Coaching Swimming Successfully (Coaching Successfully) by Dick Hannula

By Dick Hannula

300 twenty-three consecutive meets and not using a loss—that's only one spotlight in Dick Hannula's training checklist. one of many all-time nice swimming coaches, Dick stocks the secrets and techniques of his good fortune during this e-book, together with • constructing a philosophy, • making plans for the season and getting ready for practices, • educating the aggressive strokes, • maximizing meet guidance and function, and • comparing your swimmers and your software. Hannula bargains nice insights for veteran and starting coaches. He explains the newest medical rules in stroke mechanics so that you can contain them into your educating now. you will discover vital info for instructing excellent procedure within the 4 aggressive strokes, plus starts off, turns, and finishes. you will additionally locate sixty four illustrated drills (at least 14 for every stroke) to assist swimmers study, perform, and refine each procedure. And if you are a swimmer trying to find an aspect, you are going to have fun with that a lot of Hannula's method is drawn from the views of swimmers themselves.

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Enthusiasm is essential to communicating effectively. 4. Communication is a two-way street. Swimmers must feel they can come to the coach, so keep the door open to all. 5. Effective communication anticipates problems and eliminates any potential problems. 6. Communication in the pool is best when short and to the point. 7. Swimmers have to believe the coach is always watching and evaluating them. 8. Make eye contact whenever possible. 9. Recognize the opportunities to communicate: team trips, dinners, and the like.

There are a number of signals you can see from your swimmers that indicate the need for motivation. If they act lethargic on arrival, sit with their heads drooped, get into the water too slowly, disregard the assigned-timeinterval, or act generally disinterested, then they are ready for a motivational transfusion. Sources of Motivation Swimmers haven't changed much in my 40-plus years of coaching. Every young athlete wants somethingusually some special and Page 19 personal success. An athlete's desire may be buried deep inside, and he or she may be afraid to admit it, but make no mistake; it is there someplace.

I think all your swimmers should believe you are watching them during each training session. Many great coaches and swimmers share my view. Coach Dave Robertson told me of his swimming for the legendary Matt Mann at Michigan. When Dave entered the pool. " Dave got a lift from those training sessions, because Matt cared. Also, former world record holder Coach Mike Troy stated that when he swam for Doc Counsilman at Indiana, he believed Doc was always watching him while he was training. All the other team members also believed Doc watched them.

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