Michigan Women’s Swimming


At the end of August each of the past five years I get to spend three days at University of Michigan with Jim Richardson, the head woman’s swimming coach planning the dryland training for the upcoming season. This is always one of the highlights of the year for me. Jim is a great coach who challenges me to think and innovate. He has done a great job of integrating the dryland training with the in the water training and the results show it. His swimmers swim fast when it counts. This is my sixth year working with Jim, it has been a constant learning experience. The program has evolved significantly from the first year. The swimmers have bought into the program and believe it helps them which is a big factor. This is a program that is not for the faint of heart. It requires a lot of planning and constant integration with the swimming cycles. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a class coach and a class program.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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