Coaching with Purpose

Tips, Tricks & Techniques From An Expert Synchronized Swimming Coach

13 Reasons Synchronization Errors Happen in Patterns

I absolutely love analyzing, training and creating pattern changes. There are some obvious and maybe not so obvious reasons that pattern changes are unsynchronized. Here are 13 points to consider to increase your teams synchronization ability. There are NO COUNTS. Coaches you need to choreograph the start count of a pattern, the move counts and the…

17 Tips for Coaches on Thriving on Long Competition Days

This season I have had a few really long days at the pool. I have some tools that I have used in the past that I love, but I also discovered some new useful ones too. Compression socks- I love these. After a long day on a hard surface my legs feel good after taking…

A Few Thoughts From the Shiseido Canadian Open

I was fortunate this year that the Canadian Open was only a few hours away from me, so I drove up in the morning to catch the combo and team events. I highly recommend that if you get a chance to go to a competition to observe you should. You really get a different perspective.…

9 Thoughts on Retaining New Athletes

Are you a club that desperately wants to find a new ways to keep your newest and youngest members? I have had some first hand insight into why we lose so many newbies in sport. Here is a bit of background for you. My daughter is now 5, but was 4 when she started ballet.…

5 Things I’d Like to Say to Canada’s National Team

I cannot even imagine what you are feeling. Although, you could tell a little bit by the looks on your face when the scores came out, I am sure that only scratches the surface of the emotions running through you. I know this will come as little consolation for you, but I wanted to share…

To Eat or Not Eat Before You Compete?

Have you ever felt a rumbling in your stomach before competing and you really want to eat, but you are scared about what may happen? What a horrible feeling. And all you can think about is wanting to eat. I have a cure for you. Practice Eating. What?! Practice eating. I bet you are bit confused…

First Leg of Swordfish Explained

I wanted to write a blog on the first leg of swordfish to go along with my video I posted the other day. If you have not seen the video yet here it is. Why Centre Of Buoyancy and Gravity is So Important  The first point to understand is that we are very floaty in…

10 Things to Consider Post-Competition

  So many of you just had a competition. I bet there are so many ideas running through your head. Some are great ideas and others may just be reactions to what your saw your competitors doing. I want to help guide you to making the most out of this next week by giving a…

Highlight Safety

I got a great question the other day asking if I knew of any organization that has protocols for safety in teaching lifts to swimmers. I cannot think of any and since it is such an important topic I will share with you my opinion on the subject. The most important thing to consider is…

Using Weights at YOUR Synchro Practice

I love getting emails from my followers and one of you asked me about using weights for training. What a great question. Now I have not ever seen anything official written nor have I ever been taught anything in any of the many courses that I have taken. Having said that, I have asked some…

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Includes all pattern changes and swimmer positions.