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Below are notes from the 2017 NorCal Coaches Clinic held annually in Napa, CA. These are not the views of Swimming Science. It All Starts With The Start basics of swimming – David Marsh Create inspirational moments “A Team of Olympians Become An Olympic Team” video on YouTube. “Sometimes it takes a season to set up…

Take home points on Swimming Coach Education 1) Little formal structure exists to develop coaches in the United States. 2) Education programs are critical for coaching to gain respect as a profession, which will help advance swimming performance. 3) Better swimming coach education is key, but intrinsic motivation is the most important factor. “It is…

Measuring performance is essential for improvement. In swimming, measuring improvement seems easy, simply by tracking improvement from year to year. However, times are misleading, especially in age-group swimmers where a 3% improvement is expected with growth and maturation. Measuring the effectiveness of a coaching staff is essential, but simply using swimming performance and subjective measures…

   
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