Phil McDade and Brian Temke and I have been tossing around the idea of a podcast for high school swimming since the middle to end of the Girl’s high school season in 2017.
Our effort results around putting a face and voice to the coaches and athletes and allows an extra avenue of information to the audience that is not just stats and who took first place. Things that you can find in your local paper and the WISCA website
We debated and discussed the format. We talked about what equipment was needed. At one point we were going to spend $1000 on equipment.
The feet kept dragging, mostly on my side because I wanted it to be well crafted instead of just getting it started and modifying it once we got is started.
Then one day, listening to Gary V podcast or maybe it was a Gary IG post – we decided it was time to start. We found a free product for us to use called Lightstream Studio and we kicked it off three weeks ago.
Episode one was a struggle. We were learning the software as the show was going. At one point, we actually for most of the show, Phil was the only one on the screen.
Episode two, still not fully understanding the platform, we had our first guest.
And then Episode three, we had two guests! We are still struggling with the technology a bit, but we are getting better.
Think about this?
We have gone from nothing to interviewing the coach from the Division 2 State Champion team (Episode 2) to then interviewing the coach from the Division 1 State Champion team (Episode 3) as well as an athlete that won two events at the Division 1 State Meet.
There is something here. And. we are going to get better.
On to Episode 4!!!