The culture begins and ends with you. Coaches, are you made for this moment?
Very often on pool decks around the world you hear the phrase SWIM DOWNHILL. While I think this is to denote ease, quite the opposite is true.
I am here to give you the one simple secret that will ensure you and the age groupers you care about manage success and failure with grace.
College recruiting can be an exhilarating and exciting experience. That is if your child is getting emails and interest from the schools he or she wants to attend. But what happens when the phone doesn’t ring?
The recent college bribery scandal has a lot of parents outraged—including myself. Our kids work so hard to get into college, both in the pool and academically. It’s disheartening to learn that parents paid to get their kids into school — and that college coaches took bribes.
At DART Swimming we place high value on underwater kick. When I teach the kick to swimmers I teach it using 3 positions, which simplify the movement.
Looking at the big picture of swim parenting—or being involved in any sport—is to allow our kids to experience and learn life lessons with supervision in a structured environment.
Tidy up where you can. Make a little mental space for good thoughts and great swims.
These are my own attempts at innovation. I would like to hear others too!
I hope (this) causes you, comrades and friends, to reconsider the erroneous view that kicking is the ‘engine’ of the strokes mentioned above; instead, it evidently serves as an equipoise to the true motor – the arms.
Do other conferences lack swim fans from the general public, too?
For the next few days, I will cheer from the stands, offer no coaching advice, and watch as this chapter of our family journey closes and look forward to the journeys ahead.
My job as a youth coach is to build outstanding character atop the platform of competitive sports. I will know how well they have absorbed the lessons learned in competitive sports when they reach 30 years of age, and I’ll know how well I’ve done as their coach, too.
Kaizen Swim Club’s Zaneta Alvaranga (13-14 girls) was responsible for breaking nine (9) records at the four day event, while Nathaniel Thomas (13 -14 boy) of Tornados Swim Club was the leading record breaker on the boys’ side with five (5) records.