The role of the coach in training for swimming

Clin Sports Med. 1986 Jan;5(1):3-7.


It is the coach's responsibility to balance the intensity of psychological and physiological stress in such a way that the swimmer achieves optimal performance, to provide an environment that is conducive to positive motivation of the swimmers, to have a thorough knowledge of training methods and stroke mechanics, to communicate enthusiasm to the athletes, and to cooperate in a team effort with other personnel, such as the managerial staff, the sports publicity department, and support personnel.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Motivation
  • Physical Education and Training / methods*
  • Research
  • Stress, Physiological
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Swimming*