ASCA Lessons From the Legends: Carol Capitani on Intuitive Coaching


Lessons From the Legends: Carol Capitani on Intuitive Coaching

In her ninth year as the women’s coach at the University of Texas, Carol Capitani has enjoyed considerable success with the Longhorns, including top-10 finishes at six of the past eight NCAA Championships. Prior to taking the reins at Texas, Capitani was part of the championship staff at the University of Georgia, serving as an assistant to Jack Bauerle.

Capitani has also served as a coach at the international level. She was the head coach for the Team USA women at the 2017 World University Games and was an assistant for the United States at the 2013 World University Games. Capitani was the head coach of the American women at the 2013 Duel in the Pool. Her current Texas squad has opened the 2020-21 season in impressive fashion and is positioned to make an impact at the NCAA Champs.

As part of the American Swimming Coaches Association’s Lessons From The Legends Series, Capitani discusses inituitive coaching and the fact that seasons won’t be perfect, and neither will meets and practices. She stresses that you have to have confidence in your plans and be willing to make adjustments based on what is seen. Capitani talks about intuitive coaching and the importance of making adjustments on the fly.

Lessons From the Legends: Carol Capitani

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