Coaching Swimming Successfully

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Human Kinetics, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 179 pages

Over the course of a distinguished coaching career, Dick Hannula led his high school teams to 24 consecutive state championships, was a two-time president of the American Swim Coaches Association, and is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula shares more than 50 years of coaching experience and knowledge in Coaching Swimming Successfully.

With input from successful U.S. and international coaches, Hannula presents the latest stroke improvements for greater efficiency and speed as well as new instruction on underwater dolphin kicking techniques. Full practice plans help coaches accomplish more in each training session.

Veteran and beginning coaches will learn how to motivate swimmers, become better communicators, and be prepared for the challenges of competitive meets. Hannula reveals his personal coaching philosophy and helps coaches develop their own code of ethics as they build a winning swimming program in and out of the pool. Detailed advice on how to evaluate swimmers' performances in practice and in competition, as well as the entire swim program, makes this the complete guide to coaching the sport.

No matter where you coach, Coaching Swimming Successfullywill be the guide you refer to season after season.


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Developing a Swimming Coaching Philosophy
Communicating Your Approach
Motivating Swimmers
Building a Swimming Program
Coaching Stroke Technique
Coaching Plans
Preparing for Meets
Evaluating Swimmers Performance
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Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming, having racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, undefeated in 323 consecutive meets--including 24 consecutive Washington state high school boys' swimming championships. He is also one of the most respected coaches in swimming, having coached or consulted with teams from high school to the Olympic level. Hannula is a former multiple-term president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and a former vice-president of the World Swimming Coaches Association. He is a member of both the American Swim Coaches Association's Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula resides in Tacoma, Washington.

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