast Extra: ISL London Skins Flashback
It was a tense finale to the European Derby of the International Swimming league with the battle between London Roar and Energy Standard going to the wire and the result in the balance as the meet-closing skins took place. Relive the action with Katie and Steve in this extra edition of the podcast, and hear from victors Vladimir Morozov and Ranomi Kromowidjojo.
24:24
November 29, 2019
Podcast Extra: The Brits at ISL London
There were plenty of Brits in action at the London leg of the ISL and Bob tracked down James Guy, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Kayla van der Merve, and Energy Standard coach Ian Armiger, to get their take on the weekend's events.
13:51
November 27, 2019
Podcast: International Swimming League London
The International Swimming League came to London for the European derby meet and put on quite a show. Katie, Bob and Steve take you through events on the second day of competition.
32:16
November 25, 2019
Podcast: World Championships Roundup
What a finish to the week's competition in Gwangju with the men's medley relay serving up a result for the ages. Add world records galore and further doping drama and there is so much to dissect for Bob, Katie and Steve, with Lizzie Simmonds joining once again.
1:03:43
July 28, 2019
Podcast: World Championships Halfway Report
Four days of competition, controversy and drama in Gwangju, sees Britain with a haul of four medals. Loads to talk about then for Steve, Katie and Bob who are joined for the discussion by European and Commonwealth champion Lizzie Simmonds, who was a GB team member at five world championships.
43:31
July 24, 2019
Podcast Special: Retirement
All good things come to an end, or so they say. Good things include, of course, the careers of those at the sharp end of swimming as their time in the pool moves towards its conclusion. It's a difficult time, one of transition that marks the next significant period in one's life. In this podcast special, Jemma Lowe, Roberto Pavoni and Ross Davenport join regular contributor Katie Wyld and Lane 4 consultant Rick Cotgreave, who specialises in athlete transitions, to share and discuss their own experiences. There's also a chance to consider the support available and to ask the question, should there be more?
35:13
October 15, 2018
Podcast: European Championships Wrap
Three more days of competition went by and Britain gained a further 13 medals in the Tollcross pool. Plenty, then, for Katie, Steve and Bob to dive into as the 2018 European Championships come to a close.
45:25
August 9, 2018
Podcast: European Champs Halfway Report
Halfway through the second major meet of the year for Britain's swimmers and there's been as much to talk about out of the pool as in it. Katie, Bob and Steve consider whether we should expect more than timing malfunctions at this level of competition as well as looking at what really matters, the medals won in the water.
34:07
August 6, 2018
Podcast: Commonwealth Games Wrap Up
The Commonwealth Games swimming is done and dusted for another four years until the show rolls into Birmingham in 2022. It was an eventful last three days of competition, with plenty for Bob, Katie and Steve to discuss, and who would be our swimmers of the meet?
32:04
April 11, 2018
Podcast: Commonwealth Games Halfway Report
The mid point is with us on the Gold Coast as the third day of competition passes by. There’s been some intriguing swimming so far and Katie, Bob and Steve look back over the opening half of the Commonwealth Games swimming competition.
33:31
April 7, 2018
Podcast: Commonwealth Games Preview
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are almost upon us, and the regular podcast crew of Steve, Katie and Bob is joined by double Commonwealth champion Ross Davenport to preview events coming up down under.
51:32
March 28, 2018
Podcast: World Championships Wrap Up
It was a lucky seven medals for Britain in Budapest as they added gold, silver and two bronzes to the gongs won over the first half of the meet in the closing four days. Bob is back to join Katie and Steve in reviewing the second half of a great championships in Budapest.
39:57
July 30, 2017
Podcast: Budapest Halfway Report
Four days down and three gold medals for Great Britain in the pool, including two for the irrepressible Adam Peaty, who rewrote the record books seemingly at will. There's plenty to discuss on the mid-point round up of the World Championships, as Katie and Steve are joined by triple Olympian Ross Davenport to review goings on in Budapest.
46:08
July 26, 2017
Podcast: 2017 World Championships Preview
Britain's team head off to Hungary for the world championships full of confidence and taking with them almost 20 top 8 world rankings, including four at number one. Potentially a great meet in prospect then and plenty for Steve, Bob and Katie to look forward to in this preview podcast.
