If you wish to register for these additional courses, please note in the appropriate space on the clinic registration form and include payment payable to Eastern States Swim Clinic. These courses may be attended separately or in conjunction with the clinic.
*Effective Coaching at a Swim Meet (Oct 3: 1pm-4pm) $50.00
For a good meet experience for coaches, athletes and parents here is a short course on what to do before the meet, during the meet and after the meet. The class is about organization, goal setting, motivation, accountability, practical issues like warming up and warming down, how to talk to your swimmers before and after events and post meet evaluations and resolutions. It doesn’t matter if it’s an “ordinary” high school dual meet, a club meet or a high level championship. (10 education credits)
*Coaching the Novice Swimmer (Oct. 3: 5pm-9pm) $50.00
This course is designed for both the newer coach & the experienced coach. The course is designed to give you what you need to know about making meaningful progress with developing swimmers. If you have novice level swimmers who swim ugly freestyle, sit-down-in-the-water backstroke, unrecognizable breaststroke & non-existent butterfly or if they float off the wall with the streamlining of a bean bag. This is about managing the group & managing your time, fundamental progressions for each of the strokes, managing parents, keeping your patience and having fun. (10 education credits)
*The Stroke School – Level 2 (Oct. 4: 9am-5pm) $75.00
The course is about creating strokes and correcting strokes. The emphasis is on basic progressions and teaching methods for developmental swimmers aged 6 years old through 9th grade with
lots of video clips of real developing swimmers. We also discuss the current trends in world class swimming today. In addition to the four strokes we will cover starts, turns and finishes. Taught by John Leonard who has worked with nationally ranked swimmers and is currently coaching a developmental group. Manual provided. (20 education credits)
**USA Club Leadership/Business Management (Oct. 3 & 4: 6pm-9pm) $20.00
Required for all new USA clubs for club registration Course 201. Club coaches & board members will learn strategies to improve club governance, management, & leadership. Included are the basic models for swim teams, responsibilities of nonprofit boards, staff/board responsibilities, roles of the Head Coach, governance versus management, financial development, recruiting volunteers, evaluation, & assessment. Attendance at both sessions is required to fulfill the requirement. Either the Board/Booster Club president or Head Coach must attend (both are encouraged). This is required for new clubs, but all are welcome. You must attend both sessions.