Coach Hans - How Much Kids Have Changed over the Years?

May 10th, 2022

I was asked quite recently by a young coach to weigh in on how much kids have changed over the years I have been coaching. I gave it some thought for about 30 seconds and replied....Read More 

Coach Hans’ - Are Olympians Different - You Can Decide 

February 1st, 2022

I have worked with several Olympians both as a coach who has placed the athletes directly on the team and as a coach who spent time developing these athletes. I have been asked “what sets them apart from those who do not”  Read More...

Coach Hans - Happy New Year

January 1st, 2022

I am so glad that Coach Endi has asked me to reprise my Blog. In one way or another, I get to share some of my thoughts, sometimes significant and other times, not so much with the membership. It is also a way to compartmentalize all my ramblings on deck in one place. Anyway, here are my thoughts, hope you can enjoy them as much as I do. Read More...


Coach Hans on De-training and Adaptation

March 18th, 2021

“Hi Coach, I gotta miss workout this Friday, oh yes and Saturday too.” Coach frowns, he/she does not look too happy, because every coach wants you to come to every workout. Read More...

Coach Hans on We Will Get Through This!​

February 18th, 2021

I understand the disappointment and frustration that I have seen in many of our swimmers, I feel it too, each and every day.  I miss getting up at 4:20am, getting in my car, driving to the pool and start a new day.  I miss the feeling of aniticipation and the joy of guiding the swimmers and helping them to accomplish great things on a daily basis.  Some days, without it, I feel a bit empty and wonder when it will all end. Read More...

Coach Hans on How Swimmers Improve, Get Fast and Stay Fast!

October 2, 2020

There are generally many reasons why swimmers improve their times. This will vary according to age and experience. For example, younger inexperienced swimmers improve mostly through skill acquisition, while older experienced swimmers may need to rely upon increasing training loads and intensities as well as making technical changes to improve their results. Read More...


Coach Hans on 1990-1991

September 3, 2020

I can honestly say that, I have never been through a world pandemic. However, I have had similar experience. In 1990-91, we were unable to train in our own pool for over 6 months and even when we did get in it wasn’t exactly perfect conditions. Read More...

Coach Hans on The Importance of Speed

April 23, 2020

The most important thing in swimming success is speed. As obvious as that sounds, it is not quite as simple as one would think. Being fast is important for all swimming distances. Your absolute speed ( for a 25m distance ) will limit not only your speed in that 25 and even a 50, but all distances that follow! Read More...


Coach Hans on Meet Selection

October 17, 2019

There are always multiple factors involved in the selection of meets for our swimmers. I will try and explain a few of them here. The importance of each of the factors will often depend on the time of year and the needs of the particular swimmers involved. Read More...

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