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Staff Objectives

Core Coaching Objectives

A.   Positive Experience.  Encourage swimmers to want to be a part of the Splash Club program.  For younger age groups, this requires making practices and swim meets a fun and exciting experience.  As swimmers mature, both in age and skill level, a positive experience requires more attention to goal achievement in an encouraging, constructive environment.

B.   Build Individual Self-Esteem.  Help Splash Club swimmers to develop a sense of pride in themselves and their efforts.  Everyone should be proud of their efforts regardless of their abilities or level of commitment.  Individual self-improvement is given priority over winning at all times.

C.   Improve Technique.  Help all swimmers improve their level of swimming proficiency.  Some athletes will take advantage of technique training more than others, but the coach’s job is to provide equal instruction to all swimmers, regardless of ability.

D.   Positive Motivation.  Find a way to help every swimmer want to improve.  No swimmer should feel less valuable or less important to the team than another.  Our coaches will try to instill passion where there is none, and provide guidance where there is already passion.

E.   Excellence in Training.  Splash Club coaches will develop their respective training groups to maximize the competitive potential of all Splash Club swimmers.  Individual swimmers will decide how much of the program they wish to take advantage of, but the program will be designed around and based on the highest levels of excellence in the sport.