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Introduction to Planning

Introduction to Planning

The video below is the first in the series of presentations focused on Planning for Swimming Performance as part of the Swim Coach Advantage membership program. We know this program is going to provide HUGE benefits to swim coaches from all levels of swimming, and we...

Take a look inside Swim Parent Advantage

Take a look inside Swim Parent Advantage

We have received so many questions form parents of competitive swimmers asking what Swim Parent Advantage is all about. So to help you out, we provide below some examples of what you get access to as a member of this world leading support program for swimming parents....

Why Do Swimmers Train So Much?

Why Do Swimmers Train So Much?

One of the most common questions we receive from parents of children who take part in competitive swimming is "Why do swimmers have to train so much?" It's a question we recently received in our parent support program. Children who play land based sports like soccer,...

Take Your Coaching to Another Level

Take Your Coaching to Another Level

Over the next four months we are going to provide all swimming coaches with some gold. Not real gold, but golden ideas to assist swim coaches to better understand two key aspects of coaching which many coaches find difficult to understand. They will be explained in...

Lessons from the Philosophy of Water

Lessons from the Philosophy of Water

You may know this feeling: you wake up to multiple unread notifications on your mobile phone. Your calendar is already packed with meetings, sometimes double- or triple-booked. You feel engaged, you feel busy. In fact, you feel productive. But at the end of it all,...

Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology

In our latest Swim Parent POD, sport psychologist Megan Davis explained the ins and outs of sport psychology and how what we say to our children can greatly affect them in a positive or negative manner. Today we share a few excerpts from the most recent POD where...

Swim Parent Support

Swim Parent Support

Gold Class Swimming are well known for their swim clinics throughout Australia. With hundreds of swimmers each year participating in them, lead coach Leigh Nugent came to the realisation that while the swimmers and coaches were well supported, a majority of parents...

Parent Patience Required as Pools Re-Open

Parent Patience Required as Pools Re-Open

For a majority of parents and swimmers, the pending re-opening of swimming pools around Australia and in many other countries is a big step back to re-gaining some normality in their life. The announcements that pools can re-open under strict guidelines have started....

Supporting Parents of Competitive Swimmers

Supporting Parents of Competitive Swimmers

The sport of swimming is facing a major disruption around the world due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). With swimming pools closed and social distancing restrictions in place preventing squad training and other social interactions that swim clubs usually provide,...

Kicking Above Water

Kicking Above Water

Over time I have noticed that there is an overwhelming amount of young swimmers who I have witnessed in training kicking above the water. Their feet are spending more timing out of the water than in the water and this is particularly evident when they are on their...

The Essential Elements of Backstroke

The Essential Elements of Backstroke

What are the essential elements of backstroke?  There are some key concepts that all backstroke swimmers should adhere to. Listed below are the essential elements of backstroke. If you would like to see these points discussed in a video format that you can watch over...

Do Your Swimmers Have a Routine

Do Your Swimmers Have a Routine

Over the past few months I have been able to get to competitions and observe a variety of athletes from age group through to senior experienced swimmers. A key observation is that the athletes that seem to prepare for their races with routine and walk behind the...

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