In episode 133 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with David McKeon - Dual Olympic Swimmer.
David McKeon is an Australian dual Olympian Swimmer and 400M Freestyle 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion.
During this episode David takes us through his highs, lows and learnings as they relate to his swimming career. David’s highs have been the Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, Olympic Representation and there’s been lows, David shares openly around the recent shoulder surgery that he had following the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the challenge in the battle that lays before him as he seeks to get back to his physical best leading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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“Always backing myself.” – Mantra
“Effortlessl” – Being in the Zone
“You have to enjoy what you are doing.” – Best Advice
“Sleep” – Best Recovery Tip
“Always respect your competitors.”
“I’m pretty relaxed!”
“I’m excited to get there!”
"Never gives up."
"Short Rest in training is one of the biggest things to get you fit."
"Enjoyment is the number one key in anything that you do."
Three Characteristics of Great Freestyle Strokes
1. Length in your stroke
2. Getting over the barrel
3. High Elbow
1:43 Introduction to David McKeon
3:07 David’s current learnings
4:30 When he developed an interest in swimming and what a day looks like for David
10:10 Pressure over Sister Emma McKeon
12:47 Persons David admires most
14:43 David’s Dad as a Coach
18:13 Greatest Career Highlight
19:05 Most Memorable Race
20:07 Feelings during the competition with the team
21:38 Darkest Day in his swimming career – Shoulder Injury
30:13 Training percentage
33:08 Rehabilitation after Surgery
34:20 Preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
35:49 Physical Challenge
43:39 Bucket list learning inside and outside sport
44:25 McKeon’s Swimming Clinic
47:13 Three Characteristics of freestyle strokes/ triathlete
48:09 Physical Challenge: Do as many cycles of 100s as you can on short rests.
49:00 Personality Questions
Emma McKeon - Australian Swimmer
Josh Minogue – Australian Triathlete
Doug Frost – Australian Swimming Coach
Ron Squad – David’s Father/ Coach
Vince Raleigh/ Michael – Coach
Ryan Lochte – American Swimmer
Michael Phelps – American Swimmer
Muhammad Ali – American Professional Boxer
Will Smith – American Actor
Kobe Bryant – American Basketball Player
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