John O'Sullivan is the Founder of the Changing the Game Project and Host of the Way of Champions Podcast. He is the bestselling author of two books on parenting and coaching youth athletes, and advises organizations such as the USOC, USA Swimming, US Lacrosse, US Soccer, and US Ski and Snowboard Association. John will be speaking about creating athlete-centered environments for our swimmers and the importance of building strong teams to keep our athletes engaged and performing their best.
John will lead of the meeting with the keynote from 8-9:15 "Engaging Parents in Youth Sports" with a Q and A from until 9:30.
9:45- 10:45 (start time will depend on previous Q and A session)
John O'Sullivan "Importance of Team Culture"
Kevin Zacher leading the senior track
Andi Kawamot-Klatt leading the AG track
Kevin Zacher is the Head Coach of Scottsdale Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Team for 2018. Kevin has been the leader of SAC since 2007 and has grown the club from 200 swimmers to nearly 500. SAC has been Junior National Team Champions several times over the past 5 years. Kevin grew up in Roseburg and still thinks of Oregon as home.
1. Use of under water fly kick for speed for the 100 and 50.
2. Race finishing speed.
3. Juggling sprinters and distance on a club team. They may be big enough to juggle this like a college team.
4. How to get swimmers to make changes they might not be willing to make
Andi Kawamot-Klatt has been on the coaching staff of the Irvine Novaquatics since 1990 and is currently the Associate Head Age Group Coach. Although Andi was a member of UC Irvine's swim team and waterpolo team, her background stems from the study of psychology, for which she has a Bachelor’s (UC Irvine) and a Master’s (Pepperdine). She has worked as a Child Development Instructor for the Irvine Unified School District (6 years), spent 4 years working with the Neuropsychological Concussion testing team for the Mighty Ducks Hockey team and has also been certified in Pilates since 2001 (Body Arts and Science International).
1. Teaching a certain stroke or all strokes. Progression.
2. Teaching softness in a swimmers stroke
3. Teaching progression for turns and streamline.
4 .How to get swimmers to make changes they might not be willing to make