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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.

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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...