Flynn Southam Joins the 47 Club
Racing in training. Managing confidence. Ability to adapt.
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Last week at Australian World Trials, Flynn Southam placed 2nd behind Olympic Champ Kyle Chalmers in the Men’s 100 Freestyle, joining the 47 club.
In this interview he shares his perspectives on managing confidence, bouncing back from a bad race, and his ability to adapt to different situations, such as changes in nutrition during international travel. Flynn also discusses the importance of balance between being an athlete and being a normal teenager, and how putting on the Australian cap gives him a sense of added responsibility and pride.
Brett and Flynn also talked about various aspects of his preparations for the World Championships, training camps, maintaining mental freshness, and incorporating lessons learned from past experiences.
YouTube Time Stamps:
00:00 - Welcome Flynn Southam!
02:04 - Australian Men Culture Shift
05:49 - Overcoming Setbacks And Struggles
12:05 - Knowing Your Strengths
17:21 - Training The 100 Versus The 200
24:19 - World Relay Contention
32:00 - Feeling Good Doesn’t Always Mean Swimming Well
37:59 - Why Is Queensland So Dominant Right Now?
40:49 - Where To Improve Now?
48:54 - Final Prep