Coaching with Purpose

Coaching with Purpose

Tips, Tricks & Techniques From An Expert Synchronized Swimming Coach

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…

Synchro Unders = Risky Business

  I am very passionate about the subject of unders. I admit that up until about 9 years ago I really did not question “our” synchro practices and unders, but that all changed when one of my coaches told me that one of our alumni was a world record free diver. I tracked Mandi-Rae Krack down and…

10 Ways To Get MORE Results Out of Land Drill Sessions

I find that land drill is not used as effectively as it could be. You need to be deliberate in training and planning land drill. In fact you can get real results from land drilling. Land drill should not be easy or an after thought. Land drill can fix synchronization errors, fix patterns and help…

10 Ways to Use My Pattern Book

I just created a video for you guys on 10 ways to use my pattern book. Synchronized Swimming: Patterns, Pattern Changes and Synchronization Options. You can watch the video below or read the blog. 1. Synchronization Use the synchronization option section of the book to get your swimmers to synchronize with each other. Put the…

Getting Height on a Thrust

I think thrusts must be one of the most asked about skills out there. I often get questions about this skill. I am going to attempt to bring clarity to to the most common question about thrusts; getting height. I believe to be successful at the thrust four things need to happen: Athletes need accuracy in the…

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Includes all pattern changes and swimmer positions.