38:11
July 19, 2017
Podcast Extra: 2017 Trials
The main pullbuoy podcast reviewing the 2017 British Championships and world championship trials is already out but there were some extra bits that we didn't have time for in that edition, so here's an extra podcast to wrap those up. The 200m butterfly for women produced a surprise result with two swimmers making the consideration time - we tracked down Jemma Lowe to get her views on that event, while we also hear from Duncan Scott who had a great week in Sheffield.
09:21
April 29, 2017
Podcast: 2017 Trials Review
It was a fast and furious week at the British Swimming Championships, with 6 British Records and 29 swimmers selected for the world championships in Budapest. Plenty then to discuss as Bob, Katie and Steve look back over the events in Sheffield, with contributions from Ian Hulme, coach to Jocelyn Ulyett, Sarah Vasey, James Guy and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor.
44:56
April 25, 2017
Podcast: World Championships Trials Preview
Trials season is well and truly upon us with teams being picked in Canada, Australia, China and around Europe over the past fortnight. Britain is the next major swimming nation to enter the fray with world championship trials taking place in Sheffield next week. In this short preview podcast, Katie and Steve run the rule over what promises to be some intriguing swimming at Ponds Forge.
20:44
April 13, 2017
Podcast Special – Transplant Swimming
As well as the success that GB's Olympic and Paralympic swimmers have had in 2016, there is another team that has been ruling the waves internationally, and that's Britain's transplant swimmers. Team manager Liam Barnett and some of his team-mates join the podcast to discuss their success.
19:15
December 15, 2016
Olympics Podcast: Rio Roundup
Eight days of competition in the pool came to a close with Britain's best performance at an Olympics since 1908. Six medal secured, comprising one gold and five silvers, gives Bob, Katie and Steve plenty to ponder in this Rio roundup.
44:53
August 14, 2016
Olympics Podcast: Halfway Report
We're halfway through the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and already it's been a fantastic meet for Britain. Plenty therefore for Katie, Bb and Steve to discuss on this halfway round up.
27:07
August 11, 2016
Olympics Men’s Preview
Having dealt with the women's events, Bob, Katie and Steve look forward to the men's swimming in Rio. There are also contributions from Adam Peaty, James Guy and Max Litchfield.
1:04:30
July 28, 2016
Olympics Women’s Preview
With the Olympic swimming rapidly bearing down on us, Bob, Katie and Steve look forward to the women’s events that will take place in Rio. There are also contributions from Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chloe Tutton and NBC commentator, and Olympic champion, Rowdy Gaines.
47:12
July 21, 2016
Podcast: European Championships Review
Britain's Olympic team broke cover as a unit at the European Championships last week, massing a haul of 22 medals in an encouraging performance. The podcast team are on hand once again to run the rule over events at the London Aquatic Centre.
36:08
May 23, 2016
Podcast: Olympic Trials Review
It was an up and down week in Glasgow as places on the British team for the Rio Olympics were decided (or for some the first steps were taken towards the selector's committee room). Not that the meet was without drama; Bob, Katie and Steve look back at the meet and consider the selection decisions that will be made this week.
44:30
April 19, 2016
Podcast Special – Bill Furniss interview
It's the end of 2015, and the conclusion to a fine year for British Swimming. Who better to talk to about what's gone before and what is to come in 2016 than GB Head Coach Bill Furniss? So that's what we did, with an interview exclusive to this podcast special.
25:37
December 14, 2015
World Championships Final Roundup
It was Britain's most successful World Championnship meet ever with 9 medals won in Kazan. After w eek of high drama and excitement for the British team, Bob, Katie and Steve round up the last 4 days of action and look over the highlights (and lowlights) of the meet.
34:16
August 9, 2015
World Championships Halfway Report
We're at the halfway stage of the World Championships in Russia and it's been a phenomenal first four days for Britain. The usual podcast crew of Bob, Katie and Steve are joined by Commonwealth Champion James Goddard to dissect the opening half of the meet.
42:36
August 5, 2015
2015 World Championships Preview
The 2015 World Championships in Kazan are almost upon us and there's plenty to look forward to. Steve and Katie look ahead to events in Russia, thinking particularly about the British prospects but considering some of the other highlights we expect to see too. We also hear from Siobhan-Marie O'Connor.
