The Swim Brief – Professionalism, Hiring and Welcoming Criticism with Kathleen Klein Prindle

In a far reaching conversation with Kathleen Klein Prindle, we got a lot of answers from the Head Coach of Performance Aquatics and Vice President of the ASCA.

“Coaching is more than a job: it’s OUR profession.” -Kathleen Prindle, ASCA World Clinic 2016


Coaches are expected to be role models and to conduct themselves with integrity and high ethical standards at all times.

3 C’s: Tips:
  • How you speak (Communication)
  • How you act (Consistency)
  • How you look (Comportment)
  • Coach a range of athletes through your career
  • Become a student of the sport → find a mentor
  • Develop your own philosophy

Coaches are employed by their employers to perform tasks, meet standards or goals as agreed upon in their employment agreement, which sets out the obligations and benefits to each party. Details for each coach’s job should be documented in a job description as provided by the employer.

Podcast Details Related Resources
Episode: #5
Host: Chris DeSantis
Guest: Nico Messer
Special Guest: Kathleen Prindle
Coaching and Teaching Employment Considerations

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There is a lot more to excellence than how you move in the pool. Your mindset determines how much you get out of a practice or a competition. Serious swimmers also know that technical skills make all the difference. Coach Chris can get you personalized workouts that deliver incredibly efficient results. You can get improvement with less time in the water and a better life out of it, keep the sport fun for kids, or take high level performance even higher.

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