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WR Holder Alia Atkinson on retirement, longevity and breaststroke training
|Duration||50 Minutes 4 Seconds|
|Author||Inside with Brett Hawke|
|Description||Alia Atkinson is the fastest woman ever in the 50 and 100 SCM Breaststrokes. Born and raised in Jamaica, she won 4 individual World Championship titles and swam at 5 Olympics Games! At her final swim meet, 2021 Fina SC World Championships, Alia was disqualified in her best event, the 50 Breaststroke. Nobody told her why. She came back and placed 4th in the 100 Breaststroke. Alia talks about breaststroke technique, breaststroke training, her mentality in the ready room, having longevity in the sport, and much more. Timeline: 00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law; 00:04 Hello Alia Atkinson!; 03:30 Most proud of?; 04:30 St. Andrew; 05:25 Why swimming?; 08:00 Breaststroke Beginnings; 09:30 Making an impact; 11:00 Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace; 12:45 West Indies Swim Team; 14:40 Texas A&M; 15:40 200 Breast NCAA Champion!; 17:30 World Record Holder; 18:00 Swim Angelfish Adaptive Swim Lessons; 18:35 How to swim Breaststroke faster; 20:30 Training breaststroke; 21:25 Longevity; 23:35 Making changes; 24:45 Coach Chris Anderson; 26:11 Money struggles; 28:54 Destro Swim Towers; 29:12 Giving up?; 32:05 Hardy, Soni, Ruta; 33:00 Mentality going into a Final; 33:47 Happiness; 36:00 Hunger to succeed; 37:30 Psychology; 39:17 Superior Swim Timing; 41:30 Regrets?; 42:40 World Short Course Breaststroke DQ's; 49:29 Swimnerd Live Results|