Group(s): Mini Orcas, Tier I, Masters
Favourite Stroke/ Event(s): 50 and 100 Freestyle
Favourite Moment(s) from the 2016 Season: The large number of individual successes of Tier I athletes at both Regionals and Provincials. I was also very proud with the large interest in swim meets, as we consistently bettered our meet attendance from the year before.
Team Goals for the 2017 Season: I would really like to see us continue to grow in our representation at meets. This means, trying to increase our attendance numbers from last season at each meet. In addition, I would like to see us climb back into the top 5 at the Provincial Championships in August!
Coaching Philosophy: I focus a lot of time on high intensity repeat sets with a large focus on maintaining good technique and rhythm while fatigued. I believe that if you want to race fast on race day, then you have to put in the work repeating that goal speed with high quality repetitions during practice. I do my best to work games or inter-group competitions into my weekly plan to always have new, fun, and fresh ways to get my swimmers to push themselves.
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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
Group(s): Mini Orcas, Killer Whale, Gold
Favourite Stroke/Event(s): Breast and Free /Anything short and fast!
Favourite Moment(s) from the 2016 Season: Amazing attendance from my swimmers! Both of my 2016 groups (Killer Whale and Silver) consistently had over 80% daily attendance. Also all the best times that were shattered at regionals and provincials. It’s incredibly exciting and rewarding to see so many kids improve and for the summer’s work to pay off!
Team Goals for the 2017 Season: I would like to see the club break at least 2 provincial records. I would also like to see more swimmers competing at regionals and more swimmers qualifying and racing at provincials.
Coaching Philosophy: I focus primarily on a strong technical foundation and developing good swimming habits. From there moving towards lots of intense speed based training.
Contact Info: (403-634-9689) firstname.lastname@example.org
Group(s): Silver, Killer Whales
Favourite Stroke/ Event(s): Fly and Underwaters (the 5th stroke)
Favourite Moment(s) from the 2016 Season: The 3 outdoor meets last summer had some interesting weather that made for some tough swimming. First the Crowsnest Pass meet was freezing and wet and made it hard to feel your feet when swimming. The Nanton meet was chilly with overcast and Fort Macleod finally had some sunshine, however brought some dark clouds. It was a great representation of what swimming in summer club meant to me as a youth growing up.
Team Goals for the 2017 Season: Silver will be spending a bunch of pool time learning 2 sets. 4x25 @ 1min Variables and 4x25 @ 1 min Worlds Greatest. In the first set the swimmers will go 12.5 Fast/ 12.5 Ez, 12.5 Ez/ 12.5 Fast, 25 Ez, 25 Fast. Second set they go 25 Breakout, 25 Build, 25 Accelerate, 25 Sprint. Between these 2 sets they should learn speed control, breaking out, building, acceleration, streamlines, finishing and swimming at race pace along with using a pace clock. Starts and Turns will also be a staple in the program. Race prep is Key for the summer. Killer whales will be learning the basic fundamentals, with a large focus on kick
Coaching Philosophy: Teach the fundamentals of swimming in a fun environment with emphasis on swimming fast. Incorporate race pace experience as much as possible. Keep practices fun while teaching respect, sportsmanship and being the best Orca they can be!
Contact Info: email@example.com 403-796-3401
Name: Steven Maychak
Favorite Stroke/Events: 50 & 100 Fly
Favorite Moments from 2016 Season: Having coached in Brooks, Alberta last year. I was very happy with individual successes throughout the club from the 1st meet to Regionals/Provincials. We had more attendance at meets from the year prior. I was also able to work with a swimmer that broke two Provincial records.
Team Goals for 2017 Season: To help the swimmers achieve their goals in the pool but also try to help them see that things they do with swimming can be used in other aspects of their lives... With consistency and confidence plus having fun, tasks/goals won't be as challenging... Also to work with and learn from the other coaches, so we can help the Orcas have the best year possible.
Coaching Philosophy: Learning to stick to the fundamentals of swimming, focusing on proper posture during movement, try to mentally/physically understand what we do/why we do certain things while we swim and always try to develop a better sense of feel for the water.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org (403) 363-4116
Name: Joshua Adams
Group(s): Mini Orcas
Favourite Stroke/ Event(s): 50 Freestyle 50 Backstroke 50 Fly
Team Goals for the 2017 Season: A large enthusiastic Group of swimmers to represent the team at Meets; also, four club records.
Coaching Philosophy: Most of my Practise time with the mini Orcas is focused on learning the fundamental core principles of swimming while creating an enticing environment for them to enjoy.
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