Been doing a lot of teaching lately, and working with tons of swimmers. Getting swimmers from all over the world and watching what they’re taught (or not taught) on a daily basis, I started to wonder about the next two questions.
While this isn’t meant as an indictment of anyone, because both parties ultimately have a lot of responsibility, it’s just that sometimes, one way or another, too much credit is given or taken by one side.
Can a poor swimmer improve with a poor coach?
Can a great swimmer thrive with a poor coach?