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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...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of May 4th

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 upcomin...

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Six Key Lessons From Coaching Legends That Should Be Adopted

By Wayne Goldsmith (On Coaching Legends) Through the years, Wayne Goldsmith has had the opportunity to attend and speak at some of the world's most prestigious and important swimming coaching conferences, including The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Convention, the Amer...

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Swimming Parents: Top-10 Ways They Can Get Under a Coach's Skin

This article on swimming parents by Wayne Goldsmith originally ran a few years ago, but the heart of the piece remains true and unchanged. Take a few minutes to read the insights below and reflect on what the author is saying. It could be helpful in generating harmony between key parties in a swimme...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of April 27th

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 upcomin...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Improving Rotation

The rotation can be tricky in the backstroke and freestyle. Although the coach wants the swimmer to rotate more, the stiff swimmer will have more restrictions to make it happen. Here are three movements that will aid and mobilize the thoracic spine for an improved rotation. For all of the follow...

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Fitter and Faster Live Schedule for Week of April 20th

This week Fitter and Faster will have 11 new FREE LIVE broadcasts featuring an Olympic Hall of Famer, many multiple Olympic medalists, and coaches!  Below is a list of the FFT Live schedule for this coming week! (You can also bookmark the page FitterAndFaster.com/LIVE  to always stay up-to...

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1980 Olympic Boycott Revisited - Book On Sale

1980 Olympic Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games By Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter’s American boycott of the...