I have coached four years at the high school level, as well as six years at the club level and finally making the move to coaching at the collegiate level for DePauw University for three years. Many of the experiences that I have come across came from the fifteen years of swimming competitively, my years as a high school swimmer, and for my years as a collegiate athlete in swimming and water polo.
Throughout my years as an athlete I have been able to experience many different styles of coaching, techniques and understanding of new ways to teach certain strokes. I have had the pleasure of working with many different coaching styles as well as coaches who have brought a new way in looking at the sport. Through my prior experience as a teammate and as an assistant coach, I have learned many lessons and techniques that have helped me be an excellent and proficient coach - all of which I employ in my coaching duties today. Among others these include teaching proper stroke technique, instilling a winning work ethic, running drills to maximize conditioning, helping maintain a healthy mental attitude and explaining race strategies for many of the events.
Working with all age groups to build the program in technique and stroke work
Focusing on Drill work on a daily basis
Coaching Individual training groups throughout the season (400 IM, 100/200 Back, 200 Stroke etc.)
Technique/Drill work as well as Speed work for our sprint group
Working on year round recruiting for upcoming classes
Helped with on campus recruiting tours and meetings, attending meets and meeting families
Using Front Rush, Slate, NCSA, Collegeswimming for daily recruiting/seasonal recruiting
Ran training groups throughout season (Distance/Mid/Stroke) and worked technique/drill work daily
Learned the set up/take down of swim meet equipment: computers, speakers, touch pads, electronics etc.
Learned how to set line-ups and invite lists for the season
Work with meet manager/TeamUnify for a brief period