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Perfect Fly and Breast Walls
By Russell Mark // National Team High Performance Consultant
Coaches always preach perfect finishes in workouts. But so often in a race, an athlete will approach a turn or finish in-between strokes. Do you take another stroke or glide into the wall? Neither are ideal. Races are won and lost because of poor timing into a turn or finish.
Don't leave it to chance!! This summer at the prep camp leading into World Championships, Coach Sergio Lopez had Kevin Cordes doing sets of 25's and 50's dedicated only to perfect timing at the wall. Kevin was making adjustments 2 or 3 strokes before the wall, and hitting each wall perfectly.Lo and behold! Kevin made noticeable adjustments at World Championships to hit his walls perfectly too. If you can practice this little thing in workouts, it'll be very easy to make it happen in a meet.
"We want to create a culture where kids love to swim. They look forward to practices and meets as times when they will have fun. The joy of swimming will last a lifetime."
Tina Syer, PCA
3 Questions USA Swimming is suggesting that every coach and every club should answer..then plan your long term programs according to the responses!
Why should I join your team?
Why should I stay on your team?
How far can I go on your team?
Advice To Young Coaches
By Vern Gambetta
Here is some advice for young coaches from my experiences. This advice reflects lessons that I learned, no need to make the same the same mistakes I made.