This Past Week with Michigan Swimming


Phew! What a week. Spending six days with coaches eager to share ideas and learn was very uplifting. I am a bit overwhelmed with trying to put it all together. At Carmel Swim club they are beginning a journey of structuring their dryland training from 8 to 18. The challenge with the developmental age groups is to progressively improve physical literacy so that when they reach the senior level they have mastery of fundamental movements and no physical limitations.l It will be fun and challenging.

Michigan Women’s swimming is well down the functional path beginning the eighth year of following this paradigm. It was really cool yesterday morning getting input from their swimmers. That is what it is all about, they are the ones who actually live the program. It reminds me that coaching is not something we do to the athletes it is something we do with the athletes. Jim Richardson is a master at this.

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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