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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Here are some suggestions for quietly inspiring athletes through subtle suggestions.
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.
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.
Here are some simple ideas for transforming a routine workout into something swimmers will want to share on social media.