To help you and be more specific to your needs I have broken down Swim Tips into three categories. You can access and read all the tips if you like or set up an RSS feed so that when I post a new tip for your desired category you will automatically get that in your email inbox.
- Learn To Swim for parents, grandparents, beginners, non-swimmers, and instructors who desire to learn new methods and cues to teach themselves or their kids to swim and get faster longer-lasting results.
The curriculum covers breath holding, variety of floating skills, freestyle with breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke, resting skills, deep water skills, breaststroke, and water safety in unfamiliar places.
- Active Lifestyle is for those who know how to swim but want to improve their efficient technique to conserve their energy for competitive events and knowledge of unfamiliar places for their personal safety.
The curriculum is the same as for Parents, and others except you don’t learn methods and cues how I teach children. These tips are more for the intermediate to advanced recreational or lap swimmer or triathlete.
- Competitor – Masters, Senior Olympians, triathletes, Age-Group Swimmers tips cover an entirely different curriculum of starts, turns, finishes, specificity of training concepts, weight training, mental skills training with visualization and neurolinguistic programming techniques to optimize performance, race pacing, force application, and stroke technique for all the competitive strokes including individual medley.
Whether you’re a non-swimmer/beginner, know how to swim, or are a competitor I will provide you with new methods and cues to improve your skills and water safety knowledge to avoid unnecessary risks. If you want to get faster longer-lasting results week after week, then complete and submit the easy form and automatically get helpful tips sent to your inbox as they are posted.
When your face is in the water keep your mouth open. This will make a better airlock with your nose. Otherwise, once you take away this sense, your nose will pick up the slack. And like a bunny rabbit sniffing the air, a very small amount of water will go up your nose and tickle those tiny hairs. Those hairs subconsciously tell your brain that you’re an idiot trying to drown so get your head up out of the water. But when your head goes up that 14-16 lbs. of force makes your feet and legs go down on the other end of your body. Your belly button is like the fulcrum on a teeter-totter. So now you’ve become a barge instead of a water ski and very inefficient. C’mon, you’re not an elephant going to suck water up your hose (nose). If you don’t believe me, place your face in a kitchen sink half full of water and open your mouth but don’t blow out bubbles either and sense how the water stays out of your nose.