March 2020 Newsletter: Goldsmith, Heil, and more



March Newsletter
Much has been said about the situation revolving around the outbreak of the coronavirus. Needless to say, everyone has been affected one way or another. It makes one appreciate what we had before and what we hope to have once again.
This issue will offer a wide range of topics. One in particular was written by Wayne Goldsmith for Swimming World publications. We felt that it was appropriate to the current situation that many programs are facing today. For those of you that have not seen this article, it is enclosed (with Wayne’s permission) as a link. 
  1. “Can’t Swim? Here are 25 Things You CAN Do To Stay In The Zone and & Get Fighting Fit” by Wayne Goldsmith
  2. “Grit Before Glory” by Dr. John Heil
  3. “Communicating With Swimmers” by Dick Hannula
  4. “Effective Teaching Pyramid and it’s Impact on Enhancing the Participation of Students in Swimming” by Dr. Salam Kareem
For more than 28 years, Wayne Goldsmith has been an internationally recognized coach, coach developer, sports scientist, author, speaker, mentor and thought leader in the sport of swimming. A winner of the Al Schoenfield Media Award presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in Australia Award, Wayne’s work has influenced coaches, sports scientists, swimming parents and swimmers all over theworld. Wayne has written more than 500 articles on swimming published in numerous countries and has also written books on Leadership, Sport and Learn to Swim. Wayne lives on the Gold Coast.
Dr. Heil is a clinical and sport psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke, a partner in Swim Sport Psychology, and a member of the Sport Science Board of the International Swim Coaches Association. Dr. Heil works with Olympic, professional and youth athletes and has consulted at 3 Olympic Games. He served as Chair of Sports Medicine & Science for USA Fencing and as Director of Sports Medicine for the Commonwealth State Games of Virginia. He is the past president of the Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virginia Amateur Sports. 
Dick Hannula has coached and managed numerous international teams including the Olympics and Pan American Games, served as commissioner of the Goodwill Games, and was president of ASCA. He is the all-time winningest high school coach as he led Wilson High School (Tacoma, WA) to 24 consecutive Washington state high school championship and 323 dual meets without a loss. Dick authored Coaching Swimming Successfully and co-edited The Swim Coaching Bible Volume 1 & 2. He gave ISCA permission to share over 160 articles and interviews with our readers.
Dr. Salam Kareem is a Sport Program Specialist for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education with a special passion for swimming. He received his Ph. D degree from Lipetsk State Pedagogical University in 2017 and has authored several books, articles, and research papers. Dr. Kareem is the founder of the kids U10 years old competition strategy, where swimmers’ performances are evaluated by their technique instead of their times. Dr. Kareem won the top award for the enclosed paper at the International Sport & Pedagogy Conference in Melbourne in 2020.
We encourage you to discuss and share your comments. Please contact Brad Glenn ( for any inquries.


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