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Six Secrets to be a Great Swimming Coach

There are some secrets to being a successful swimming coach of junior and age group swimmers.  Most of these secrets are never taught in coaching courses and most coaches do not understand the importance of these skills. Listed below are six key skills that successful swimming coaches use.  Do you do all of these? 1. Teach […]

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The best warm up for a Swim Meet

QUESTION: Good Day Gary, Some of our swimmers ages 8yrs to 14yrs complain of fatigue, when its race time if the coach does a long warm up before the meet starts. What would you say would be basic or best warm up, prior to the start of the meet and the duration. Regards Robert ANSWER: […]

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Behind the Goggles goes to print

This week I received the final proof for Behind the Goggles and it looks fantastic. The content in the book will help every competitive swimmer aged 8 to 14 years to improve their swimming.  It is full of tips and areas to focus on and will be read over and over again. The book is in full […]

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Why is technique important in swimming?

QUESTION: Hello, I have a lot of stamina and my swimming coach tells me that I swim very fast but she tells me I have to improve techniques… in a race not speed is important?? why should I bother with techniques Jean Claude ANSWER: Hi Jean Claude, It sounds like your swimming coach is a […]

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Nine year old swimmer not improving

QUESTION: Dear Sir/Madam I have a 9 year old son who swims for a club and participates in galas regularly. The issue is he seems to always underperform at his galas. Kids in his age group and smaller constantly achieve better times than he does. He is at training 3 to 4 times a week […]

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