Abdul Rehman Mohammed
Coach Mohammed has an extensive background in swimming. He has been coaching for ten years and five years as a coach for high school swimmers. Coached at seven age group state championships, earned 90 hours of education credits in swimming, attained level 4 ASCA certification, is a member of USA Swimming, TISCA, high school coaches association, and American Swim Coaches Association. Coached the South Texas Team at Southern Zone Championships, Sectional Championships and NCSA Junior Nationals in Florida. He was also selected to attend coaches training at US Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
He has been teaching Computer Information Systems and Engineering at Laredo Community College for 22 years. Has a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and multiple Masters in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems. He is a recipient of NISOD Teaching Excellence Award and Laredo Gateway Rotary Educator award.
Coach Mohammed's Coaching Philosophy:
The basis of my coaching philosophy begins with the fundamentals of swimming. An important aspect of my coaching is to teach good technique and skills and providing reasons, which will ensure that the swimmers will not only learn, but will understand the meaning of what they are doing.
My coaching philosophy is based on trust, loyalty, discipline and integrity. My expectations are based on realistic, but high standards. I have goals set, and, our team will make those goals obvious to others, through hard work and dedication to the team and the sport.
I approach the sport of swimming, much like the game of life. We must continuously make adjustments according to what is thrown in our direction. Decisions must be made based on what is best for the team and also what is best for the individual. Since the team is made up of athletes, making sure that each and every athlete is given equal oppurtunity to excel will ensure the team's success. Our competitive team is a swimmer-centered, parent-supported, coach-driven, and team-minded program.