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Old 07-12-2008
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There are very few TI coaches who are also members of the American Swim Coaches Association. As someone who has been involved with ASCA since 1999, I think it would open up a lot of eyes of what current coaching practices are at different levels and what changes are moving through the ranks.
In general, the upper tier of coaches all put a huge value on technical work. It's the hand-me-down coaches who take the easy solutions of yards, yards, yards. If you're not a member, I'd recommend joining and coming along to one fo the coaching clinics.
I'll be at the ASCA World Clinic this year. Terry is presenting a talk and also teaching the Level 2 school before the clinic, so there will certainly be some discussion of Ti there. Hopefully, we'll see a TI booth.
To find out more about ASCA, go to
To find out about the world clinic (current registration rate goes up on July 31), go to
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Old 07-13-2008
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Default An example of the strength of this clinic

Take a look at the speaker list and curriculum

Tuesday, September 2
School Time Speaker
SwimAmerica PD Training Full Day Julie Nitti
Dryland Training School AM Bob Groseth
Age Group Sports Psychology AM John Leonard
Coaching at a Swim Meet PM John Leonard
Level 1 Full Day Coach Sue Anderson, USA Swimming Staff
Build a Pool for Your Team or Swim School PM Mick Nelson and Staff, USA Swimming
CSCAA Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 3
School Time Speaker
Level 2 8am-5pm Coach Terry Laughlin, Total Immersion
Level 3 8am-5pm Coach Peter Banks, Brandon Blue Wave
Level 4 8am-5pm Coach Peter Raykovich, DACA
Level 5 8am-5pm Coach Mike Lawrence, Lake Forest Swim Club
Certified Collegiate Coaching Course 8am-5pm -
YMCA Principles Course - Meredith Griffin

SwimAmerica Conference 8am-5pm Julie Nitti
How to Teach Toddlers to Swim and Be Safer in the Water 9-10am Jim Reiser
Unique Activities and Progressions for Teaching Pre-Schoolers 10-11am Jim Reiser
Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About - What to do with the 2% 11-12noon Mike Kolebaer
Dryland Training for Young Swimmers 1:30-2:30pm Vern Gambetta
Conducting a Feasibility Study - First steps to Pool Building Success 2:30-4:30pm Dale Neuberger

ASCA Board Meeting PM -
NISCA Meeting PM -
YMCA Coaches Meeting 3-5pm -
CSCAA Clinic Program Begins - 3 Talks
- - -
Effective Use of Assistant Coaches and How to Be a Great Assistant College Coach - Coach Richard Quick, Auburn
Relating to the Student-Athlete - Harvey Humphries, University of Georgia

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 7-8pm Coach Bob Bowman, University of Michigan, ASCA Coach of the Year 2001/2003/2007

Thursday, September 4
School Time Speaker
3 AM Major Talks: AM
The Training of World Record Holder Kate Ziegler AM Coach Ray Benecki
The 2008 Olympic Team Report AM Coach Mark Schubert, USA-Swimming Head Coach and General Manager
Training Mr. Lochte AM Coach Gregg Troy, University of Florida
3 PM Major Talks: PM
- - Coach Bob Bowman, University of MIchigan
The Doc Counsilman Memorial Lecture - -
Open Water Swimming Hits the Big Time - Coach Sid Cassidy

Discussion Groups PM -
CSCAA 2 Talks
Presentation: The American Swimming Team, and the Future of the CSCAA - Coach Chuck Warner, Rutgers
Endowing Your Program - Means and Methods - Frank Comfort, Former Coach University of North Carolina

Friday, September 5
School Time Speaker
Age Group: 2 Talks
Making the most out of What You've Got: A practical look at utilizing your resources to their full potential. AM Coach Jeanine Serrano, Head Age Group Coach, Tigard-Tualatin Swim Club
Coaching at Age Group Travel Meets AM Coach Michael Brooks, York County YMCA
Senior: 2 Talks
- AM Coach Gregg Troy, University of Florida
- AM Coach Ray Benecki, The Fish
Masters: 2 Talks
Innovative Dryland Training Ideas for Masters with Pilates and Yoga AM Coach Conrad Johnson, Team New York Aquatics
Development of Creative Workouts for Masters Programs, as Well as Self-Coached Swimmers AM Coach Susan Ingraham, Texas

