Photo Credit: Steven Lippman
While Roland Schoeman may have begun swimming to impress his crush, his love affair with the water blossomed into a life-long passion that has taught him incredible life lessons such as patience, trust, communication, persistence and hard work: qualities that he wishes to impart on the upcoming swimming generation.
Though Roland’s legendary racing days are over, he channels his elite experience and contagious energy into teaching and helping the next generation of young swimmers grow and accomplish their goals. His passion is fueled by teaching, as “there are few things greater than seeing a swimmer’s face light up when they have an ‘Aha’ moment – when something finally clicks on their start, turn or their technique.”
In his opinion, most young swimmers know the basics and often hear their coaches repeating the same things, such as high elbows or six-beat kicks, but they don’t know how to truly implement these skills. Roland takes the time to get on the swimmer’s level and connect the purpose behind each drill and skill, ensuring that the skills participants learn will carry into their long-term swim career. Because Roland is able to holistically look at each individual swimmer and ask himself, “What else can be fixed? Where else can there be improvement?” your swimmers will be challenged to approach their strokes and skills from a new perspective.
Roland holds nothing back – he is here to answer any question a swimmer may have about the sport, whether it be on techniques, injuries, his own swimming career, how they can progress in the pool, what to do if they hit a plateau, how to keep a balanced life while staying strong in the pool, and more. He’s there to help them achieve their swimming goals, whatever they may be.
The main lesson Roland wants swimmers to walk away with after his clinic is this: ”No one in this world but you can determine where you can or cannot succeed. There is no such thing as failure, only lessons.”
Further your swimming goals and dreams by booking Roland Schoeman for your next clinic!