Coaches Corner: Developing Long-Term Success, Ellen Johnston

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Ellen Johnston has been developing highly successful swimmers over the past three and a half decades. During that time she has worked with the Westport YMCA Water-Rat Swim Team, faithfully serving the club in multiple capacities before becoming the Head Coach in 2011.

In 2015, Ellen received the Larry Lyons YMCA National Coach of the Year Award, the highest recognition for YMCA coaches. She has twice been Connecticut Senior Coach of the Year and was nominated for the honor in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In this episode of the Fitter & Faster Coaches Corner, Coach Johnston shares her insights, experience, and advice regarding long-term, sustained success. The discussion covers all aspects of running a high-level, performance based team, including a deep-dive on senior swimming. This is an episode that young coaches won’t want to miss!

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