The P3 Podcast | Episode 3 | Season 1 | Jazz Carlin | My Career
In today’s episode, Phil welcomes Competitive Swimmer and Olympic Medalist Jazmin “Jazz” Carlin! Jazz talks about her road to becoming a Competitive Swimmer and the lessons it taught her. She discusses the highs and lows of her career, and how she has now moved on to teaching others.
- Jazz’s training during Lockdown, and how it has helped her mental health during these times.
- The importance of rest and recovery and listening to your body.
- Jazz’s good and bad experiences with her coaches, and how they helped her in her career.
- Jazz’s young career, and how her family helped her develop and eventually go pro.
- The environment of the First Team when Jazz joined.
- The difference between racing solo and racing relay.
- Jazz’s love for nerves, and how she uses them to help her race faster.
- Jazz’s experience at the commonwealth games.
- How goal driven athletes often don’t stop and reflect on their accomplishments.
- The injury that made Jazz miss London 2012.
- How the Commonwealth Games in 2014 helped Jazz get over her lack of confidence after missing London 2012.
- Jazz’s experience getting to Rio and what it was like to come back after missing London 2012, and what it was like to walk away after winning two silver medals.
- How the friendships made during her time as an athlete were much more valuable to Jazz than the medals she won.
- The difference in training in open water and training in the pool.
- Jazz’s experience with the ‘Olympic blues’.
- Jazz’s website ‘Swim With Jazz’ and her desire to help others succeed in swimming.