Do You Appreciate Your Current Abilities?

Do You Appreciate Your Current Abilities?

You’ve come to a coach or a program because you have been discontent with how your swimming has been going and you want to make it better. During an initial assessment of your current swimming, we’re going to scan for the things you are already doing well...
Can You Make Improvements?

Can You Make Improvements?

You come to a reputable coach for help because you know something is wrong or you know something could be better in how you are swimming, and you trust this person to help you work on it. After doing some testing we hopefully come to some understanding of what is...
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...
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...
Not Just What To Learn, But How

Not Just What To Learn, But How

Usually, when I observe or experience training of another kind, the instructor is giving good, even amazing ideas to the students. However, it is often unfortunate that their manner of teaching it could be so much better. We may judge a good learning experience, not...
When Change Feels Risky

When Change Feels Risky

Changing your patterns for moving, in swimming or running as well as any other powerful athletic movement form, can be difficult. There are a lot of factors that can make it easier or harder than it seems to be for others. But if you are reading this blog, you are...

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