The Need For Dry Land Training (very interesting article)

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The Need for Dryland Training in Age Group Swimming Published in Volume 2008 Issue 1 of American Swimming Magazine The Need for Dryland Training in Age Group Swimming by Charlie Dragon I’ve heard several veteran coaches over the years talk in one way or another about how the kids today aren’t as “tough” or “strong”… Read more »

Why Age Group Swimmers go the Distance

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FOSTERING LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH STRUCTURED TRAINING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT There are three primary physiological performance components that undergo quantitative changes (increased size or capacity) and qualitative changes (increased efficiency) with growth and development. The components include aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, and muscular strength, power and endurance. AEROBIC CAPACITY V02max, the ability to take in,… Read more »

The Relationship between Swimmer,Coach and Parent.

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Parent Coach Swimmer Triangle   To have a successful program there must be understanding and cooperation among parents, swimmers, and coaches. The progress your youngster makes depends to a great extent on this triangular relationship.   You have done a great deal to raise your child. You create the environment in which they are growing… Read more »

New Squad set up for Swimmers

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Welcome back to all our swimmers for this new season 2013/2014.There is a new structure in the club this year. Gone are the A,B,C and D squads and in their place is a new 2 squad system.The Senior Squad and Junior Squad.Each squad is divided into 5 lanes and the swimmers are placed in the… Read more »

Welcome to the Coach’s Corner!

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Hi guys welcome to the brand new Coach’s Corner, coming soon to laoismarlins.ie. Watch this space for updates!