As the summer of 2016 approaches, two things are on my mind: the Olympic Games and how darn hot it’s going to be in Florida in just a few weeks. At the warmest part of the afternoon, our young club swimmers who are running as part of a conditioning and athletic readiness program join me on the trails that surround the National Training Center.
One of the things that strikes me as I watch (too much) basketball is listening to commentators refer to a coach who is talking to a player, usually one who has just come out of the game, as someone who is “always teaching.” Of course the coach is “always teaching.” That is what coaching is. Coaching is Teaching.
In addition to multiple sessions for coaches of both swimming and diving, for the second year we have sessions geared specifically for diving coaches.
The CSCAA Coach Academy May 3-4, 2016
The Coach Academy was the compass I needed to develop a total team philosophy unique to our swimmers. It is a valuable resource that inspires coaches and brings further purpose to a program.
The CSCAA has announced six winners of this year's Jean Freeman Scholarship
While those modalities such as bodyweight, stretch cords, and med balls certainly have their place, high performing athletes they will not make. Three recent research updates on strength training relevant to swimming and running performance remind us of what is meant by sport-specific and what will benefit our athletes most.
Swimming’s Championship season has arrived. Hooray! From now through the end of March at least, there is a college, a high school, or a USA Swimming championship meet somewhere every weekend. Hooray for that too. Swimmers like championship meets. So do coaches.
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