All posts tagged "swim lesson"

SYNERGY IN THE LESSON



Today the students were two 8-year old girls. I learned that we created great synergy by my goof-up which positioned both girls at the pool at the same time for the same lesson (instead of one-on-one lessons). We had more…

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AGAINST THE FLOW



It seemed like the dreaded request, a mom asks for a lesson for her young daughter who doesn’t put her face in the water. She’s had plenty of lessons but doesn’t really like it, though she likes mermaids.  Couldn’t ignore…

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BEST TRAINING TOOL YET



My focus was on the advanced swimmer when I reviewed my new Speedo Nemesis fins for SwimOutlet.com.  The fins help you find the 2-beat kick and use your whole body correctly.  Even my hand/arm placement improved when doing the crawl…

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HANDY WAY TO ADDRESS FEAR



Today my students were 7 and 10 year old siblings.  They both were comfortable in the water and we quickly covered bobbing, treading, stroke basics, the survival float, and even elementary back stroke.  They were getting ready for another summer…

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UNCUP THE HAND



Today’s student, a 48-year old, fit female athlete, shared a great insight.  After explaining to her why it’s unnecessary to cup your hand as you stroke, she said to me, “Even though I don’t know how to swim, I hold onto…

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It happened — Lesson 2



The young boys returned for their second lesson today. By the end of the lesson the brothers were alternate breathing, a skill that I seldom teach because it is so advanced. Look at them here.

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Let it happen – Lesson 1



Today’s students were three young boys on holiday break from school. Two 10-year olds and a 12-year old who had not taken a swim lesson before. Quick learners. In this 14 second video you can see how well the oldest…

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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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