Levels 1-2-3 │Manila, Philippines

October 11-13, 2019

Location: Manila, Philippines

This event is hosted by FINIS Swimming Philippines. For inquiries, please contact Coach Vince Garcia at

ASCA Level 1: The Foundations of Coaching
The Foundations of Coaching course covers the fundamental principles of swimming and swim coaching. The 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.


ASCA Level 2: The Stroke School
This course builds off 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


ASCA Level 3 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

About the Speaker:

The speaker for this clinic is John Leonard, ASCAExecutive Director since 1985. Areas under his direct supervision include Certification, Publications, the World Clinic Program, Advocacy, and ASCA’s interactions with the larger world of swimming. He serves on the USA Swimming International Relations Committee, and the OIOC, as Executive Director and Board Member of the World Swimming Coaches Association, and travels widely within the USA and internationally serving these various related activities.


About The Event:

This event is hosted by FINIS Swimming Philippines. For inquiries, please contact Coach Vince Garcia at


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