Coaching

Testing a Team’s Guiding Philosophy

Regular readers of this blog will know that I favour slow development of young swimmers, with a  progression path that ultimately leads to preparing graduating high schoolers for university swimming. This especially makes sense considering the average age of elite swimmers is the early to middle 20s. Why grind a 10-year old when they won't… Continue reading Testing a Team’s Guiding Philosophy

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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