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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.

During the International Swimming League season it's the home of the London Roar Podcast - following the Roar as they battle to win.

The London Roar Podcast - ISL Season 3 Trailer
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The Roar have made it to the 2021 ISL grand final which takes place this coming week. We tracked down two London Legends in Alia Atkinson and Guilherme Guido to get their views on a tough match with Energy just gone and to look forward to the final.  Can the Roar win, what will be the key tactic and how is the team feeling as they prepare to give "one more for the Roar"? We cover all that and more, including getting the Roar Material where we ask the important questions, such as what will be the fate of Guido's beard? --------------------- 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/Deepbluemedia

Nov 30

28 min 39 sec

It went to the final skins races, but the London Roar secured an opening victory in the ISL playoffs, holding off a late charge from Cali Condors to take the win that moves them one step closer to a grand final appearance Joining us to look back on the drama in Eindhoven are Freya Anderson and Tom Dean as we explore events in the water and we get the “Roar Material” with the important questions about their teammates, including which member of the Pride they would choose to face a zombie apocalypse with. --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Nov 23

30 min 24 sec

It was a tough opening match of the playoffs for the London Roar as they came up just short against an inspired LA Current. The result went all the way to the final skins race, but a series of tight finishes swayed the result towards the American team. Roar co-captain Sydney Pickrem and backstroke ace Kira Toussaint join this week’s London Roar podcast to look back at that match and talk about how the team will bounce back next week. Plus we meet the newest member of the Pride, Dutch sprinter Valerie van Roon --------------------- 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/DeepBlueMedia

Nov 17

22 min 24 sec

The ISL regular season is done and dusted, and having let the Roar team disperse back to their home bases, we caught up with Head Coach Steve Tigg to talk tactics, team spirit and a near miss against Energy and to look forward to the playoffs next month. We also find out who might be joining the Pride in Eindhoven as the team prepares to race to the grand final.  Then we catch up with one of the team's standouts from Naples in the form of Roar Recruit Katie Shanahan, who quickly found herself integral to the selection strategy. She talks about her ISL experience, how she came to join the Roar and tells us more about her dance background. --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Oct 6

34 min 43 sec

It was a close run thing as the Roar pushed Energy Standard to the wire in their third match of this year’s ISL. Second place secured a spot in the playoffs though, and Steve and Katie are joined by Roar stalwarts Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers to review an exciting match and look forward to what comes next week, with another chance to have a go at Energy. We’ll also introduce two more of 2021’s Roar recruits, Ilaria Bianchi and Andi Murez, who made her Roar debut last weekend, and there is a debut for our new feature “Roar Material” as we pose the important questions about their teammates to Kyle and Emma, including who they would trust with the team soundtrack. --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Sep 21

32 min 4 sec

The Roar posted their first win of ISL season 3, holding off the Cali Condors in a match that went to the final skins event before the result was assured. Marie Wattel and Luke Greenbank join Steve and Katie on the London Roar podcast to review a hard fought victory, tell us about the atmosphere on deck during the skins and talk more about life in Naples. We'll also meet two more Roar Recruits as we find out more about Kenzo Simons and Ed Mildred before we look forward to another tough assignment against Energy Standard this weekend. --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Sep 15

30 min 12 sec

The London Roar made their debut into International Swimming League season 3 with their opening match blowing away the cobwebs and showing some promise for the season ahead. Steve and Katie caught up with Roar swimmers Dylan Carter and Duncan Scott to look back at that match and to consider the challenges to come. We also introduce the Roar's new Finnish team members, Laura Lahtinen and Jenna Laukkanen, posed your questions from Instagram and found out how much Dylan and Duncan know about their new team mates with the long awaited return of "Lion or Lying". --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Sep 7

33 min 4 sec

Episode 8 – ISL Season 3 Preview The London Roar Podcast is back for 2021 and ISL Season 3! In this episode we preview events in Naples with Roar General Manager Rob Woodhouse and Head Coach Steven Tigg to find out how the team was put together through the draft, who'll be swimming and find out when they'll join up with the team. We also chat about tactics, season aims and what the experience of the ISL can do for up and coming swimmers, and we'll introduce you to one of the new members of the Pride. --------------------- 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/@minekasapoglu

Aug 30

27 min 41 sec

The London Roar Podcast - ISL Season 3 Trailer Pullbuoy has joined forces with the London Roar once again to bring you the London Roar Podcast during season 3 of the International Swimming League. We’ll be behind the scenes with the team in Naples to take you inside the battle for places in the ISL playoffs. --------------------- 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: @mike2swim

Aug 23

1 min 23 sec

It was Britain's most successful Olympics ever in the Tokyo Aquatic Centre, with  medals secured - including 4 golds and a world record brought back on the plane from Japan. Katie and Steve are re-joined by Bob and Lizzie, fresh from their commentary duties on Eurosport to review the second half of the Olympic programme and take a look at some of the other issues around the deck, including doping accusations, dropping individual swims for relays and the swims of the week. For our review of the first 4 days in Tokyo check out our halfway report with Ross Davenport.  --------------------- Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Get more Olympics coverage here: Tokyo 2020 | pullbuoy --------------------- Connect on social: - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Episode Artwork: Speedo/Simone Castrovillari

