Archive for August 2013

3 Tips For Coaching 12&under Figures

So this season is going to be a bit scary for some 12&under coaches for a few reasons. One of the reasons is that there are all new figures for this young age group and some of them are not so easy. Secondly, you probably will have some swimmers with little to no experience in…

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Synchro Specific Yoga- The Twist

After writing my last blog and watching the videos of the twist and rotations being performed so poorly, I thought I should give you some insight on helping swimmers twist from a new perspective, a yoga perspective. Just a little background about my yoga and synchro fascination.  In 2009, I began practicing yoga privately with…

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The Chicken and Egg of Synchronized Swimming

I see many coaches making a fatal mistake when they are correcting figures.  It comes back to the age old question of whether the chicken came first or was it the egg?  In synchro, the chicken or the egg question seems to be, do you correct the body position first or do you correct the…

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- Body Boosts

My intention for this blog was to have lots of video and photos for you to enjoy and explore. Well today is the day I finally got some videos up for you. I have noticed there are a few videos on youtube for body boosts, but I feel they do not help the coach discern…

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50 Synchronized Swimming Themes

I hope this post will help you find a theme. I originally was going to list 25, but 50 came so easy and I am still missing some really great themes. Leave your theme ideas in the comment box below or on my Facebook Page. Here are your 50 theme ideas. 1.  Sports. I prefer a…

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