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June 23, 2020

Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach, Episode #69, 6-23-2020

Jon Rudd: International Olympic Gold Coach, Episode #69, 6-23-2020

Coaching the individual, and paying attention to every detail and person involved in the training process, are keys to international success, according to elite swimming coach Jon Rudd who joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker in this exclusive interview. Jon shares his thoughts on training Olympic swimmers and how the lessons from the pool translate into the rest of life.  

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Jon Rudd has served as head coach for national teams from three different nations and has coached many swimmers to success at the Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European levels.  The number of British and English National Records set through Jon's coaching are in excess of 100 and set by athletes from over 35 countries around the world. Jon coached in the UK at Plymouth College, one of the world leaders in swimming. Currently he is the National Performance Director of Swimming & Diving for Ireland. 

Episode Topics and Mentions

Ruta Meilutyte

Plymouth College

David Marsh

International Swim League, ISL

World Swimming Coaches Association

USRPT - Ultra Short Race Pace Training

Cassie Patten

Rudd snowflake theory

New Zealand

Rio Olympics

Ben Proud



  1. Skill and technique are the most important components to success; talent can only take you so far.
  2. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes -- just be sure to learn from them and not make them again. 


  1. It’s clear that Jon Rudd’s success is rooted in his diligence and work ethic.
  2. You have to find what works for the individual when it comes to athletic training -- and this applies to the rest of life too. 

Quote of the Week: 

"It's okay to make a mistake, just don't make the same one twice."-- Jon Rudd

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