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The TrueSport team at USADA has prepared a Q Tips package for coping with quarantine life. Here are the list of provided videos that you can share with your team:
Modeling Anxiety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHnITsU4pMs
Missed Moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otklY6aF_Dc
Gain Swimming Home Workouts
Gain Swimming is using their Facebook page to post digital workouts for swimmers to do at home.
Coach Megan Oesting, Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation
These are daily communications/worksheets provided to the swimmers.
- Day 1: Opportunities, Benchmark
- Day 2: Consistency, Physiology
- Day 3: Culture, Stroke Rates, Pushups
- Day 4: The Jar of Life, The Swimming Equation, Streamlined Squats
- Day 5: Talent, Cycle Counts, High Elbow Catch
- Day 6: Body Language, UWDK Count, Fly Positions, Katie Article, Mat's Home Routine Guide Sheet
- Day 7: The New Zealand All Blacks
- Day 8: Use Your Powers For Good, KICKING
- Day 9: The Journey of Natalie
- Day 10: Effort, Introduction to Energy Systems
- Day 11: Parents and Athletes, Recharging the Energy Systems
Alaska Swimming designed a “step challenge” to keep track of swimmer’s daily step totals and put a fun challenge behind getting active
Solo Aquatics Virtual Training Program
Paul Mueller with Solo Aquatics has put together a virtual training program for athletes during this time. This program includes a multi-faceted training approach and
dryland specific resource. SOLO Aquatics has also
started a YouTube page for their membership.
Some teams are using Zoom or other video conferencing platforms to host game nights such as jeopardy.
Emmaus Aquatic Club has created a team scavenger hunt for their athletes to complete virtually with their families that is centered around Safe Sport.
Fitter & Faster Swim Blog
Fitter and Faster's "Swim Blog" contains many informative articles and videos for swimmers of all ages and abilities, parents and coaches. You can find dry-land workouts to crossword puzzles for your swimmers.
CG Sports Network
CG Sports Network provides free live weekly shows hosted by USA Olympians and professional athletes.
The One Love Foundation
Love is the most important thing in our lives, yet we are taught very little about it. One Love is on a mission to change that. We educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. One Love is offering opportunities for athletes and educators to better understand healthy & unhealthy relationships during this isolating time.
Love is the most important thing in our lives, yet we are taught very little about it. One Love is on a mission to change that. We educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. One Love is hosting multiple virtual learning and conversation opportunities about healthy & unhealthy relationships during COVID-19.
SwimOutlet is offering a new text message campaign that allows swimmers to receive inspiration texts by Olympians. Opt in for a daily dose of inspiration!
Swim Like A. Fish is offering free dryland classes, live webinars and a social isolation podcast. These resources can be shared with coaches and swimmers.
Parkland Swim Club has shared their resources on what they are doing to keep athletes engaged. They have been working with three pillars including mind, body soul.
Pilates For Sports is offering a free 28-day training/workout trial that can easily be done at home. Pilates for Sports focuses on building core strength and targeting specific muscle groups via Pilates exercises in order to improve performance & efficiency within an athlete's given sport. They have also customized workouts for swimming specific training.
The Aspen Institute Project Play has created a report that outlines remote engagement to continue providing social and emotional support for your athletes during a time when they need it most.
The National Strength & Conditioning Association COVID-19 Taskforce Return to Training Resources
Dr. Alan Goldberg with Competitive Edge is offering free access to the digital version of their audio program, Swimming with the Competitive Edge, which you will be able to use with your team by providing each athlete with their own digital version.
Water safety remains increasingly important as we head into the warmer months. The NDPA has provided some great graphics to share on social and other platforms.