2016 AG Coaches – Ft Laud, FL


10:00 AM -1:00 PM

The ASCA 2016 Age Group Coaches clinic is proudly sponsored by FINIS. This clinic provides talks mostly relevant to developmental coaches of Age Group, High School, and Masters swimmers. All coaches can always learn new skills thru this exciting exchange format. In addition to the Level 2 Stroke School on Sunday, Coaches and ASCA Staff Guy Edson and Jackie Norgren will take you through several presentations to get your beginning swimmers and families started successfully on your team. There will be “dry side” classroom sessions as well as practical “wet” side sessions at the pool. You will learn practical tools that you can put into action right away next week!

Speaker Bios


Coach Guy Edson, ASCA – Technical Director

Guy Edson is the director of ASCA’s clinics and seminars, as well as ASCA’s Job Service program. Guy works with established clinics to add value to their event by bringing ASCA on-site schools as pre- and post- clinics events. He also creates, promotes and directs new clinics in areas of the country where other established clinics do not exist. As the Job Service Director, Guy consults with employers and coaches on a wide range of coach-employer relationship issues, contract issues, and club structure issues. He facilitates the placing of position announcements on ASCA’s Job Service page on SwimmingCoach.org. His favorite role, however, is coaching the coaches. This includes consulting with coaches and teaching the ASCA Certification and Coaching Enrichment courses. Guy uses ASCA’s resources to collect information from the world’s most successful coaches, and then shares that information to new and intermediate coaches. Since 1988, Guy has presented educational courses to over 3,500 coaches throughout the US and in four foreign locations. He takes particular care in presenting the information in practical terms, which coaches can put to use at their very next training session.

Guy was a full-time professional swimming coach for 16 years, coaching high school, age group and senior swimming before joining ASCA in ‘88. He coached 3 individual age group national champions and club state team champions in New York, Illinois, and Minnesota. He is an ASCA Level 5 Age Group Coach and continues to coach part-time.


Coach Jackie Norgren, ASCA – Executive Assistant

Jackie comes to ASCA with a performance background from a multitude of areas. Jackie started coaching while in Colorado. After moving to Tennessee to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Classical Violin Performance at Belmont University, she continued to coach for teams such as the Nashville Aquatics Club and the Gordon Jewish Community Center. Upon graduating, she pursued a Masters in Sports Administration and Recreation at Western Kentucky University. During that time, she served as a volunteer assistant coach for WKU and oversaw all of WKU’s recreational aquatic programs, facilities and services. She is a member of the 2013 ASCA Fellows, and a certified Red Cross instructor.

She is the lead administrator, Stroke School Director and assistant coach for SwimFast.

Clinic Schedule:

Friday – November 11

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Writing and Executing Practices for Age Group Athletes
Coach Guy Edson
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Using 12s to Teach Swim Skills: Why & How
Coach Jackie Norgren – At the Pine Island Pool

Saturday – November 12

8:00 am – 8:45 am Effective Teaching Skills
Coach Jackie Norgren
9:00 am – 9:45 am Creating a Dryland Program for Age Group Athlete Development
Coach Guy Edson
10:00 am – 10:45 am Life Skills: The 3 Immutable Rules of Improvement
Coach Jackie Norgren
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Teaching Starts
Coach Guy Edson
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Welcoming the New Ones: The First 4 Weeks of Swimming
Coach Jackie Norgren
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Educating New Parents
Coach Guy Edson
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Teaching Turns
Coach Guy Edson
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm The Mini-Meet: Purpose, Practice and their First USA Swimming Meet

Sunday – November 13

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

ASCA Level 2 Stroke School
Coach Jackie Norgren & Coach Guy Edson

This special edition course is going to focus on teaching skills and progressions for developmental swimmers. We begin by looking at world class swimmers and noting trends in current elite swimmers but will shift focus and emphasis to the teaching and coaching of the 6 year old through 9th grader.

Hotel Recommendation

Holiday Inn Express
1500 W. Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Room Rate: $119/Night + Tax
Call Hotel to Book Room, refer to the American Swimming Coaches Association for discounted rate: (954) 772-3032

Clinic Site:

ASCA Headquarters
5101 NW 21st Ave, Suite 530
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Pool Location:

Davie Pine Island Park Pool
3800 SW 92nd Ave, Davie, FL 33328

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