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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.

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How You Can Coach Your Swimmers to Go Faster

We didn’t become Masters coaches so we could buy jet airplanes, football teams, and diamond-encrusted snorkels. Oh sure, there are great benefits that come with the job, such as getting to take free showers at the gym and being allowed to work ...

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How Coaches Can Recognize Their Swimmers

Here’s one example of how to provide various opportunities for members to earn points to become an all-star. Get creative to accomplish your goals for your particular club and swimmers. In this example, all-star is given to anyone who earns 100...

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How to Build a Community in Your Program

Building a Masters club takes more than just recruiting swimmers and finding pool time. Those are big challenges for new groups, but to see your group flourish and thrive, invest some time and energy in building a true community.

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How Much Butterfly Should be in Workouts?

Success in butterfly competition requires swimming butterfly in practice from time to time. But how much? And what about the folks who swim the occasional individual medley but possess no motivation to include better butterfly on their bucket list? H...

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Healthy Daily Habits for Success as a Masters Coach

It can be a stressful and demanding lifestyle, but there are things you can do to reduce the stress in your daily routine. Creating healthy habits for yourself can make coaching a lot of fun.