By Bryan Mineo
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Since creating SMOG in LA nearly 5 years ago, I’ve been consistently struck and blown away by the stories of our members; watching their journeys of overcoming fear and finding joy unfold. I truly hope you can take something from these people’s stories and draw some inspiration to dream bigger and GO FOR IT! Spread the word, leave a review and look out for new episodes!
||Clean025: The Swim Mechanic on Finding the Perfect Wetsuit||With hundreds of suits to choose from these days, selecting the perfect suit can be overwhelming. It's most important to understand what makes a great wetsuit and what makes a great fit for your body. The Swim Mechanic details what to look for and the f||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: Finding Vitality, Longevity and Happiness with Tommy Cassano||Meet Tommy Cassano, an explorer and researcher in the areas of longevity, vitality and movement. He’s an executive coach, an uber outdoor adventurer and has run several 50 and 100 mile races around the country. Tommy created an incredibly successful p||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Swim Mechanic on Open Water Tempo||Tempo is king in open water! The long, gliding stroke of pool swimmers sadly has little value for an open water swimmer and the swim mechanic will teach you how to dial in your ideal stroke rate. This locomotive, higher cadence will create greater effic||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: America's Most Wanted, Cain Vincent||From decorated Marine to family man to America’s Most Wanted in three simple steps. Cain’s story is truly one of a kind; a transformational story of a man who turned his life around after a career in bank robberies and heroin addiction. On this epi||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: The Swim Mechanic on Goggles||On “Just another M(ech)ANIC Monday”, the Swim Mechanic gives a brief history on goggles, the modern day engineering behind them and how to select the perfect pair for your specific needs.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Find Your Awesome with Kelsey Abbott||The tables are turned and Bryan gets interviewed by the founder of Find Your Awesome, Kelsey Abbott. The two talk about everything from community to communication to the history of SMOG and how The Swim Mechanic came about, and much more. This episode||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: The Swim Mechanic on Shoulder Health||The shoulders are vulnerable and the load of swimming can put them at risk for injury. The Swim Mechanic talks about the most common errors that cause loss of power and often times injury.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Kaitlin Sandeno on Finding Happiness||Kaitlon Sandeno is an Olympic swimmer, motivational speaker, and commentator. At the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Kaitlin won a bronze in the 800 free at age 17! She also took 4th in 400 IM, and 6th in 200 fly. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, she won silver||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: The Swim Mechanic on High Elbow Catch||Known to be the most technical aspect of freestyle, the “catch” is simply the setup of the arm before the fun stuff happens - the power of the pull. The Swim Mechanic demonstrates his methodology on how to master the catch and gives drills in and ou||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Life's Greatest Lesson with Leith Mchugh||Leith McHugh loves beautiful, messy stories: the real-life mix of joy and playfulness. She is the creator of Brave Beauty & B2Teen, a community of hope geared towards celebrating joy in the midst of life’s pain. She is a connector, inviter & truth tel||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: The Swim Mechanic on Open Water Sighting||Want to know the most valuable skill for swimming in the open water? The Swim Mechanic reveals his three top tips on how to properly sight in open water and create the shortest swim course possible during your race.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Sally McRae on Mountains, Marathons, and Motherhood||Sally McRae competes in the worlds hardest ultra endurance races, including UTMB, Western States and Badwater - a brutal 135mi race in Death Valley, CA. Sally strikes a beautiful balance between being a professional runner, mother of two, wife and mento||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: The Swim Mechanic is all about the core!||Our core is the often-overlooked element of freestyle that literally holds everything together. The Swim Mechanic details how to properly engage the core throughout the entire stroke cycle and the speed takeaways from doing so.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Lars Finanger SwimRuns the USA||Lars Finanger, a Houston Texan, by way of Sweden and Saudi Arabia, has worn nearly every hat in the endurance world, from writer to race director. Lars is the creator of the first SwimRun races in the US and has started an explosive trend. Bryan and L||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: The Swim Mechanic asks to kick or not to kick?||Perhaps the most widely debated element of freestyle amongst triathletes; the kick can be tricky to dial in. In this episode, the Swim Mechanic details the function of the kick, the mechanics of the leg and how to create efficiency from it.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Steve Robles isn't afraid of sharks||Steve Robles is an open water swimmer ( successful Catalina Channel crossing) and shark attack survivor. Steve recalls the terrifying details of his near death experience while he was out swimming with friends. Steve remarkably found a way to overcome f||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: The Swim Mechanic on Head Position||Check your head! You head posture is make or break for fast, efficient freestyle. With a couple of simple focuses, you’ll have your head in the right place, literally, and be smoothly cruising through the water.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Hillary Biscay ultra loves all of her kids||Chatting with good friend Hillary Biscay today reveals the humbling truth of what it takes to juggle work and family life. Her prolific career in Ironman and Ultraman has perfectly prepped her for motherhood. Hillary opens up about what her day to day l||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: The Swim Mechanic on Breathing||Perahaps the most overlooked aspect of proper swim mechanics, the breath can easily be tweaked to maximize your potential in the water. In this first chat with the Swim Mechanic, you will learn to regulate your breath and work with the water, rather tha||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Dan Simonelli gets zen and goes long||Dan Simonelli is an accomplished ultra marathon swimmer, coach, and father. He helps athletes find their why and stay zen while going the distance.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Caroline Burckle RISE-ing!||Caroline Burckle is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, Co-Founder, and Mind Mentor for Rise Athletes. Today we talk about Caroline’s inspiration in the water, her mind being both her greatest asset and greatest limiter, and what its like retiring from a care||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Amber IS The Source||Chef Amber Caudle talks about the humility of facing her fears and how she found the courage to pursue her dreams.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: There's a Patrick Happening||Patrick Lawrence is an original San Diego SMOG member. Today he details some of his most personal experiences overcoming lifelong fear and how ocean swimming compliments his journey to live a higher purpose.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: It's in Grace's DNA||Grace Van Der Byl is a mom, wife, a world class open water swimmer, a national level pool swimmer, and world record holder for Catalina crossing and she details what kept her mind in a positive, productive place.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: From the Muddy Lakes of Texas||Welcome to the SMOGCAST! Tune in to hear a bit of my story and why we created the SMOGCAST.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Lovefest for OWS
I already love open water swimming, but Bryan makes me love it even more!
As a newbie to the ocean swimming scene (only a couple months), Bryan and his guests help calm the nerves and show the beauty the ocean beholds.
Making the ocean doable is a feat in itself. Enjoying the view and breathing the ocean air is usually enough and invigorating for everyone, but swimming? “Let’s not and say we did.” Feels pretty daunting. Brian makes the ocean doable while building life confidence. Pretty amazing!
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