Introduction

The purpose of this survey is to gather information from the perspective of coaches about previous competition experiences, and looking forward to competition beyond COVID-19.

The collective information you provide will inform a vital contribution towards the development of   competitions within Scotland, from local meets through to National Championships.

Your responses will remain anonymous unless you choose to provide your email address at the end of this survey.

From your personal experience as a coach, please answer the following questions as honestly as you can as an individual response, skipping any questions that you do not think you have sufficient experience or knowledge to answer.
 
All questions with an asterisk (*) require an answer.  However, should you feel that you do not have enough experience or knowledge in that particular area, please tick the N/A box or write N/A in the text box.
Section 1: 
General Information

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* 5. With competitions in mind, what is most important to you and why?

Section 2: Reflection
Based on your competition experiences to date.
Thinking about competitions you have attended, which meets provided the greatest amounts of:

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* 6. As a Swimmer (if applicable):-

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* 7. As a Coach:- 

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* 8. If you still compete, why do you compete?

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* 9. Thinking of all swim meets in general as they are now, if you could add something to improve them what would you add?

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* 10. Thinking of all swim meets in general as they are now, if you could only subtract from them (take things away) to improve them what would you take out?

Thinking about competitions in Scotland you have attended, please comment on the following aspects in relation to;

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* 11. Club Meets

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* 12. District Meets

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* 13. National Meets

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* 14. What, in your opinion/experience, are the most important elements of swim meets that drive swimmers' motivation to work hard to improve further and/or stay in the sport?

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* 15. How do you select competitions for your swimmers?

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* 16. Are there gaps in competition provision for your swimmers? If yes what are they?

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* 17. If a swim meet was only allowed to last for 2hrs, what would you want to include and make it look like?

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* 18. If you have attended competitions outside of Scotland and have any thoughts/feedback on how we can learn from these, please comment below.

Section 3: Looking Forward
to a competition calendar, post-COVID-19

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* 19. What type of competitions (if any) would you like to see introduced and why?

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* 20. What adjustments (if any) would you like to see in annual Calendar Planning?

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* 21. How can the competition experience for swimmers be improved?

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* 22. How can ‘racers’ and racing be best developed?

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* 23. In order to reflect optimal swimmer development in the competition structure, what do you recommend?

Section 4:
And Finally

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* 24. If there is anything that you think hasn’t been covered above on how we can improve competitions in Scotland (however “out of the box” the idea is), please add in below.

Contact Details

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* 25. If you are happy to be contacted to further discuss your survey responses, please provide your email address below:

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