Unless the individual has a growth mindset, it is highly unlikely they will succeed in reaching their full potential in any walk of life. Therefore, it is a duty of the Club to promote at all times an attitude that leads to the mastering of both mental and physical challenges.
|Fixed Mindset||Growth Mindset|
|Leads to…||…a desire to show off talent and therefore a tendency to…||…a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to…|
|Challenges||…avoid challenges||…embrace challenges|
|Setback||…give up easily||…persist in the face of setbacks|
|Effort||…see effort as fruitless or worse||…see effort as the path to mastery|
|Criticism||…ignore useful negative feedback||…learn from criticism|
|Failure||…reflects a lack of talent||…is a learning opportunity|
|Potential||…is measured by current performance (e.g. PB or current skills)||…cannot be measured|
|Success of others||…feel threatened by the success of others||…find lessons and inspiration from the success of others|
|As a result…||May plateau early and under achieve||Reach ever higher levels of achievement|
All coaching methodologies should follow from the ASA method of BLABT i.e.
- Body position
- Leg action
- Arm action (entry, pull and recovery)
Our methodology uses the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) pathway i.e.
- FUNdamentals – this teaches the athlete basic movement literacy, coordination, reflexes, balance etc and is best taught through a variety of sports (BRONZE)
- Swimskills – develop swim specific skills, strokes, starts, turns (BRONZE/SILVER)
- Training to train – emphasis on aerobic capacity building (SILVER/SILVER ELITE)
- Training to compete – more intensity plus strength training (GOLD)
- Training to win – adulthood, very focused and individualized
Further information on LTAD is available from Scottish Swimming…
HASC currently runs 7 squads as follows:
- Silver Elite