A new season commences

After an 18 month break I return to teaching swimming poolside with Mid-Sussex Marlins Swimming Club. Most of the teachers will be familiar faces, though the kids will all be new … after a couple of years even the youngest are likely to have advanced through the ranks.

Here’s the programme for term. My intention is to write up the three sessions I take each week. This week is Front Crawl. I will take three 45 minute sessions, typically with three different age groups and grades.

TEACHING GROUP PROGRAMME 8th Sept- 31st Dec 2014

 

 

Date wk/beg

Stroke/Activity

Contrast Act

Notes

Mon 8th Sept

 

Front crawl Diving  
Mon15th Sept

 

Backstroke B/C Turns  
Mon 22nd Sept

 

Breaststroke BRS turns  
Mon 29th Sept

 

Butterfly BRS turns  
Mon 6th Oct

 

Starts & Turns   Preparation for Dev galas
Mon 13th Oct

 

Front crawl Diving Dev gala Tues 14th

Grades 1-4 Triangle

6.30-8.00pm

 

Dev gala Sat 18th

Grades 5-8 Triangle

8.30-10.45am

Mon 20th Oct

 

Breaststroke BRS turns  
Mon 27th Oct

 

Butterfly Fly Turns  
Mon 3rd Nov

 

Backstroke BC Turns  
Mon 10th Nov

 

Starts &Turns F/C & B/C   Competitive start Award Testing
Mon 17th Nov

 

Assessments/Front crawl F/C Turns All Assessments to be completed by this week
Mon 24th Nov

 

Breaststroke Sculling  
Mon 1st Dec

 

Backstroke Use of pace clock  
Mon 8th Dec

 

Starts & Turns BRS & Fly    
Mon 15th Dec

 

Relays/fun    
   

 

   
   

 

   

 

 

 

A slice of session plans – competitive – age groups

From jamie’s year.

Goal Setting

For squad swimmers, coaches … and parents of squad swimmers, it helps to set some goals. This is how. Make sure they are:

Some ideas on nutrition and hydration for swimmers

Sharing ideas is key. most of these are established best practice. You can argue the toss, is it apacrophal that Michael Phelps has a double helping of MacDonlands after training? Maybe, some days … but he is burning a huge amount of calories.

And this: