A friend once told me, "You don’t need to be a great swimmer to be an amazing coach, but it sure does help." The athletic experience is earned, and easily relatable to immediate challenges any swimmer faces. But coaching is about sharing what we've learned. So while initially, I understood a great deal about swimming, breaststroke had never 'come easily' - nor been taught to me.
Every sport loves its idiosyncracies, idioms, and insider jargon. Swimming is no different. Perhaps, even in an unrivaled realm of its own. Think flipturns, dolphin kick, early vertical forearm, and streamlining just to name a few.