If you feel you are working hard in the water, and don’t seem to be getting the movement you expect, at Strictly Swimming we are equipped to bring out the efficient swimmer in you with scientific coaching! Other swimming methods claim to teach you to swim effortlessly through their unique approach, when the fact of the matter is swimming is a science, and needs to be taught by applying these scientific principles.
HOW DO WE APPLY SPORT SCIENCE
Working through progressive stroke drills (step by step) is more important to developing and correcting your stroke technique than anything else. Breaking down the whole stroke into isolated movements allows you to focus on problem areas and correct them to a much better degree. Once you have mastered and built the necessary control into all of your drills, you can bet that you will be swimming your regular stroke much more efficiently.
EASY TO UNDERSTAND COACHING
Do not worry if you do not understand all of this scientific terminology, each lesson will be tailored with easily understood learning steps. If the needs of the non-swimmer or beginner are identified through biomechanics, then the chances of improvement are greatly increased. All of our coaches are top level swimmers, and during each session they will offer quality demonstrations of skills in the water. Such quality demonstrations can speed up your learning process and revolutionise your swimming. We firmly believe that a quality water demonstration is worth a thousand words.
Biomechanics combines knowledge of anatomy and the principles of physics to study human motion. In swimming, we often refer to the ‘mechanics of the stroke’. Biomechanics and Sport Science have developed over recent years and now play a vital part in swimming performance. This science can help fine tune a swimmer, not only in reducing those extra seconds in competition, but also for the efficiency of any swimmer no matter how fast they are swimming.
It is this efficiency that helps swimmers and triathletes workout with a better press on the water, better positioning and timing through the stroke, and with the knowledge that the amount of effort that they are applying matches the amount of distance travelled each stroke.
The technique of each swimming stroke has actually developed over the years due to the close examination and research from sports biomechanics, and with such a background in Sports Science, Strictly Swimming are able to offer an in depth analysis and correction of your stroke by breaking down each phase and applying these principles.
Performance factors in swimming that can be analysed through biomechanics include: active drag forces, effective propulsive forces, propelling efficiency and power. The success of a swimmer is determined by the ability to generate propulsive force, while reducing the resistance to forward motion. Biomechanics also helps to understand the best body position to reduce drag and to maximize speed. Even if you are a beginner or an international swimmer, biomechanics and efficiency still play a vital role to correct technique.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our approach to teaching in more details please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help...