PHOENIX, Arizona, September 26. TODAY, Swimming World unveils a new segment on our site SwimmingWorld.com: Ask A Coach! All you have to do is email us with your question, and we'll get an experienced, recognized coach to answer it!
Ask a question about anything, from technique and training tips to the college recruitment process. Need help setting goals? Having trouble talking to your coach? Want to change clubs but need advice? Asking a coach will help give you the tips you need to guide you in the right direction.
Our resident expert coach currently is Tyler Fenwick, Tennessee's Associate Coach for the men's and women's swimming and diving program. Fenwick has coaching experience at both the collegiate and club swimming level. Before moving to Tennessee, he spent three years (2009-12) as the Head Men's National Team coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, a premier gold medal club in Mission Viejo, Calif.
In his time with the Nadadores, Fenwick's athletes posted 58 National Age Group top-10 swims, 24 top-three swims and seven #1 ranked swims. His swimmers broke 13 Nadadore club records, four Southern California records and one National Age Group record. This past year alone, two swimmers each made the U.S. National Team, Junior Pan Pacific Team and Junior World Championship Team. Two of his swimmers won gold and bronze medals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships. To cap it all off, he coached the 5k National Champion at the Open Water National Championships.
“In the last three years Tyler has been one of the most productive senior level coaches in the country,” Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich said. “He has demonstrated a powerful understanding of how to develop swimmers and how to prepare them for international competition, so he's clearly shown his expertise, particularly when it comes to distance swimming.”
If you would like to submit a question to Coach Fenwick, email us or leave a comment below! All swimming-related questions are welcome!