Both Course Dates : Level 1 & 2: Mar 25 – 26, 2019
Level 3: Mar 27 – 28, 2019
About the Course
Level 1 – The Foundations of Coaching
The Foundations of Coaching course covers the fundamental principles of swimming and swim coaching. This course is designed to introduce coaches to the philosophy our sport and empower coaches on the pool deck. Topics covered include swim management, coaching communication, teaching methods, and guidance on developing young athletes.
Level 2 – The Stroke School
This course builds off of the material in the Level 1 School and is designed to educate coaches on constructing the best strokes for their swimmers during practice. The primary reason parents bring their children to practice is to learn how to swim better—This is where it starts. Topics covered include:
- Biomechanics and Scientific Principles for the Understanding the Swimming Strokes
- Teaching Progressions for Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle
- Effective Starts and Turns
- Skills and Methods for Better Coaching
Level 3 – The Physiology School
The Physiology School reviews how swimmers’ bodies react and adapt to training, while also helping coaches develop a long-term training plan. Topics covered include core swimming physiology (and the interaction of the various physical and mental systems), as well as training progressions from novice to Senior. A great resource for coaches working with swimmers of all ages!
About the Course Presenter
Coach Steve Betts
Coach Betts is an ASCA Certified Level 5 Coach who has had optimal team success on three continents. In the USA he coached the Schroeder Swim Team in Wisconsin, who won the USA Junior Nationals (18-Under) as well as the National YMCA Championships, a competition with over 1600 swimmers. In Brazil he coached the Minas Tenis Clube team which won the Brazilian National Championships. Coach Betts was named Coach of the Year and served as Brazil’s National Team Coach at the South American Swimming Championships. Betts followed that with a stint as the National Team Coach for Kuwait, as well as Kuwait’s Olympic Team Coach at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
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