How Else Could You Express Your Passion?

How Else Could You Express Your Passion?

After finishing up a coach training camp in Spain yesterday, we were celebrating at dinner together when I posed this question to our new group of international colleagues:   As Coaches What other activity would you do if you suddenly could not coach with...
Moving From Lessons To Practice

Moving From Lessons To Practice

Do you know what the difference is between a lesson and a practice? And, when is the right time for one or for the other? Here are some definitions I am working with to help students identify their current needs and help me plan activities to fit those needs. A lesson...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

This articles is continuing from Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1… To become more capable than you are right now, you may need better stroke skills, but it is not suitable for continual growth to be working slowly on skills and nothing else. You also...
Add A Little Gallop In Your Stroke?

Add A Little Gallop In Your Stroke?

You’ll see from time to time in elite swimming, especially in the shorter/faster events, that a swimmer may have a ‘gallop’ or ‘lope’ which is a slight up/down motion of their head and upper body during the stroke cycle. This gallop is...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Why Set A Goal? Setting a new achievement goal is not just for those who are ambitious or competitive. Even if, and especially if one is simply pursuing health and happiness through swimming, a goal that requires you to swim a bit farther, a bit faster, or swim better...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
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