Tour and Lessons in the Global Library for ISCA Members




The Global Library for ISCA Members is a service provided to those who join the International Swim Coaches Association. Join ISCA! The library is a course of more than 400 lessons and topics that members can freely navigate with search and indexes. The learning management systems is a

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Communication Systems at ISCA

Meet ISCA's LAP, a way to rebuild your swim team and aquatics, lapping the competition

ISCA had Certification Courses


Coaching 101, the Basics

Introduction to Coaching -- Quiz on Purpose

Art and Science of Swimming 

Fundamentals of Fast Swimming by Gary Hall, MD, and Devin Murphy of The Race Club


Swim Drills (8)

Breastroke (11)

Backstroke (5)

Butterfly (4)

Freestyle (5)

Free Flip Turns

Swimming Turns and Starts Guide to Glide and Depth (4)

Paddles (1)


Thoughts regarding Lactate Tolerance Testing

Deliberate Practice, Podium presentation

Swimming Science — Review and Links (1)

Athlete Heart Rate Variability

Hydrodynamic Forces During Freestyle

Inertial Sensors in Swimming

Dryland Training, podium talk

Effects of Oxygen Levels on the Brain

Analysis of a swimmer’s hand and arm In steady flow conditions using computational fluid dynamics

Swimming Sensory Integration

Placebos and Performance 

Hand and arm acceleration and deceleration 

Skill Acquisition and Injury Prevention, podium talk


Resume practices after Covid-19 with Wayne Goldsmith (1)

Athlete Mental Health in the time of Covid-19 with Coach Sergio Lopez Miro and others

Returning to training and activities after getting hit with Covid-19. What coaches and athletes need to understand.

Sports Psychology for Swimming Coaches (4)

Building confidence (2)

10 to 1 countdown from Zen Zone Digital

People and Performance under Pressure by Wayne Goldsmith

Goal Setting (1)

Goals -- Team Meeting -- Support Notes (1)


Stay happy and healthy. Wellness tips for coaches (2)

Attitude Adjustment (6)


Season Planning for Mental Training

Brain Performance (ebook)

Mental Prep for Swim Racing (short video promo)

Mental Prep for Swim Racing (short video promo)

Motivation in Swimmers with Francisco Javier Fernandez Rio

Mind Body Readiness, podium presentation from Dr. John Heil (1)


Developmental Program: Transition from lessons to swim team (2)

Motivational gimmicks (4)

Common myths about successful training program by Baliaev

Sports Nutrition for Swimmers and Athletes (3)

Little Rock: A look at club organization, LRRC

Water Polo with Bruce Wigo (3)

Open Water Swimming (1)

Tom Jager, 3-time Olympian, interview on his training

Changes with the aging faces of swimming

Masters swim team (3)

Researching Full Body Suits in swimming

Swimming Hopes Dashed

Smoke and Mirrors: When a Swimmer has False Expectations

Putting Together a Championship Team

Garbage Yards and Other Things that Work. (1)

Effect of Strength Training on Shoulder Proprioception

Swim Practice Protein Intake (1)

Looking back, from graduation to an earlier moment in time with the home pool

Lean Body Mass Predicts Sprint Success in Youth Swimmers

Visual Feedback in Swimming

Australian Success: Observations of Pre-Olympic Preparation (2000)

Marketing Your Program

We, not me! Article by Wayne Goldsmith on selflessness making swim teams great.

Calling USA, is anyone listening?

Coach Owned Club

Swimming Efficiently — Womb to the Tomb

Benefits of Learning to Swim from a Young Age

Benefits of Having a Swim School

High School mixing with club swimming (1)

Manage Your Inner Circle, plus Mentoring (1)

Learning What Makes People Tick

Getting Better at Getting Better (1)

Coaching the Team’s Parents (4)

Sleep -- Hidden Training (3)

Time Management (ebook) (1)

Leadership. Anyone can lead. Article by Wayne Goldsmith

Balancing Participation and Performance: How to build and grow successful client-focused programs 


Race Analysis of Olympic Events (1)

Readiness for swimming competitions (1)

Races of History - a different course at

Middle Distance Swimming

Gracie Belmonte 200 Fly World Record

Why Katinka Hosszu Went Out so fast at World Championships in the 200 Butterfly

End of Race Perception in Swimmers

Summary of Doha 2014 Swimming World Championships

Comparison of the Short Course Meters Woman’s 100 Breastroke World Record

Florent Manaudou 50m Power

Championship Meet Evaluations (1)

Abbey Weitzeil 100 Free American Record Race Analsis and Video

Long Course vs. Short Course Swimming: Part III


Introduction to Coaching (1)

Core Principles for Success

Hannula’s Speech at the NISCA Clinic

Bits and pieces (1)

What Makes a Great Coach?

