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.
Worked with all age groups to build the program in all aspects of swimming and training.
Focused on Drill work on a daily basis.
Helped stroke and technique work to age group, senior and novice swimmers on a daily basis.
Used equipment to help focus on different techniques and tips to improve overall performance.
Coached 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
Worked on year-round recruiting for upcoming classes.
Helped with on campus recruiting tours and meetings, attending swim meets, and meeting families.
Used Front Rush, Slate, NCSA, College swimming 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.
Worked with meet manager/Team Unify for a brief period.
Ran all age group practices.
Learned how to write a practice schedule and workouts for all groups in season.