Synchronized Swimming Summer Camps 2014

I got asked a few weeks ago about synchro summer camps and I thought what a great idea to blog about. So here it is, synchro camps around the world.  If you read this blog and your synchro swimming camp is not listed please send me the link to your camp information so I can promote…

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5 Must Do’s for Routine Training

First off the photo really has nothing to do with the post, but I thought it was cute and at the very least pool related. Perhaps I should have titled the post “get your ducks in a row”. Anyways . . . Many of you are heading into your biggest competitions of the season, so I thought…

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First Leg of Walkover Back and Ariana

I think the first leg of walkover back and ariana gives coaches and athletes much grief.  It is one the most requested skills for me to go over when I consultant.  Today’s blog is going to cover the basics of teaching and correcting the beginning of this skill.  I will cover the transition scull in…

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4 Words to Avoid When Coaching

I hope all of my readers who went to the Canadian Qualifier this past week are pleased with the progress they are making and are excited for the next opportunity to compete. Most importantly though, congratulations. I was trying to think about ways that a coach could be more effective with their feedback at practice.…

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Get Empowered

  Today’s blog post has been inspired by my own training for a marathon.  If you would have asked me Dec 31, 2013 when I registered to run the Edge to Edge marathon, if I thought running for more than an hour would be “easy”, I’d probably have said no.  I would have imagined much pain,…

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The Competition Warm-up

I struggled a bit with what to write about this week, but after being to some competitions over the last month I thought I should discuss the competition warm-up.  Just to make sure we are all talking about the same thing, I am referring to the warm-up a team has just prior to competing.  The…

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Sleep and Performance

After reading this post it should be clear why I posted my electronics for a post on sleep.  On February 12, 2014 I listened to the Krush Performance show, the featured guest was Dr. Samuel from the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance in Calgary.  Dr. Samuel worked with the Canadian Olympic team on their sleep programs prior to…

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