Principles of Swim Instruction

  • Develop technically proficient and fast swimmersProvide regular individualized feedback.

  • Differentiate training to meet the needs of all swimmers.

  • Coach the finer points consistently (including technical coaching using filming).

  • Devote significant instruction time to starts and turns.

  • Emphasize core strength and stability.

  • Use dry land as an opportunity for injury prevention.

  • Teach the “why” and the science of swimming along with the “how.”