It’s the time of the year again where many teams find themselves in the middle of their season with all kinds of different qualifying meets on schedule before the big end of summer championships will take over athletes’ and coaches’ lives alike. Adding to an already busy time is the looming next season and the daunting task of coming up with the plan.
Year two of the global pandemic wasn’t much less of a challenge and not as much of a return to normalcy as we were hoping to experience. This past year also impressively highlighted how hard it’s to imagine that any profession is more important and has had as significant of an impact on other people than the coaching profession!
One component that isn’t talked about a great deal – perhaps ever – is how to incorporate workouts from other coaches into your plan and your style as a coach. We all love seeing the latest and greatest from the top coaches – the technique, the lingo, the new drills and sets – it’s exciting and infuses our workouts with excitement.
December is the month where we look back on everything that has happened on the platform and prepare to wrap up the year. For the swimming community, the last month of the year will provide opportunities to spend a few days away from the pool with family and loved ones before indulging into the traditional holiday training.