ASCA Business Meeting and Election 11am -
ASCA Board Meeting 12noon -
Age Group: 3 Talks
Effective Use of Video in Practice PM Coach John Bradley, Waukesha Express Swim Team
Creating Talent in a Small Talent Pool PM Coach Michael Brooks, York County YMCA
Short and Sassy Drill Combos for the Short Axis Strokes PM Coach Jeanine Serrano, Head Age Group Coach, Tigard Tualatin Swim Club
Senior: 3 Talks
Green Swimming - Energy Efficient Strokes PM Coach Terry Laughlin
Developing a Distance Training Group PM Coach Jeff Pearson, Sierra Marlins Swim Team
Team Coaching of a Senior Group PM Coach John Ogden, Aquatics Director, YMCA of the North Shore
Swimming Science: 3 Talks
Development of the Child Athlete PM Dr. Paul Stricker
Coaching a Swimmer with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Auditory Processing Disorder PM Jan Curley, Florida
Nutrition for Training PM Dr. Paul Stricker
High School (NISCA): 3 Talks
Maximizing the Use of Drills in Training PM Dick Hannula, Retired, Tacoma High School
Age Group to High School to College to International PM Richard Shoulberg, Germantown Academy
Teaching, Implementing and Sustaining Commitment in High School Swimmers PM Mike Curley, Highlander Aquatics
NISCA Panel Discussion: Developing Winning Attitudes in High School Swimmers PM -
CSCAA Meeting Concludes: 3 Talks
- PM Phil Whitten
Title IX and Gender Equity Specialists PM Valerie Bonnette, President - Good Sports, Inc.
Use of the Tempo Trainer in Practice PM Clark Campbell, Kansas

CSCAA Board Meeting PM -
How to Make Your Masters Program the Hottest Ticket in Town PM Coach Conrad Johnson, Team New York Aquatics
The Empowerment of Women Through Sports PM Coach Susan Ingraham, Texas

ASCA Annual Awards Banquet PM -

Saturday, September 6
School Time Speaker
Age Group: 3 Talks
- AM Coach Tom Avischious, USA Swimming
- AM -
- AM -
High School (NISCA): 3 Talks
An Overview of the Germantown Academy Program AM Richard Shoulberg, Germantown Academy
- AM Mike Curley, Highlander Aquatics
Correcting Drills for Common Errors AM Dick Hannula, Retired, Tacoma HS
How to Get It Done in One Practice a Day AM Coach Joel Shinofield, Washington and Lee
- AM Coach Gregg Parini and Coach Kathy Milliken and Coach Charlie Griffiths, Denison/Kalamazoo/Claremont
Massage Therapy AM Jim Earley, John's Hopkins
Senior Swimming: 3 Talks
Training Your Coaching Staff AM Coach John Ogden, Aquatic Director YMCA of the North Shore
Dryland Training for the Sport Axis Strokes AM Vern Gambetta
Making Club Swimming a Team Sport AM Coach Jeff Pearson, Sierra Marlins

Major Talk PM Teri McKeever

Age Group: 2 Talks
- PM John Bradley
How to Do it, What to do Once You Own One! PM Guy Edson with Panel (3 coaches of Coach Owned Clubs)
High School: 3 Talks
Swimming and the Art of War PM Mark Onstott, New Trier High School
Dryland Training - Your Secret Weapon PM Larry Stoegbauer, New Trier High School
The Fusion of Dryland Training and Swimming PM The Mark and Larry Show, New Trier High School
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Old 07-24-2008
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Default ASCA Las Vegas

Hap Gentry and Bob Wiskera and I will be there too - our annual pilgrimage !
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