Inside with Brett Hawke: Brian Sutton

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Former Swimming Australia Head Coach, Brian Sutton! Brett was coached by Brian so they go all the way back to the beginning.

Brian’s father was a coach. His brother was a coach. His sister was a swim instructor. It’s a family affair.

Brett and Brian discuss…
Swimming with a brick tied to him. Pushing a car up a hill. Running 23km home from a swim meet.
Coaching Brett the 200 Backstroker.
Using 8×400’s on
5:00 to determine who the sprinters were. Focusing on being a sprinter as early as you can.
Valuing the 50. His theories and beliefs behind training for the 50.
“The body’s not capable of going flat out for more than 5 or 6 seconds.”
Jim Montgomery, first man to break 50 seconds. “You build a 50.” Gary Schatz.
Blood lactate.
What is going on with New South Wales swimming?

And much, much more!