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Happy Saturday Swim Team and Adult Fitness Swimmers, We continue our series on the importance of always chasing better technique. If you missed our first few weeks focusing on Breaststroke and Butterfly, click here. This week, we move on to Backstroke: Improve Your Backstroke PULL (Link) Found the above helpful? Share with a friend! Try these eating habits to TRAIN BETTER in 2022 (Link) Found the above helpful? Share with a friend! Fact of the week: Swimmers often struggle with backstroke because they are not able to feel the water...

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Happy Thursday Adult Swim Schoolers! This week we continue our introduction to Adult Beginner Swim topics. This week, we learn how to hop and move around the water: Hopping: A Valuable Acclimation Skill (LINK) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week: H opping through the water with your arms is a great way to start getting comfortable in the water and trying things you can't do on land! How do I move up? Attend as many of your classes as possible, communicate...

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Happy Wednesday Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Over the past month, we've been introducing the 4 strokes, starting with Freestyle and Backstroke. Our last tip introduced Breaststroke. This week's swim tip focuses on the Breaststroke KICK which is also introduced in Level 5 of the Sigma Swim School. Correct Breaststroke KICK (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week : The Breaststroke kick can be very difficult for swimmers who do not have the flexibility or correct technique. There are 3 general...

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Happy Saturday Adult Swim Schoolers! This week, we return to our introduction to Adult Beginner Swim topics. This week, we teach about the skills that help move your body: Moving and Propelling Yourself Through The Water (LINK) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week: You literally have the power to move yourself through the water. Our 4 limbs provide immense propulsion. We use our sense of touch to improve our "feel of the water." As you improve as a swimmer, so will...

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Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Over the past 3 weeks, we've been introducing the 4 strokes, starting with Freestyle and Backstroke. This week's swim tip focuses on the stroke that your child begins learning in Level 5 of the Sigma Swim School: Breaststroke. Intro to Breaststroke (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week : Easiest to learn, hardest to master, swimming Breaststroke takes skill. There are three major components to Breaststroke: The PULL, KICK, and TIMING of the pull and...

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Happy Friday Swim Team and Adult Fitness Swimmers, We continue our series on the importance of always chasing better technique. Last week, we started our series OUT OF the standard IM order (Fly, Back, Breast, and Free) by choosing Breaststroke. We will spend one more week on Breaststroke: The hardest kick to master, even if you're a natural (Link) Found the above helpful? Share with a friend! Try these eating habits to TRAIN BETTER in 2022 (Link) Found the above helpful? Share with a friend! Fact of the week: Interestingly,...

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Happy Thursday Adult Swim Schoolers! This week, we continue our break from the Adult Beginner topics unpack the Freestyle stroke a little more. Anatomy/Parts of Freestyle Stroke (LINK) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week: The efficiency of your freestyle depends heavily on your head position, the way your hand enters, the 3 parts of your pull, how your arm moves forward through the air, and your kick. Every swimmer should first start their freestyle journey with a correct head position: Eyes...

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Happy Tip Tuesday Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Over the past 2 weeks, we've been introducing the 4 strokes. This week's swim tip adds a fun test to your child's backstroke that every swimmer passes as his/her backstroke improves: The CUP test (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week : The CUP TEST is an effective test of backstroke body position. A swimmer who can pass the cup test most likely has a good to excellent positioning from his/her head to...

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Happy Thursday Adult Swim Schoolers! This week, we take a break from the Adult Beginner topics to introduce a stroke that our adult swim school students aspire to learn once they graduate from our Comfort and Beginner levels: Freestyle. Intro to Freestyle for Adult Intermediate and Beginning Swimmers (LINK) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week: Freestyle is often the stroke of choice when our adults get closer to the Intermediate level (the other possible strokes being Breaststroke or Backstroke). Learning freestyle...

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Happy Wednesday Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! We are in week 2 of a 4 week series on introducing the 4 strokes. This week's swim tip introduces you to the second stroke your swimmers will learn in Level 3 of the Sigma Swim School: Backstroke. What is Backstroke? A 5 minute intro for parents and swimmers (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend! Fact of the week: Backstroke can be challenging to learn, it's the only stroke where you can't see where you're going and...