The International Swim Coaches’ Association Coaches Clinic runs Tuesday, August 27th through Friday, August 30th in Clearwater, Florida at the Hilton Clearwater Beach hotel.
All coaches clinics have big lineups of high-profile coaches speaking and giving lectures, and are a great networking opportunity. This year’s ISCA clinic, though, has one really intriguing speaker.
The festivities will be kicked off on Wednesday morning with a 90-minute lecture titled “Training for the 21st Century: The New Paradigm of Ultra Short Race/Pace Training”.
Starring Dr. Brent Rushall.
Brent Rushall is the man responsible for the race-pace training methodologies that Peter Andrew uses to train National Age Group Record holder, and the youngest pro swimmer in U.S. history, Michael Andrew.
This training style has been one of the hottest topics in swimming for several years now, but like it or hate it, this is an opportunity to really sit and learn from the man who developed the theories behind USRPT. Rushall doesn’t make a ton of public appearances, but note that the ISCA is heavily affiliated with the National Age Group Swimming Association, who hosts the meet in Clearwater every year that this season saw an appearance from Michael Andrew.