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Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! This week we are continuing our stroke series for beginning swimmers. Last week, we continued our wonderful progress with learning how to float. Gaining the ability to float on your own is a HUGE step in our journey to becoming comfortable and effective swimmers. We've officially come away from the security of the poolside ledge and have moved toward learning how to control our bodies in relation to the water alone. NOW, we get to start having a little fun and trying new aquatic...

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Hello Swim Team and Adult Fitness Swimmers! Last week, we had a little fun discussing the game of SWOLF and its link to better stroke efficiency. This week, we are going to take a trip down the mental side of swimming. Look for this to become a notable percentage of our blog posts going forward, especially as we move toward the inter-season period in August. When you take time away from the pool during this time, there are still ways to improve. The mental portion of swimming is certainly more...

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Happy July, Adult Lessons Swimmers! Continuing on with our introduction to deep water from last week, we now move on to the first step of gaining REAL comfort in deep water - the DEEP WATER FLOAT. Now that we have gotten in the water, and our feet no longer touch the bottom of the pool, it is natural to feel a little anxiety. It's uncharted territory for many new swimmers. But, oceans and lakes don't typically stop at 5 feet. Learning how to float in deep water can not only...

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Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Last week, we continued our new series for beginning swimmers, carrying over the information that began with getting in the water and was followed up with in-water bobs. Now, we look to further our progress with ~drum roll~..... FLOATING! The keys to this week are "trust" and willingness. Learning How to Float as a Beginner (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend or family member! BOOM, just like that! A result of human anatomy, the body's surface area affords...

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FORE RIGHT!! Hello Swim Team and Adult Fitness Swimmers! Today we're switching gears to discuss a little about stroke efficiency. In the swimming world, it is important to be fast; it is also important to take strong, effective strokes. Therefore, the key to intentional, fast swimming is finding a sweet spot between the two. That is where we introduce you to the game of "SWOLF". That is, swimming golf - low stroke count, and a quick(er) time. A more detailed explanation to how this works is in the video below:...

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Happy Mid-Week Adult Lessons Swimmers! We are making a transition this week to start the discussion on a WHOLE NEW facet of learning to swim - Deep Water. I know this sounds daunting at first, but it's OUR goal to help YOU find that comfort wading in the deep. Just like learning to swim in the first place, this can be a step-by-step process to finding comfort in a new realm of swimming. Join us for the next few weeks as we help you get your feet off the ground...

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Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Last week, we started off our new series for beginning swimmers, talking all about just learning how to get in. This week, we will continue kicking off this introductory series by talking about the next major step: "Bobs". Learning how to "bob" when first learning in the water (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend or family member! Now that we've knocked out the 50% of learning to swim - getting in the water - we can get to...

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Happy Friday Adult Swim Schoolers! This week we complete our introduction to Adult Beginner Swim topics. If you missed the previous 7 parts in our series, click here. We close our 8-part series with a swim tip that EVERY SWIMMER, beginner to advanced, should master: STOP WATER from GETTING IN your NOSE (LINK) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend or family member! Fact of the week: You have the ability to minimize or completely control the uncomfortable feeling of water going up your nose. First,...

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Hi Sigma Swim and Stroke Schoolers! Last week, we finished our 7 part series introducing the 4 strokes of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. This week, we return our focus to our Learn-To-Swimmers starting with the first step: Getting in the water comfortably and safely (link) Found the above helpful? Like, comment, subscribe, share with a friend or family member! Fact of the week : Due to inexperience or past experiences, simply getting in the water can be a challenge for children of all ages. Whether or not your child...

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Happy Sunday Swim Team and Adult Fitness Swimmers, Today concludes a 4 day competition for some of our top competitive swimmers. VIEW SOME OF THE MANY ACHIEVEMENTS the top 15% of our swim team athletes accomplished from Thursday through today. Youth to adult, if you haven't tried racing, let us help you compete at least once in 2022. Talk with your coach this week about USA Swimming or US Masters Swimming competitions. Visit THIS PAGE to keep up with more of our swimmers' breakthroughs and accomplishments. If you missed our...