2019 ASCA Legends of Texas

April 4th - 7th, 2019

Legends of Texas Swim Clinic is sponsored by the American Swimming Coaches Association along with FINIS as our Regional Clinic sponsor. This clinic provides talks relevant to Age Group Coaches, High School Coaches and Senior Swimming Coaches.

Hotel Information:

The ASCA Regional Clinic Room Block

SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University for $109.00 per night
Start date: 4/4/19
End date: 4/7/19
Last day to book: 3/14/19
Marriott hotel offering your special group rate:

Lisa Reinhart | Event Specialist | Fort Worth SpringHill Suites University | 3250 Lovell Ave | Fort Worth, Texas 76107 | 817-878-2554


Courtyard Fort Worth University Drive, 3150 Riverfront Drive, 76107 Rate: $119.00

Start date: 4/4/19

End date: 4/7/19

Last day to book: 3/14/19

For Reservations call: 1-800-321-2211 or click here.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions will be at the Sid Richardson Lecture Hall

2955 South University Drive. Fort Worth, TX 76109
Sid Richarson Hall Lecture Hall 1

Register Here



Thursday, April 4

3:00PM-7:00PM SwimAmerica Training for new Program Directors and Site Supervisors. Register by calling 1-800-356-2722

Friday, April 5

9:00AM-4:00PM Level 2 Stroke School Coach John Leonard
5:00PM-6:00PM Practical Application of Training Zones for HS Aged Swimmers Coach Stuart Smith
6:30PM-7:30PM Successful Integration of High School and Club Coaching/Swimming Coach Stuart Smith with Coach Kevin Murphy

Saturday, April 6

8:30AM-9:30AM Importance of Teaching KICKING to Age Group Swimmer Coach Derek Shipp
9:45AM-10:45AM Developing Culture Among Age Group Athletes Coach Dan McCord
11:00AM-12:00PM Coaching Styles – From Bobby Knight to John Wooden…What is the Best Approach for You? Coach Chris Rowe
12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30PM-2:30PM “Kids are Developing Adults…Not Miniature Ones. Setting up your age group program with a logical progression.” Coach Derek Shipp
2:45PM-3:45PM Dealing with Parents and Move-Ups – Communication Coach Chris Rowe
4:00PM-5:00PM Building a Mental Skills Training Program for Your Athletes Coach Dan McCord
5:00PM-6:00PM Panel and “This Really Works”

Sunday, April 7

8:00AM-9:00AM Matching What You Know with What Your Swimmers Need to Know (Teaching the right skills at the right time) Coach Derek Shipp
9:15AM-10:15AM Building Team Spirit Organically Coach Chris Rowe
10:30AM-11:30AM Creating Champions both In and Out of the Water: An In-Depth Look of Visualization, Goal Setting and Energy Management Coach Dan McCord
11:30AM-12:00PM Panel for Questions Panel
1:00PM-5:00PM Writing Practices for Novice Swimmers – a Full Progression for the First 24 Months Coach John Leonard

Speaker Bios

Coach Daniel McCord: joined Nitro Swimming in Austin, Texas in Summer 2016. He is one of the primary coaches for the top 11-12 athletes in the program, helping to develop TAGS champions, Nitro Team record holders and Sectional qualifiers. After competing for Cumberland College in 2004, McCord served in the US Army from 2008-2013. During this time, he also coached with Fort Hood Dolphins Swim Team and Hurricanes Aquatic Club. Daniel coached for Carson-Newman University in 2013-2016. McCord has 10+ years of coaching experience and is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Sport Psychology at the University of Tennessee. He was recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 10 nominees for the ASCA Fitter & Faster Coach of the Year.
John Leonard: Current Position: Executive Director of the American Swimming Coaches Association
John Leonard has directed ASCA since January of 1985. Coupled with his 41 years
of coaching, he has become one of the best-known names in the world of
John began his coaching career in Syracuse NY, where he developed numerous
national qualifiers, national Finalists and a 1976 Olympian. In 1978, he moved to
Lake Forest Swim Club and Lake Forest College in Illinois, where he again
developed a nationally powerful club team and USA National Team members.
John is still an active coach with his SwimFast Team in Broward County, FL.
John was a founder of the World Swimming Coaches Association in 1988, and still
serves on the Board of that Organization and is serving his second term as its
Executive Director. He serves on multiple committees for USA Swimming,
including the Olympic International Operations and International Relations
Committees, and was a member of the FINA International Coaches Commission.
He was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Aquatics, by Aquatics
International magazine.

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