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Mental Health Issues Driving Coaches Out Of Sport, Says Olympic Mentor Leigh Nugent Mental Health Awareness For Coaches. By Ian Hanson. Mental health issues are driving coaches out of sport, says Leigh Nugent, the respected former Australian Olympic head swimming coach and leadership figure. Nugent spearheaded Australia to a tall wave of successes at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Burnout On The Burning Deck: When Fatigue Flows To The Day Falling Down Mental Health And Burnout: Coaches. Mental health issues are driving coaches out of sport, says Leigh Nugent, the respected former Australian Olympic head swimming coach and leadership figure. Ian Hanson's report today highlights the #lookafteryourcoach initiative unveiled in Australia this week by the Brisbane-based M5 Management.

How to Stop Overthinking so You Can Swim Your Best I would tell myself that over and over again soon as I was around 15m from the wall. It was simple, kept me from "thinking" and exemplified the effort I was supposed to be giving. It's no accident that when I stuck to my cues, I was successful in hitting pace nearly all the time.

Senswim - a Video-Only Solution to Measure and Analyze Swimmers in Real-Time Learn More about SenSwim – A video based tracking system for competitive swimmers that measure training components.

Cate Campbell Ready To Roar As Richest Prize-Pool Winner In Dolphin History Cate Campbell Ready To Roar - A $ Deposit A Part Of Her Pantheon Treasure. By Ian Hanson. Cate Campbell, Australian swimming's queen of the fast pool, is poised to strike it rich in what will be the most daring "splash and grab" raid of her illustrious career over the next two months.

Freestyler Tait Harvey of Club North Swimming Hands Lindenwood Verbal NEW COMMIT: Lindenwood University has received a new verbal commitment for the 2020-21 season and beyond from freestyler Tait Harvey of Liberty, Mo. A talented freestyler who gets faster as the distance gets longer, Harvey swims year-round with Club North Swimming.

Defending Champions, Emory Women and Denison Men, Top DIII CSCAA Preseason Poll Washington University 
 4. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
 5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
 6. Washington and Lee 7.Trinity University 
 9. Mary Washington
 10.Birmingham Southern. NORTHEAST-SOUTH: 
1.SUNY-Geneseo 2. Carnegie Mellon
 3. Ursinus

Queens Men and Women Rank #1 in CSCAA Division II Preseason Poll Both the Queen men and women won NCAA Division II titles in 2019, and they both sit atop the first round of CSCAA coaches polls for the 2019-2020 season.

Louisville Opens 2021 Recruiting With In-State Verbal from Futures Finalist Luke Shourds NEW COMMIT: The University of Louisville has officially opened their Class of 2025 recruiting and recently earned an in-state verbal commitment. Junior National qualifier Luke Shourds of Bowling Green, Ky. will suit up for the Cardinals at the start of the 2021-22 season.

CWPA Top 20: Stanford, UCLA, Pacific, USC Remain on Top; #9 Harvard East's Top Team CWPA Top 20: Stanford, UCLA, Pacific, USC and UC Santa Barbara Remain on Top; #9 Harvard, the East’s Top Team, remains undefeated in 2019.

Survey of 4 NCAA Swimming Programs Reveal High Levels of Pre-Race Anxiety The Survey, conducted by Olivier Poirier-Leroy, was conducted of 98 collegiate swimmers in 4 NCAA programs: 2 Division I and 2 Division II.

Passages: Olympic Diving Medalist Patty Elsener Dies at 89 Passages: Olympic Diving Medalist Patty Elsener Dies at 89. She won two diving medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

Junior National 100 Fly Champion Ethan Hu Gives In-State Verbal to Stanford NEW COMMIT: Cupertino, Calif. native Ethan Hu will stay in-state for his college career after pledging his verbal commitment to Stanford University for the fall of 2020. Hu, who has already achieved the Olympic Trials standards in both butterfly events, swims year-round with Peak Swimming under head coach Abi Liu.

Learn How NCAP Coaches Save Time and Organize Workouts Nation's Capital Swim Club uses Commit Swimming to save time and organize swimming workouts.

Georgia Bates to Join Sister Talia; Makes Verbal Commitment to Florida for 2021 Georgia Bates has given a verbal commitment to the University of Florida for 2021-22. Her sister Talia is a freshman this year.

Another for the Wolfpack: World Juniors Silver Medalist David Curtiss Sends 2021 Verbal to NC State NEW COMMIT: NC State has wasted no time receiving early verbal commitments from some of the top swimmers in the class of 2025, and the most recent one from David Curtiss is no exception. The Yardley, Penn. native announced his verbal intention to the Wolfpack via Instagram.

Washington State Set to Host Idaho - Washington State will compete in its second home dual meet hosting the Idaho Vandals. WSU will travel to Stanford, Calif. to compete against Stanford Wednesday Oct. 23.

Wolfpack Grab Another: #7 David Curtiss Verbally Commits to NC State David Curtiss, a member of the USA Swimming National Team, has verbally committed to the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

NC Record-holder, #8 Brooke Zettel, Verbally Commits to Florida for 2021-22 Brooke Zettel of Holly Springs, North Carolina has announced her intention to swim for the University of Florida beginning in the 2021-22 school year. She wrote on social media:. "I'm so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at The University Of Florida!!

Florida Gators Earn 2021 Verbal from North Carolina State Record Holder Brooke Zettel NEW COMMIT: The Gators have officially entered the Class of 2025 recruiting game. Holly Springs, N.C. native Brooke Zettel has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Florida and will arrive in Gainesville in the fall of 2021. A incredibly versatile swimmer, Zettel does her club swimming with TAC Titans and owns the U.S.

Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 4: The Classic Blindfold Challenge Beisel's orange tribe returns from Tribal Council after a vote-splitting move to burn an immunity idol last week. The majority targeted Vince, who was suspected of having an immunity idol, a major advantage in the game.

Harvard, Penn State Behrend Invites, 3 Top 10 Matches Lead WP Week 7 Slate Eighteen matches between ranked teams, including three Top 10 affairs, are on tap for Week 7 with the first slated for Thursday night as RV Santa Clara meets up with #11 Loyola Marymount. The first Top 10 contest sees #3 Pacific head to #2 UCLA for a Friday matchup.

California Swim Coach & Lifeguard Arrested, Added To USA Swimming Banned List A swim coach and lifeguard in Commerce, California was arrested last month for lewd acts with a minor. He was added to USA Swimming's list of banned individuals this week. CBS Los Angeles reported in early September that 33-year-old Jason Michael Anda had been arrested on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14.

Tennessee Swimming and Diving to Host Dual Meet With Virginia After Cancelling Michigan Tri-Meet The Virginia and Tennessee swimming and diving teams pulled out of a tri-meet with Michigan yesterday after reports of some problems with chemicals in the Michigan pool. Virginia and Tennessee will instead have a last-minute dual meet with each other in Knoxville on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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