Nort Thornton, Olympic Coach and Legend shares importance of change

by Katrina Radke 4

January 10th, 2013 News, Training

Katrina Radke interviews Olympic Coach and legend Nort Thornton. His successes are numerous: several NCAA Championship titles as a coach at Cal Berkeley, coached about sixty Olympians, and the most impressive: He has been coaching almost sixty years!

And he is like an encyclopedia for swimming! Over the years, he has continuously tweaked what he was doing to coach a new way, to find out what works best, and let go of what was no longer working. He has seen many changes in swimming over the 60 years!

Listen to him share great wisdom in part one of several interviews.

In this segment, he shares the importance of being open to trying something new, and the importance of change.

Katrina Radke is an Olympic Swimmer, Sport Psychology Professor, Motivational Speaker, Health and Peak Potential Expert, and Coach. She is also a Bestselling Author of Be Your Best Without the Stress. Want to connect with her?,,


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Steve Roberts
10 years ago

What an incredible career by an incredibly man! Still going forward. A true role model.

10 years ago

Nort certainly has the credentials to back up his ideas on coaching!

10 years ago

Wow, now score an interview with Nort Thorton. You guys are nailing it. Thanks.

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Katrina Radke, MFT, is an internationally recognized Olympian, therapist, college psychology instructor, and a peak performance and health coach for many fields, including business, sport psychology, fitness, wellness and nutrition. She is a motivational speaker for corporate, educational and public events, and works with top physicians and health professionals. She …

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