Tom Rushton Walks Through Training Cycles for ISL Swimmers During Competition

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, 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 Energy Standard’s Tom Rushton, the head coach for the ISL club in its 3rd season. Rushton starts our discussion with the humble beginnings of Energy Standard from 2017, when he and James Gibson started training a small group of athletes at Gloria Sports Arena in Turkey in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. We then turn to topics such as mid-distance training, prepping different athletes for ISL-type of racing, and altitude training camp after the ISL regular season.

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Monteswim
1 month ago

The audio quality is terrible 🙁

RAP
1 month ago

odd to see Tom in a role when he isn’t brown nosing his way to the top….

John
Reply to  RAP
1 month ago

I worked alongside the man, never ever got that impression. He always volunteered his time with other coaches from other clubs and freely offered his advice/workouts.

Admin
Reply to  RAP
1 month ago

From our perspective, Tom has been by far the easiest person in the ISL to work with. He’s one of the few individuals who seems to understand the need to publicize a professional sports league.

I also don’t get the sense that he’s a brown nose at all. Maybe you’re confusing “being nice” with “being a brown nose”? The two are not the same, though being nice can certainly be an asset in moving up most ladders. If two people have equal skill, wouldn’t you promote the one that you enjoy working with over the one who you don’t? People like to work with kind, thoughtful people. That’s not really novel. But it does seem to often be lost in… Read more »

Rap
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Just keeping him humble

Tracy Janet Kosinski
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Hey, if you want people to feel comfortable posting on your site, stop hitting on comments and let others have an opinion. Seeing too many admin responses that aren’t really necessary. Just a thought.

John
Reply to  Tracy Janet Kosinski
1 month ago

the downvotes don’t lie

swimapologist
Reply to  Tracy Janet Kosinski
1 month ago

I’m not an admin but Tracy that’s a terrible take.

You’re just mad because your “opinion” about Jackpots didn’t align with “facts.”

Why isn’t Braden allowed to have an opinion on Tom, too? Especially in response to an anonymous character attack that doesn’t seem to be true?

Keep commenting B & the rest. I love it when you tell me I’m wrong.

Chas E
Reply to  swimapologist
1 month ago

Coming from the master of anonymous character attacks…you seem to be an expert on all swimming matters and opinions. Perhaps you should write under your pseudonym for SwimSwam?

Also who has Tom Rushton coached? I can’t find any information on him.

Rap
Reply to  Tracy Janet Kosinski
1 month ago

Lol to be honest my comment was mean spirited so Bradens response was on point….

Dudeman
Reply to  Tracy Janet Kosinski
1 month ago

So the people that make this site possible are the only ones that can’t voice opinions or correct misinformation? That sounds logical and fair /s.

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