Everyone is unique and different – that’s what we love about coaching. To help answer some of your initial questions and queries, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
This depends on the commitment of the individual and how many sessions are attended each week alongside a strong work ethic outside classes. The more you practice the quicker you will improve!
If you’re concerned come along to a small group stroke development and improvement session. At these sessions you will great help with your stroke and the coach will let you know if you’re ready for squad training. Most beginner swimmers can attend squad training after their first or second stroke session.
Like many people (especially those new to Australia) swimming in the ocean can be terrifying. At Sydney Swimmers, we’ll help you get over your fear with our Beginner Ocean & Surf Swimming Sessions. In these squads we cover safety and what to look for in the water. Most people have a fear of sharks – we do too! So we never swim at feeding time which is usually day break or dusk and we always swim in a group. Usually most sharks are more scared of you than you are of them!
We sure can. Initially you should start a stroke development clinic and then practice in the squad. Swimming takes time. It is the most technical of the three sports and requires slow swimming practice with drills as well squad to improve cardio and swim fitness. You can always book a one on one private lesson or bring a mate to share the cost. We’ve found that learning with a friend helps both of you improve faster.