We have volunteers that have become involved in swimming because of their children and they have assumed positions of power. Bob Steele, Class: 1961 Induction: 1997 Sport(s): Men's Swimming and Diving, Swimming and Diving Coach - Steele guided the Salukis to six National Independent championships We had all age groups practice celebrating.

The coaches would circulate to help with skill development. When they get in the house, it is not sit around the breakfast table and read swimming worlds. Whether it is video tapes, weights, kick boards, pull buoys, rubber bands, hand paddles. How can you have fun and be swimming really long or swimming really fast or getting really fatigued? The editor of this amazing coaching book is Bob Steele, former coach education director for USA Swimming.

You have a better chance of looking at kids then any other coach and that is something you need to be aware of. Every swim coach at every level should have this book in their possession. I have a lot of old T-shirts with paint and coffee on them, those are always prizes for good practices. Talk about the bad race on another day. Add to that the workout ideas and it truly should be standard issue for all coaching staffs. Again, thank you for all that you do, and for making an early career coach’s day!”, This is a quick note of thanks for the wonderful opportunity for learning this past weekend at the ASCA Legends of Texas clinic. You have to try to tactfully put parents in place. On the start 9 seconds and on the turns 7 seconds. You might want to say, “Susie, I like that rhinestone in you belly button.” That would go over big these day’s. Then when I became a college coach, I thought Peter Daland was an idol or model and now that I have roomed with him twice on trips I am not sure. This summer we had a girl drop from 1:16.9 long course to 1:13.4. Bob Steele started coaching in 1959 as a college student with the Carbondale Sharks and has been coaching ever since, except for a nine year stint as an office employee at United States Swimming.

I had watched her kick after I had kids swim down the pool behind her, I video taped it. Steele guided the Salukis to six National Independent championships and 10 top-20 finishes during his 12-year tenure. They have the best chance of being good, but they can be the first ones out the door or the last ones to leave or the last ones to quit and parents need to know that. We need to teach parents to separate the swim from the swimmer. It is very much appreciated. She was a wonderful person, she was one of three people that would everyday ask me how does this look. So that was a good way of giving them some feedback on practice. All rights reserved. You need to have signals when kids are doing distance races. Warmest regards, In Wichita, we had one parent who took care of car pooling for everybody. “The Coach was a poor role model.” You are dealing by and large with middle upper class families. The younger kids 10 & unders might go 100 IM’s — that’s the same as a 400 IM for them. Try to teach strategy. That is difficult for you, but something that you need to be aware of. On turns, there are 25 objective measures and I would like to mention some of them quickly. He said no because it came so infrequently that he knew when I did, I meant it. It doesn’t have to be serious, just because it is a meet. She had absolutely no pain tolerance, she would drive a sane man crazy. Now sprints can be 12 ½’s, 20’s, 25’s — just swimming hard at sometime in the practice. I had a coach who is now principle at a high school. Let them go off and prepare for their next swim. When we coach, we coach freestyle from the side of the pool and we coach Backstroke, Breaststroke and Fly from the end of the pool . As coaches it is important for us to be safety trained, have CPR and first aid, be ASCA certified and educated and teach safe practices in and around the pool. I once asked him if he got upset when I yelled at him, or yelled for him. Have the parents all sit together and cheer and be the cheerleaders but have them sit somewhere else, not with the team. Maybe it was success on a test, what ever it might be. It contain (a lot) of almost everything for everyone! The we 246 move into 400 IM training and time everybody on 400 IM. We have different types of personalities, values and traits among ourselves. Let the kids go through those on their own and you be at the aerobic test set station and you time the kids that get to that station. First impressions are important. But everybody needs to look forward to something and celebrations help do that. Under Steele’s guidance, SIU’s swimmers earned a total of 56 All-American honors. Coaches need to make sure that they influence local and national swimming. There was a coach who had his kids practice celebrating. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In the pre meet program, teach them about visualization and visualize success 10 seconds before they start. Some of us coach by being teaches, some of us are dictators, a couple make presentations even. The next night her mother came into the pool and I thought, “Oh boy, here we go.” She said her daughter was just taken by that, that it was so neat. We tried not to let them stand behind the coach or a training group. On one end you have all the givers, the people who do everything right, pitch in and contribute.

She ended up with 8 out of 9 lifetime best swims in that meet. We would do sprints at sometime early in the practice when they were fresh or late in the practice when they were exhausted. Encourage the losers, they are the ones that need your support and/or consolation. It can’t be unrelated, it has to make the mix. You might have one station for kicking, one for pulling, one for speed work. There's a problem loading this menu right now. We would go to the beach a grab some stones and have the kids write their goal times on these small flat stones. This too depends on the age of the age group swimmer. Bob Steele is on Facebook. We are not dealing with machines, we are dealing with human beings, so we must think in terms of being humanists. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The Germans used to do about 1% of the practice really fast. We need to know when they have made a zone time or an “A” time and acknowledge with them that they achieved the time.

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