Our belief is that every swimmer can become a competitive swimmer given the desire, drive, ambition, and tools to succeed.
It is valuable to have a solid training model which includes the athlete, parents, technique coach, and club coach working together. Our approach is individualized and we meet you where you are in your development. When working with competitive athletes, the process is one of mutual decision making and for younger swimmers this includes parents. You dictate the goal for each lesson and the pace at which you want to progress. It is helpful if you arrive to your lesson with short term goals in mind for that day plus a longer range plan so we have a point of departure. Examples of some goals include improving starts and turns, stroke timing, or achieving qualifying times for a meet. Evaluation of your strokes takes into account your body type and every detail of swimming mechanics. You will learn unique drills that will help you continue to improve. Sometimes it takes several sessions before you start "connecting the dots", so to speak, with what is being taught and interpreting it through movement. Communication, patience, and diligence are necessary and important to the process as making changes to the way you learned to swim can be challenging.
Swim Technique Coaching will push the reset button in your performance. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the process as well!
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"If you’re going to spend money on private lessons and make the time commitment to add one more thing to your family’s schedule, you’ll want to have a coach who is knowledgeable about technique and can communicate with your child. There are all levels and abilities of coaches and some are better at technique and instructing than others. If your swimmer is newer to the sport, learning proper technique in a one-on-one setting can definitely help them catch up to other swimmers their age. Or, if your child is in a plateau, working on specific skills may be the impetus to a breakthrough swim. Having one-on-one private lessons can help your child be more comfortable with their coach, especially if they are new to the team, the group, or shy. Lessons can help coaches and swimmers build better working relationships." (Elizabeth Wickham, SWIMSWAM Magazine)