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10 Swimming Coaching Approaches That Don't Make Sense

10 Swimming Coaching Approaches That Don't Make Sense Originally posted August 12, 2015 Like all sports and all industries, swimming has its fair share of myths, routines, habits, practices and rituals which everyone does...but that doesn't necessarily make them right. Swimming coaching can be a gam...

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So You Had a Bad Race...4 Ways to Handle the Situation

So you had a bad race or two. Or three. Or four. Or maybe even a lot more. You can cry, you can mope, you can let one bad race affect the rest of the meet or the rest of your season. Or you can learn how to bounce back from a bad race to make yourself a more successful swimmer. Here are four steps t...

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The Main Set: A Revolution in Swimming Workouts

By Wayne Goldsmith. 20 x 100 on 1:45 16 x 200 on 2:30 40 x 50 on 1:00 6 x 400 on 6:15 Anyone who's had any involvement with the sport of swimming would be familiar with the concept of a Main Set. Those combinations of repeats and rest times (intervals) that are the focus - the emphasis of all swimmi...

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Swim Training: How Much Should We Be Doing?

Swim Training: How Much Should We Be Doing? By Wayne Goldsmith Introduction: I've had numerous poolside conversations, attended over 50 hours of lectures and workshops at major swimming conventions in the U.S., Australia and Great Britain, enjoyed many, many long phone calls and SKYPE calls, had cou...

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Wayne Goldsmith: How To Handle The World's Dumbest Swimming Workout

Wayne Goldsmith: How To Handle The World's Dumbest Swimming Workout How many articles, blog posts, magazine features and text books have you read about swimming workouts? How many web articles have you seen that start with something like "The 10 best speed workouts" or "The best ever distance workou...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 25th

This week Fitter and Faster will have more FREE LIVE broadcasts!  Below is the FFT Live schedule or on this page you can read about and sign up for ALL of this week's live broadcasts in one place. (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to-date on upcomi...

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How to Get Your Pool Opened Back Up

PRESENTING A PLAN TO GET YOUR POOL OPEN AND YOUR TEAM BACK IN THE WATER Date & Time: Monday May 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EST Suggested Audience: Team board members, Coaches, Facility Directors, Aquatics Directors and everyone else interested in helping to get swimmers back in the water. Register now Thro...

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6 Swim Parent Stereotypes That Can Hinder a Swimmer's Success

Swimmers and coaches alike know that it takes several factors to help a swimmer be successful and achieve his/her goals. One crucial factor that may be a given but under-addressed is the parental role in a swimmer’s achievement. While the swim parent and coach can make a great support team, they als...

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Tips and Tricks for Social Distancing Your Swim Groups

While there are some people that still believe that swim teams will just ‘go back to normal’ swim practices and others that feel we shouldn’t swim until we have a vaccine, most can clearly agree that we will need to make some changes in the way we run swim practices in 2020.  The industry’s process ...

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3 Signs Of a Bad Coach

By Wayne Goldsmith. It's easy to spot a good coach - energy, passion, enthusiasm, dedication, connection with their swimmers, knowledge...and it's just as easy to identify terrible coaches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcT93A_6s4E&t=7s So how do you identify terrible coaches? Terrible coaches "Te...

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Swim Practice Social Distancing Protocol

Can we safely swim with 6 people in a lane? We hear a lot about the rules of running a gym with social distancing.  There is plenty of support about managing our pool bathroom, or how to navigate at <50% capacity for a business.  But as swim coaches the final key is to understand how to keep swimmer...