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'Leading Without Leading' Offers New Perspective on Leadership

Competitive Swimming is In Crisis Unless...

The Pool Pathway-More Problems Than It's Worth

A Morning with the Master: On Deck with Coach Bill Sweetenham

The Main Set: A Revolution in Swimming Workouts

Coaching Success: Finding Your Coaching Heart

How to Spot Terrible Coaches

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'Leading Without Leading' Offers New Perspective on Leadership

There's a lot of stuff around about Leadership...books, videos, DVDs, courses, conferences, training programs....seems like everyone's got something to say - and something to sell - about Leading, Leaders and Leadership. Wayne Goldsmith's new book "Leading Without Leading" isn't selling anything - e...

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Competitive Swimming is In Crisis Unless...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3AiNAei8Oo&t=4s Competitive Swimming is in crisis…..UNLESS….. By Wayne Goldsmith There is no doubt that Competitive Sport around the world is in crisis. In some places, particularly in rural and regional areas, some sports - particularly the traditional Olympic sport...

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The Pool Pathway-More Problems Than It's Worth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAytQI-MdvI The Pool Pathway By Wayne Goldsmith Every national swimming association around the world has some sort of swimmer development pathway - what I call the pool pathway. It's a model and a system which has been around for more than 50 years in some form - and ...

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A Morning with the Master: On Deck with Coach Bill Sweetenham

A Morning with the Master: On Deck with Coach Bill Sweetenham By Wayne Goldsmith I’ve known Coach Bill Sweetenham for a long time. He’s been one of the strongest and most positive influences on my life and he continues to be a respected colleague, a trusted mentor and a great personal friend. Everyw...

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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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Coaching Success: Finding Your Coaching Heart

By Wayne Goldsmith. The most important question any swimming coach seeking coaching success can ask, is "Why Do I Coach"? When I work with swimming coaches around the world, I usually start my "coach-the-coaches" sessions with that question: Why Do You Coach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbM-l7_3...

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How to Spot Terrible Coaches

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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Three Things Good Coaches Do

By Wayne Goldsmith. There are coaches. And there are good coaches. Coaches who do things right - and do the right things - the things that will help the swimmers and the teams they coach to be all they can be. So what is it that good coaches do that sets them apart? What are the things that good coa...

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Coach Development: How Coaches Learn

By Wayne Goldsmith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O87MG5dGPps&t=1s Coach Development: How Coaches Learn. By Wayne Goldsmith It's pretty simple logic. Swimmers want to get better at what they do. The first and most important step of getting better is learning. Therefore, the more swimmers learn - th...

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What is Coaching? The Art of Connection.

What is Coaching? By Wayne Goldsmith What is Coaching? Coaching is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection. What is Coaching? Coaching is helping swimmers to dream - to dream larger than they've ever dreamed before - and to create the environment and the opportunity for those dreams...

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Swimming Stress: Stop Worrying - Keep Swimming

Swimming Stress: Stop Worrying - Keep Swimming. By Wayne Goldsmith One of the most common questions I get asked by swimmers, coaches and parents is how to deal with pre-race nervousness: what I call Swimming Stress. People of all ages and in all walks of life experience a degree of stress everyday: ...

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The Swimming Zone

The Swimming Zone. By Wayne Goldsmith You’re traveling through another swimming dimension—a dimension not only of muscles and tendons, but of mind...a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead—your next stop: the Swimming Zone! (with apologies ...

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Swimming Technique vs Swimming Style

Swimming Technique vs Swimming Style By Wayne Goldsmith Imagine you’ve never seen anyone swim before. You’ve gone to the beach and you've seen dolphins play in the waves. You’ve visited an aquarium and watched the fish cruise through the water effortlessly. You’ve been on a “whale-watching” cruise o...

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When Your Heat Goes Cold: Ten Ways to Turn Around a Poor Heat Swim

By Wayne Goldsmith. You've trained for weeks - months - maybe even years for this Meet. Everything's ready. Diet - perfect. Training - haven't missed a workout for six months. Coach is happy - you're happy - the world is a wonderful place. You can't wait to get to the Meet and show the world - and y...

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Coaching Philosophy: Why You Do What You Do

By Wayne Goldsmith Coaching Philosophy is at the very heart of everything a coach thinks, says and does. It's their core coaching framework - the set of values, behaviours and standards that a coach believes in: it's why they do what they do. But - surprisingly few coaches can simply, easily and imm...

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Kicking Practice: It's Time to Let Go.

By Wayne Goldsmith Kicking Practice: It's Time to Let Go. Every competitive swimmer, triathlete, Masters swimmer and fitness swimmer does some kind of kick set in their practices. There's sprint kick sets, endurance kick sets, kick sets with fins, kick sets without fins, kick sets using some form .....

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Swimming Mind

By Wayne Goldsmith. It is now the era of Swimming Mind. The past 100 years have been largely been the era of the swimming body - with coaches, swimmers, sports scientists and researchers all strongly focused on swimming physiology and the development of the physical and technical aspects of swimming...

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Swim Training: How Much Should We Be Doing?

By Wayne Goldsmith Introduction: Over the past year, I've had numerous pool side conversations, attended over 50 hours of lectures and workshops at major swimming conventions in the US, Australia and Great Britain, enjoyed many many long phone calls and SKYPE calls, had countless coffee, breakfast, ...

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Swimmin' in the Wind: 6 Ways To Swim Fast in Windy Conditions.

By Wayne Goldsmith Want to challenge yourself? Want to face and overcome the toughest conditions nature can throw at you? Want to learn how to get up and race fast when everyone else is ducking for cover and looking for a nice cup of hot chocolate? The answer my friend is Swimmin' in the Wind...the ...

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Swimming Media Moments, Messages, Motivations and Mistakes

Swimming Media Commentary By Wayne Goldsmith. Having attended many, many swimming media conferences over the years, I am always fascinated in two things: The questions that get asked by the swimming media and the answers to those questions. The answers are - in most cases - incredibly predictable - ...