Choreography

Choreography- The Clapping Exercise

First off, I would like to mention that I do not consider myself the most artistic coach out there. I really prefer the technical side, so I work extra hard to boost up choreography skills. This is a really cool exercise that I am pretty sure I learned from Biz Price. What an amazing and…

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3 Pattern Must Do’s Before Starting This Season

You want to improve your patterns this season, then follow the three steps I am going to lay out for you. Goal Set Please do not skip this step. It is very important and necessary. How many pattern changes per lap do you want in the routine? How many unique patterns changes do you want…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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5 Pattern Change Fundamentals You Should be Following

This month I have been working hard at getting my book ready to send to a publisher.  I have been immersed in all things pattern changes, so I thought I would share some gems from my book with you. These are in no particular order. 1.  Discover the in-between patterns that can be checked as…

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Choreography Post-Competition

  Most of you have been to at least one routine competition this year or you are heading into one, so I thought it was perfect timing to talk about what do you with your routine choreography following a competition. The theme is letting go. It’s my opinion that most of us coaches become too…

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