All posts tagged "adult swim lesson"

FINDING ELLEN



Most of my clients come to me via Thumbtack.com “Swimming Instruction” Thumbtack found me, years ago, and has been a great service. I recommend it to any professional. It’s easy to use including changing it whenever you want. Because of…

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MORE BEGINNER PRACTICE IDEAS



Today’s student was a professional who hopes to swim in the ocean. He has no water training. We did a lot (maybe too much) in this first lesson. My thinking was to introduce him to various activities in the water…

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Homework



Here’s the homework I gave to a beginner adult today. She had a few lessons this summer and then a four month lull. It’s a reminder that the wall on the shallow end is a great tool for developing the…

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Ocean Prep



Today’s student, a 67 year-old beginner swimmer, is going to Puerto Rico for New Year’s. So today in the city pool she donned a brand new mask, snorkel, swim shoes, and fins. So fun to watch her adapt to the…

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Transformation



Today’s student is my former Chi Leil teacher. To overcome some health issues so she swims hours every day. Her stroke was “old school” — reach out as far as possible and pull yourself through the water. Knowing that she…

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Matching the client’s comfort level



Today’s students were diametrically opposed. The first, early in the morning, is a seasoned swimmer needing some finesse. More than anything he needs to feel the body moving as one to breathe easier. We went through all the drills, from…

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Swim Fitness Article



The NM Natural Awakenings Magazine published an article I wrote. Check it out.

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Surrender (and bubbles)



Today’s student was the 28-year old with no swim experience.  She mastered the front float and then the back (relaxing to the point where I thought she’d fall asleep).  When I asked her to flip from one to the other,…

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Shoulder soreness



Both my students’ today expressed concern about stressing their shoulders.  I created a new “stroke” sequence.  It introduces the swing movement of the stroke which should be comfortable for you two despite your shoulder sensitivity.  It should be done in…

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One focal point at a time



Today’s student was ME and my instructor Eric DeSanto at Highpoint Wellness in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Eric is a certified Total Immersion instructor.  He showed me how I was overdoing some parts of my stroke while under doing others.  After…

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