Coaching

Meet Efficiency and Public Announcement of DQs

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of ‘innovations’ meant to speed up swim meets. I’ll mention a few of them before getting to the latest: public announcements of DQs. 3-False-Start Rule For those old enough, you may remember back when swimming had a 3-false-start rule. And in championship meets, it was rare to have… Continue reading Meet Efficiency and Public Announcement of DQs

Coaching

We Need a Saner Approach to Swim Meets

This may be heresy, but the prevailing swim meet system in most major swimming areas is horribly broken. Swim meets are now expected to  consume a weekend - from Friday afternoon or evening sessions to late Sunday sessions.  A session itself can take 6 hours, the presence of rules that try to limit the session… Continue reading We Need a Saner Approach to Swim Meets