44:52
July 27, 2015
Podcast Extra – British Championships 2015
Last week we published our 2015 British Championship review podcast, but there were a few bits that didn’t make it into the final edition. So after recovering them from the digital equivalent of the cutting room floor, here are some more moments and reactions from the week’s racing in London.
01:57
April 26, 2015
2015 World Championships Trials Review
Five days of racing at the British Championships and World Championship Trials are now over, with some remarkable performances and eight swimmers guaranteed a berth at the World Championships. Bob, Katie and Steve are at the London Aquatic Centre to review the week's events.
32:15
April 18, 2015
European Championships Review
It was Britain's most successful European championships ever as the team brought home 24 medals from the pool in Berlin. Bob and Katie join Steve once again to discuss a great week in Germany for the British team.
34:10
August 28, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 6
What a way to end the meet with a stunning medley relay victory for England over Australia. It had been a good home nation night before that and there was plenty for Steve, Bob and Katie to mull over as the meet came to a close.
29:13
July 29, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 5
It's the meet that keeps on giving - tonight it was gold for Sophie Taylor with a fantastic 100m breaststroke, while the victory for Jazz Carlin in the 800m freestyle was the highlight of the session. Bob, Katie and Steve are on hand to review events in Glasgow.
29:13
July 28, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 4
Day 4 saw the 14th British Record of the week to fall and the 4th for Francesca Halsall as she doubled her gold medal tally in the 50m butterfly. There was also a trip to the top of the podium for Siobhan Marie O'Connor in the 200IM. Bob is back in the hot seat alongside Katie and Steve to discuss events in Glasgow.
28:00
July 27, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 3
Another fabulous night of swimming with some truly incredible swims, particularly from Adam Peaty and Francesca Halsall. Katie and Steve are joined by Eurosport's James Parrack to discuss the events of the night.
26:10
July 26, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 2
England broke their gold medal duck, with 2 wins from Ben Proud and Chris Walker-Hebborn, but the Scots kept rolling with a famous victory from Dan Wallace in the 400IM. Plenty to talk about for Steve, Katie and Bob.
25:01
July 25, 2014
Commonwealth Games Day 1
It was a remarkable start to the Commonwealth Games; a World Record, 4 British records, two home gold medals and a huge upset in the men's 200m Breaststroke. Steve, Katie and Bob run the rule over the first night in Glasgow.
25:01
July 24, 2014
2014 Commonwealth Games Preview – Part 2
It's the second part of our look into the crystal ball as Steve, Katie and Bob look at the butterfly, medley and relay events in Glasgow. Aimee Willmott and Lewis Smith are our guests who talk about their preparations and aspirations for the Commonwealth Games.
41:43
July 17, 2014
2014 Commonwealth Games Preview – Part 1
Glasgow 2014 is nearly upon us, and in this first preview podcast Steve, Bob and Katie run the rule over the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke events. The podcast also includes interviews with Welsh team members Georgia Davies and Tom Haffield.
44:54
July 16, 2014
2014 British Championships Review
The British Championships that finished last week in Glasgow shaped the home nations' Commonwealth Games teams and there were some impressive performances for Steve, Katie and Bob to discuss on the podcast.
26:05
April 20, 2014
NCAA’s and Commonwealth Trials
Following the conclusion of an exciting NCAA championships in the US, trials season is upon us. Steve, Katie and Bob are on hand to discusss events across the Atlantic along with those coming up in Glasgow, and are joined by someone who knows a bit about US college swimming, NCAA champion and Olympic medallist, Steve Parry.
35:41
April 2, 2014
Swim4Leukaemia
It was an amazing day at Ponds Forge in Sheffield as 100 of the country's finest swimmers took to the water in an attempt to set a world Record for the 100 x 100m freestyle relay in order to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. The podcast was there to tell the story as it happened.
27:34
February 2, 2014
Duel in the Pool 2013
It was a weekend of the highest drama in Glasgow at the Duel in the Pool as the European team fell to the US by a solitary point after a tie breaking medley relay. That and the European Short Course Championships are the topics of conversation for Bob, Katie and Steve.
