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Swim Up to Swim Down: Some new ideas on Swim Downs to enhance your Swim Meet Success

By |November 1st, 2017|

 

In the old days it was simple.

You raced. You did your best.

You spoke with the coach about your race, you swapped ideas about dives and turns, you listened to feedback, discussed splits and stroke technique etc etc.

You drank a little water or sports drink.

You jumped (or maybe slumped) into the swim down pool, did a […]

Peaking and Tapering: Getting it right the first time.

By |October 25th, 2017|

There’s Harry Potter.

There’s Star Wars.

There’s Disneyland.

And there’s one other magic and mystery experience……………Peaking and Tapering swimmers.
But what is peaking and tapering?

P.E.A.K. – Preparing Each Athlete’s Kapacity (capacity) to perform at their best.
T.A.P.E.R. – Training Activities that Provide Excellence after Rest.

Peaking is about training swimmers to swim at their best.

Tapering is ensuring that the […]

Five New Ideas that will Change Swimming Forever.

By |October 18th, 2017|

They say that “success is a moving target”.

This is so true in swimming where new ideas, information and innovations are constantly being thrown up to challenge, inspire and stimulate the thinking of swimmers and coaches.

Recently a wave of exciting and challenging new scientific research has come forward which has sparked some new ideas and forced […]

Swim Coaching Brain Coach’s Peak Performance Profile

By |May 4th, 2015|

 

In response to the many requests for helping coaches with training, education and development, the Swim Coaching Brain has developed the Swim Coaching Brain Coach’s Peak Performance Profile.

The Profile is for all swimming coaches at all levels and assesses every aspect of your coaching including:

Leadership;
Coaching Philosophy;
Core Coaching Skills;
Parent Management Skills;
Coaching Environment;
Management Skills;
Political Skills;
Sports Science Knowledge;
Financial Management […]

Five Breaststroke Essentials for all Swimmers and Coaches

By |May 4th, 2015|

1. If you want to swim breaststroke – you have to swim breaststroke

We have all been there – sitting behind a breaststroker, trying to overtake them, trying to get around their wide kicks and slow speed. Frustrating!!!

However, to get good at breaststroke – you have to swim breaststroke! That is to say, if you want […]