Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

How a stable environment influences our success and performance * Jodie Swallow, Legend of British Triathlon

August 10, 2022

Some time ago, I made an executive decision that as well as celebrating the current state of the British Triathlon elite performances we should also celebrate those athletes who came before. They are the foundation of the sport in this country and so I decided to have a sub-section of the Podcast called Legends of British Triathlon


One of those legends is this week's guest, Jodie Swallow. Jodie is an Olympian and a former world champion at both ITU Long distance and 70.3. Jodie retired from the sport in 2017 and has since become a full-time coach (you can find details of her coaching business in the show notes). She is also a mother of 3, including twins. It was really nice to catch up and reminisce and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

As usual, we get into a lot of subjects including:

  • The winning mentality
  • How a stable environment has a positive influence on our performance and life
  • Eating disorders in endurance athletes 
  • The lack of female coaches in any sport and at the highest level

To find out more about Jodie, please visit:


Instagram @jodieswallowcoaching 

Email for coaching enquiries with Jodie or squad coaches 


Jodie is an exceptional swimmer. CLICK HERE to watch a SwimSmooth video outlining Jodie’s awesome technique.


This is a link to the blog post that Jodie wrote in 2012 about Elite female athletes and eating disorders.


Jodie also recommended these 3 books:

The School for Good Mothers - Jessamine Chan - A horrifying yet funny novel about society's current views on women

Three Women - Lisa Taddeo 

Healthy Intelligent training - Keith Livingstone 

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