Swimmers doing a med ball routine

March Med Ball Routine

3 sets:
  • 1st set is learning / testing and from 1 to 3 reps.
  • 2nd set is strength, together, # of Reps (repetitions) = 10 for day 1
  • 3rd set is review, reinforcement, speed and race: only 2 reps each exercise

Around head

Around waist

Around one leg

Around other leg

Figure 8 between legs


Dead lifts

Snatch & press (stop in squat, then overhead)

Clean & press (one motion to overhead, split okay)

Good Morning (behind neck, straight back, bend forward)

Double-arm straight overhead, thighs to sky


Overhead press with both arms

Overhead press with one arm

Overhead press with other arm

Bicep curls

Triceps extensions

Types of blended learning

Source: https://www.learndash.com/types-of-blended-learning-infographic/?fb_action_ids=700475265153&fb_action_types=og.likes&fbclid=IwAR2u4vjuRcLPUx6U_eP_g1U74qiXgY1wzbr5y3WY8VbHPDEMXMwl5UIteYc

Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.

Infographic snip, Models of Blended Learning

types of blended learning: face to face driver to online driver. Six listed.
Part of the infographic that lists six style of blended learning.

Steve’s vertical swim bench

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Equipment is on display and ready for sale at the trade show as part of the American Swim Coaches World Clinic in Anaheim, California, in September 2018.



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  • Quick routine
  • Extensive routine
  • Podcast discussion with inventor
  • Digital badge(s) integration

Free Courses elsewhere: Sportsmanship and NCAA Eligibility, both from the National Federation

Two online courses on the National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Learning Center – “Sportsmanship” and “NCAA Eligibility” – have been revised in May 2018. Courses are for high school coaches, school administrators, as well as parents and student-athletes. Both courses are free and available on the Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.

The “Sportsmanship” course, which is intended to provide schools with a more positive game environment, defines sportsmanship, provides examples of good and poor sportsmanship, and discusses the roles of players, coaches, parents, fans and officials in the education-based setting of high school sports.

“Understanding the role that each person plays with regard to sportsmanship is critically important, and the revised course delivers that message in an engaging format,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS director of educational services.

The “NCAA Eligibility” course is designed to educate high school coaches, administrators and parents about the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements. The newly revised course provides the latest NCAA initial-eligibility standards and the steps that student-athletes need to complete in order to compete in NCAA Divisions I and II athletic programs.

“It is important that high school coaches and administrators have the latest information on NCAA eligibility standards to share with athletes and their parents,” Schuster said. “Even if coaches and administrators have taken the course in previous years, we would encourage those individuals to take the updated course now available through the NFHS Learning Center.”

After starting with two courses in 2007 through the NFHS Coach Education Program, the NFHS Learning Center now offers 58 online courses – including 25 of which are free – and has expanded its reach to contest officials, students, administrators and leaders in performing arts programs. Since the launch of www.NFHSLearn.com in 2007, the NFHS has delivered more than 6.7 million courses.

Badges are not “official certificates” — but can be recognized for their value by participants, parents, coaches, organizers and others

Digital badges are not “official” in that the digital badges are NOT the same as diplomas nor certificates.

In short, issuing certificates required governmental approval from the state where the program resides, such as Pennsylvania or Colorado.

For example, it is The Colorado Department of Higher Education that has been granted the authority in a system with its board for granting any official certificate awards including the program approvals. Most secondary and post-secondary programs have an approval process which asks what industry certifications can be conferred in the program.

Digital badges are not included as industry certifications.

Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education collects data on industry certifications, but not on badges awarded. This is because the badging framework and governance of digital badges has been established to document employment skill sets, and not for educational transfer credit as is documented with courses, certificates and degrees. Rather, digital badges have a workforce relevance enhancement to traditional, educational offerings and are more of a motivational tool to help establish a pathway to the more formal certifications and educational transcripts and eventual diplomas.

At present, there are no policies with any educational system that allows for the evaluation of digital badges for college credit nor for high-school credit. Requests for evaluation of prior learning for college credit and school-based credit is possible as a future discussion point. Perhaps in the future, some educational system, especially in a rapidly changing enviroment, would desire this capacity so that student profiles of digital badges from multiple sources could be documented and verified to represent merit within the system.

The process for reviewing and approving new digital badges is taken seriously. This work is done by the CLOH.org Digital Badge Taskforce. To apply as a member on the panel, leave a message in the comments below.

An idea for a new badge can be proposed by members of the CLOH.org Digital Badge Taskforce.

The process for bestowing digital badges within the CLOH.org framework happens to those who apply and pass a training course.