The most critical features of at-competition race preparation as well as the content of racing strategies are described. Content is related to Personal Best: A Swimmer's Handbook for Racing Excellence. A workbook is also provided which focuses participants' attention on the content and activities. Research has shown that attendance at this workshop usually translates into improved racing performances.
Parents are encouraged to attend. It is asserted that racing strategies can be developed by swimmers with parental assistance because the instructions of what and how to do things are so clearly defined. This constructive involvement of parents adds to a coach's credibility.
Swimmers older than 10 years, assistant and volunteer coaches, and parents.
A master copy of a 16-page workbook which needs to be reproduced and distributed to participants will be supplied.
Rushall, B. S. (1995). Personal best: A swimmer's handbook for racing excellence. Sports Science Associates, 4225 Orchard Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977.
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