All posts tagged "swim lesson"

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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Ease the pain



Today’s student called early in the a.m. to say maybe he shouldn’t swim today.  He’s a regular at the outdoor pool for years now though he’s never had a formal lesson.  He complained of neck ache due to his sleeping…

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Keep warm



Today’s students were separate lessons of young girls.  The pool was a bit cool and I was very happy to have with me a medium sized Warm Belly wetsuit.  I found these wetsuits on the Internet and purchased different sizes…

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Toys last



Today’s students were my toddler class and their moms.  It was our last in a series of classes.  To encourage the toddlers to submerge their faces they were to tell me which squirt toy I was holding underwater ( octopus,…

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New to the Pool



Today’s student is a big man who has dream of completing a sprint triathlon but no swim experience.  We humans are quite used to being vertical in our orientation.  We know how to stack our bones when we are upright….

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Body breathing



Today’s student, 30-something mom who recently suspended her massage practice due to her own arm muscle issues. She’s started swimming but is weary of straining her shoulders. And again the aha moment happened when she was floating and I held…

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Much Un-Learning



Today’s student had swum most of her 60-some years, even had a pool in her backyard as a teenager. Her stroke was old school and the breathing awkward with an unnecessary twist of the head and hop up to catch…

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True Beginnings



Today my student was a darling 28-year old who is a true beginner. She’s thin and small boned like me so it was a surprise that she didn’t automatically float. Holding tension in your body, especially between the shoulder blades,…

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BREATHE SMOOTHLY



Today my 82-year old client modified her stroke for smoother breathing. At 82 years she is adaptable to change because she knows it will feel better if she follow my instruction. All she had to do was relax into her…

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