Endless Pools News: learn to swim

Passion Fit Student Profile: Christine’s Active Retirement

When swim coach Tom Ward first met Christine, “she could only manage about four strokes of front crawl before holding her sides in pain.” He asked himself how long the 61-year-old newcomer would last. To his surprise, Christine bought 20 sessions up front. “I always wanted to have proper stroke ...

Jay Learns to Swim … for His First Triathlon

“I knew how to swim across the pool for a beer,” Jay Stillman notes dryly. That, of course, was before … before he went to ProSwim Fitness, before he trained in their Endless Pool®, and before he completed his first triathlon just three months later. “My sister is my inspiration,” ...

Why We Need Water Safety Month (and How to Observe It)

It’s a leisurely summer afternoon. A young girl plays in her backyard pool, while her family and their friends are distracted by music, conversation, and smells from the grill. The adults seem unaware that their inattentiveness could cause tragedy at any moment. Everyone assumes that someone else is paying attention ...

Save the Legs! How Swimming Agility Training Can Increase Triathlete Efficiency

By Jenni Brozena, MS, CSCS, CES Owner/President of Aqueous www.aqueous.co Goggles fill with water. A recent storm leaves a harsh current. Algae and vegetation cloud the water. It starts to rain, yet the race will go on. These are all environmental factors with which triathletes are regularly faced. It’s easy ...

5 Tips to Diminish Your Swimming Fear by using a Controlled Environment

For many triathletes, “swim, bike, run” would sound much better as “bike and run as far away from the swim as humanly possible”. The evolution of becoming a triathlete often begins with an athlete as a runner who later turned cyclist (normally when injuries make cross-training sound like a good ...

What You Need to Know about Drowning Prevention

Karen Faust has been a certified Safe Start/Infant Swimming Resource instructor since 2007. She teaches Self-Rescue swimming to children ages 6 months to 6 years in the Orlando area. She teaches Water Safety to more than 1,000 students each year and has YMCA certifications for Learn-to-Swim instruction, Adult/Child CPR, First ...

It's Safety First for Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel!

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel has an important message to share. With her safety-orange life vest, she reminds kids of the importance of water safety and swimming skills. Of course, being ridiculously cute on her waterskis helps attract crowds to listen and learn! When Twiggy came to the Endless Pools® Factory ...

Letter from the UK: a Total Immersion Coach Reviews the Endless Pool

At age 14, Mat Hudson “found my home in the water.” Today, he's a 42-year-old Total Immersion (TI) Master Coach. Mat lives with his wife and kids in Oregon, while continuing to lead open water swimming camps in Turkey, his former home. In his travels to the UK, he trained ...

The Increasing Diversity in American Swimming

Although swimming may have spent a time as a sport for the wealthy Caucasian male, today the faces of American swimming are much more diverse. USA Swimming’s mission statement declares a goal for inclusion and opportunities for people of diverse race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Still, ...

Study: Young Swimmers Develop More Quickly Than Peers

Are swimmers smarter? That’s the question researchers, led by Professor Robyn Jorgensen from Griffith University, asked three years ago. This month, the group released the findings of their study, concluding that young swimmers develop a wide range of skills at a quicker rate than their land-locked peers. Over a three-year ...

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