By Chris Conner
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Swimmers of all backgrounds and abilities share inspiring stories of how swimming has made an impact in their lives. If you are one of these people and are willing to share your story, contact us through the website at https://flip-turns.com
||CleanJudi Ketteler Found Her Balance and Avoided a Midlife Crisis||Judi Ketteler was in the position of caring for children and aging parents at the same time. Being a freelance writer and the primary breadwinner on top of that added another level of stress. She dealt with that stress through her writing, and by running – until she was injured. Judi was determined not to have a “midlife crisis”. When her doctor told her she couldn’t run for a while. She spontaneously declared, “I’m going to swim.” Learning to swim well enough to serve as a substitute stress release was all part of the journey.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwim Across America – Part 2||Swimmers around the country are having a huge impact in the fight against cancer. With funds raised from charity swims, Swim Across America (SAA) funded the clinical trial that led to FDA approval of Keytruda, an immunotherapy used against several types of cancer. In this episode, I talked to the two doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area whose programs benefit from the local Swim Across America event. Dr. Julie Saba leads a research lab looking into the causes of two childhood cancers in hopes of finding new treatments. Dr. Rob Goldsby helps survivors of childhood cancer deal with the late effects of their cancer and its treatment, which even when successful, often results in new risks later in life. Rob Butcher, the CEO of Swim Across America, explained their model, the impact it is having and how they have been so successful. Craig Beardsley, Director of Partnerships for SAA shared the interesting and inspiring history of the organization.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwim Across America – Part 1||Instead of the usual stories of people whose lives were changed by swimming, this month I’m sharing the story of swimmers who changing the lives of others. Swim Across America hosts charity open water swims in 20 cities across the US (as well as several pool swims). The money raised by those events goes to support cancer research and clinical trials in those cities. I had the privilege of speaking with a handful of Olympians who donate their time to support the swim in San Francisco Bay. Once you hear their stories, you’ll be ready to dive in.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwimming Gave Terrence Keller a Second Chance at Life and Love||In 2013, a single car accident left Terrence Keller with a traumatic brain injury and legally blind. Before that day, he had been a school principal and active as a martial arts instructor. His doctors told him it was unlikely he’d return to school as a principal or a teacher. Three years of physical therapy began with learning to recover his balance just so he could walk without assistance. Although he was never a great swimmer, while doing therapy in the pool, he discovered a feeling of strength that set him on the path to regaining his confidence and his life.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSwimming Started Sonia Thompson on a Path of Rediscovery||After the breakup of an eight year relationship, Sonia Thompson began a journey of rediscovery. It started with a desire to learn how to surf. But at the age of 31, she had to overcome one small barrier. She couldn’t swim. At each stage of her journey, she said “yes” to the next challenge and the next adventure. As a result she has a new job, a new home and a new life. Oh yeah, she can swim, too.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Swimmers, Six Reasons to Swim||People are drawn to masters swimming for many reasons. Some love the competition. Others enjoy the friendship. Still others are on a journey of self discovery. And you can find all of them at a meet.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJud Schneider: Swimming Lessons You Can Apply Out of the Water||"Fast people swim fast. It’s not a physical thing, it’s a mental thing. If you’re going to be a fast swimmer you need to embody that. You need to own it and you need to be it."||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Swimming Found Manny Gutierrez||Manny Gutierrez has found his new home||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDid You Meet Your Spouse or Significant Other Through Swimming? Tell Us How||Tell Us How||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Swimming Helped Mike Ergo Battle PTSD||How Swimming Helped Mike Ergo Battle PTSD||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatti Zuppan-Hood: 5 Gold Medals at the World Transplant Games||5 Gold Medals at the World Transplant Games||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What an amazing podcast! Who knew swimming could be so interesting? Chris Conner is an amazing narrator and storyteller. If you're looking for a high quality podcast then give this one a listen.
Chris Conner flip turns
Well done. Recently discovered I will Be coming a masters swimming all American.
Thanks to you Lessly Field and Daniel Pauling of swimmer magazine for motivating me. Recently featured in a promo for the lifestyle s gym in Visalia were I train.
John Terrence Keller
Lori, a swimmer wanna be
Wow! I’m not a swimmer yet I find these stories completely inspirational. It’s a podcast about overcoming obstacles, some physical and some mental, to discover strength and knowledge in oneself. I anxiously await each new episode! Beautifully produced—thank you!