When did you start swimming, and did your initiation to swimming involve organized lessons?
If you had ONE shot to use something that you know would make you faster (the suits), LEGALLY… would you take advantage of it, or would you go by the rules you know will be set in less than 2 weeks?
There are no wrong answers here, as these are opinions. Define what a drill is.
No doubt about it. There are some pretty cool events in the Winter Olympics. If you held a Winter Olympics at your pool, using the real WO events as your model, what would be some of your events?
While we’re not very good with “resolutions,” do you have any major “goals” in store for 2010?
We think you’ve had just about enough questions from us this week via the questionnaire (click and answer if you haven’t done so yet, and thanks). However…
With just enough time left, what swimming gift do YOU want for Christmas?
You know the main set will be tough. When do you want to see it?
What’s on your playlist when you swim?
What type of kick do you use on freestyle? 2-3-4 or 6 beat kick?
I got a very interesting email yesterday from a coaching friend, and let’s come together and offer some suggestions and ideas. I’d imagine nothing too radical is out of the question… this is a radical situation, so get creative for the kids:
This question has either a positive or negative twist to it, depending on your mood. Try to keep it positive. 🙂
With Halloween coming up on Saturday, we’re looking for some creative swim-related ideas for costumes. Please share. Links to short videos are welcome (as long as they are rated “G” for Ghouls, Ghosts, Gremlins, and General audiences).
With the last few weeks of freestyle technique variation, tell us how open you are to trying new techniques, no matter how “wrong” or “silly” they seem when you first see them.
Even though most swimmers have been training a month now, it’s still very early in the season…
Should “tech suits” be allowed for Masters swimming, or should Masters swimmers be treated as equals to elite swimmers?
Can you work on your stroke and still swim fast?
Are you going to be attending the ASCA World Coaches Conference in Ft. Lauderdale next week?
Parents, coach, teammates, or your inner voice?
A bit of market research this week… about flutter kick.
Have you ever done a triathlon, or do you desire ever doing one? If so to either, what distance?
What are you working on with your own technique or that of your swimmers as a result of watching the recent World Championships.
Would Biedermann have won if Michael had been wearing a Jaked suit?
What race are you most looking forward to from the World Championships in Rome?
Air or water?
What’s your stroke count? Please specify the following:
25 meters or 25 yards
Stroke (fly, back, breast, or free)
How do you use video in your program… either video of your own swimmers or commercial videos like the Go Swim DVDs?
How would you LIKE to use video in your program… what would be the ideal setup?
Swimmers: What do you wish your coach would do, or say to you, at the end of practice?
Coaches: What do you wish each swimmer would do, or say to you, at the end of practice?
Which makes a more successful swimmer: the will to win or the will to prepare to win?
What process does a swimmer need to follow to make a meaningful change in his or her stroke? What’s the expected timeframe for change, and is the timeframe different depending on what aspect you’re trying to change, e.g., does it take longer to change something involving the head… or the body… or the arms… or the feet?