What I Have Learned From Coaching

Timeless Prerequisites for Success and Fulfillment

by Dennis Pursley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/08/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781669841708
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781669841722
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781669841715

About the Book

At the age of thirty-six, I had accomplished all my professional goals and questioned whether I wanted to spend the rest of my professional career coaching competitive swimmers to swim a given distance faster than they ever had before. Surely, I thought, there are more important and significant professional endeavors that I could pursue. It then occurred to me that what we were doing was not primarily about swimming from one end of the pool to the other faster than we ever had before. First and foremost, it was about the life lessons and the principles, values, and attributes which contribute to success and fulfillment in all aspects of our lives that are acquired in the process of striving to be the best that we can be as competitive swimmers. Our culture may change and evolve, but the prerequisites for success and fulfillment remain constant. This book is about the life lessons learned from the trials and triumphs of some of the most accomplished athletes and teams in the history of competitive swimming.

About the Author

During Dennis Pursley’s coaching career, he was a five-time Olympic coach, a recipient of the US Olympic Committee Chair’s Coaching Award, an American Swimming Coaches Association “Coach Of The Year,” an American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee, and was recognized in 2003 as one of the “25 Most Influential People in the History of USA Swimming.” He personally coached swimmers of both genders to world record performances and to the podium of the Olympic Games and/or the long course World Championships in all four competitive strokes and both individual medley events.