SIP 025: Purposeful Practice

How to maximize swim instruction

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Key points:

A swimming coach is or should be:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Organized
  • Sympathetic

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Swimming coaches should be organized and well prepared. Swimming is a sport that depends upon developing a base and following a purposeful progression throughout a season and career.

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A coach can learn, develop and enhance these qualities. Some of these skills may already be well developed; others may need improvement.

QUALITIES ATTRIBUTED TO THE COACH

Michael Josephson, a well known business ethics advisor, has said that we tend to think of ourselves in terms of our best intentions, but others tend to look at us based on our last worst act.

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http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/7c9af3bf-7613-4070-bd53-f449e9818e0a/Stroke%20Teacher.pdf

Books worth mentioning:

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