Coaching

Teens, Sleep Deprivation and Morning Swim Practices – Revisited

Very early last year I wrote a blog post about the above topic. Specifically, that research at the time showed some pretty bad effects on kids, and especially teens, of not getting enough sleep. You can read that blog post here. Basically, it referred to many studies that say teens need between 8.5 and 9+… Continue reading Teens, Sleep Deprivation and Morning Swim Practices – Revisited

Coaching

Teens, Sleep Deprivation and Morning Swim Practices

I know that a lot of coaches will disagree with my message in this blog. And if they don't, they should. I'll explain why at the end. Almost every serious swim team holds many morning practices a week for their older swimmers. Usually at least 4, sometimes 5 or even 6. And they start as… Continue reading Teens, Sleep Deprivation and Morning Swim Practices