Becoming a Competitive Swimmer

If you are hoping to swim competitively, either at school or otherwise, getting private training is one of the best ways to go about improving your skills and athletic abilities.  There are many different things that a private coach will focus on with you.

Below is a quick look at some of the things that you will want your private swimming coach to help you with.

Different Drills for Different Strokes

Obviously, if you are looking to compete in the pool during breaststroke competitions, you will want your private coach to help you to perform breaststroke drills.  No matter what sorts of strokes you are looking to compete in, you will want to make sure that your private coach will be able to provide you with specialized training and drills so that you’ll always be prepared.

breaststroke drills

The best private coaches will be able to provide you with great drills for all strokes.

Video Analysis

Underwater cameras can be a great help when it comes to perfecting your technique.  A good coach will have access to an underwater camera so that he or she will be able to analyze your technique and help you to perfect it.

Unfortunately, there is only so much a coach can see from above the water, and that is why video analysis can go a long way in regards to making you better.

Group Training and Lectures

A good coach will be able to give lectures that will allow their students to fully understand what they are looking for.  Furthermore, training with other swimmers will also help you to get better through competition and watching the techniques of others. 

When you go looking for swim training and coaching, it is a good idea to keep all of these types of training in mind.