If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that I have a real concern about training young swimmers too hard. I absolutely understand the temptation to get a really fast young swimmer in your squad. And in many cases, that fast young swimmer may be a coach's job assurance. But the danger to… Continue reading It’s All About the Training Progression Path
I would imagine it's the same with all swim coaches. I'm always being asked by parents and swimmers why swimmers need incredibly strong cores in order to swim fast. Much stronger core strength than land-based sports. And it's true and obvious from watching the sport. Swimmers need to have incredibly strong cores. It took… Continue reading Runners Have the Ground, Skaters Have the Ice, Swimmers Have ???
A new swim season is about to start, and in the process of preparing my annual training plan I decided to investigate how other swim teams and other sports team start off their seasons. After all, I've borrowed enough ideas from cycling and other sports that its possible they have some good ideas in this… Continue reading What’s the Best Way to Start Off a Swim Season?