A one-page written test of three questions was given to the audience at the outset of a presentation at a coaches clinic. Question one and two was for name and email. The the third question, fill in the blank, was the title of your favorite game that you played with your swimmers. The various answers obtained are posted below.
The full presentation with an audio file is posted on another page.
Comments welcome at the end of the page.
Coach’s name, the name of the game
Meghan McCarthy, KING OF THE HILL
Nicholas Loporio, Relays with off pulling and kicking (i.e. fly pull with breast kicking)
Amber Toland, Solitare
Liza Saunders, Funtimes
Doug Djang, Swimming (BR)
Jud Shutts, Quick ly FAST
Anne Vargas, Guess and Go
Marcia Benjamin, Trivia contests
Stefanie Gernert, What time is it Mr. Shark?
Andria Moitoza, Rabbits, Rats, Racoons
Ricky Hegner, Big Ball
Cody Kelly, Sharks and Minnows
Julie Hardt, Ultimate Frisbee
Erik Wood, Jungle Ball
Brian Shepherd, Shark & Minnows
Kim Corgait, Catch the Rabbit
Matt Moon, Rat, Robbit, Racoon
Eli Hamm, Chariots of Fire
Jonathan Riley, Dice Roll
E. Ito, Swimming is Awesome
Tom Dowky, Bean
Charles Sommer, ?
Suzie Dods, Roll the Dice
Matt Crawford, Murder Ball
Andy Maryatt, Crazy 8s
Andrew Savine, Rat, Rabbit, Racoon
Allison Hoppe, What time is it Mr. Shark?
Elizabeth Rodgers, Snow
Lucas Salles-Cunha, ?
Anthony Koo, 4 corners
Buffy Patterson, Fin Game
Jenny Nowatzke, Jump or Dive
Cesar Valera, Freeze Tag
Laura Lee, Maze
Janet Gutierrez, Dryland + 500 “In” & “Out”
Ryan Garcia, Sharks and Minnows
Spencer Pollard, Shark & Minnows
David Majekawa, Caterpillar
Melissa West, Who’s Feeling Lucky (a 3 dice game to determine next set)
Kevin Chester, Bob for Apples Relays
Genna Roan, Finianapolis
Noa Kregler Allen, Musical kickboards
Kelsey Bonzell, Goggle Toss
Lehla Irwin, Steal the Kickboard (or noodle, bouy, dive rings, etc.)
Bonus game: Equipment massacre
Swim & dive recruiting process is getting earlier in the young life of high school students
Nutrition for Swimmers (video)
Triumph Time Try-Outs, a bonding experience in the swim pool with both adults and youngsters.
Some favorite games from swim coaches as collected at the Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic
Slides from presentation to Pacific Coaches Clinic about stop watches, pace clocks, and other trends
Performance Tracking Matters
PPS Community Schools can host aquatic programs too
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