View Full Version : why r coaches so strict ?
18-03-2001, 12:07 PM
Why r swimming coaches so strict ?
I mean they make u train even when you've got stitch and feel sick!
18-03-2001, 12:41 PM
The case you gave can be easily answered. If you have a stitch whilst swimming the best way of getting rid of it is to swim it off, it's a well known fact. The OTHER is what if you get a stitch when you are racing? I get them when I do 400m free you cant stop you have to keep on going it's good practice!
Robert O'Hara http://www.geocities.com/swimsite
18-03-2001, 12:58 PM
It's also well known that the fitter someone is, the less they get stitch. Similarly with cramp.
A lot of my (lazier) swimmers try to stop whenever stitch strikes, but (like Robert said above) it doesn't go away any quicker sitting at the side than it does swimming it off.
David Cuthbert (www.dartes.co.uk)
18-03-2001, 03:30 PM
vikki its bcoz the coach knows evey trick in the book, my goggles are leaking, i have a stitch, i feel ill, are all good reasons to stop its like the boy who called wolf i wont tell the story as u all ready know it, when i swam it was the same, some times u have to just get out if u feel ill, he cant stop u,
DJ TRIXXY ( i can see the sunrise)
21-06-2002, 08:34 PM
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well if u get cramp u need more salt:angel:
08-10-2002, 11:42 AM
If you have stitch, you might well be suffering from a fitness problem. As you get fitter the stitch will become less of a problem. You do need to keep going as much as you can, so that you get fitter quicker. That said, if you are in genuine pain, and suffering, I can't see a really good reason why you shouldn't get a little slack. If you are in a lot of pain this might disguise an injury, and cause you unecessary distress. In the long run you don't want to get put off swimming, or get injured!
That said, we all know people who invent stories to do less work, and coaches have to put up with this all the time. Coaches often put a lot of time and effort into helping you to do well, and its frustrating for them when they see people not doing as well as they can. They want to give you encouragement and see you improving. And don't forget coaches get bored, fed up, and have sore aching legs from all that standing up sometimes ;).
08-10-2002, 12:17 PM
Sorry to say this but how do you know what your body is capable of if at every opportunity you stop. You need to push yourself through the pain barrier giving more than 100% it will pay off. How many times have you swum a PB giving 100% but afterwards when you have analysed your race you say to yourself I could have swum faster, kicked harder, turned faster, started better. I think just about everybody has done this, this is the extra 10% you need in racing, call it the X factor. Just knuckle down and ignore the pain, you will come through.
10-10-2002, 03:23 AM
If you get a "stitch" or cramp, you need to do 3 things....Increase sodium intake, like Pippie said, drink more water, and eat bananas. Cramps are caused by low hydration, low sodium balance, or low potassium. Solve that by swimming through them (if you can. I get cramps in my feet which no one can swim through) and increase the above.
12-01-2003, 06:06 PM
Imagine if your coach wasn't strict. Would you be where you are today?
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