Aug 5

50 min 26 sec

Halfway through the Tokyo 2020 swimming programme and Britain is flying with 3 golds and a silver already secured. Steve and Katie are joined by triple Olympian Ross Davenport, who knows a thing or two about 4 x 200 freestyle relays, to look back over a fantastic four days at the Olympics and to consider the prospects for the rest of the meet. --------------------- Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Get more Olympics coverage here: Tokyo 2020 | pullbuoy --------------------- Connect on social: - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Episode Artwork: Speedo/Simone Castrovillari

Jul 28

36 min 17 sec

The Olympic swimming programme is almost upon us. After a year of delays, uncertainty and question marks, the swimmers will soon dive in to begin 8 days of competition in Tokyo. There's plenty to get excited about from a British perspective and Katie, Bob and Steve are joined by double Olympian Lizzie Simmonds to look at the GB medal hopes, the challenges they will face and to consider which races we're looking forward to most. There's also the small matter of morning finals and life in a bubble with the related impacts on village life to take into account, before we put our necks on the block and predict a GB medal outcome. --------------------- Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts --------------------- Get more Olympic preview here: Tokyo 2020 | pullbuoy --------------------- Connect on social: - Twitter  @pullbuoy - Instagram  @pullbuoyuk - Facebook @pullbuoyuk --------------------- Episode Artwork: Ian MacNicol/Scottish Swimming

Jul 16

1 hr 3 min

It was a superb week of swimming for Britain at the European championships in Budapest, with a haul of 26 medals, including 11 gold, lifting the team to the head of the medal table. That included a remarkable relay performance which delivered 7 gold and 2 silver from 9 relays. There is a lot then for us to review and celebrate on the podcast - join Steve, Bob and Katie to look back at an exciting week's action in the pool and consider the implications for the Tokyo Olympics. Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts Episode Artwork: LEN / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

May 25

54 min 41 sec

It was a rip-snorting week of swimming at the British Olympic selection trials with 23 swimmers putting themselves forward for a shot at Olympic selection alongside the 4 who had already been confirmed. The action in the water produced high drama, some incredible speed and a new bunch of names to watch. Who caught our eye? How good was the men's 200m freestyle? What of Britain's Olympic ambitions now and who will the selectors pick? Bob, Katie and Steve consider all this and more as we look back over an impressive 5 days of competition. Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts There's a reference to an earlier podcast with Rebecca Adlington in this episode - you can get that here: 20 at 20: Stunning Beijing Double for Rebecca Adlington Episode Artwork: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Apr 20

52 min 49 sec

The pullbuoy podcast returns for its 8th year and kicks off 2021 by looking forward to the British Olympic Trials that take place at the London Aquatic Centre next week. It's a meet like no trials has gone before, with bubbles, reduced fields, and wildly varying preparation for the swimmers as they aim to book their tickets to Tokyo. Plenty then for Bob, Katie and Steve to discuss as we get ready to see who makes the grade for a trip to Japan. Who are we looking forward to seeing, who might surprise us and where will the biggest battles lie? Review, subscribe, share on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts

Apr 8

33 min 41 sec

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

Nov 2020

39 min 27 sec

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

Nov 2020

46 min 29 sec

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

Nov 2020

24 min 31 sec

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

Nov 2020

37 min 33 sec

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

Oct 2020

39 min 19 sec

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

Oct 2020

52 min 2 sec

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

Oct 2020

52 min 59 sec

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

Oct 2020

1 min 35 sec

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.

Jun 2020

8 min 59 sec

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.

Jun 2020

11 min 47 sec

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.

Jun 2020

39 min 39 sec

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

Jun 2020

1 min 59 sec

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".

Jun 2020

34 min 19 sec

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.

Jun 2020

54 min 36 sec

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?

May 2020

24 min 43 sec

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.

May 2020

34 min 52 sec

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.

May 2020

25 min 21 sec

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.

May 2020

25 min 31 sec

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

May 2020

43 min 48 sec

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.

May 2020

1 hr 1 min

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.

Mar 2020

42 min 32 sec

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.

Feb 2020

49 min 40 sec

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.

Feb 2020

32 min

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.

Dec 2019

35 min 31 sec

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.

Nov 2019

24 min 24 sec

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.

Nov 2019

13 min 51 sec

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.

Nov 2019

32 min 16 sec

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.

Jul 2019

1 hr 3 min

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.

Jul 2019

43 min 31 sec

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?

Oct 2018

35 min 13 sec

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.

Aug 2018

45 min 25 sec

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.

Aug 2018

34 min 7 sec

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?

Apr 2018

32 min 4 sec

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.

Apr 2018

33 min 31 sec

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.

Mar 2018

51 min 32 sec