Swimming coaches from around Papua New Guinea attended day three of their coaching clinic, covering areas from: ‘How to be effective coaches at training’; ‘How to teach others to swim’; skills development; water familiarisation; type of skills required for a particular stroke; and water sessions.
The 45 participants were also taught teaching styles and the communication between coaches and athletes; safety; program session and program development.
Head of Aquatics at the Knox Grammar School in New South Wales, Australia, John Bladon, was the special guest who facilitated the program.
Bladon shared that the program is important for the coaches, as the country is developing rapidly through sports.
Some of the areas covered in today sessions also included: what makes a better coach; teaching progressions; simple bio-mechanics; junior coaching sessions; and creating skill base training.