On the Spot Correction

The most effective use of the Swim Stroke Doctor, LLC High Performance Swimming Underwater Video System using visual learning is On-The-Spot Correction. This is truly coach/ swimmer training. Video analysis makes the quickest and often most effective corrections to deficiencies in athlete swim training.

Generally there is one of two major reasons a swimmer requires stroke analysis. Either the swimmer you are correcting does not understand the technical version of the swimming stroke, or just can’t understand, because they can’t see their own personal performance without video analysis.

A coach is always challenged that the swimmers are taught and are aware of the standard but are unable to understand as they have been unable to see what they have been doing. With the SSD system, athletes now they can see and understand the coaching correction.

On the Spot Correction Guidelines

  • The training, instruction, or correction given to a swimmer to correct deficiencies must be directly related to the deficiency.


  • Orient the corrective action to improving the swimmer’s performance in a single problem area.
 One correction at a time.

  • Visual learning will continue after the training session. Load video to team website, thumb drive, CD, or social media. Playback, combined with the athletes desire to learn, will fuel the mental aspect of the visual learning.

  • Corrective training of the stroke deficiency should continue only until the training deficiency is overcome.
 Once this flaw is corrected, move to the next.

  • All levels of coaching to take care and insure that training and instruction are in a positive manner with procedural safeguards in swim stroke training.


  • Coaches make notes on the video files of the swimmers official records to compare performance from the satisfactorily corrected training and instruction.

Keeping a swimmer on track is the key element in solving performance problems. Motivated swimmers keep the group functioning, training productive and ultimately, accomplish the training objectives and most importantly the team mission.