Back to basics (3)

Coaching Champions (2)

Developing a coaching philosophy (1)

Athlete Development Model, ADM, from USA Swimming (1) 

Beyond the Xs and Ys


Social Justice -- Taking a knee before a sporting event

Laws of Success in Coaching, Swimming and Beyond

Be your coaching best

Building and Growing a client-focused swim program (1)


The Art of Making Mistakes

The art of swim coaching: Connecting, Engaging, Inspiring, Changing

Sports Coaching in 2030

Diversity lesson

Shoulder stress and injury, podium highlight from John Mullen

Goal Attainment form from the Lady Eagles

Coaching Intangibles (2)

Coaching Clinics

Paper by David Pyne

Starting again and building a successful coaching career

Communicating with swimmers and beyond (3)

Coach and Manager

Swim Coaching 101

Practice Principles

Season planning (5)


Maximizing Tapers from FINA podium talk (3)

Training Protocols Simplified (1)

Broken 200s. Let’s count the ways.

USRPT Science and Standards of Evidence

Proprioception Training

Dryland Training

Rowing as cross-training for swim teams

Things you can do to stay in ‘The Zone’ and get fighting fit when you can’t swim

High Intensity Swimming, More Positive Research, Have you Tried it Yet? (1)

Pull-Up Progressions and Regressions, Part II

4 Strategies for the Prevention of Swimming Overtraining

Overtraining (2)

Individualize Your Training (1)

Expectations of swimmers ages 13 to 18 (1)

Strongman Training for Swimming Dryland Workouts: Part II

7 Ways to Reduce Swimming Low Back Pain

More Information on High Intensity Swimming Training

History of Swim Training (1)

High Intensity Training for Humans and Swimmers (12)

Cyclical Training (1)

Aerobic Training Sets

All You Need to Know about Partial Squats

Fundamental Shoulder Exercises for Swimmers

Aerobic Contribution in Sprint Swimming

Dryland Mistake: V-Ups

SprintSalo ebook with practices and insights from David C. Salo, Ph.D. (1)

Sprint Training (3)

Cardio Fitness

Warm ups 


Swimmers Shoulder Injuries (1)

Dealing with hypermobility in swimmers

A Swimmer’s Guide to Pain

SafeSport Policies & Coach-Athlete Boundaries at a glance from Champion Women (3)

Abstract: Sport Advocacy: Challenge, Controversy, Ethics & Action (1)

Drug Busts (2)

Puddle Jumpers = Hell No!

Breath Holding, Hypoxic Training, Shallow Water Blackout (1)

Play -- and its slowly diminishing status (2)

Understanding Anemia, presentation called: The Tired Athlete with Tri Coach Academy

Eating Disorders

Concussions in Sports with Tri Coach Academy

Heat, and a medical view on the imacts on the body in training, competitions (1)

Cutting and Contractions with Collegiate Swimming Programs (4)

Death, the departed, suicide (1)

No Hazing! Never in Sports 


Rohan Taylor, Head Swim Coach, Australian National Team

Interview: Mark Schubert

Meet Karlyn Pipes, master swimmer with a substance abuse comeback story and world-records

Interview with USA Swimming’s Brendan Hanson

Jim Steen Interview

Interview with Doctor Rod Havriluk, biomechanist

Yash Daryanani, Coach in Suriname

Interview with Doc Counsilman

Interview with Chris Martin, Coach of the Mythical High School Champions

Interview with Doug Fonder, ISCA President

Presentation by Steve Bultman

Interview of Sean Kelly, incoming coach to Spain

Interview about College Swimming - College Swim Coaches Assn's Matt Zimmer

Victorious NCAA D1 Women's Team Coach, Todd DeSorbo, University of Virginia

Interview with Nathan Adrian

Vic Moore, head coach of the Jets Aquatic Club in Arkansas

Coach Brent Archey's Interview with Steve Friederang

Readings from the Book of Coach Mark (ebook in PDF format)

Chad le Clos of South Africa


Optimizing the use of technology in effective sports coaching

Heart rate and stroke tempo with wearable tech

David McCagg's GMX7 device


TritonWear: Real Data in Real Time

WHOOP: Improve your recovery skills

Presentation, Chris Morgan, Katzu insights

Effective Use of Video Equipment (1)

Overall understanding of the ISCA Web Sites

Concept Map of ISCA digital assets

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