For Parents

Swimming Queensland – Parent Workshops

This post is aimed at those who attended the parent workshops at the Inter-Regional Clinics hosted by Swimming Queensland. Below are links, resources, websites and books that will give you more information on some of the topics we covered in the ‘Beyond Resilience‘ workshops. Please note, this post caters for all 9 clinics implying: some of the information I post ...

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Response to ‘Why Jnr Results Don’t Matter’

I posted this article about why I don’t care too much about a young Athlete’s junior results. The response and feedback has been great, not necessarily because people agree with me but because I have heard some great discussion on points I hadn’t yet considered. In other words, posting it has provoked a lot of thought. Below is an email ...

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FASTRACK BMX Camp

     Below is some of the data we collected from our testing at the FASTRACK Camp (May). A quick description of the columns below. Age – Age as of the date of camp. No. of Kids – Also known as the Sample Size. The bigger the sample size the more relevant the data is. READ MORE: Hard Road v Easy ...

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How much should a Child be training for their Sport?

The title above is a common question that is asked, debated and pondered by Coaches and Parents a like. The short answer is either ‘we don’t know’ or ‘it depends’. In other words, we seem to have some ‘grey’ answers for a ‘black and white’ question. Some of the variables that might affect the answer include: Chronological age (how old ...

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Tips for Choosing a Coach

How to Choose a Coach for your Child? Choosing a Coach isn’t always easy, especially when considering the variables such as qualifications, experiences, results, costs and proximity. Below are some guidelines Parents might want to take on for choosing the next Coach for your child. Scout for Coaches. See which Coaches are in your catchment area (depending on how far ...

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