SwimSwam Podcast: Jason Pullano on How to Gamify Swimming

On SwimSwam Podcast, we’re giving you an in-depth listen at all things swimming. Host Coleman Hodges welcomes guests and guest co-hosts alike to get perspective on our ever-changing swimming universe and break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

I sat down with Jason Pullano, a high school swim coach in the Dallas area who has been utilizing his time creatively during quarantine to try to keep his swimmers as engaged as possible. Pullano is also a teacher, and what he’s noticed from his peers during the COVID-19 shutdown is that if they aren’t using alternative methods to keep kids’ attention in online classes, the participation rate plummets. So Pullano has started creating ways to gamify daily life, from learning to swimming.

In this podcast, that comes in the form of Jason turning a swim workout into a game of Super Mario Kart. He has an entire spreadsheet for how it works; it might be worth it to watch the video on our YouTube page.

Link to Jason’s youtube channel: https://bit.ly/pullanoyoutube
Link to Jason’s gamify swim coaching facebook group: https://bit.ly/swimcoachgamification
Link to Jason’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachpullano/

Music: Otis McDonald


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1 year ago

Thanks for the honor Swimswam! I have a YouTube channel with premade sets available to all for free! No gimmicks! Links to score cards are in each video’s description. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCioYVNTHG3BeRGIRj-6FyYQ

1 year ago

Additionally, a “Gamify coaching” Facebook group is up and running! Lots of collaborative work going on between coaches around the world! Here’s the link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/322799499113696/?ref=share

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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