Whether it is improving our financial status, starting a family or winning a title, goals are what motivate us to get to where we want to be. Our job as coaches is to help athletes achieve success, and it starts with goal setting. Lenny Wiersma, a sport psychology professor,...
Says Dr. Wayne Hammond, president and executive director of Resiliency Initiatives: "It's just my belief that every student wants to be successful and be a part of something bigger than themselves. They all have greatness inside of themselves. It's our job as educators to...
Why have we, as a generation of adults, chosen to solve our children's problems for them by removing potential struggles? Since when did it make adolescents stronger to eliminate their hardships and the emotional pain that life brings them?
Paralympic champion swimmer Josef Craig was disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships for failing to cover up a tattoo. The 19-year-old from Great Britain has a motif of the Olympic rings on the left side of his chest, which breaches advertising regulations....
May 7-8: Advanced Breaststroke Clinic with Coach Dave Salo in Los Angeles May 14: Level 2 Stroke School Wichita, KS May 19-22: ASCA Schools at the Central States Clinic, Oakbrook, IL SwimAmerica Training for Program Directors and Site Supervisors is available at most...
At some point, we've all heard from friends, parents, or even thought ourselves that it doesn't matter what you eat when you're a swimmer training at high volume, because you'll just burn it off, right? So why do we need to talk about nutrition? To understand how to best...
A champion swimmer moving through the water is a thing of beauty. We notice the grace, power, and fluidity of motion and marvel at the talent on display. But in addition to being thrilled by the athletic aesthetics and the excitement of competition, we can also pick up some...
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