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Fiji Swimmers at 2013 World Champs

TIMES AND RECORDS FALL FOR FIJIAN SWIMMERS AT THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSmore

WSCA Newsletter # 3 2012

The 2012 #3 edition of the WSCA newsletter is now available here for downloading and reading.

Included in the 2012-03 edition are:
-"The Pointe-Claire System" by Justin Finney
-"To Suffer Pain" by Edward Nesselmore

WSCA Newsletter # 2 2012

Included:

2012 London Olympic Games Summary
How Power Plays into Performance
Uncomplicated Skillsmore

WSCA Newsletter # 1 2012

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WSCA Newsletter # 4 2011

The 2011-04 edition of the WSCA newsletter is now available online here for downloading and reading.

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100 Coaching Tips (Wayne Goldsmith)

It takes 20 years to become an overnight success. Successful coaches have by a combination of experience, skill, education and practice, developed ways and means of getting the best out themselves and their athletes.

Here are 100 Coaching Tips to help you achieve your coaching goals..

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WSCA Newsletter # 2 2011

Among the articles included in the edition are:

  • "500 days to London" by Bill Sweetenham
  • "'Focused' practice" by Rod Havriluk
  • "Coaching swimmers to coach themselves, during swimming training" by Thomas Topolski
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THE "X" FACTOR by Dr. James "Doc" Counsilman

Below is an article from the "Current Articles" page of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) website. It can be found on the ASCA website here: http://www.swimmingcoach.org/articles/JL05142002.asp

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WSCA Newsletter # 4 2010

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Fast Swimming - the Fundamentals

Interesting article from http://www.theathletevillage.commore

WSCA Newsletter #3 2009

Click to download World Swimming Coaches Association Newsletter #3 2009more

WSCA Newsletter #2 2009

Download World Swimming Coaches Association Newsletter #2 for 2009more

10 Commandments of Swimming

The commandments warn parents not to impose their ambitions on children and to remember that winning is not everything.more

Caterpillars to Butterflies

The Talent ID and Development Program behind British Swimming, by Bill Sweetenham and Jodi Cassar.more

The Shortest Swim Can Be the Most Complicated

The computer printout resembled a car’s diagnostic results and took longer to read than the race Cullen Jones had just finished. After swimming the 50-meter freestyle in under 22 seconds at the United States Olympic trials in July, Jones spent several minutes huddled over a piece of paper with his coach, trying to identify why his Olympic dream had coughed and sputtered.more

Distance Swimming

Simply mention the 200 fly, 400 IM or 1500 free, and most swimmers cringe. These brutal events require high pain tolerance, strong mental stamina and sheer willpower - on a daily basis.more

Butterfly Basics Part 2 - The Kick

The leg movement in butterfly is similar to the leg movement in freestyle, except for one important difference - the legs stay together and are synchronized.more

Butterfly Basics Part 1 - The Arm stroke

Butterfly is frequently regarded as the most difficult of the four competitive swimming strokes. While it can be the most strenuous of the strokes, a good foundation of technique and practice can make your butterfly easier and also one of your fastest strokes. Butterfly consists of simultaneous arm movement with a synchronous leg kick and body undulation. Good technique is crucial to swimming effectively.more

Breaststroke Basics

Breaststroke is really one of the easiest strokes to learn. It is a matter of understanding the basics and practice. The following how-to follows the basics. Use it as a guide for your eudcation in swimming, not as gospel.more

Warm-Up Tips for Minimizing Shoulder Pain

The risk of shoulder pain during swimming is a real one.more

Shoulder Soreness

There is a widespread misconception among coaches and swimmers thinking about treating shoulder injuries.more

Eyes down at the Wall

You're approaching the wall for your turn, or finish, and you want to make sure you're going to hit perfectly. What do you do? If you're like most swimmers, you lift your head and look forward. One of THE WORST swimming positions possible. It's not streamlined, it shortens your reach, it just plain slows you down.more

Building the PERFECT SWIMMER

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DO IT YOURSELF GENETIC ENGINEERING FOR SWIMMERS AND COACHES.

By Wayne Goldsmith
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Sporting Parents - Support, Smiles and Swimming

Presentation by Wayne Goldsmith to 2003 ASCTA Convention.more

YES YOU CAN!

The importance of "Self Confidence" in Achieving Your Swimming Goals

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

Winning the Workout

Everyone wants to WIN THE RACE. How many want to WIN EVERY WORKOUT just as badly?

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

Butterfly and Breaststroke Turns

BETTER BUTTERFLY AND BREASTSTROKE BEGINS WITH BRILLIANT TURNS

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

F.F.A.S.T.

The F-Fast Principle - FAST FINISHES AGGRESSIVE STARTS AND TURNS

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

Tips to Tighter, Terrific Tumble Turns

Or how a kick in the backside can really make a difference....

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

Speed Reserve

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPEED FOR MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE SWIMMERS

By Wayne Goldsmithmore

History of Butterfly

Did you know that butterfly is the only stroke that was actually "invented? (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Elements of Speed: Sprinters

Sprinters. They're labeled like blonds. They just seem to have more fun, don't they? (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Elements of Speed: How do I get better?

Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder Rowdy Gaines shares some tips that should help any swimmer reach his or her potential. Here, Gaines offers some advice for working on the mental side of swimming. (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

How's your head game?

Does your "head get in the way" when it's time for the big race? Here are some tips to handle the mental side of racing. (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Better Than Skin?

Do body suits really make a difference? (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Inside a Sprinter's mind..

The race is over in less than 30 seconds! How do you prepare your mind for something that goes so fast? What do the best sprinters do to be mentally ready? (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Race Planning

Coaches always feel more confident in how an athlete will swim when they go into a race with a race plan. Learning the importance of race planning and developing the ability to execute a plan can help you to race closer to your true potential. (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Swim Meet Etiquette

Can you think of good swim meet manners? Check out the following list! (Courtesy USA Swimming)more

Morning Training

Morning workouts: love 'em or hate em! What are the benefits and drawbacks? (Courtesy USA Swimming)more
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