Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Bridget Coley finished 4th (out touched by. 07 for a bronze medal - did not see the hard charging Brazilian from the outside lane) and Heather Maitland finished 7th in the 1500FR. It was Brigdet's 2nd fastest 1500 ever and Heather's 2nd best 1500 ever as well. Both girls noted that the sun was quite hot during the race and it was something that they were not used to. Coach Byron McDonald noted that they likely felt that they were overheating towards the end of the race - the water temperature was cool but the sun was at its hottest - something that these swimmers (particularly Heather who is participating in the Open Water 10km at FISU games) will have to get used to.
The action continues tomorrow. Follow the live results here.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Thought provoking links....
Have American parents got it all backwards? Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like the author (despite very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards. http://ow.ly/lr3Pz
Advice for Swim Parents: Give more to Get more - http://ow.ly/kKHue
How hard should parents push their children? - http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2013/04/29/how-hard-should-parents-push-their-children/
Design for hard work, not comfort - http://ow.ly/lr4HH
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I've been meaning to have Ron back on the show for a very long time, but he's a really busy guy. Luckily we arranged some time in Victoria at World Trials to have a phone chat. You are cordially invited to listen in.
Ron talks about the World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico; the state of the sport in the world and in Canada and about what makes an outstanding Open Water swimmer. Some good sport science stuff at the end. Coaches, swimmers and parents should enjoy episode 43 of #coachmikepodcast.
As always, you should check out my blog and follow me on Twitter(@coachmikeswim). Check out my archived past episodes as well.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Superbodies: Dr. Greg Wells is a friend of the Swimming community and to #coachmikepodcast. He did the Superbodies segments for the London 2012 Olympics which were brilliantly put together. Here are a couple of my favorites.
- Swimming Freestyle and the importance of training
neuroreceptors (they ain't gunna train themselves, people!!).
- UPDATE: the above link has been removed, but Greg Wells has a new web series on TSN.ca that should absolutely be watched!
- Gymnastics and Balance Beam. Not as relevant to swimming, but insane what gymnasts can do!