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Jeremy Meserole

December 7th, 2022 We are excited to announce that Patrick Gridley will be joining our coaching staff! Patrick started swimming with NTA when he was 7 years old. He swam here for 11 years, and loved the environment that NTA fostered. During his time at NTA, Patrick was a state and national finalist, and was also an NCSA record breaker with his teammates in the 400M medley relay. Patrick was recently a member of the Northwestern Men’s Swimming & Diving program, finishing his career and graduating in 2022. Patrick is...

Jeremy Meserole

December 6th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks underwater dolphin kicking! Why to do it How to do it well How to get better at it Unlock your true racing potential and improve your underwater kicking today! Do you have any questions or suggestions for future TuesdayTips? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

November 22nd, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks about what considerations go into developing a season plan, and what an athlete can do to execute it well. Ask your coach what the plan for each season, week, and/or day is, show up regularly, and do things to the best of your ability to get as much out of your season as possible. Do you have any questions or suggestions for future TuesdayTips? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

November 15th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks about the importance of dryland to a swimmer's athletic development. And for those who asked about crossover turns, check out the video at the end of this episode, or click here: https://youtu.be/TIU0nnVcJrM Do you have any questions or suggestions for future TuesdayTips? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

November 8th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks basic swimming nutrition. Specifically, What/when/how to eat during a meet How to refuel your body after practice Do you have any questions or suggestions for future TuesdayTips? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

November 1st, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks front starts! You'll learn proper foot placement, weight distribution, and sequencing to give you the quickest starts in your heat! Do you have any questions or suggestions for future TuesdayTips? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

October 25th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks about the importance of using physics to your advantage, and gives you THE equation for swimming speed. #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

October 18th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Chris talks about goal setting, and the importance of setting multiple goals as a way of holding yourself accountable toward achieving them. Swimmers should learn to differentiate between time goals (uncontrollable) and technical goals (controllable), and should have a plan for how they plan to achieve those goals. Goals are a training tool, not a measuring stick. Your goals are what get you to practice every day. They're what remind you to work hard, and do the right things, when you get tired....

Jeremy Meserole

October 11th, 2022 In today's #TuesdayTip, Coach Brendan talks about how a typical swimmer progresses through a season, what their career progression might look like, and what swimmers can do to influence that trajectory throughout their season or career. #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp

Jeremy Meserole

October 4th, 2022 Coach Chris joins Brendan for today's #TuesdayTip - centered around what to do with your coach's feedback once you get back to practice! #BetterEveryDay // #FinsUp