35:59
December 22, 2013
BSCA Conference 2013
The podcast is on the road for this special edition which comes to you from the British Swimming Coaches Association annual conference. The conference gave a chance to speak to England's Commonwealth Games head coach for 2014, Jon Rudd, as well as Millfield's Jol Finck who coached James Guy to such an impressive 2013 and Warrender's Laurel Bailey who guided Craig McNally to some fine performances in Barcelona.
40:45
September 30, 2013
World Championships Day 8
Britain finally got off the mark, but left it until the very last session. Steve, Katy and Bob chew over the British performance and there is a chance to speak to Jon Rudd, coach to Lithuanian superstar Ruta Meilutyte, before we say goodbye.
54:59
August 4, 2013
World Championships Day 7
One day to go and Britain's chances in the pool are running out; the events in Barcelona and the timing of trials dominate conversation on the podcast.
42:46
August 3, 2013
World Championships Podcast – Day 6
It was meant to be the day that made the difference, but it just didn't work out that way. Steve Katie and Bob pick through the events of Day 6
33:06
August 2, 2013
World Championships Day 5
Today’s the day that Britain’s brightest medal hopes took to the pool – Katie is back with Steve and Bob to dissect the happenings in Barcelona.
28:10
August 1, 2013
World Championships Day 4
We’re halfway through the World Championships and it’s a bit brighter for GB; Steve and Bob cast an eye over events in Barcelona.
25:07
July 31, 2013
World Championships Day 3
Day 3 of the World Championships and it's time to discuss the GB performances in Barcelona, with Steve, Katy and Bob.
29:55
July 30, 2013
World Championships Day 2
Steve and Katie are joined by Bob Ballard to look over what was a disappointing day in the pool for Britain - but which featured a stunning world record from Plymouth based Ruta Meilutyte.
27:50
July 29, 2013
World Championships Day 1
GB swimmer Katie Wyld joins Steve Buckley to discuss the GB performance on the first day in Barcelona
20:41
July 28, 2013
Pullbuoy podcast 7 – Hannah Miley
The podcast returns from an extended sabbatical with a chance to talk to the 2010 pullbuoy swimmer of the year Hannah Miley about her successes last season and her aims for the forthcoming world championship trials.
20:18
February 23, 2011
pullbuoy podcast 6 – Speedo Finals and Splash Awards
Two big events in British swimming took place this month and the podcast was at both. British clubs had their big day out in Sheffield for the Speedo League finals and the country's elite came together to hand out the Splash awards. Amongst others the British swimmers of the year were named.
26:01
May 6, 2007
the pullbuoy podcast 5 – melbourne 2007 preview
There's only one thing to talk about on this month's podcast - the swimming World Championships in Melbourne. We're joined by Eurosport's James Parrack to preview the competition and to take a look at the British prospects.
40:15
March 21, 2007
the pullbuoy podcast 4 – ross davenport
February's podcast see us track down winner of the 2006 swimmer of the year poll, Ross Davenport, to talk about his successes last year, and about the prospects of the 4x200m freestyle relay in next month's world championships. David Davies will also be swimming in Melbourne and our trip into the archives takes us to 2003 when we spoke to him ahead of his international long course debut at the Barcelona world championships.
23:28
February 18, 2007
the pullbuoy podcast 3 – adam ruckwood
The first pullbuoy podcast of 2007 comes from the poolside at the Cambridge 2007 Short Course meet. We reveal the results of the pullbuoy swimmers of the year poll for 2006 and take the opportunity to speak to Adam Ruckwood about the prospects for British swimming in 2007. There was also the chance to talk to Terri Dunning about her international breakthrough last year.
16:04
January 28, 2007
the pullbuoy podcast 2 – steve parry
December's Podcast sees Steve Parry guest to talk about Britain's performance at the European Short Course Championships in Helsinki, while Swimming World's Steve Thomas joins us from Sydney to talk about Ian Thorpe's retirement. We also take a look at the poll for the pullbuoy British swimmers of 2006.
31:22
December 17, 2006
the pullbuoy podcast 1 – james parrack
The inaugural pullbuoy podcast sees James Parrack guest on the show to talk about morning finals at the Beijing Olympics, James Gibson's move to France and the benefits of training camps while our trip into the pullbuoy archive takes us back to 2003 to talk about fly kicks in breaststroke with Gibson and Ian Edmond.
29:24
November 25, 2006