Category: Coach’s Corner

Post-Training Nutrition For Swimmers

Swimmers are notorious for doing a huge volume of training. Because of this, on top of the huge caloric requirement of most swimmers, post-training nutrition should be a massive component of a competitive swimmers routine.

Coach’s Corner: How to Prepare for Long Course Season

Coach’s Corner: How to Prepare for Long Course Season

To prepare for long course season, having a clear direction in your training cycles, meets, and end-of-season goals will help you stay on task. What can you focus on to get ready for long course racing?

Coach’s Corner: What makes a great sports parent…

Coach’s Corner: What makes a great sports parent…

Sports is one of few places in a child’s life where a parent can say, ‘This is your thing’. Athletics is one of the best ways for young people to take risks and deal with failure because the consequences aren’t fatal, they aren’t permanent. They usually don’t want or need a parent to rescue them when something goes wrong.

Coach’s Corner: Nutrition – how much sugar are you eating?

Coach’s Corner: Nutrition – how much sugar are you eating?

Sugar is tasty but not too good for us – you should try to avoid or significantly reduce all of the list below:   [gview file=”http://galwayswimmingclub.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CC-Sugar-in-Food1.pdf”]   [gview file=”http://galwayswimmingclub.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CC-Sugar-in-Food2.pdf”]      

Coach’s Corner: The Role of Parents in the Development of Outstanding Athletes

Coach’s Corner: The Role of Parents in the Development of Outstanding Athletes

Parents and families play a critical role in the development of outstanding athletes. They provide financial, logistical, and social-emotional support. Read more inside…

Coach’s Corner: Athletes and Alcohol

Coach’s Corner: Athletes and Alcohol

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Coach’s Corner: Children ‘not as fast as their parents were’

Coach’s Corner: Children ‘not as fast as their parents were’

Most children today cannot run as far or as fast as their parents did, according to a study of global fitness. Over a mile run, youngsters today would be about a minute and a half slower than children 30 years ago.