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Keep it Simple, Coach

One of the joys of coaching is that it provides an outlet for your creativity. It’s fun to think of unique ways to share your passion for helping swimmers improve. But as your brain is brewing its brilliance, remember that your athlet...

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The Value of Quality Complaints

If you’ve never asked your swimmers for feedback through an end-of-season survey, now might be time to do so. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to ask your swimmers for useful feedback. Here’s how to help your swimmers help yo...

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Tips for Helping Your Swimmers Fix Their Technique

No coach wants to be known as a nagging nuisance, so we might sometimes be tempted to keep our observations to ourselves. Indeed, some swimmers may not be interested in receiving feedback, and we do need to be sensitive to that. But swimming is a hi...

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Use These Vocal Techniques to Become a Better Coach

Tremendous technical knowledge of swimming’s stroke subtleties has no value if you can’t effectively pass it on to our swimmers. Therefore, communication is the cornerstone of the coaching craft.

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Mentoring is an Important Tool for Coaches

One of the best things about Masters Swimming is the support and inspiration we receive from the great folks we meet in the water and on the pool deck. Here are a few ways to leverage those connections to ensure our sport continues to grow and prospe...

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Five Concepts You Should Share to Welcome New Swimmers

Here are five critical concepts that experienced swimmers take for granted but that can be utterly foreign to new Masters swimmers.

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The Value of a New Perspective

Most coaches take pride in their knowledge of technique, training methods, and motivational skills. They study hard to keep up with the latest swimming research and innovations, and consistently apply creativity in writing workouts. They delight in s...

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Three Ways to Become a Better Coach

I'm a relative newcomer as a coach, but here are three things I've learned coaching with the Nashville Aquatic Club Masters program.

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Three Ways Coaches Should Look at Distance Sets

Long distance sets can be very valuable for many reasons.

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How to Beat Coaching Burnout

We invest a lot of ourselves into coaching, and this continuous intensity can take a toll. If you find yourself losing passion for your position, here are some things to consider.