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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
Instructor: Guy Edson: These courses are presented by ASCA Level 5 Coach Guy Edson who has been teaching and training young swimmers for 46 years. He is a frequent guest in Dubai bringing his experience and techniques and stories to the coaches of Dubai and surrounding nations. He loves to coach the coaches and brings passion, energy, and friendliness to each presentation.
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