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Webinar: Coaching Fearful Swimmers


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Topic: Coaching Fearful Swimmers

Triathlon remains extremely popular among adults, yet a commonly expressed worry among new and even seasoned triathletes is getting through the swim. Besides the navigation and bumping in the water, which is a challenge for nearly every triathlete, many athletes suffer from fear of the water, in varying degrees, that interferes with their enjoyment of the sport.

This webinar addresses the origins of phobias/fears in general, fear of the water in particular, and how coaches can understand and help their aquaphobic athletes.

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    Drew Surinsky

    Drew Surinsky is an exercise physiologist, triathlon coach, swim coach and strength coach. He began engaging in competitive swimming in 1971 and teaching in 1979. Drew then began competitive triathlon in 1987 and coaching in 2000. Drew holds the following degrees: MS, Exercise Science, Northeastern Illinois University; JD, University of Illinois; BS (philosophy), Bradley University. He is  holding the following certifications: USA Triathlon Expert Coach (level II), ASCA Swim Coach (level II), NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Exercise Instructor.

     Drew has published the following articles:

    •Conquer the Chaos in the Swim - Using the pool to prepare for open water swimming. Windy City Sports.

    •Strip Poker - A cure-all swim drill. Chicago Athlete. 

    •Take a Deep Breath and Swim - Introductory Breathing Drills. Chicago Athlete.



    Event Type: National
    Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
    Event Date: Apr. 13, 2010
    Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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