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Knowledge is Speed!

"The Swim Smart download-ables are a MUST have for each swim coach. Whether you’re an experience veteran, or a bright-eyed new starter—these free tools are a great template for any coach to build off of."

- Abbie Fish, Creator/Head Coach of Swim Like A. Fish

Imagine you just walked on deck for the first time as a head or assistant coach. What do you do now!?

  • How do you control these kids and make them believe in their team and training?
  • How do you structure and write workouts?
  • How do you teach the strokes in a competitive way?
  • How do you keep track of the yards in an organized way?

The answers are all available below! 

Download Details

    • Season Planning and Periodization
      • Planning a season is a valuable mental exercise for any coach. Here is a guideline and example of putting together a season from start to finish
      • Includes the Senior Template
    • Workout Templates
      • All templates are 2-week cycles of structured workout plans that help lay the ground work for planning your training
      • All include detailed explanations of drills and training intensities to focus each set on a defined goal
      • Sample workouts included with calculated yards, time and stress scores
      • Treat these as a guideline to build your own program with
        • Novice (8 and unders)- Focus on training technique and kicking
        • Age Group (9-12)- Focus on training for the race
        • Senior/Distance (13+)- Focus on training zones
    • Workout Progressions
      • Over 300 workouts 
      • Each set has a Level 1, 2 and 3 version
      • Structured by training zones
      • Free/Fly kick and IM sets too
    • Dryland Template
      • Swimming focused with teachings about the Four main swimming motions and Four main training intensities 
      • Stretching explanations included
      • A guide to what exercises should be done, when and how many sets/reps of each during different parts of the season
      • A list of possible exercises for each swimming motion and training intensity to fit a variety of available equipment
      • An entire 16 week sample is included
      • Overtraining Monitor 
        • This uses the well researched and widely used Profile of Mood States questionnaire to quantify "stress"
        • This monitor automatically calculates, graphs and tracks a swimmer's mood over the season which has a high correlation to overtraining
        • Detailed explanations of how to interpret the numbers, what to do with them and references provided
      • Training Tracker
        • Write sets and track yards
        • Automatically track types of training for the day, week and season
        • Learn and change season to season
      • Meet Lineup Tracker
        • Keep track of your athlete's events in high school meets
        • Prevent over entering. Summarize events entered
        • The Biology of Swimming PDF
          • Our entire 324 page picture book in PDF
          • Perfect for sharing with the team chapter by chapter or converting to Kindle format
          • It's the only non-free download here, but many have asked us to bring it back!
          • Click here for more details and the hard copy version
        • Swim Coach's Starter Guide
          • Perfect for new coaches looking to make coaching their career
          • A resource for head coaches wanting to help improve their assistants
          • Directly applicable guidelines, tips and instruction
        • Coach's Swim Clinic
          • Improve your coaching ability with these tips/guidelines:
          • Build a team everyone wants to be on
          • Managing the Team
          • Teaching/training the strokes
          • Writing workouts
        • Stroke Teaching Slides
          • series of videos and PowerPoint slides that explains how to build up every complicated swimming stroke and motion from the ground up for competitive swimmers
          • Every stroke can be broken down into a few key components
          • Use a series of drills that focus on every component and lays a foundation for building and training a perfect stroke
        • Website Documents
          • Contains 11 essential documents to be posted on your website for all to see and use
          • Parent Handbook
          • Meet Info Guide
          • Swimming Language Terms
          • ... etc

         

        Browse around and take a look at some of our other training tools that can help your swimmers crush their season!

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          E.H.

          Very helpful resources to help structure practices and simplify all aspects of swim training and performance.

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          P.W.
          Great Downloads

          The items I received have been very good.
          I downloaded all of the freebies, where the technique slides have been great at helping build up the strokes, turns and starts; the session plans have helped me to think about going about things in a different way; the templates have been great too, as I am not particularly hot on excel etc.
          I bought a hard copy of the book and, again, it has helped me to explain things better to my swimmers as to why we do certain things in a certain way; brilliant!
          I am looking to see about the courses in the future.

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          T.P.
          Technically Difficult

          The download did not come with any paper documentation. Unless you are an expert in EXCEL (and I pretty much am) you would have no idea where to go.

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          S.S.
          Extremely helpful downloads

          I have received many ideas upon using the workout template and the season progression. These are very useful, informative and a great asset for any coach.