Coronavirus Resources

 

We have put together a list of resources for you and your swimmers to use below.  These can be used for those who want to learn more about the sport, do some extra work outside of the pool and to stay engaged with the team.  We will continue to update the resources listed and welcome any suggestions. Please contact your swimmer’s coach if you have questions and go Waves!


USA Swimming:

A link to resources, information and plan from our governing body regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak. 

 

USA Swimming’s website also has information about a variety of topics for swimmers ranging from nutrition to mental training.  Below is a link to the swimmer portion of the website. 

 

Coping with Impact of COVID-19 (Athletes)

Coping with the impact on the coronavirus.

 

Coping with Impact of COVID-19 (Parents)

Coping with cancellations or postponements in the age of the coronavirus.

 

Michigan Swimming:

A link to the Michigan LSC's webpage with updates about the status of swimming in our state

 

Mental Training:

Below are great resources for working on your mental game for both athletes and parents:

 

Podcasts:

Swim Coaches Base Podcast - Lots of great talks by coaches (club, high school and college of all levels), athletes and administrators. 

 

Technique/Swimming Videos:

Goswim.tv - Currently offering free access to their entire library of videos.  Lots of great examples of proper skills and technique. 

GoSwim YouTube Channel - Lots of free technique videos

Fitter and Faster YouTube Channel - Free videos on technique

 

Race Highlights from the last 10 years

2008 Olympics Mens 400 FR (Jason Lezak Anchor)

2008 Olympics Mens 100 Fly (Phelps vs Cavic)

2012 Olympics Womens 800 Free (Katie Ledecky breakout swim)

2012 Olympics Womans 200 BR (Rebecca Soni World Record)

2016 Olympics Womans 200 Back (Dirado vs Hosszu)

2018 Caleb Dressel 50 Free (17.63 short-course)

2018 Nationals Kathleen Baker 100 Back (World Record)

2019 FINA World Championships Reagan Smith 100 Back (World Record)

2019 FINA World Championships Caeleb Dressel 100 Fly (world Record)

 

Swimming History:

The Story of Eric “The Eel” Moussambani

Mark Spitz 7 Gold Medals, 7 World Records

Michael Phelps 8 Gold Medal Highlights

How Dolphin Kicks Changed The World of Swimming

 

Nutrition:

 

Just for fun!

Anamalympics

Cartoon of different Olympic Sports (from 1980s!)  

Test your awareness

1936 Men’s Olympic 100 Free

No flip turns!

1961 AAU Men’s 220 yard Backstroke

Yep, 220 yards!  The pool was only 20 yards long like Wealthy Pool.

1963 Nationals Women's 200 yard Backstroke

1985 Nationals Women’s 200 IM

1986 World Championship Trials Women’s 100 Fly

Mary T Meagher - one of the best butterfliers in history.  Competition was at the same pool as the NCSA Championship meet in Orlando! 

2012 Olympics: Call Me Maybe Swimmer Music Video

The Last Gold:

Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a feature-length documentary film that reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic swimming history. Forty years ago, at the 1976 Montreal Games, a team of doped East German athletes thrashed their rivals from the United States, until a remarkable final race.

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