You will learn how to evenly distribute your weight during each exercise and its importance in swimming. You will gain the skills to recognize when your body has an unhealthy tension, where it is located and how to release it. You will also learn how to maintain proper breathing as you develop your strokes.
SWIM FIT ONLINE
Swim Fit is an online program that provides a progressive approach to learning how to swim. Aimed at aspiring triathletes and beginner swimmers, it is a low cost, interactive program that will introduce you to an array of swimming skills through weekly and monthly challenges, video analysis and group collaboration. Although, it cannot replace poolside training, it can be used as an adjunct to in-water sessions. Led by an experienced instructor who specializes in adults, it is a one of kind experience.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Swimming is counter-intuitive to how we spend most of our day. We are in a non-gravity environment, face down. Our body and mind must multi-task just to keep us afloat. Beginner swimmers and those that come from sports such as cycling and running can have difficulty at first. The body and mind must learn to relax so that the brain can build new neural pathways. Swimming is a technical support and takes time to learn. In this course, you will be giving the tools you need to start journey right.
You will learn exercises that will help you to gain or maintain flexibility in your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. You will learn how to incorporate stretches into a poolside warm-up and cool down.
You will learn exercises that will target specific muscle groups and how to incorporate them into your own workout. Exercises will include dry land (gym), and pool exercises. Different exercises will be presented to encourage variety in each workout. Areas of focus will include shoulder, leg, back , chest and core strength.
Swimming is one of the best cardiovascular exercises and individual can do. Moderate to long swims help an individual to increase their aerobic and lung capacity. You will learn how to how to add recreational yardage (lap swim) to your workout regime without the fear of dying in the middle of the pool.
You will learn how to incorporate sprints (anaerobic work) to raise your heart rate and boost your metabolism. Combined with endurance work it can promote lean muscle mass and good weight management.
You will learn the specific muscles used in swimming through all strokes starting with streamline and progressing to butterfly. Learning how to train each muscle group both on land and in the pool will prevent overworking the muscles and potential injury.
You will learn skills and drills. These include streamline (foundation of swimming), strokes including freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly. Drills to work on individual skills for the legs, arms, back, shoulders, chest, hands and torso (core). Focus will be placed on establishing good technique.
HOW IT WORKS
All work is done online and self paced.
We will meet once a month via ZOOM and for 1 hour and review member submitted video. We have six sections to cover in the entire training. Each section will take two months to complete. This is helpful as the brain needs time to create new neural pathways and the body needs to learn how to coordinate the new movements.
Your will gain access to a Facebook community (secret group) where you will be able to build friendships, get support and a bit of healthy competition. You will also get access to a on-demand video library to reference as you work through assigned challenges and activities.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
As you progress through each challenge you will be utilizing different swimming aids. You can buy them from Amazon. For the winter and spring months, you will need access to an indoor or outdoor heated pool. (Required disclosure). Please note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases so I will make a small commission from your purchase of these products.
Finis Long Fins
The long blade is designed to increase leg strength and speed. Buoyancy from the fins lifts legs to the surface, making it easier for swimmers to find correct body position. Great for all ages and abilities; floats in fresh and salt water.
Finis Alignment Kickboard
Hydrodynamic design promotes a streamlined body position from fingertips to toes. Great for standard kicking, one arm drills and side kicking in all four competitive strokes.
Top selling performance and training goggle provides a sleek, snug, low profile inner eye fit Anti-Fog coating prevents the condensation of water. UV protected lenses block the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays
Finis Swimmers Snorkel
At its most basic level, the Swimmer’s Snorkel allows athletes of any ability to swim at normal and much slower speeds with perfect stability and a full range of motion. These skills are the most critical aspect for novice level swimmers to master and for advanced swimmers to perfect.