8 episodes

The ultimate podcast for age-group swim coaches seeking to inspire and transform young athletes into champions, guided by me, Coach Chris, with over 20 years of coaching expertise and a lifetime in competitive swimming. Join us as we explore coaching insights, from effective communication to crafting engaging workouts, and dive into the heart of coaching that goes beyond the stopwatch. We'll tap into the essence of coaching, creating a community dedicated to nurturing champions. Subscribe to "Between The Laps" now, and let's make waves in coaching excellence together. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/between-the-laps/support

Between The Laps with Coach Chris Chris Da Sie

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    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

The ultimate podcast for age-group swim coaches seeking to inspire and transform young athletes into champions, guided by me, Coach Chris, with over 20 years of coaching expertise and a lifetime in competitive swimming. Join us as we explore coaching insights, from effective communication to crafting engaging workouts, and dive into the heart of coaching that goes beyond the stopwatch. We'll tap into the essence of coaching, creating a community dedicated to nurturing champions. Subscribe to "Between The Laps" now, and let's make waves in coaching excellence together. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/between-the-laps/support

    Navigating and Communicating with Swim Parents

    Navigating and Communicating with Swim Parents

    Effective communication with swim parents is vital to a successful coaching journey. Here's a quick tip: Set up regular communication channels, such as weekly newsletters or updates, to inform parents about training, progress, and upcoming events. Transparent communication builds trust and a stronger partnership.



    What You'll Discover:

    Proven Communication Strategies: Uncover the secrets of crafting messages that inform, captivate, and engage swim parents. Learn how to navigate various communication channels, ensuring your vital information reaches its intended destination.

    Guiding Struggling Swimmers: Navigate the waters of supporting swimmers facing performance challenges. Gain insights into creating a collaborative environment that focuses on effort, growth, and progress, fostering a positive mindset that propels swimmers toward success.

    Building Trust for Success: Delve deep into building trust with swim parents. Explore transparent communication strategies, showcase your coaching philosophy, and craft a partnership rooted in shared goals, understanding, and unwavering support.

    Real-Life Examples: Benefit from real-life scenarios and examples that bring these strategies to life. Coach Chris shares personal experiences and anecdotes that provide a relatable context for applying these techniques in your coaching journey.



    Prepare to embark on a transformative coaching journey that will impact you and your athletes. Once you're done listening, I've included a bonus free at https://www.betweenthelaps.com/navigating-and-communicating-with-swim-parents


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    • 11 min
    Balancing push and rest with your age-group swimmers

    Balancing push and rest with your age-group swimmers

    We're embarking on a deep dive into the realm of coaching – a realm where the delicate balance between pushing our athletes and providing them the rest they need holds the key to unlocking their true potential. As experienced age-group swim coaches, let's journey together through the intricate tapestry of coaching wisdom, where growth, resilience, and success intertwine in a captivating dance of push and rest.



    Book your free discovery call at betweenthelaps.com


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    • 11 min
    Never question mark your freestyle pull

    Never question mark your freestyle pull

    The freestyle or front crawl pull has evolved over the last few decades. We've moved from a question mark pull that caused us to push the water off to the side of the pool without genuinely allowing us to build power and speed in our stroke. Thankfully, we got wise to this and started to teach the concept of entering the water with a flat hand and guiding the pull through the giant paddle of our hand, forearm, and upper arms. In today's episode, I offer drills for those still struggling to adapt to this newer approach to the freestyle pull. I also discuss the benefits of pulling in this straighter arm approach to ease shoulder pain.  


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    • 12 min
    Thinking about breathing isn't just for mediation.

    Thinking about breathing isn't just for mediation.

    Breathing is a crucial part of swimming. It is imperative to swim great Freestyle. Many beginner and intermediate swimmers struggle to get their breathing right. They often lift their heads to breathe, swallowing tons of water. Some swimmers prefer to swim with their heads out of the water the entire time. These bad habits make you less efficient in the water and can make your overall breathing significantly harder, causing swimming to be far more stressful than it needs to be. Developing a good breathing technique is one of the hardest things for new swimmers to master but one that needs constant attention. Breathing correctly will help make you feel more relaxed in the water, making stroke adjustments easier. By having poor breathing, you can cause other issues with your strokes, like scissor kicking, poor body position, crossing-over, and lop-sided strokes, to name a few.

    We will cover five simple things to consider when working on your breathing in Freestyle. Each will help you be more efficient and maintain your energy level for extended periods.


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    • 22 min
    How using your recovery can give you a stronger pull

    How using your recovery can give you a stronger pull

    Many swimmers let their arms go through the motions when they swim freestyle, but that's not you. You want to have a strong, efficient pull. You want to make sure that you are optimizing every stroke so that you can reach a distance per stroke of 12 strokes per 25 yards or meters. In today's episode, I give you the one technique change you can make to make your pull stronger and more efficient. You'll go further with each stroke without expending more and more energy.  
    To go even deeper, subscribe to the new Between The Laps podcast. Available for streaming on all of your favorite podcast services.
    Looking for private coaching or stroke analysis, head to https://betweenthelaps.com

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    • 12 min
    How to improve your rhythm in Butterfly

    How to improve your rhythm in Butterfly

    Coaches often teach the double kick technique when learning how to do Butterfly. Though this technique is not wrong, it often results in swimmers doing four kicks rather than just 2. Today we offer ways to correct this through particular drills and other tips for more efficient Butterfly. You will learn how to use your hips to drive the stroke, resulting in a smoother stroke sequence with your arms. Find out when and where to breathe to optimize your oxygen intake.

    Original audio is from our YouTube (https://youtube.com/betweenthelaps).

    Want private 1-on-1 coaching, learn more at https://betweenthelaps.com 


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    • 15 min

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