Swim Technique Lessons
It’s no secret that swimming is most often the Achilles’ heel of most triathletes, not to mention most every day exercisers as well. The reason isn’t a mystery—the water changes everything and can frustrate and confuse even the strongest athletes. Whether you’re building confidence in the water or preparing for a triathlon, when it comes to swimming our philosophy is simple: an efficient swim stroke is the golden ticket.
We recommended a two-step approach to swim coaching, beginning with a private swim analysis and then continuing with ongoing swim coaching sessions.
Private Swim Analysis
A private swim analysis is recommended for your initial lesson. In a little over an hour, we will be able to evaluate your current swim stroke and provide extensive feedback. We start by recording your stroke using KinesioCapture, a specialized performance software that allows you to see what you look like in the water. Visual knowledge of your technique is invaluable to improving your stroke efficiency—when it’s time to implement biomechanical shifts, you will be much more adept at connecting mind to body, or translating instructions to movement. We can break down your stroke in a number of ways including stroke count, rate, and frame by frame. Our coaches will help you discover proper technique and its many components. Understanding the pieces and how they fit together is essential as a foundation for learning a strong stroke. Subsequent lessons (see Swim Coaching) will focus more on one or two areas of opportunity at a time. After the private swim analysis, we will send you video of your swim and notes for improvement opportunities.
Swim Coaching Sessions
Ideal for beginners and advanced swimmers alike, our hour-long sessions take you through what you need to do to change your technique, giving you plenty of time to work on it. That way you don’t forget everything the instant you leave! Each session concentrates specifically on one or two skills, during which time your coach may work in the water with you to demonstrate correct positioning. Using various drills and exercises, you will practice evaluating and altering your stroke to build a powerful, economical technique. Eventually you will be confident enough to correct your own stroke.