Coaches Corner: The Journey of Coach & Athlete Development

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Join Coaches Corner Host Mike Murray as he and Todd Schmitz discuss the journey of Coach & Athlete development from the age group ranks into elite-level swimming. Mike & Todd delve into some of the intrinsic traits of champions and what separates them from most other athletes. Coach Schmitz speaks candidly on the progressions both he and Missy Franklin experienced together throughout their unique and inspiring story!

Todd  has served as the Co-Chairperson of Age Group Swimming for Colorado Swimming, Inc. from 2005 through 2008 and was also a member of USA Swimming’s Convention Education Committee through 2013; in addition to being a member of the 2016 US Olympic Team staff.

Coach Schmitz has been honored by his peers with the following awards: Colorado Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year in 2008 & 2009;
Senior Group Coach of the Year in 2010. In 2010 Todd was named the USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year.

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