CSCAA Virtual Convention Open To College, Club, YMCA and Int’l Coaches May 3-6

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I sat down with the CSCAA Director of Operations, Matt Zimmer, to learn more about their Virtual Convention May 3-6, which they are opening up to Club, YMCA, High School and International coaching colleagues.

Convention Reimagined
Now, more than ever, coaches are needed to not just provide support, guidance, training, and perspective to their athletes, but also lead their programs through these turbulent times.

The past year has provided society the opportunity to reevaluate, reinvent, and reimagine previously held assumptions. We imagined how a digital platform freed us from the limitations of travel, room scheduling, and inclusiveness. We asked, how could we use this year to offer programs, engage more coaches, and make the convention more accessible than ever.

The CSCAA Digital Convention will highlight fifty presentations ranging from training and stroke technique to coaching philosophy and program development. Attendees do not have to decide which session to attend as recordings of sessions and all education tracks will be available on-demand the whole month. With great excitement and after years of requests, the CSCAA is opening registration to Club, YMCA, HS, and International coaching colleagues.


Something For Everyone
This year’s convention will have something for everyone. You will find some of the best minds from every level of swimming and diving. It will also include tracks devoted to recruiting, conversations with championship coaches in other sports, outsiders focusing on personal and professional development, and more. Highlights of this year’s convention will include:

How the Elite See Things – Three world-class competitors discuss how they apply their experiences to their current coaching.

Conversations Down the Hall – What do coaches talk about with coaches from other sports? What lessons have they learned and applied from their peers?

Age Group All-Stars – Three coaches discuss the development of their National Age Group Record-Holders.
Professional Development – Student-athlete evaluations, managing your time more effectively, starting from scratch, dryland and nutrition expertise, and lessons learned from program cuts. These are the things you need to know away from the pool deck.


Music: Otis McDonald


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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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