Questions you always wanted to ask your coach but were afraid to ask.

By |January 3rd, 2018|

Did you ever want to ask your coach a question but couldn’t find the right way of asking the question?
Did you ever have something you wanted to say to your coach but couldn’t find the right moment?
Did you ever want to sit down with your coach and discuss some stuff you have been wondering about […]

Mental Skills Training in Swimming – a new approach.

By |December 27th, 2017|

What is your experience with sports psychology and mental skills training?

Is it meeting a psychologist or mental skills professional at an office and talking quietly about attitudes, anxieties and ambitions?

Or is it having a mental skills professional come to the training centre and do a “motivation” lecture or a mental skills training session on relaxation, focusing, visualisation / imagery […]

The Top Ten Questions Every Swimming Parent Wants to Know.

By |December 20th, 2017|


You see them every day. They are everywhere. At every pool. Every swim meet. Every school swimming practice.

There they are. Sitting at the side of the pool. Watching every lap. Counting every breath. Analysing every stroke. Studying every move you make.

Coaches? No.

Swimming media? Uh-uh.

Officials? No way.

Who are these people who go to the pool and […]

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 […]