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Why do Swimming Coaches Love Coaching?

Last Friday night I attended a 20 year reunion for a swimming club that I began in 1995 called Carey Aquatic. The Club changed its name to CA Tritons in 2008 and remains a strong competitive club in Melbourne, Australia today. There were more than 150 former athletes in attendance on the night and it […]

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New swimming coach needs help

QUESTION: Hello, I am just a recently new coach and have just taken over a small squad of age group swimmers. All I wanted to know was is there any resources that would set out pool rules/code of conduct in regards to attendance attitude etc? Regards Adam ANSWER: Hi Adam, Each coach will gradually develop […]

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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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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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