Category Archives: Swimming and Diving
George Block, president of the World Swimming Coaches Association, sent an impassioned email to thousands of coaches in America and many more in other countries to ”change the world” if they failed to get representation on the FINA board.
- Time to Change the World (swimmingcoach.wordpress.com)
Every Wednesday, ASCA publishes a workout on our website — past contributors have included Coaches Bill Rose, Dick Shoulberg, Gregg Troy and others. This week’s workout is from Coach John Collins, of Badger Swim Club, NY.
“Workout Wednesday for 3/24/11″
From Coach John Collins
The group is high school aged, middle distance oriented, about 20 to 30 in number….amongst the group are 8 boys = between 4.26 -4.38 and 5 girls =between 4.52 and 5.00…
The workout is a post championship effort aimed at starting the long course season…emphasis on decent
yardage, breathe control, and fast kicking…800 swim, wrong side only breathing….16×50 on 45, alt by 50= single stroke R, single stroke L, 3R 3L, double arm back= 4X…….then 4X= 400 crawl pull (prefer strap and pull buoy), breathing every 5th stroke on 6 min, followed by a max effort 100 crawl k (w/board, no z) on 2 mins…….the key was to keep the 5 breathing pattern faithfully throughout, and to blast the kick…..best kids av @ 4.00 on pulls (boys) girls slower….kicking generally @1.15 (poor kicking team) then 3×200= double arm back, dolphin k on back, back swim…10 seconds…….4X= 400 IM pull on 5-6 mins, followed by 100 k max effort fly or breast, on 2 mins…….finished the workout with a T1650 from dive boys had to break 17:15…girls 18.15 or else had to do over…..most made it……
If you have a workout that shows your personal creativity and passion for getting the most out of your athletes, send it our way (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maybe next week you’ll be the featured author of “Workout Wednesday.”
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick? Or maybe some better advice…”Working Successfully with Swim Parents”
And, some related parent education:
Ten Ways for the Swim Parent to Sabotage Their Child’s Swimming Career (written with tongue firmly in cheek) — From John Leonard, American Swimming Coaches Association
A Few Suggestions on How to Be a Better Swimming Parent — From Michael Brooks, York YMCA Swimming
A timeless debate…”Quality vs. Quantity”.
How much is too much? We want to know how your club/team trains…more yardage? Less Yardage? Looking for info for a research project.
Coach John Douglass (Assistant Coach; UW-Milwaukee Swimming and Diving) is doing a research project looking at relationships between training yardage and swimming success. If you think you can contribute to the data collection process, or have information to contribute, please contact John at email@example.com.