It is fair to say that we all have good intentions when it comes to working toward achievements . It is common to assume that the most should be compacted into at once.
The concept of endurance becomes evident to those just getting the hang of swimming. A face of possible defeat is strung by many who just made the discovery as someone that is grown. “Maybe I am simply just not meant to swim”. That’s where I know I need to play the role of “keep showing up, I know how you feel”.
It takes consistency. And even if you received a good deal of information, your body will not care.
Prepayment is required. Only semi Private (no more than 2 swimmers per 30 min). Price is $20/20. Solo is $30.
Please do not be offended that my phone number is limited, it has nothing to do with being exclusive. Unfortunately, one too many community members abused my empathy.
Those who are certain and want to proceed please email me
. Inside the email please include: Who is the reference, Your name and you childs name and age ( or if it’s you the adult), your swimming background ( ex: scared of water, somewhat knows strokes etc), your goals and expectations.
If the additional information I requested is not included then you will be dismissed. IF I do have time I might reach out back to you.
I will be assuming those who do proceed to this point
Wont have this part apply to them, but I need to have it written down: If your preferred time is not available there is nothing I can do. I repeat, if it is taken it is taken. Also…something to consider….A TRUE commitment to the swim world has ludicrous practice times. If you are not able to be flexible, then I highly recommend revaluating your investment (as in put it off until you reach an agreeable time).
After compliance, eagerness and humility is apparent I will reply with an email paypal invoice.
Bargain shoppers will be ignored. (Those seeking genuine affordability are not the same as bargain shoppers). Bargain shopping is last minute (right when class starts) attempt to lower my pay. It has gotten so bad in some communities that I unfortunately will walk away and not perform the class. This is not fair to your kids and heartbreaking for me as well.
The consistent requests for swim lessons in my community prompted me to come up with creative, easy and accessible ideas. Most likely the arrangements for these affordable workshop style sessions will happen when the colder days become more frequent.
Since there seem to be a shortage of mature swim instructors in my area, in contrast with eager communities seeking something simple and critical, I think it will be extremely positive to provide seminars in various neighborhoods for adults or older children that would like to teach/help as well. To those that will be immediately interested please inform me (via email or in person). I will be mentioning the idea often.
Since this will be my first year doing so, the price will be $5 per participant (no limit of how many yet). I’ll teach and show you the reliable swim curriculum, what I think is the most effective practice routines etc.
As I assist with many adult novice swimmers of various age brackets in their journey of swimming , I always ask them to listen to their bodies. Especially their back. In the first few days I suggest to most of the adult participants to not be ashamed on taking their time when it comes to their own body awareness. Doing simple things, such as the front floating. with no kicking, is a great way to notice simplicity, relaxation and tune with what you are feeling. The helpful benefit is that the water holds you. One can also look at it as a form of resistance that is flexible and fluid.
So for those novice or returning Adult swimmers the first few classes you will feel a little off. Remember it is a sport that requires committed training toward endurance, which is gradual. You will feel tired in the beginning. You will forget that you were that tired later on after you committed to regular practice.
On top of implementing regular consistency I recommend some training aids that will assist in the process. The one that I truly vouch for is the Pull Buoy. For the very novice swimmers I noticed it provides them an unexpected support and independence while automatically placing you body positioning in the correct format. Also, it is very relaxing. Or so have the participants shard this with told.
Also, if you do not have access to one already I highly recommend obtaining an exercise ball, what some call a yoga ball. There are some brilliant yet very simple exercises that will be a huge contribution to progression in swim ability. If you would like more information regarding the anatomy and swimming I recommend the book Swimming Anatomy by Human kinetics.
Please attend to your core. Also to those participating or will be please tell me if anything for you feel is concerning.