Thursday – April 4
|5 PM – 8 PM||“How to Write Workouts”||Guy Edson, ASCA|
Friday – April 5
|8 AM – 4 PM||Level 2: Stroke School||Guy Edson, ASCA|
|5 PM – 6 PM||Keynote: Coach Carol Capitani||UT Women’s Team|
|6:15 PM – 7:15 PM||“Wisdom of the Ages, Part I: On Training”||Coach Michael Lawrence, Lake Forest Swim Club|
Saturday – April 6
|8:30 AM – 9:30 AM||“Key Elements in Club Success”||Coach Pam Swander, SwimMAC Carolina|
|10 AM – 11 AM||“Wisdom of the Ages, Part II: On Teaching Skills”||Coach Michael Lawrence|
|11:15 – 12:15 AM||“Training the 11-14 Year Age Grouper for the Future”||Coach Dale Porter, Bolles|
|12:15 – 1:30 PM||Lunch Break.|
|1:30 – 2:30 PM||“Organizing a Season Plan for Age Group”||Coach Dale Porter|
|2:45 – 3:45 PM||“Staff Management and Staff Enhancement”||Coach Pam Swander|
|4 PM – 5 PM||“Wisdom of the Ages, Part III: The Coach as Leader”||Coach Michael Lawrence|
|6 PM – 9 PM||Legends of Texas Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction (All coaches attending the
clinic have an “automatic ticket.”)
Sunday – April 7
|8 AM – 9 AM||Topic TBA||Coach Pam Swander|
|9:15 -10 AM||Teaching Backstroke Starts and Turns||Coach Dale Porter|
|10:15 – 11 AM||Topic TBA||Guy Edson, ASCA|
|11 AM – 12 NOON||Panel Discussion/Summary/Questions.|
Guy Edson serves several roles as the Technical Director of the American Swimming Coaches Association’s national office. His two favorite roles are consulting with club coaches and their employers on coach-employer relationships and presenting ASCA courses and workshops to young coaches.
Before joining ASCA Edson was a full time professional coach for 15 years coaching state champion age group teams in three states and placing over 40 swimmers on the national top 16 listing including one national record holder. He continues to coach part time with a local team where he delights in teaching a novice group of 20-30 swimmers.
He does this for fun, to keep his teaching skills sharp, and to stay close to the day to day concerns of athletes, parents, and officials. He is an ASCA Level 5 Age Group Coach.
Coach George Block retired from the Northside School District (San Antonio, Texas) at the end of June 2009, where he served as the Director of Aquatics and Assistant Director of Athletics.
In his over three decades at Northside, Coach Block has developed 6 different Olympians in three different sports, 50 UIL State Gold Medalists, over 285 All-Americans, Olympic Trials qualifiers in 1984-88-92-96 and 2000, and numerous National and Junior Champions. He has produced Olympians in three different sports (swimming, triathlon and pentathlon) and Olympic swimmers from three different countries (United States, Nicaragua and Algeria).
In 1987, Coach Block was awarded the Phillips 66 Performance Award. In 1992, Coach Block was the Coca/Cola Texas Coach of Honor. In 1997, the United States Water Fitness Association named the Northside Aquatics Center the Top School District/Community Facility in the nation and Coach Block its Top Aquatics Director. From 1997-98, Coach Block served as the President of the American Swimming Coaches Association and in 2000 Coach Block was been awarded the Silver Award of Excellence for 20 years of USA Swimming National finalists. He served as Vice-President of USA Swimming from 2006-2010 and is currently President of the World Swimming Coaches Association.
Assistant Head Coach Michael Lawrence (BRONZE & SENIOR SQUADS) has coached over 200 individual Illinois State Age Group Champions, 197 Nationally Ranked Age Group Swimmers, one American Record holder and four world Ranked swimmers since joining the Lake Forest Swim Club in 1985.
He is an ASCA Level V certified coach and is one of the most recognized and active coaches in the governance circles of USA Swimming. He has staffed 16 USA Swimming National Training Camps, six Illinois Swimming Camps, five Illinois Mid-States Teams, two Illinois Zone Teams and been selected American Swimming Coaches Association “Age Group Coach of the Year (Illinois) five times.
Coach Lawrence has been a member of several USA Swimming National Team events and was an Assistant Manager for the 2004 Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. He previously led USA National Teams to the Victoria State Championships (Melbourne, Australia, 2008), FINA Youth Championships (Monterrey, Mexico, 2008), Pan Pacific Games (Yokohama, Japan, 2002), World University Games (Beijing, China, 2001 and Fukuoka, Japan, 1995).
Coach Lawrence has also been a Guest Lecturer at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic (1998, 2009) and the FINA Development Clinic (Nassau, Bahamas, 1999).
Pam Swander, the former Assistant Head Coach for Women’s Swimming, at Indiana University and Level Five ASCA certified coach, brings more than 30 years of coaching success to the SwimMAC Carolina program. Swander arrived at SwimMAC in September 2010 and currently serves as the North Region Manager in Huntersville, North Carolina. She is responsible for coaching, as well as supervising other coaches and staff and the operational plan, budget and facilities.
While at Indiana, Swander helped direct the men’s program to the ‘06 Big Ten Championship and the women’s program to three Big Ten Championships (2007, 2009, 2010) and three top-ten finishes at the NCAA championships (‘08-’10). During her tenure, Indiana swimmers garnered 49 NCAA All American honors and numerous Big Ten academic honors. In 2010, Kate Zubkova Fesenko became Indiana’s firstever female NCAA swimming champion and earned the 2010 Indiana University Co-Female Athlete of the Year Award and Big Ten Swimmer of the Year Award.
Swander’s extensive coaching and leadership experience has earned her several positions within USA Swimming, including the Director of the USA Select Camp in 2006 and 2007, Vice Chair of Hospitality on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials Committee and the Indiana Swimming Delegate at the USA Swimming National Convention, among many others. Recently, she was inducted into the Delaware County (Muncie, Ind.) Athletic Hall of Fame for her achievements.
Dale Porter joined the Bolles Sharks staff in 2010 as Head Age Group Coach. Porter brings more than 20 years of competitive coaching experience to the Sharks and Bolles high school program.
Porter comes to Bolles from the Spartan Aquatic Club in Orange Park, where he has served as the program’s head coach for the previous six years.
During his tenure with SPAC, Porter has coached swimmers to number one rankings at the local, state, and national level. His swimmers have posted more than 20 Top-16 National Age Group times, competed at the US Swimming Junior National Championships, and repeated as winners of Jacksonville’s River City Championship the past two seasons. Porter also served as the head swim coach for St. Johns Country Day School, where he also taught Physical Education, since August 2004.
Porter’s prior coaching experience also includes 13 years as an assistant coach with the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins in Ohio, one of USA Swimming’s Gold Medal Clubs. Porter served as a coach at the Hawken School in Chesterland, Ohio, as well.
Thursday – Sunday
April 4th-7th, 2013
Location of Clinic:
El Tropicano Hotel,
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, TX 7820
Reservations: (210) 223-9461
SPECIAL RATE CODE: “Texas Swimming & Diving.”