Athlete Approved Tips

Athlete Approved Tip: When giving feedback, word it positively.

  • Say it this way: “Keep your elbow high when you pull”
  • Don’t say it this way: “Don’t drop your elbow when you pull”
  • Tell your athletes what they are doing right! View post with tip.
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Athlete Approved Tip: Avoid using the term “easy” in practice. It teaches athletes they can disengage. Trying using the word smooth. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: Swimming is a privilege. If a swimmer is not listening or acting inappropriately, sit them out. Punishing by making them swim Fly, for example, teaches them that Fly is a bad thing. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: When you work on finishes, ask your swimmers to do a quick celebration. That will keep it fun and rewarding. Also, it will be entertaining for you. Be prepared to learn the latest on TikTok craze, you’re welcome. See below for a fun video on training for your swim celebration. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: A high elbow pull not only helps your power, it’s also necessary to prevent injury. Dropping your elbow right before your catch often leads to shoulder problems, which none of us want. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: If you do a flip turn with a snorkel, ensure you clear it when you surface. To do this, make sure you have enough oxygen in your lungs to exhale and push all of the water out of the snorkel. Practice makes perfect for flip turning with a snorkel. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: Using equipment is fun. There is nothing wrong with strapping on a pair of paddles and fins going fast! View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: Walking backwards is the safest way to walk when wearing fins. #LessTumbles #MoreTumbleTurns! View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: Don’t forget to hydrate! Though you’re surrounded by water, you’re still sweating, and need to replenish fluids and electrolytes. View post with tip.

Athlete Approved Tip: Diversifying your workout plan with different forms of cross training will make you a well rounded athlete. It will also keep your exercise routine fresh. View post with tip.

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