By Coach Lauren, INT2. Over the last couple of seasons, the Coaches’ Corner has been a great venue for VIK coaches to pass on our knowledge to help our swimmers compete at their best. We have addressed important issues such as nutrition, sleep, pre- and post-race management (cooldown and warm-up) and developing a winning mental approach.
By Coach Alex, INT1. With the first meet of the season fast approaching, I thought it would be fitting to discuss the importance of warming-down after a race. By now you have all heard the coaches talking about the importance of warming-up and activating before a practice or a race, but what about after?
By Coach Kiersten, SR2. The beginning of the season is the time to integrate new habits into one’s routine. As we learnt from Coach Jon last week, there is more to swimming than pool workouts; dryland and nutrition are also major contributors to success.
Coach Jon, SR1. Ever swimmer who has had to attend dryland has thought these words, and perhaps even said them aloud. Why does swimming include dryland training? Isn’t there enough aerobic training in the pool? The answer to these questions, as with so many others in life, is…complicated.