For those of any age or skill level interested in competitive swimming, I am an excellent choice to help you hone your skills and improve your performance. I have a fluid coaching style that I adapt to the individual student. I have had success with those who thrive under the guidance and direction of an autocratic coach. I am also comfortable taking a more democratic approach with students who want to partner in determining their way forward.
The Four Competitive Strokes
I can help students master the foundational aspects of body mechanics, breathing, and stroke technique and take those skills to a competitive level. I coach students on the four competitive swimming strokes:
- The most common competitive stroke, the crawl, is characterized by alternating the stroke of the arms across the surface of the water with a flutter kick.
- In the backstroke, swimmers alternate arm motion with a flutter kick while on their back.
- In the breaststroke, swimmers move both arms simultaneously on the same horizontal plane. The kick is similar to that of a frog.
- The butterfly combines the simultaneous cresting of both arms over the water along with an undulating dolphin kick with legs kept together.
- The individual medley consists of all four strokes in turn.
The Psychological Aspects of Competitive Swimming
In addition to always looking for new and improved ways to effectively drill athletes, as a swimming coach, I also have the experience and understanding required to work with students on the psychological aspects of competitive swimming.
I excel in not only recognizing and developing the potential of young athletes, but also in motivating them to put in the hard work that is required to succeed at the competitive level. In the early years of my athletic career, I was an award-winning swimmer in both international and national competitions. I have also coached NCAA Division II national-level swimmers on their technique, conditioning, and training. I understand first-hand the growth mindset and the dedication that drives the physiological aspects of superior sport performance. While natural physical ability is always an advantage, I nurture a work ethic in my students that will help them go farther both in and out of the pool.
Establish Winning Habits
Learning to swim at the competitive level, like learning to do anything well, is a process. It takes desire and consistency. It takes the willingness to face setbacks and to keep going anyway. In short, it takes work, and the best way to accomplish something is to set up a structure to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
I work with competitive swimming students to establish daily routines and habits that will enable them to meet the demands of the sport. From designing drill schedules to counseling young swimmers on how to handle competing interests in their lives to ensure that they get both the sleep and the nutrition that they need to perform at their best, I am not just a coach once or twice a week, but part of an important support system that a swimmer planning to compete needs to succeed.
Can I Get Competitive Swimming Lessons Near Me?
I offer competitive swimming lessons at public pools conveniently located near you in Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, and Surfside areas, as well as in other areas of Broward and Miami Dade counties. I am also happy to work with you in your home pool.
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