Hello to all!
My name is Richard Long and I am the new Head Swimming and Diving Coach for JMU. I am honored to be a part of this great university and swim program. Coach Smith and coach Pedersen have done a great job developing athletes and winning a championship. I want to continue that tradition and take us to the next level.
I have been either swimming or coaching for the past 23 years. I swam for Auburn University and began coaching directly following my swimming career. I have had the opportunity to work with athletes at the age group level and with both Olympic Gold Medalist and NCAA champions. I am excited to bring my knowledge of the sport to both JMU swimming and diving, as well as, to you and your swimmers.
We will be conducting 3 camps/clinics over the next 3 months. Attached you will find a schedule of all three camps/clinics we will be offering through January. Each camp will have a specific focus on stroke mechanics, drills, and technique. We will also be offering video feedback to all participants.
The November clinic will consist of Starts/Turns/Breakouts
The December and January clinics will consist of all 4 strokes/starts/turns
If you have any further questions feel free to let us know and we look forward to seeing you soon.