Swimming’s Most Important Lessons

Swimming’s Most Important Lessons (Part 2: #’s 16-30)

PHOENIX-30 things you need to understand about the development of swimmers, a personal Journey 25 years in the making. This is the second of a two part series in the April & May Issues of Swimming World Magazine.
Excerpt from the April and May 2015 Issue of Swimming World Magazine, By Wayne Goldsmith who said, “After 25 years working with swimmers, coaches, swimming clubs, swimming parents and swimming organisations all over the world, I am often asked, ‘What are the most important things you’ve learned about swimming?'”
Here is a a quick summary of swimming’s most important lessons (16-30) Goldsmith has learned in helping swimmers to realize their potential, more on each point and the countdown of all 30 in the April & May 2015 Issues of Swimming World Magazine.

Swimming’s Most Important Lessons #’s 16-30:
16. Stand For Something-Or Fall For Anything
17. Swimming Is A Team Sport
18. Find A Program In Which You Can Train And Work Hard With Similarly Motivated, Enthusiastic, Positive People
19. Show Appreciation For The Help And Support You Are Given
20. Make Training More Challenging And More Demanding Than The Competition For Which You Are Preparing
21. Easy Way/Hard Way
22. Believe In Yourself-But Back That Belief With Actions
23. Do What You Say More Than What You’ll Do
24. No One-No One-Does A PR Every Time They Swim
25. Be Careful To Whom And To What You Listen
26. Talk To And Listen To Experienced People-Learn From Their Successes And Failures
27. Out-Prepare Your Opposition In Every Detail. Every Day.
28. Failure: Do Not Accept It-You Don’t Have To Like It…Just Learn From It.
29. One Thing A Day-Just One Thing
30. In The End. Nothing Guarantees Success.
(More to #’s 16-30 and this article on page 48, by- Wayne Goldsmith)
Wayne Goldsmith has worked with swimmers, coaches, swimming clubs,swimming parents, sports scientist and swimming organizations all over the world for 25 years. He has contributed to Swimming World Magazine for 15 years. He is one of the world’s leading experts in elite-level swimming and high-performance sport. Be sure to check out Goldsmith’s websites at www.wgaquatics.com and www.wgcoaching.com.

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012 Saving Scholarship Swimming
by George Block
Shortly before Christmas 2014, a small group of representatives from the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), USA Swimming (USA-S) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) met to brainstorm and develop an initial strategy to save scholarship swimming.

015 The Case For Snorkels
by Michael J Stott
Swim Coaches of all levels embrace the snorkel as a necessary training tool that has numerous benefits including breathing assistance, balance and improved head and body position.

020 Cal’s Bears Are Golden
by Jeff Commings and Annie Grevers
Cal captured its fourth women’s title in the last seven years, winning decisively over two-time defending champion Georgia, 513 to 452.

028 Too Easy!
by David Rieder, Jeff Commings, Jason Marsteller and Michael J. Stott
As Texas swimmers dominated the competition at NCAAs by winning seven events and setting records en route to a 129-point margin of victory, Coach Eddie Reese tied Ohio States’s Mike Peppe (1931-63) as the winningest NCAA Division I coaches (11 titles) in men’s swimming and diving.

034 First-Timers At Women’s NCAAS
by Annie Grevers

039 Behind The Scenes At Men’s NCAAS
by Michael J Stott

044 The Usual Suspects
by Jason Marsteller
Emory, Kenyon, Oklahoma Baptists and Indian River extended their winning streaks at this year’s NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA Championships-ranging from three straight team titles up to 41. Only Queens University of Charlotte at the NCAA Div. II meet was able to end Drury’s run at the top and start a new “streak” of its own.

010 Lessons With the Legends: Bill Rose

018 Swimming Technique Misconceptions: Butterfly Breathing
by Rod Havriluk
A common swimming technique misconception is that a butterflyer should not change the angle at the neck to breathe. Typical advice is to maintain the non-breathing neck angle when breathing to avoid submerging the hips and increasing resistance. However, swimmers can actually minimize resistance by using the full range of motion of the neck to breathe.

052 Q & A With Coach Brad Isham
by Michael J. Stott

053 How They Train Kevin George
by Michael J. Stott

013 Dryside Training: Kick Set On Land
by J.R. Rosania and Darian Townsend

048 Goldminds: Swimming’s Most Importatnt Lessons (Part 2:#’s 16-30)
by Wayne Goldsmith
Here is a summary of the most important lessons the author has learned in the business of helping swimmers and coaches realize their potential-a personal journey 25 years in the making!

055 Up & Comers

008 A Voice For The Sport

056 Gutter Talk

058 Parting Shot

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Author: Maureen Rankin

Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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