It's just over two weeks into 2017 and we're late to the party on posting what the year ahead looks like for MySwim. The problem has been we didn't want to create lofty resolutions that we wouldn't keep. We wanted to set goals. We wanted to make sure we had a game plan in place to reach those goals. Just like when we work with our athletes. We've come up with several goals that we think are going to push the growth of the MySwim program and help us become the premier online swim training program.
When you think about swimming, you probably don't associate it with much in the way of technology. Some sports have relied heavily on the developments of Silicon Valley as a way to improve their sports, but swimming has just continued to glide on by. The changes to the sport over the past hundred years have been around technique, nutrition and the swimsuit. Never has it been about the technology coaches or athletes use behind the scenes. Swimming also never gets a lot of press time in the papers or online. At least not until the Olympics rolls around.
Coaches have gotten a bit lazy in how they coach. Many coaches are just focused on speed work, rather than helping their swimmers become more efficient in the water. We need to change this. We, as coaches, need to be held accountable for the way we train our athletes. We need to provide our swimmers with the foundations of proper stroke technique to help them reach success.