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How to Be a Great Masters Swimming Coach

If you’re looking to become a Masters coach, or you’re a veteran Masters coach who wants to improve, there are a few things you’ve got to do to provide a great experience for your swimmers.

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What Coaches Should Do After a Long Layoff From Workouts

For a program restart after a facility closure, or for athletes who have missed pool time for issues unrelated to their own health, here are some suggestions for those first workouts upon returning to the pool.

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USMS Coach Mentor Program Helps Coaches Across the Country

Swim coaches must be insightful technicians, skilled diplomats, passionate motivators, and expert managers of aquatic chaos. They provide a service that enriches the lives of swimmers and positively contributes to the community.

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How to Use Video to Help Your Swimmers Fix Their Technique

Your keen eye and technical experience enable you to quickly spot flaws in a swimmer’s stroke. Your verbal and physical communication skills ensure that corrections are clear and easily understood. Your athlete has a strong desire to improve an...

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What Swim Coaches Should Keep in Mind When Writing Workouts

There’s a lot of flexibility within a practice framework. Warm-up could include (or consist entirely of) drills, for example. The conditioning segment could be a single main set or a series of smaller work sets interspersed with recovery, stret...

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How Swim Coaches Can Help Their Swimmers Under the Water

The birds-eye view you get from coaching on deck lets you scan the entire pool. You can see who’s working hard and who’s loafing, who’s lifting their head to breathe and who’s crossing over on hand entry. From your elevated po...

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How to Challenge Your Athletes to Stretch Their Goals

Here are some suggestions for quietly inspiring athletes through subtle suggestions.

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Healthy Habits for Long-Term Success as a Masters Swimming Coach

Here are a few healthy habits to help you take care of yourself and make the crazy life of a Masters swim coach an awesome one.

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How Swimming Coaches Can Balance Their Goals With Their Swimmers' Goals

It’s a logistical nightmare to craft an individual training plan for each person who leaves wet footprints on your pool’s deck. Fortunately, you can create general training plans and modestly tweak them to meet individual needs.

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Swim Workouts for Special Occasions

Here are some simple ideas for transforming a routine workout into something swimmers will want to share on social media.