Swimming World Presents “Swimming Technique Concepts: ISCA Hall of Fame Summit”

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Swimming Technique Concepts: ISCA Hall of Fame Summit

The annual conference of the International Swim Coaches Association (ISCA) was held Aug. 28-31 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. As is customary for the ISCA conference, there were presentations by coaches, scientists and a combination of coaches and scientists.

There were panels on sprint training, distance and open water training, preventing abuse, season planning for age group swimmers, marketing and managing fatigue. Individual presentations included science and technology for starts, the use of data to analyze technique, the importance of the rate of perceived exertion, applying research findings, nutrition and leadership.

Multiple coaches commented positively on the opportunity to dialogue with presenters and experienced coaches. Ben Delia (Franklin & Marshall College) remarked that the elite coaching panels featured extended time blocks to allow the panelists to elaborate on their experience coaching world-class athletes and answer a variety of questions. Mike Peterson (Ames Cyclone Aquatic Club) commented that “everyone was very approachable” and that he appreciated that he was able to speak with presenters during or after their presentations.

The recent ISCA Hall of Fame Summit blended presentations by coaches and scientists. Audience questions and dialogue with coaches and presenters resulted in a number of thought-provoking moments. Julio Aragon (Costa Rica) summarized that “this summit is way more than the speeches and panels” and that “science and swimming must go hand to hand…to create better athletes and better coaches.”

Dr. Rod Havriluk is a sports scientist and consultant who specializes in swimming technique instruction and analysis. His unique strategies provide rapid improvement while avoiding injury. Learn more at the STR website: www.swimmingtechnology.com. You can contact Rod at info@swimmingtechnology.com. All scienti c documentation relating to this article, including scienti c principles, studies and research papers, can be provided upon demand.

To learn more about ISCA and their recent Hall of Fame summit, check out the October 2018 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!  Swimming World subscribers can download this issue in the Swimming World Vault!

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FEATURES

022 SWIMMING’S RESPECTFUL REBEL
by Annie Grevers
Michael Andrew turned pro at the age of 14. He embraced the non-traditional Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training. Despite his naysayers, the 19-year-old fully believes he’s doing what he needs to do to pull out his God-given potential. And he proved it this summer with his men’s high-point performance at nationals and a 50 free gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships.

026 FOR LOVE OF THE SPORT
by David Rieder
Kathleen Baker has always loved swimming. It’s been a motivating force that has helped her battle Crohn’s disease and that has led her to help others believe they can overcome their own medical challenges. And it’s a quality that she has shown throughout her career that’s included a world record, Olympic gold and silver plus medals of every color at the 2017 World Championships and 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.

030 A TRANSITION YEAR
by Dan D’Addona
College swimming may have lost the top two swimmers in the world—with Katie Ledecky turning pro and Caeleb Dressel graduating—but there will still be plenty of storylines to follow this college season.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: DON WATSON
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: ISCA HALL OF FAME SUMMIT
by Rod Havriluk
This month’s article reports some of the highlights and coach reactions from the International Swim Coaches Association annual conference, held Aug. 28-31, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Many coaches are now applying science to support their swimmers to swim faster and with fewer injuries.

016 TOYS FOR BOYS…AND GIRLS
by Michael J. Stott
Thanks to new and innovative equipment for training, today’s swimmers have enjoyed more productive workouts, resulting in faster swimming.

040 KNOW THYSELF…AND YOUR OPPONENT
by Michael J. Stott
A good race plan and an awareness of your opponents’ tendencies can help you perform at your best.

042 Q&A WITH COACH KAMI GARDNER
by Michael J. Stott

043 HOW THEY TRAIN EMILY HAGEBOECK
by Michael J. Stott

JUNIOR SWIMMER

045 UP & COMERS: MICHAEL PICKETT
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
013 BEYOND THE YARDS
018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
032 PREP SCHOOL DIRECTORY
046 GUTTER TALK
048 PARTING SHOT

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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