In this 10-week course you will work on the basics of the freestyle technique. Learn how and when to breathe, how to stay streamlined in the water and how to swim freestyle efficiently. We practise this step-by-step to get great results.
In this course we focus on the freestyle breathing technique. Breathing can be very challenging. The goal of this course is to make you feel much more relaxed when swimming freestyle. We will work on things like exhalation, the head position and bilateral breathing.
In this course you will learn to swim breaststroke fast! You do this by optimising the propulsion of the pull and kick. Of all strokes, breaststroke is technically the most challenging stroke. We focus on reducing drag so you will more efficient, and therefore swim faster.
In this course we will work on reducing resistance and improve your feel for the water. Top level swimmers are able to minimise their resistance and maximise their propulsion. With propulsion we mean your drive and push forward. This starts with the catch, then to the pull-through to a strong push.
In this course we will work on improving your body position. Since the density of water is almost 800 times the density of air, we want to minimise our resistance in the water. Therefore, a high and horizontal body line is crucial for efficient and fast swimming. You want your head, hips, legs and feet to be in one line.
In this 6-week course we will help you with a step-by-step approach to master the butterfly. It is a hard stroke to just try all at once, so we break it down into easy steps, to put it all together again at the end of the course. Swimming butterfly cannot be done on pure strength, the technique of the kick and pull and the timing are crucial when learning how to fly.
In this course we help you to be able to do a flipturn. This course is done step-by-step, starting from scratch to a complete flipturn. Being able to do a flipturn will save you around 2 seconds on each turn, which makes you much faster over longer distances.
In this course we'll work on your freestyle arm recovery. You want to have a "high elbow" recovery, which means your elbow leads your recovery. A smooth and relaxed recovery will make your stroke more efficient, will keep your body high and horizontal in the water, while also having a good hand entry and can also help prevent injuries. Win-win-win!
In this course we work on the freestyle timing. The timing of your freestyle is an important factor of the stroke. With timing we mean the timing of your breath and when you start the catch for the next pull-through. This is crucial for your body positioning in the water, your arm recovery and for your breathing.
I started with SwimGym coaching as a complete novice. To be honest, I barely floated. Within weeks my skills improved and within months I made my way into the mid-level and ultimately to the pro’s. The perfect combination of technique training and a total body workout.
I started with SwimGym training courses after I got my swimming diploma, so I was a real novice. In a year and a half, I have advanced to the mid-level, completed a 1500m open water race and realised my dream of learning how to kitesurf, all thanks to the swimming foundation laid by SwimGym.