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)).
COVID-19 – Resources
How to Structure a Practice
Sample Practice – 2,000 metres – lower intensity
Sample Practice – 2,800 metres – medium intensity
Sample Practice – 3,400 metres – high intensity
Open Water Swimming – Club Guidance
GoSwim TV – and excellent resource for swmmers and coaches
Full Coaching program focused on Masters Swimmers / Workout Library
Tuggeranong Vikings of Australia Drills – Excellent resources explaining the drill, why it is done and how it is done.
Butterfly — Backstroke — Breaststroke — Freestyle
Other Coaching Resources and Certification
Coaching Association of Canada Canadian Swimming Coaches & Teaching Association
Swimming Canada – NCCP Swim Ontario Coaches Page Swim Manitoba Coaches Page