Extreme Open Water Swimmer Barbara Hernandez, What Katie Ledecky Teaches Us and More

Swimming podcast feature is courtesy of Champion’s Mojo, a SwimSwam partner.

Here are four of the latest podcast episodes from Champion’s Mojo featuring amazing women swimmers:

1) LISTEN to why Barbara Hernandez Endures Dangerous Swims.

Barbara is from Santiago, Chile, and is on a mission to inspire others to dream big.  She shares how she manages to excel at ice and extreme open water swims. Discussing an event she finished without the use of her one leg after a Man-o-war jellyfish attack. Barbara also shares how she sets no limits on herself,  trains for these glacier swims, how her body responds to the cold water, and the benefits she experiences. You’ll learn why and how she prepares her mind and body for things most of us wouldn’t even dream of attempting!

2) LISTEN to 10 Lessons Katie Ledecky Teaches Us.

Kelly and Maria break down 10 Lessons they take from Katie Ledecky’s traits, actions, history and performances, and how we can use these in our everyday lives to be our best.  Katie Ledecky is arguably the most prolific female champion in  competitive swimming  with seven Olympic gold medals and 19 world championship gold medals under her belt.  What has gotten her to this point? She’s a true champion in and out of the pool and this episode’s 10 lessons will inspire you, entertain you and may even make you a bigger Katie Ledecky fan than you already are…. or a new one, if you are not.

3) LISTEN to how Ingenuity Might Save Your Day from Morgan Filler.

Former Professional Marathon swimming champion Morgan Filler’s accomplishments include being a member of the US National Open Water Team, spending five years on the FINA World Cup Marathon Pro Swim Circuit, winning the 28.2-mile swim around Manhattan, and Morgan becoming an honorary member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. She’s also a coach, a mother, and, after creating her own swimsuit line See Her Swim, an entrepreneur. Her story includes the value of ingenuity, achieving balance in her life, and learning to love her body as it is, tune in to hear some of the profound lessons this inspiring champion has learned throughout her career!

4) LISTEN to 2022 US Masters Coach of the Year Linda Irish Bostic. 

Linda Irish Bostic, 2022 US Masters Swimming Coach of the Year reveals some great mojo in her interview.  You are going to love the concept of brain dumping this champion shares and so much more to help make you a champion!

Head Coach of Palm Beach Masters (PBM), Extraordinary Coach of the Palm Beach Masters with 500+ registered USMS members, 2022 USMS Coach of Year, Currently 12 FINA world, 28 USMS national records, 491 Top Ten Award, 3X Time All-American, University of Florida, NCAA Championship Team title (1982) UFlorida Gators.

As a master’s coach Linda has obviously been at the elite level and while she’s been a busy masters coach as a Masters Swimmer Herself she has earned All-American Honors in 16 different seasons in both pool and open water, earning the most elite All-Star Honor for open water!


Weekly Podcast has won five podcasting awards in the last three years interviewing champions, coaches and experts from swimming and other insightful arenas for inspiration, motivation and education to make you a champion in life! Each week we explore what makes a champion in sports, but most importantly in life, through thought-provoking questions, valuable resources, fun quizzes, and unique perspectives. We invite you to join Hosts, Kelly Palace & Maria Parker, both world-record-setting masters athletes, authors and performance coaches. We’ll champion you to overcome challenges and get better with age. Join us to get the Mojo!


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