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ASCA World Clinic 2016 – Fort Lauderdale, Sept 6th-10th

About the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) World Clinic

The ASCA World Clinic is in its 48th year in 2016. It is a World Clinic in terms of attendees (over 30 nations are represented) and scope, with educational programs ranging from Learn-to-Swim, to age group swimming, to training Olympians and Masters Swimmers.

Seminars on athlete training, research, program administration and operation, bio-mechanics and coaching philosophy are all a part of this remarkable annual event. Attendees can choose among lectures, workshops, classes, and poster presentations. There are over 300 hours of educational content to choose from.

The coaches who attend the World Clinic are the thought leaders in our profession. Up to 20% are international, more than 50% are Head Coaches, and the leading high school coaches and Division I NCAA coaches attend, as well as USA Swimming club coaches. Increased college presence will be felt, as the College Swimming Coaches Association of America greatly expands its programming and expected attendance. In total, between 1500 and 2000 coaches have attended each year during the past decade.

It’s a large, diverse crowd with one thing in common: they are either the leaders in our sport, or they aspire to be in the future. They make a substantial commitment to their professional development by attending the ASCA World Clinic.

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Program Schedule

GB (Gary Bonney) and SB (Su Bonney) attended the following Lectures, Presentations, Discussion Panels, ASCA Schools.

Some of the world-class coaches and speakers. Click on their name to see more:
David Marsh / Dave Salo / Bruce Gemmell / Gregg Troy / Bob Bowman / Mike Bottom / Peter Andrew / John Bitter / Paris Jacobs / Michael Brooks / Matt Kredich / Bret Lundgaard

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

College Track

2:00 – 3:00 pm The Butterfly Effect – Creating the Future in a Single Practice Coach Matt Kredich, University of Tennessee GB, SB
3:30 – 4:30 pm Training Sets I Like and Why Coach Gregg Troy, University of Florida GB, SB


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ASCA Level Schools

8:00 am – 4:00 pm ASCA Level 3: Physiology School
The Planning and Execution of Training for All Ages
Coaches David Marsh, SwimMAC Carolina,
Coach David Salo, University of Southern California and Ira Klein, Sarasota Swim Academy
8:00 am – 4:00 pm ASCA Level 5: Administration School
Superior Club Administration & Business
Coaches John Bitter, Santa Clara Swim Club, and Paris Jacobs, Machine Aquatics SB

College Track

11:30 – 12:30 pm Teaching Stroke Tempos in Breaststroke and Why It Matters Coach Bret Lundgaard,
University of Tennessee

Keynote Address

7:00 – 8:15 pm Keynote Address: Our Olympic Year Results and Thoughts for the Future Coaches Bob Bowman (USA Men) and
David Marsh (USA Women Coach)


Thursday, September 8, 2016

General Interest

8:30 – 9:30 am Things I Learned in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s & Beyond
(Sponsored by Crossover Symmetry)
Coach David Salo, University of Southern California GB, SB
10:00 – 11:00 am Lessons Learned on the Road to Rio
(Sponsored by Active Network)
Coach Mike Bottom, University of Michigan GB, SB
11:30 am – 12:20 Training 100m to 1500m All At Once in Short Course Yards
(Sponsored by Club Assistant)
Coach Bruce Gemmell, Nation’s Capital Swim Club GB, SB

Age Group Track

1:30 – 2:30 pm The Dry Side of Age Group Coaching Coach Tom Himes, North Baltimore Aquatic Club SB

Business of Swimming Track

2:45 – 3:45 pm Responsible Use of Social Media to Build Your Swim Business Coach David Orr, Sunkist Swim Team GB, SB

Panel Discussion

4:00 – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion: On Being a Great Coach
The derivation of thought down the lines of coaching mentorship to today’s beliefs. Moderated by Bruce Wigo, International Swimming Hall of Fame.
(Panelists include David Marsh, Mike Bottom and 4 others.)

Awards Banquet

7:00- 9:00 pm 2016 ASCA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Coaches Induction Ceremony GB, SB


Friday, September 9, 2016

General Interest

8:30 – 9:30 am Using Data to Drive Coaching Decisions
(Sponsored by TritonWear)
Coach David Salo, University of Southern California GB
11:00 am – 12:00 The American Swimming Team:
How It Functions, How and Why You Affect It, and What Every Coach Can Do to Help It
Coach Chuck Warner GB, SB

Age Group Track

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Analyzing Swim Meet Results for Your Age Group Team Coach Jackie Norgren
SwimFast Swim Club

High School Track

1:00 – 2:00 pm How Club Swimming Can Improve Your High School Team Coach Bill Schalz, Rosary High School, Illinois GB, SB
4:00 – 5:00 pm Sprinting the Pittsford’s Women’s Way Coach Marty Keating
Pittsford, New York

Special Screening

7:00 – 9:00 pm Screening of “The Last Gold” Movie about Montreal 1976 and DDR doping, USA women’s team GB, SB

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Panel Discussion

8:00 – 9:00 am Panel Discussion: Owning Your Own Swim Program
Moderated by Chuck Warner, with Jim Wood, Ira Klein and Mike Koleber

General Interest

9:00 – 11:00 am Visit the..
International Swimming Hall of Fame GB, SB
11:00 am – 12:00 On the Training of Michael Andrew
(Sponsored by P2Life)
Coach Peter Andrew
Indy Swimming

Age Group Track

1:00 – 2:00 pm The Theory of Motor Learning, Part I Coach Michael Brooks
2:15 – 3:15 pm The Theory of Motor Learning, Part II: Bridging the Gap from Technique Time to Racing Coach Michael Brooks
3:30 – 4:30 pm Racing in Practice Coach Nicole Harmon

High School Track

3:30 – 4:30 pm Social Media to Promote Your Team Coach Kyle Bedalov, Wisconsin GB