Archive for February, 2016

Breathing exercise

Friday, 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

etc….

have fun.

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

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Mistake.

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

Wednesday, 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.

-s