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February 14, 2016

Battling overuse injuries in swimming

The general approach to training is that more is better, but that’s not always the case. Athletes at all levels understand the risks of overuse injuries, and that’s no different in swimming than it is in other sports like track and field or ba...


February 12, 2015

Dry land programs for swimmers

Not every swimming program is fortunate enough to have its own pool, and that forces coaches to find innovative ways to train their athletes without stepping in the water. Because so many teams have been forced to adapt, coaches across the country...


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Pollnow: Teacher By Day, Coach By Night

Sponsored By:Teacher By Day, Coach By NightJennifer Pollnow, head girls swim coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach....


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Jenkyns: Defeat Complacency With Athletes

Sponsored By:Defeat Complacency With AthletesThis three-video clip from Arrowhead boys swim coach Bob Jenkyns provides his take on overcoming complacency in high school athletes who already have achieved so much. Plus, he provides tips on getting the...


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Pollnow: The Girls Swim 24-Hour Relay Event

Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), created a unique 24-hour relay event 5 years ago after a former swimmer of hers died in a car accident....


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Pollnow: Teacher By Day, Coach By Night

Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach....


August 22, 2012

Bob Jenkyns: Maintaining Success From The Ground Up

  Bob Jenkyns,Boys Swimming   Participation in Arrowhead’s boys swimming program doesn’t start at high school. It begins years prior, when children in grade school slowly begin to develop the necessary skills in a count...


August 22, 2012

Jennifer Pollnow: 24-Hour Relay Builds Team And Character

Jennifer Pollnow,Girls Swimming   Coaches love team-building exercises. With high school programs that involve athletes competing at multiple levels, they help promote team unity, develop leadership and increase community awar...