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Mike Kraeuter

As coaches, we've all seen swimmers in slumps. We call them plateaus sometimes depending on the age and development level of the swimmer. No matter what we call it, the results are the same...poor performances and unhappy swimmers (and families). This is an interesting article that talks about slump busting from Dr. Alan Goldberg, Sports Performance Consultant. Slumps and repetitive performance problems are a natural and terribly frustrating part of any sport. They can sometimes drive coaches to distraction and athletes into quitting or early retirement! Unless you can learn...

Many BLUE WAVE athletes have had the opportunity to compete at prelim/final competitions already this season and we have several prelim/final meets coming up. While the prelim/finals format offers an exciting and high level competition arena, it also requires a more invested effort in preparation and recovery. Swim parents can be especially helpful in these situations. Athletes face the following issues at meets using the prelim/final format: Extra swims. Over a 2.5 day prelim/final meet it is common for an athlete to race 14 or more times compared to a...