Mission and Ethics of Work

Investing in TBBH Methodology means much more than winning medals.
It means changing the lives of young people for better.
My Mission

As TBBH Methodology has a strong educational and formative scope, it is inevitable that we have to understand the important relationship between competitive sport and education.

To know how the TBBH methodology is applied in practice along with the laws of relation and its recipients, it will be necessary to direct attention to science.

Scientific studies carried out by the traditional and world-respected Millfield British school which since 1956 had at least one member in the British Olympic delegation, concluded that competitive sport is a fundamental part in the formation of the individual, simply because the brain does not live divorced from the body.  That is, a young person needs to have constant sports practices so that one can extract the best of him in the class. Science has recently proven that when we exercise, we stimulate the frontal region of the brain called CORTEX PRE-FRONTAL. This region is responsible for important functions such as: planning, organization, focus and memory.

In addition, exercising also creates new neurotransmitters and a protein called BDNF, responsible for keeping the brain cells young and strong.  This clearly leads us to the conclusion that those who exercise are more apt to learn.

In TBBH methodology contains the ingredients, that will make the connection between competitive sport and the education / training.

According to a European study carried out by ANPE - National - Independent Union of Spanish Education in Brazil, on competitive sports and education, it showed that the number of young offenders has exploded throughout the country.  Alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse, indiscipline, school violence, early school drop-out, rejection of immigrants and rebellion against parents are some of these aspects.

As we can see, not only in Brazil that this data is current.

There is a growing and alarming sense of what is correct, followed by an imbalance between the biological and psychosocial ages, as well as violent unacceptable behaviour. There is a high percentage of young people who do not find their place in this world and, because of the aggressive and alarming behaviour, blur the reality with which other children live their adolescence and youth.



There is one aspect that a competitive sports coach should never lose sight of: the influence that his actions and teachings can have on the personal and professional development of the athletes under his responsibility.

We were all children, and if we think of some of the coaches we've had, we'll realize how easily we associate certain specific actions and phrases with ourselves. This is the educational trail they have left in us, which we now want to exercise as coaches, so that we can always improve.

Awareness of the impact we can have in the futures of our students, we will certainly try to identify in them specific moments in which they are presented and taught clear, values such as respect, fair play, success through effort and the desire to overcome.  If we can achieve this, it is more than likely to be a direct consequence of the fact that we have put together the skills and characteristics that should be the hallmarks of great sports coaches.

Code of profesional ethics for swimming coaches 


 The coach should:


  1.  Behave in a way that enhances the position you hold.

  2.  Be modest in victory, and resilient to defeat.

  3.  Display yourself in a way that deserves the respect and trust of all.

  4.  Behave with the appropriate dignity and excellence.

  5.  Be an ambassador of goodwill

  6.  Increase their knowledge and skills on a continuing basis.

  7.  Communicate to your colleagues as much knowledge as you can

       to help improve the level of the profession.

  8.  Always work with integrity and always by honest means.

  9.  Have firm ideals and principles about justice and truth.

10.  Keep all confidential information received intact.

11.  Any judicial judgment for a crime shall constitute a breach of

      of the Code of Conduct.

12.  Do not take advantage of work done by other coaches

       without permission and consent the same.

13.  Do all you can to nourish the moral life,

       spiritual and intellectual development of swimmers.

14.  Cultivate excellent virtues in swimmers, such as patience, tenacity,

       justice and sincerity.

15.  Treat your swimmers in a human, appropriate and fair manner.

16.  Conduct all professional communications in an honest and

       Open manner, contributing to the enhancement of sport and


17.  Be fair and accurate, always adjusted to your ability.

18.  Make decisions all the time based on the best interests of the


19.  A coach should not engage in sexual intercourse with

       any child. Sexual misconduct consists of any

       behaviour that uses the influence of the trainer's position to

       promote inadequate intimacy between the coach and the athlete.

20.  A coach should not abuse alcohol in the presence of his or her


21.  A coach should not use illegal or recreational drugs. a

       legal judgment for possession or sale of any illegal substance

       will automatically be a violation of this rule.

Another important factor addressed in the creation of the TBBH Methodology is related to the health of young people today.  A study of healthy behaviours of young people in schools conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in more than 40 countries, including Brazil, includes the results of more than 200,000 students interviewed with ages ranging from 11, 13 and 15 years between 2014 and 2015; revealed that 27% of students admit to having tried substances such as cannabis.

The TBBH Methodology seeks to work on these two aspects in general, using sport as the main tool to enhance educational and psychological improvement, keeping the body and mind healthy.

Regarding the corporal and / or disciplinary part, besides the deep knowledge of the swimming training for swimmers, the TBBH Methodology in addition to other aspects, works with a carefully balanced dosage of motivation, patience and discipline.  In other words, it is not only a question of imposing rules, but also of getting young people throughout the project to develop their awareness of why these rules should be followed and respected.  Since this will result in great benefits throughout their lives. Whether inside or outside the pools. For their whole lives.

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