Swimming is clearly not simply a mechanical sport. Mindset and psychology have a huge role to play in performance. In this conversation with Cameron Gledhill we explore various questions including: Why do swimmers often swim faster in relays? Why some raise their game during finals whereas others crumble? How to structure a training season? Cameron’s […]
The Swim League is an exciting new format being introduced to swimming in Australia. It’s team based on head to head competition for places, not times. It’s very tactical, designed for audience entertainment, and over in about an hour. We talk to founder, Adam Beisler, about his plans for the forthcoming season. Registrations open on […]
Organisations with big problems often hire smart people to fix them. This is necessary but not sufficient. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them Albert Einstein We regularly work with smart people with a transformation mandate. Here are some probing questions to help them stay on the […]
International Trampoline Gymnast Lisa Newman-Morris now works for Swimming Australia. We spoke to her about new technology developments underway to support swimming members and administrators. Some examples of new club and region websites from Swimming Australia: Ku-ring-gai Swimming Club Laurieton Swimming Club Metro West Swimming Victoria
Coach – Swimmer – Parent relationships are a crucial contributor to athlete performance. We talk to Gold Licensed Coach Amanda Isaac of Abbotsleigh Swim Club about this, her coaching philosophy and more. Relevant links: Mindset, the new psychology of success, by Carol Dweck Abbotsleigh Swimming Club Nunawading Swimming Club
Swimmers spend so much of their time in the water under the direction of their coach, yet many parents have a limited understanding of what it’s all about. In a fun ‘Agony Aunt’ style conversation, we put some common parents questions to Abbotsleigh Head Coach Amanda Isaac.