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Welcome to the Swim Coaches Base podcast. Get ready to build up your knowledge base from other swim coaches around the world. The SCB is the #1 podcast for swim coaches, bringing you the best conversations with top coaches to help you become a better coach. The Swim Coaches Base podcast is hosted by Chris Ritter and powered by RITTER Sports Performance. Check out more swim coach resources from RITTER - rittersp.com Sponsored by A3 Performance.
 
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Nick Winkelman is the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. His primary role is to oversee the delivery and development of strength & conditioning and sports science across all national (Men and Women | XV’s and 7’s) and provincial teams (Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster). Prior to working for Irish Rugby…
 
Andrew Sheaff joined the Cavalier coaching staff in April of 2018 after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the program the year prior. Sheaff was a volunteer coach with Virginia during the 2017-18 season, working alongside the current staff in DeSorbo’s first year as the head coach of the program. With the help of Sheaff, the Cavaliers reco…
 
Kelly Palace and Maria Parker are the hosts of the award-winning podcast, Champion's Mojo, where they talk with champion guests, including over 25 Olympic Champion Swimmers and Olympic Coaches. The Champion's Mojo podcast discovers techniques, mindsets, and new wisdom for growth and success. Not only are Kelly and Maria both world-record-holding at…
 
What should you do if you are comfortable? What should you do it if you're not comfortable? Covid-19 and the coronavirus pandemic is real. We just saw this week that the president got infected and foolishly hosted events without face coverings that subsequently infected many other people at a White house event. I know. This is insane. Right? If the…
 
Brad Flood is the head coach for women's swimming at Pfeiffer University. Prior to his position at Pfeiffer, Flood served as the head coach at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. Flood started the women’s program in 2003 and the men’s program in 2009. While in charge of the Knights, he coached Oscar Pereiro to four-consecutive NCAA Di…
 
At the time of this interview, Bobby Guntoro was the Associate Head Coach for Men's Swimming and Diving at NC State. Bobby Guntoro was named head coach in July 2020 at UNC Wilmington, his alma mater, following eight seasons on the staff at NC State, including the last three as the Wolfpack’s Associate Head Coach. He arrived in Raleigh as a graduate…
 
Check out Chris's recent interview on Jason Pullano's new podcast, On The Top, that aired on September 1, 2020. Check out the On The Top Podcast [NEW] SURGE Strength Dryland Certification Dryland Training Resources Swim Coaching Resources Join The Hive powered by RITTER If you enjoyed this podcast help us spread the word by leaving a rating and rev…
 
Find out what Swimming Ideas Level structure is and why we use it. Learn the nuances of each level and the progression of skills that takes a 3 year old who doesn't like the water to a competitive swim team swimmer. For all the information covered here go to: https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/ Level 1: https://www.swimminglessonsideas.…
 
From a young age, Hill had a feeling that his body was different. He struggled with some basic movements and was hospitalized for a few weeks as a young boy after becoming paralyzed when he got the flu. It wasn’t until he was 23 that his parents told him specifically that he had a condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a neurological c…
 
Toni Armstrong is currently a leadership development consultant for a self-discovered company called Baltimore Leadership. Toni uses low ropes style initiatives to teach modern leadership theories to swim coaches and swimmers alike. She has worked with teams such as Stanford Men's Swimming, NYU Swimming & Diving, Mt. Holyoke Swimming & Diving as we…
 
Today is all about the online course, Teaching Swimming, that comes with the companion PDF of the physical book available on Amazon. This training course covers the crucial skills your teachers need to begin having effective instruction. When your staff is confident, in command, and clear they can expand on having fun. We're going to review the bas…
 
At the time of this podcast, Paul Stafford was the head coach for the Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics, based at the University of Arizona. He has since left that position. Paul had been with Ford aquatics since 2014. Prior to joining the Ford Aquatics, Coach Stafford spent his time with the Terrapins Swim Team. Paul co-founded the Terrapins Swim Team …
 
Teach better Parent Tot, Parent and Infant classes with Julia Johnson. Show notes here: https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/blog/sip-089-safe-children-that-love-swimming-with-julia-johnson/ Julia Johnson grew up in Michigan where she learned to swim during summer swim lessons by going to beaches and pools. She swam competitively in high school and…
 
At the time of this recording, Kevin Kinel was the senior/high school head coach for the Duneland Swim Club and had been with the club since 1980. He retired in 2019. In the nearly 40 years, he was named the Indiana Swimming's Senior Coach of the Season and/or year three times. Coach Kevin accumulated 51 sectional titles combined, four team state t…
 
Breaststroke kick is difficult to do. It is an unnatural motion for many swimmers. There will always be that small subsect of people that have learned how to do it on their own and in fact prefer it to the flutter kick motion. I believe these are people that pushed the water in the "breaststroke way" when they were learning and stuck with it becaus…
 
Jeff Allen is the Eastern Zone Sport Development Consultant for USA Swimming. Prior to USA Swimming, Jeff worked for three years as the West Regional Team Specialist Manager for leading swimwear brand arena USA. Allen coached several teams over the years including serving as head coach of ConocoPhillips Splash Club in Bartlesville, OK and Condors S…
 
I feel like one of the best ways to improve my coaching and teaching is to ask myself, "how can I improve?" We tell our swimmers to self-evaluate during their swimming. This is essentially what meditation is. Ask a question: https://anchor.fm/swimmingideas/message Meditation is training your brain to recognize it's doing something you don't want it…
 
At the time of this podcast, Sean Baker was the head coach for Oakville Aquatics. Sean is now the head coach for Markham Aquatic Club. Over the past 30 years, Coach Baker has won numerous regional, provincial, and national titles. He has placed many swimmers on National teams to compete on the international stage. Sean has coached swimmers to over …
 
What are the essential skills you should be teaching your lesson managers? You can find information at https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/ Under the Level Description guides. They details the specific needs of each "level" and what to look out for including guidance for lesson managers. Criteria for an effective swim lesson manager: - U…
 
Jarrod Murphy is the Head Age Group Coach for The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST). Since joining the TWST in 2015 coach Jarrod has coached athletes to National top 10 rankings including 3 #1 rankings, TAGS Champions, TAGS records, GULF LSC records, TWST team records, and numerous sectional qualifiers, Futures qualifiers, and Junior National qualifiers. …
 
Intro: What are Challenges? Why have they replaced games? Quicker Individual based apply to broad ability levels tailored for groups sideways learning they are games celebrated success opportunities striving to "challenge" self improves overall swimming Live use Where you can find them Swim Challenges: The new swimming game standard. Practice Compo…
 
What can you do at your swim practice and swim lessons to promote Deliberate Practice, and how does mediation teach you to be a better swimmer. What is deliberate practice: https://jamesclear.com/beginners-guide-deliberate-practice " While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is con…
 
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