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USA Swimming introduces ultimate coach resource


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USA Swimming’s ultimate coaching education resource, “Foundations of Coaching,” is now available on DVD for the first time. The two-DVD set provides over four hours of education for coaches of all levels. The project, which was supported by the U.S. Olympic Committee, is the new required resource for USA Swimming’s updated Foundations of Coaching certification test.

The DVD is hosted by seven-time U.S. Olympic coach and USA Swimming National Team Head Coach and General Manager Mark Schubert. Included are chapters on philosophy and ethics, administration and organization, stroke technique and workout development. Among the highlights are practical tips from top U.S. coaches, including 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s Coach Eddie Reese and 2007 World Championships coaches Bob Bowman, Teri McKeever, Sean Hutchison and Bill Rose.  In addition USA Swimming Nutritionist Charlene Boudreau provides a “grocery store tour,” to teach coaches about proper dietary choices for their swimmers.  The DVD includes access to over 50 downloadable coaching education files and documents.

“We are very pleased to be able to deliver an incredible amount of coaching education material in this easy-to-use resource,” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s club development managing director. “The instruction and wisdom imparted by top coaches on this DVD is truly invaluable, whether you are new to the business or if you’ve been coaching for 20 years. We’re very proud to offer this complete program to continue to help our USA Swimming coaches develop our swimmers.”

“The USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching DVD is a must-have for all American coaches,” said John Leonard of the American Swim Coaches Association. “As coaches, there is always more we can learn and there are always more ways we can improve ourselves to provide the best possible instructions to our swimmers, and this DVD is a great resources for accomplishing that.”

The Foundations of Coaching DVD is available for purchase at and The cost for the two-DVD set is $25.

May 9, 2008 Posted by | Coaches | Leave a comment