Coaches Corner: A Deep Dive on Coaching-Megan Oesting

By Fitter and Faster Staff

A Deep Dive on Coaching

SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Coaches, Parents, Athletes & Team Administrators

SHOW DATE: Wednesday, October 28th, Recorded. 

The Head Coach of The Eastern Iowa Swim Federation, Megan Oesting joins Coaches Corner host Mike Murray for a “deep dive” on coaching in contemporary times and age group development.

Topics include:

  • Tips for pivoting in times of challenge
  • Learning to manage the work/life balance of full time coaching
  • Understanding parents & parent education
  • Age Group progressions & managing expectations
  • Using innovation in coaching

American Swim Coaches Association Board member and ASCA Level 5 certified coach, Megan Oesting; created and owns the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation, which she developed  from a local community team in 2016.  Since then she’s expanded to three sites, rewritten over two thirds of the previous team records, broken and reset over 40 Iowa Swimming records, posted over 25 Top 100 All Time National Age Group swims, half of which were in the top 10, including 1 National Age Group Record. She was a 2018 Top 10 finalist for the ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year award and won the National Age Group Coach of the Year award in 2019.

She appears in USA Swimming’s Foundations of Coaching 101/201 coaching education videos and was featured in the February 2018 Swimming World Magazine Special Sets.

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