Coach Kennedy: Welcome
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Are you a dedicated swimmer who has your heart solely into building your endurance for swimming competitions? Or, are you an avid person who is eager to try your hand at a new sport which can get you into the best shape of your life? If so, then you can achieve your goals through my exceptional training techniques. Regardless of your specific needs or your age, Coach Kennedy's Swim Academy will customize and provide a personal regimen based on your objective.
Swimming, not only can get you into good physical condition, but also works your mind as well as every muscle without muscle stress or causing sports injury. Learn this sport and love it as much as I do. Coach Kennedy's Swim Academy takes beginners from a No! No! No! to Yes, Yes, Yes, and those advanced swimmers from a YES, YES, YES to a MORE, MORE, MORE.
Studies clearly show swimming builds character and it also teaches you love, respect, and passion. Like anything good, it takes time to demonstrate this improvement. You must believe in yourself! With the joint effort of the parents, children and the coach, you will clearly see these changes develop. Once those changes are achieved, the amount of satisfaction attained is unmeasurable, coupled with self-accomplishment, pride and joy.
Swimming can teach you to respect men and women equally. Women, in most cases, train harder and better than men. Swimming can also teach you that work comes before rewards. Hard work brings you bigger rewards. Initial swimming or continuous swimming takes a team. That team is comprised or you and your coach. It is proven, working together, a team obtains a better result than a person who tries to make it on their own. The success of the team is the result of the hard work of individuals.
Coach Kennedy's Swim Academy , I aim and believe this sport can teach YOU:
-- HONESTY — Honesty with yourself. At the end of a set of 12 x 400, you learn if you can honestly say, "I’m giving it all I’ve got."
-- RESPECT -- Respect for your own effort, and respect for the effort of others. Respect is the precursor of achievement. First you respect, then you move closer to what you respect. Respect acts as a magnet.
-- LOVE -- Love arrives when desires are transmuted through struggles and challenges into reality and the reality is beautiful. We love swimming because swimming touches us, and because we touch and transform swimming. The interaction is emotional and filled with love.
-- PASSION -- You will learn success will come only when you bring forth your best in support of something you care for.
Respect, Teamwork, Honesty, Love, Passion = NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!!!
As a competitive swimmer and diver, I am focused on goals and not distracted neither by fears nor daunting challenges. I always conquer adversities, ever-changing schedules, and whatever obstacles I encounter. I also provide services for triathlons and advanced swim competitors.
In addition, as a member of the UCLA 2008-2014 UCLA Swim Club team, I became a swim instructor for their 2008 Summer Camp. Most recently, I was elected as the UCLA Swimming/Diver Officer 2008-2014 My rich and vast experience include: Red Cross CPR certification, Certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, American Swim Coaches Association, USA Diving Master's, Springboard Platform Diver, USC vs. UCLA Lifeguard Triathlon 2008, Alcatraz Challenge, USA Speedo competitions, Scuba Diving, International Mammal Trainer Association (IMTA), American Zoo Association, Dolphin Research, and Board Certified Mammal Behavior Trainer.
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Age: 23 (DOB: 6/30/85)
Training: Swims 6-7 days a week, 2-5 hours a day, about 50 miles a week. Once said, "I've never lifted a single weight in my life" but since the Athens games he added a strength training regimen, three times a week, to put on 14 pounds of muscle.
Diet: Reportedly, he eats 8,000 to 10,000 calories per day and says "I just eat pretty much whatever I want and as much as I want, because I burn so much."
Indulgence: Sleeping. He told TIME magazine: "I am far, far from being a morning person. If I have a workout at 7:30 a.m., I'm hitting the snooze button at 6:50."
Coach Kennedy will be attending as a volunteer in the 2009 Alcaltraz swim a thon on the 12th of July.