Speaker and Presenter

Topics

Coach Caron is a swimming and water safety expert who can speak on a number of topics including:

  • Goal Setting,
  • Eliminate Drag and Create Propulsion,
  • Unleashing the Power of Your Swim,
  • How to Thrive in Your Open Water Swim,
  • Open Water Swimming Workshops,
  • Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming,
  • Water Safety for Children,
  • Water Safety for Childcare Providers

To book Coach Caron as a speaker or presenter, Contact Me

Goal Setting

Many athletes set goals and then never follow through because they forget about them or they don’t give themselves permission to “fall off the wagon” every once in awhile.  This seminar will teach you how to set goals, how to follow through, how to tell the universe and everyone you are going to accomplish your goal, and what to do when you accomplish what you set out to do.


If you don’t know what your goals should be, Coach Caron can help you decide what your swim goals should be.  

Eliminate Drag and Create Propulsion

This seminar addresses how to reduce the drag in your stroke and create propulsion.  We will discuss common inefficiencies swimmers have in their stroke and how these inefficiencies slow swimmers down or make swimming much harder than it needs to be.  We will show you the common mistakes and then point out how to correct them.  Incorporating these changes will make your stroke less of a chore and make swimming more fun. 


“Please count me in for next month.  I found [the Eliminating Drag and Creating Propulsion Seminar] incredibly helpful and only wish I had started with your training sooner!” John L.


“Thanks so much for your coaching advice.  I have really enjoyed your guidance between your seminar and the sessions at the local pool.  I have a lot to work on but feel I am already seeing some improvement.” Mike M.


“Thank you very much for the follow-up!! The class was really helpful for both of us!” Alana W.


“I think you do a great job and the instruction is tremendous for me.” John L. 

Unleashing the Power of your Swim

This seminar expands on the “Reduce Drag and Create Propulsion” presentation described above with a discussion about how to transform your single pace swim into a powerful machine.  We will show the power hiding in your core, your hips, and your legs as well as how to use visualization and timing to get a strong pull.  Would you like to go into each swim with a strategy of where to use power and where to back off to a comfortable cruising pace?  This is the talk for you! 

How to Thrive in Your Open Water Swim

Transform your pool swim to the open water and expand your swimming ability.  This workshop addresses the mental aspect to open water swimming as well as the technical aspect.


Learn how to overcome a fear of the unknown, how to relax when swimming in deep water, and how to remain calm when you see nature in the water.  We also address the following technique issues:  how to swim continually without stopping, how to swim straight without the “line at the bottom of the pool”, how to use sighting, swimming in groups, the importance of bilateral breathing, and kicking strategy.


This seminar is typically held in April, is followed by open water swimming May through August, and is perfect for triathletes looking to improve the first leg of their event. 


Follow up this seminar with an Open Water for Beginners Workshop or an Open Water for Advanced Swimmer's Workshop.

Water Safety

Water Safety for Childcare Providers

Coach Caron's presentation, approved by the New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Unit, qualifies New Hampshire childcare providers to administer and supervise water activities for the children they are charged with.  There are now two choices to choose from to obtain your certification:  the live presentation and the online course.


Both presentations discuss the state regulations as well as general water safety tips, how to recognize an emergency, basic rescue skills, and various other topics related to water safety. Upon successful completion of the course, participants are given a certificate and/or a  participation card. This training is valid for three years.


Perfect for preschool teachers and administrators, daycare providers, scout leaders, babysitters, nannies, parents, and anyone else who works with children who will be participating in water activities in New Hampshire.


The live presentation can be given at your site or ours.  The presentation at our site is usually conducted at the beginning of May. 


Water Safety for Children

In 2013, Winning Swimming started a free, interactive program which educates preschool and elementary age children about the importance of being safe around the water.  All presentations are given by a licensed Life Guard.


During the presentation, we will read the Water Safety with Swimmy book, discuss the 10 water safety rules presented in the book, and watch an educationally licensed Disney DVD about Timon and Pumbaa.  Some of the topics discussed are: the importance of life jackets, how to follow the rules, never swim alone, and how to get help if needed. This program is perfect for preschools, elementary schools, scouts, and youth groups.


Since the program’s inception in 2013, we have reached over 300 children in the Merrimack, NH area with this important information and are looking to expand those numbers in 2016.  The goal of this program is to do our part to help prevent childhood drowning by educating our youth.


The Water Safety for Children program is free to schools in the Merrimack, NH area, however we are open to requests from centers and schools outside the area.