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Date/Time

01/16/2013
1:00 am - 2:15 am

Location

Olympic Swim & Health Club

This 4 Week Clinic starts on January 15th (Tuesday) and meets once a week on Tuesday Nights until February 5th for a total of 4 sessions. Start time is 8pm. Clinic will be held in the 25yd indoor  pool.

This clinic will teach skills using drills and whole stroke swimming that can help swimmers of nearly any level improve. Whether you can swim 25 yards, 100 yards or a mile, learn skills that will reduce energy expenditure and increase your enjoyment of swimming. We will work on the following concepts during the class:

1. Cooperate with Gravity – Most swimmers fight gravity trying to stay on top of the water. We teach you to find your natural equilibrium by sinking into weightlessness. Learning to relax into the water breaks the “survival- stroking” cycle, and frees your arms and legs for their best use. Besides, gravity is a powerful natural force; doesn’t it make more sense to use it than fight it?
2. Take the Path of Least Resistance – Once you understand that you must swim through the water — and mindful that water is almost 800 times denser than air — it’s logical to focus more on how well you streamline than how you pull and kick. We’ll teach you to shape yourself to cut through the water like a torpedo by alternating a right-side-streamline with a left-side-streamline. Each stroke will move you farther and faster with less effort.
3. Swim with your body – Traditional thinking about swimming treats the body as having an “arms department” that pulls you forward and a “legs department” that pushes you forward. In Fishlike Freestyle, you swim with your whole body, instead of your arms and legs. We’ll teach you to propel with a simple 2-beat kick, relaxed and rhythmic weight shifts, rather than arm-and-leg churning.
4. Breathe easy – We’ll also teach you about breathing easily as you swim. No more breathlessness, no worries about choking. The air is free, take all you need.

Session Dates:
January 15th, 22nd, 29th & Feb 5th

Discounts are available if you and a friend sign up together, as well as a 10% discount for the following club members:  Pittsburgh Triathlon Club, Steel Valley Triathlon Club, KaMotion multisport coaching, registrants for the Pittsburgh Triathlon & Team in Training members.

Bookings

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