Coaching

The Team Philosophy / Coaching Mismatch

If you haven’t been on many swim teams, it may be hard to imagine that every swim team is fundamentally different. And this largely comes from two aspects of the team: team philosophy, and the coaches. Ideally, the team philosophy guides everything that the team does, how its members interact with each other, and it… Continue reading The Team Philosophy / Coaching Mismatch

Coaching

Christmas Camp versus Christmas Break

The idea of a Christmas Camp versus a Christmas Break should really be a hot topic. After all, it's a pretty clear tradeoff: use the holidays to train swimmers extra hard; or give swimmers a rest and a chance to enjoy the holidays with their family. Unfortunately, it's not a hot topic. In fact, it… Continue reading Christmas Camp versus Christmas Break