This workshop was originally offered as the Level 2 Coaching Certification Course for swimming in Australia. It covers the curriculum of the course but its content is continually updated. There is an assumption that participants will have basic swimming and sport science knowledge so that new developments can be treated in-depth and with application. The 3-day format is designed for 3-day holiday weekends or spreading the course over two weekends.
Advanced coaches and students of human movement studies and exercise science.
08:00 am Registration 08:30 am Welcome and course overview 09:00 am 1. The athlete - characteristics, growth, and development 10:30 am 2. Physical performance capacities, energy systems and training responses Physical capacities for performance 12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK 01:00 pm Energy systems 02:00 pm Training responses 03:00 pm 3. Sprint training responses and programming 05:00 pm DINNER BREAK 06:00 pm 4. Distance training responses and programming 08:00 pm 5. Auxiliary training responses 09:00 pm CLOSE
08:30 am Review, questions and answers 09:30 am 6. Planning 10:30 am 7. Tests and measurements 12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK 01:00 pm 8. Ergogenic aids, drugs, and nutrition 02:30 pm 9. Coaching evaluation 03:30 pm 10. Psychological evaluation of swimmers 05:00 pm DINNER BREAK 06:00 pm 11. Acquisition of skills 07:00 pm 12. Mental skills training 09:00 pm CLOSE
08:30 am Review, questions and answers 09:00 am 13. Biomechanical and hydrodynamic principles Applied principles of fluid dynamics 10:00 am Crawl stroke mechanics of champions 12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK 01:00 pm Backstroke mechanics of champions 02:30 pm Butterfly mechanics of champions 04:00 pm Breaststroke mechanics of champions 05:30 pm Review, questions and answers
Copies of the 128-page workbook Scientific swimming for the 21st century need to be reproduced and bound.
The following text also needs to be reproduced for use on the last day.
Cappaert, J. M., & Rushall, B. S. (1994). Biomechanical analyses of champion swimmers. Sports Science Associates, 4225 Orchard Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977.
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