The Physical Performance Show: Taylor McKeown – Olympic, World, & Commonwealth Medallist

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Taylor McKeown

In episode 154 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Taylor McKeown – Olympic, World, & Commonwealth Medallist.

Taylor McKeown is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games Medallist who lays claim to be Australia’s premiere female in breaststroke. Having medalled in the 200m breaststroke at the Australian open champions consecutively since 2011. Taylor is also highly competitive in the 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley. Taylor picked up a silver medal in 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 4x100m Medley swimming the breaststroke leg alongside her Australian team mates including Emily Seebohm, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell. In addition Taylor has picked up a Bronze Medal in the 2015 world swimming championships as a member of the 4x100m Medley Relay Team and Taylor picked up the Gold in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 200m Breaststroke event.

During this episode Taylor shares her swimming highs, lows and learnings to date. There’s some great takeaways in this episode and Taylor shares around what it means to be dig deep in recent times with her swimming as she heads towards Tokyo 2020 for her Father who in late 2018 was diagnosed with Brain cancer.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What is Taylor learning at the moment
  • How Taylor got into swimming
  • Olympic Experiences
  • Where Taylor’s drive comes from
  • Current training week for Taylor
  • Performance Round
  • Sporting Gene on family
  • Discussion on her Dad’s condition

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“What would the best in the world do in my situation.” – Mantra
“Adrenaline Rush” – Being in the Zone
“Relentless” – Racing Style
“Whatever you do, do it with 100%, and do it with intent.” – Best Advice
“You always race the way you train.”
“You cannot expect the best results if you’re not pushing yourself.”
“If you train well in a fatigue then you are able to race well in a fatigue.”

 Taylor McKeown

To follow Taylor McKeown:

Instagram:  @tay_mckeown
Twitter: @TaylorMMcKeown
Facebook:  @taymckeown


0:00 Start
2:00 Introduction to Taylor McKeown
3:48 What is Taylor learning at the moment
6:44 How Taylor got into swimming
16:00 Olympic Experiences
25:35 Where Taylor’s drive comes from
32:13 Current training week for Taylor
34:05 Performance Round
44:27 Sporting Gene on family
45:31 Discussion on her Dad’s condition
50:01 Taylor’s advice
51:50 Taylor’s Hobbies and Plans
57:42 Finish

People Mentioned

Emily Seebohm – Australian Backstroke Swimmer
Emma McKeon –Australian Swimmer
Cate Campbell – Australian Swimmer
Kaylee McKeown – Australian Swimmer
David Attenborough – Natural Historian
Steve Irwin – Australian Zookeeper

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Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)

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