The Rookie Coaches Swimming Guide gives you the fundamentals of coaching and swimming all in one, easy-to-follow book. Learn the basic principles of coaching as well as how to teach swimming skills to your team.
Your major responsibilities as a coach
The tools required to be an effective coach
The communication skills necessary for coaching young athletes
The steps in planning practices and teaching swimming skills
The methods for preventing and caring for injuries
How to protect yourself from legal liability
Information on swimming pools and equipment
A discussion of the operational procedures of swim meets
Key teaching points for the four competitive strokes—freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
19 drills for isolating and improving specific skills
Techniques for detecting and correcting errors commonly made with each of the four strokes
Instruction on how to properly execute starts and turns
A sample season plan
A glossary that defines 50 common swimming terms
Unit 1: Who, Me…a Coach?
Unit 2: What Tools Do I Need to Coach?
Unit 3: How Should I Communicate with My Swimmers?
Unit 4: How Do I Get My Team Ready to Compete?
Unit 5: What Can I Do for Safety?
Unit 6: What Is Swimming All About?
Unit 7: What Swimming Skills and Drills Should I Teach?
Unit 8: Building a Strong Swimming Team
Appendix: Sample Season Plan for Swimmers