Two Paths to Success?

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So here’s the scenerio. You have an 8-year-old swimmer and, like most 8-year olds, he/she is pretty new to the sport (even 8-year olds who’ve been swimming for a while are NEW to the sport). You have a decision to make… which path to go down for their future?
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All Strokes – The Seven Competitive Turns

All Strokes - The Seven Competitive Turns

It’s easy to break turns down into two forms, open turns, and flip turns.  We wish it was that easy, but competitive swimmers will need to know all seven of the competitive turns. Why do it: Unless you’re only going to swim freestyle, then mastering all the turns will allow you to compete in Individual.. Continue…

Today

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Ultimate success is, as we’ve stated so many times, reaching one’s personal potential.  Ultimate  success in athletics is something that takes many years to achieve. Our goal at GoSwim is to teach skills, and to make swimmers aware of possibilities.  We hope to awaken swimmers to the idea that there are many ways to achieve the.. Continue…

Why Is an Evaluation Better Than a Lesson?

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Teaching has changed, and so have the time demands on parents and swimmers. With a standard swim lesson lasting 60 minutes, the question shouldn’t be how much was taught. It should be, how much can you remember? When does the REAL teaching take place?  The imprinting of habits, or illustrations of incorrect techniques will be.. Continue…

Upload Your Videos for Evaluations

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While nothing can replace working with your coach, if you don’t have a coach, and need help, we’re providing the following service. Receive a professional evaluation performed by our staff at GoSwim! See a sample evaluation here. FILMING GUIDELINES:  Film in a 25-yard or 25-meter pool.  Film single lengths (film a 25 rather than a.. Continue…

Freestyle – Reach Full Extension

Freestyle - Reach Full Extension

Learning to reach your goals, starts with learning to reach in the pool. Why do it: Reaching full extension in freestyle is a necessary foundation for swimmers at every level. Learning to create a slippery line to glide through the water, which requires balance, and a sense of flying, will allow you the ability to.. Continue…

Find it. Work it. Succeed!

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What’s your chance, really? Ever since I was a young man, whenever I ran into someone new, and they found out I was a swimmer, the question eventually comes out: “So, did you swim in the Olympics?” What a stretch. How many people actually swim in the Olympics? Yet so many people hold that as the.. Continue…

All Strokes – Reading the Clock

All Strokes - Reading the Clock

Coaches will understand the importance of this week’s video, especially when working with younger swimmers. Why do it: Learning how to read the clock, knowing when to push off, and how to prepare for your interval before you get back to the wall, allows for a well organized practice. The less chaos during training, the.. Continue…

Freestyle – Head Position

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Slight changes in your head position can have a big impact on how fast you are in freestyle. Why do it: Focusing on head position, rather than allowing your eyes to distract you, can help your body stay in a more proper line, which can provide better balance, better rotation, better extension, a more productive.. Continue…