Coaches Corner: Value Systems for Success; TJ Day, STAR Swimming

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Leading with Passion

TJ Day is the Head Coach of STAR Swimming in Buffalo, NY. Day has been coaching at all levels for over 15 years, and most recently spent 4 years as the assistant swim coach at Carmel Swim Club in Carmel, Indiana. There, he coached for the High Performance and 11-12 squad as well as the boys Senior High School Team.

Before his time in Carmel, Coach Day spent 10 years as the Head Coach of Boilermaker Aquatics in West Lafayette, Indiana. From 2003-2007, he served as a volunteer Assistant Coach at Purdue University. In 2006, Day voted by his peers the Indiana Swimming Senior Coach of the Year.

He has also served on the staff of many Indiana Swimming camps, and been on multiple trips to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado. In addition, Day was on the staff of numerous Team Indiana Zone and Mid-States Quad Teams.

This week Mike and TJ explore what it means to teach with a passion for developmental excellence, while creating an atmosphere where every detail matters during practice. We also discuss strategies for long-term, senior level success. Don’t miss this week’s Coaches Corner!

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