How do you know?
So many of my swimmers join my program and say
“Wow, I did not know, I didn’t know how to swim!”
So how do I evaluate if you can swim or not from a coach perspective ?
I assess you!
First with a swim test (if you have the endurance and fitness to do so).
Here’s the test:
After a short 10 min warm up in the water,
Swim a 400 (16 laps in a 25 meter or yard pool) for time
Rest 10 minutes
Swim a 200 for time
These numbers tell me what the focus of your swim training should be. Even if I don’t see you swim!
If your 400 is over 6 minutes or over 3 minutes for the 200
I know that technique work should be your focus.
I actually don’t recommend longer swims for swimmers in this situation, as I want them to focus on correcting bad form techniques, rather than reinforcing bad technique with longer swims!
How do I correct form?
2nd with a Video analysis.
The camera never lies!
And as humans our body awareness in the water is skewed because it’s not our natural habitat!
I like to see video of you swimming from each side for a full length of the pool, from the front and back, moving to and from the camera and underwater from the front and sides.
From there I can create a program of step by step exercises, drills and corrections to improve your swim!
Then it’s up to you to get in the water and do your homework!
It’s not a miracle solution; nothing will change unless you do the work. It’s not hard work;- it’s just time in the pool and on land! Doing swim specific strength and stretch is essential to becoming a better swimmer
But the key is also going slow, being intentional with your movements in the water with the drills I prescribe.
Does it work? Hell yes!!
Every single one of my athletes just retested their 400 and 200 from earlier in the year and many are under that 6 and 3 min goal.
Others are getting closer!!
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.