Meet Josipa: the inspiring female swim coach from Croatia who started late but achieved an admiring career

SwimCamps is a brand dedicated to providing top-notch swimming coaching to ambitious swimmers. Our goal is to bring together a team of highly successful coaches, who are not only knowledgeable and experienced, but also passionate about the sport. We believe that everyone should have access to the best coaching possible, and that’s why we’ve gathered a team of coaches from all over the world to help you reach your full potential in the water.

Josipa, the coach we highlighted in this blog, is a perfect example of the kind of coach we aim to have on our team. With her wealth of experience, passion for the sport, and ability to connect with her swimmers, Josipa is the ideal coach to help you achieve your swimming goals. Whether you’re looking to improve your technique, reach a personal best, or simply enjoy the sport of swimming, Josipa has the skills and expertise to help you get there.

Swimming is a sport that can help improve your fitness and provide a sense of accomplishment. But if you’re looking for a coach who can inspire you and help you reach your full potential, consider working with Josipa – a female swim coach from Croatia who is also a doctoral student. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at Josipa’s story, what makes her a great coach, and why you might consider working with her.

Josipa's Journey

Josipa is a talented and dedicated swim coach who started her swimming career at the age of 14, which she says is very late compared to other competitive swimmers. Despite this late start, Josipa’s passion for the sport and her natural talent quickly propelled her to success. She went on to compete at the national level and eventually transitioned into coaching, where she has been helping others achieve their goals for many years.

Josipa is one of the coaches to the national Croatian female swimmers, she works with the Swimming College of Croatian Swimming Federation and is a selector of Down syndrome swimmers in Croatia. After finishing her swimming career at the Zadar Swimming Club, she overtook the role of a head coach from 2007 until September 2022.

”I’ve been coaching much more than swimming. And actually, the first year that I started to work as an assistant coach, was the moment I realized: if I will work in swimming, I will never work – I love it so much!!! I enjoyed the connection with swimmers and passion for water that we can share.” says Josipa about her journey as a swim coach.

Why Choose Josipa as Your Coach?

Josipa brings a unique combination of expertise and inspiration to her coaching. As a doctoral student, she has a deep understanding of the science behind swimming and how to optimize performance. And as someone who started her swimming career later in life, she knows what it takes to overcome obstacles and reach new levels of success.

”If you don’t have faith in what you do, it will be much harder. Trust yourself and trust your sport community!” Josipa says about the importance of trust and belief in oneself.

In addition to her expertise and experience, Josipa is also a great motivator and communicator. She is known for her ability to connect with her swimmers, understand their goals, and help them achieve their full potential. ”I always try to reach them as people and show them what they are capable of as athletes. I try to help them to find their inner fire for success, no matter how big or small it seems” says Josipa about her approach to coaching. 

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, Josipa will provide the guidance and support you need to reach your goals.

When you work with Josipa, you can expect a personalized training plan tailored to your individual needs and goals. She will provide regular feedback and support during practice, and help you stay motivated and on track. And, as a doctoral student, she will also bring a unique perspective and level of dedication to your training. So, whether you’re looking to improve your technique, increase your endurance, or compete in races, working with Josipa could be the perfect choice for you. With her expertise, dedication, and inspirational story, she can help you achieve your full potential and reach new levels of success in the sport of swimming.

Your opportunity to train with Josipa in 2023:
SwimCamp Venice 11 th April – 15 th April

We’re thrilled to announce that Josipa will be joining our team as the coach for our opening camp of 2023, which will be held in Lignano Sabbiadoro for swimmers aged 11-17. This camp is a fantastic opportunity for young swimmers to learn from one of the best coaches in the business and improve their skills in a supportive and challenging environment. So if you’re a young swimmer looking to improve your skills and take your passion for the sport to the next level, consider joining us for our opening camp in Lignano abbiadoro.

Josipa’s experience and success as a swim coach are undeniable, and her previous work with SwimCamps only further solidifies her reputation as a top-notch coach. One of her most notable achievements with our organization was a three-week swim camp for teen swimmers from Saudi Arabia. This camp was a true testament to Josipa’s coaching abilities, as she worked tirelessly to help each swimmer reach their full potential. 

Throughout the camp, Josipa showed her unwavering commitment to her swimmers, working one-on-one with each participant to improve their technique, build their endurance, and foster a love for the sport of swimming. Her ability to connect with her swimmers and help them overcome challenges was a key factor in the success of the camp. 

The results of the camp speak for themselves – the young swimmers who participated made significant progress under Josipa’s guidance. They developed stronger skills and more confidence in the water, and many of them went on to achieve new personal bests and compete at a higher level. This previous experience with our organization only further highlights Josipa’s exceptional abilities as a coach, and we are thrilled to have her on board for our upcoming camp in Lignano Sabbiadoro. With her expertise and passion for the sport, we have no doubt that she will continue to inspire and motivate young swimmers to reach their full potential. In addition to her exceptional coaching skills, one of Josipa’s standout qualities is her cheerful and kind personality. She has a warm and approachable demeanor that immediately puts her swimmers at ease, creating a positive and supportive environment for them to learn and grow in. It’s not just her swimmers who benefit from Josipa’s kind personality – her cheerful disposition and infectious energy also make her a pleasure to work with. Her passion for the sport and her dedication to her swimmers make her a true asset to our team and a coach who truly stands out in the field. If you’re looking for a coach who can not only help you improve your skills but also bring a positive and supportive energy to the pool, then Josipa is the perfect coach for you. We are confident that you will find her approachable and kind personality just as inspiring as her coaching abilities.


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