Fun is possibility

March 9th, 2016

You can use everyday things to spice up your training sessions, with something like following formula:

• you can go underwater, on the surface, jump to the water

• you can go backwards, forwards, sideways

• you can go in horizontal position, vertical position, sitting position etc.

• you can switch any of the aftermentioned after certain amount of time or distance travelled

• you can add some agility excersices like flips, jumps from bottom etc. to your formula

…Now add some equipment like noodle, pull bouy, fins, pads and you can easily make up five minutes on fun water training. With equipment you get more things to your formula

• keeping equipment only with feet, hand

• keeping in over head, over your backside etc.

• pushing friend while he/she is positioned over the equipment

Possibilities are endless.

Some coaching resources….

March 4th, 2016

Gary Vaynerchuck is an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. His Youtube-channel is one to check out, teaches lots about business and drive to succeed in this century.

Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, creator of popular YouTube videos, and co-founder of social media company, Beme. His Youtube-channel is one to check out to learn about the future of this life where are living.

Daily vlogging is one this that sorely lacking in swimming. As swimming coach you really should start thingking outside the box about your work. There is lots of money to be made in social media.

Smile if there´s anything you want.

March 3rd, 2016


With smile you can hide your possible defiences as a coach.

You can know everything but if you are a and extrovert #ick, succeeding as a coach is one tough road.

Breathing exercise

February 26th, 2016

"We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe”  -  Frantz Fanon

Do you use any progressions in your coaching, e.g. techique?
Like breathing?

  • 3 bottom jumps (exhale underwater, fast inhale during over surface portition of jump) + swim 25
  • 3 bottom jumps with complete exhale in deep squat at bottom, then jump up + swim 25

then move to maybe to some swimming with focus on breathing in various stroke?

“nose out, mouth in”

After that you might focus on freestyle breathing, starting:

  • 25 swimming freestyle taking breath only from looking  to same wall “when you take breath, only take from this window side.”
  • 25 same as up, looking to the same wall, and swimmer breath from the otherside than prev. 25….
  • 25 freestyle take breath from front, just like sighting on open water swimming


have fun.

“With every mistake we must surely be learning Still my guitar gently weeps”

February 25th, 2016


People fear mistakes.

You should really appreciate mistakes. It is the best way for boneheaded coaches to learn something in this Earth. If you are not ready to learn from your mistakes.

When things go downhill from wrong choice or mistaken read on certain situations etc, stop for a second, reflect and then clean up the mess. And but do not make same s#it again, someone might kick your ass then.

Do not avoid mistakes, just remember the right way to go.

Changing your technique

February 24th, 2016

one way street

Body Recomposition has some good thoughts about changing your technique : part 1, part 2, part 3

One of things I´ve been thinking lately (lot´s of thoughts, usually on too much things…) is about technique of one swimmer and how we as a coach see it. Why we want to change it, do we know what is the “right” for one swimmer and so on…. Might write something longer later this year.


Bob Bowman is distance satan….

June 2nd, 2012

WSJ article on Missy F….

This approach differs radically from the high-mileage, high-intensity philosophy of Michael Phelps’s coach, Bob Bowman. “My way doesn’t have to be the way for everybody,” said Bowman, calling Schmitz’s strategy “perfectly fine.”

Cheesus christfuck…. Ppl really don´t know way different ppl train…..

25.84 for Manadou in 50 free.

July 15th, 2011

Results here.

Geniuses @ action.

January 18th, 2011

Joe Przytula – offers some shoulder thoughts.

Vern Gambetta – We need to train. Just get out there now – run, jump, throw, lift, push, pull, twist, and turn and get tired with a purpose. Have something to eat, take a nap, get some rest and go out and get after it again. Does it really have to be more complicated than that?

Brooks T. Johnson -Once the ATHLETIC ( science ) and BALLETIC ( creative ) aspects of the event are in some acceptable and consistent order, then we need to consider how we can best bring about the BALLISTIC ( velocity/speed ) phase into productive play. Since we have already established that LET is the #1 prioirity in the sport, this is the final but most crucial element in the triad and trilogy of ATHLETIC – BALLETIC – BALLISTIC .

What if…..

January 18th, 2011

…your swimmer stopped believing in you, what would you do?