#263 Katie Robinson talks trailblazing in coaching + Duel in the Pool
Katie Robinson is the Director of Swimming at Northwestern University where she leads both programs. Coach Robinson was just named to her first Team USA coaching staff, being named an Assistant Coach for the Duel in the Pool.
Northwestern qualified 15 athletes (9 Women, 6 Men) for NCAA Championships last year. The Women finished 18th, the Men 32nd.
Her coaching experience prior included positions at the University of Pacific, Rutgers, Virginia, and Tulane where she got to learn from some of the best coaches in the world.
As an athlete, she swam at Texas where she was a 3x Big 12 Champion in the 200 Fly.
"There's plenty of head coaches that are men that coach women's programs and there's no question about can they handle a women's program so I'd love to change the narrative..of course women can coach men... " - Katie Robinson
00:00 Bratter PA, Immigration Law
00:05 Congrats Katie Robinson
01:00 Katie the Swimmer
07:30 Stereotypical doubt
09:00 Men vs Women vs Combined
11:15 62 athletes + 5 coaches
12:00 Running a business
13:45 Athletes not buying in
16:57 Beine Wellness Building
17:45 Swim Angelfish
20:00 Hard job
24:00 Relationship first
25:45 Learning how to swim fast
29:00 Training Plan
31:15 Connecting with each athlete
34:00 XYZ practices
38:30 Innovating & Learning
39:45 Personal fulfillment
42:20 Get curious not furious
51:00 Pushing boundaries
53:15 Duel in the Pool
BRATTER PA IMMIGRATION LAW: Exclusive immigration representation of athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, and entertainers.
SWIM ANGELFISH: Receive the tools and skills needed to teach swimmers with autism, physical disabilities, anxiety, sensory and motor conditions with Swim Angelfish, the global leader in adaptive swim. Get certified online today!
BEINE WELLNESS BUILDING: Individualize your nutrition with genetic testing and personalized plans. Eat, supplement, and recover based on your genetics.
VASA: Essential dryland for stronger, better, faster swimmers. Save 10% using the code "brett" at checkout!
DESTRO SWIM TOWERS: Save $150 per double swim tower by using the code "brett" at checkout!
SWIMNERD: Big and small digital pace clocks, virtual scoreboards, and live results. Subscribe to the Swimnerd Newsletter at swimspam.com
Subscribe & Listen:
Produced by: SWIMNERD