Contributors

Who are we? We are a group of coach’s and ex-swimmers that are passionate about swimming and coaching. We love what we do and we want to share our knowledge with not just the swimming community but the world.

Sarah MacDonald:

Sarah has been a coach for over 13 years and written for online magazines such as “SportsEh”. Sarah has degree in English literature and is currently working on her Masters in Coaching Studies. Sarah’s research currently is focusing on increasing youth sport performance through an application that provides mental skills training and attentional control exercises.

 

Kevin Dickson:

Kevin began his swimming career in Scotland where he was National Junior Champion in multiple events, then became a member of 2008 UK School Games team and competed at the 2008 Olympic trials. He then received a scholarship to swim for Pace University. Where he competed in the NE-10 conference where he was a 100m Butterfly and 50 Freestyle Champion and achieved multiple school records. Now he is the Graduate Assistant Coach at Eastern Illinois University for the Men’s and Women’s Division I teams.

Mary Gebhart:

Mary Gebhart is a Chicago-based English Composition instructor and freelance writer who began swimming competitively at the age of eight. During her ten-year career, she swam for the Cherry Creek Rapids, the Celebrity Rapids Swim Team, and the Overland High School Trailblazers before hanging up her competition suit for good. She now divides her swim time between summer open water practices in Lake Michigan and winter laps the Gill Park Pool. Comments, questions, suggestions and inquiries can be directed to mary.a.gebhart@gmail.com.

 

Tom Lindsay:

 Tom loves to write about swimming. Although not a competitive swimmer himself, he is very much involved with helping to encourage swimming as a sport in Philippines. Most off his experience comes from, “coaching” his 8 year old, budding Michael Phelps, son, Daniel. Tom hails from, not so sunny Scotland, but now lives and works full time as a freelancer from so sunny Philippines. Tom’s writing inspiration comes 100% from his son and he try’s anything he can to encourage his son in his swimming.

 

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