SSPC: Elijah Winnington Explains Moving Programs to Train More Distance

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Aussie mid-distance ace Elijah Winnington. Winnington made headlines just last month at the Queensland State Championships where he dropped PB’s of 3:43 in the 400m free and 1:45 in the 200m free. Winnington was recently in a bit of a funk with his swimming, including during the period when competed at the 2019 US national championships in Palo Alto, California, and changed his entire lifestyle in the lead-up to that meet. He explains how moving to a new program has helped him reignite his swimming as well as why he needed more distance in his training overall.

Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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Corn Pop
2 years ago

Horton is very vulnerable at home/ trials .

Reply to  Corn Pop
2 years ago

I’ve been wondering ever since they moved trials closer to the main event if tapering twice is gonna ruin his chances. With Australia’s depth in the 200 and 400 he’s gonna need a full taper for trials.

2 years ago

Another great interview! Sometimes I think when I am listening to Aussies, we need subtitles for their accents and slang!
Swimming has its ups and downs and I think Elijah did an excellent job of explaining that is the total of both the ups and downs that gets you to your best and makes you not only the best athlete, but also the best person!
Makes me want to cheer for him!

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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