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Apr 24, 2017

Episode 057 with Meighan Julbert: "Focus on the 2-3 things totally essential for swimmer's success." 

 

Episode 055 with Karis Mount: "My coaches focused on the one thing that would make me improve. We were focused."

 

Episode 054 with Jennifer Butler: "When giving feedback, focus on the one thing that will help them the most."

 

 

Effective Teaching from USA Swimming:

  • One thing at a time
  • Break every move down into "chunks"
  • Aim for perfecting one 'chunk' each practice
  • Make your INTENT and OBJECTIVE absolutely clear
    • "This is your focus, this is your goal"
    • "When we do this, I want you to think about: x

Strong direct immediate feedback: That ties into the focus, the goal.

 

Avoid breaking bad habits, give new ones.

 

Give effective feedback in your lessons or on your swim team.

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