Under the umbrella of Canadian Independent Masters Swimmer (CIMS), Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) and Masters Swimming Manitoba (MSM) joined efforts to prepare the coaching materials and reference links below. These materials can be used to help plan and enrich practices, and to give swimmers of all abilities good foundations to improve strokes and swimming efficiency.
While continuous learning is strongly encouraged, coaching certification is not required by CIMS, MSO or MSM. Links are provided below to organizations offering formal training and certification.
Sincere thanks to Rod Beauprie (MSO) for leading this project and to the following people for contributing their own coaching materials, research, suggestions and ideas. Don Kennedy, Coco Comtois and Sharon Donnelly (Orleans ORCAS (Ontario)), Paul Boulding (MSM, Boulding Belugas (Manitoba)), and Ian Feldman (Thornhill Masters (Ontario)).
GoSwim TV – and excellent resource for swmmers and coaches
Tuggeranong Vikings of Australia Drills – Excellent resources explaining the drill, why it is done and how it is done.
Other Coaching Resources and Certification