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SpeediSwim's Aquatic Sports

Competitive Swimming (CS)

7 Years And Above

Lead Coach

Introduction

Competitive swimming is swimming at the highest level of stroke ability, speed, and to perform at the top while racing with other competitors. There are four main competitive swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. There is also the combination of all four strokes in an event called Individual Medley (I.M.).

Each race can be a new learning experience for the swimmer. Running through every aspect of the race, analysing and adjusting can help the swimmer bounce back stronger. It is all about the hard work that the athlete is willing to put in. Swimming offers many unique advantages over other sports making it an ideal choice for young people. Long-time swimmers can attest to the life skills gained by participation, including time management, goal setting, co-operation and independence.

Training for competitive swimming is time-consuming. If you have the passion, SpeediSwim can help you reach your full potential. Our team of international coaches are well qualified in their respective fields, and they will groom you into a champion.

How and where do you start?

  • The sport requires the swimmers to have dynamic strength and flexibility to be able to learn to swim competitively. It also needs them to be able to be mentally motivated to learn and constantly improve their swimming. Hence, Our team of  coaches at Speediswim provides an extensive physical workout, which aims in building the child's strength, flexibility, and coordination, furthermore enhancing your child's cognitive capabilities.
  • Best of all, the olympic sized pool is a covered pool, you can swim even in a thunderstorm. No workouts need be ruined by bad weather.

SpeediSwim Levels

Development - B

This class is an introduction to competitive swimming for children who wish to join our swim team. They will develop their endurance and technique, learning the basics of being part of a swim team. Dives. Turns. Read the pace clock. Circle swimming. Understand workouts and sets.

Swimmers should be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly strokes before coming into the program.

3 sessions per week  (2hr/day)

Development - A

This class is an introduction to competitive swimming for children who wish to join our swim team. They will develop their endurance and technique, learning the basics of being part of a swim team. Dives. Turns. Read the pace clock.  Understand workouts and sets.

Swimmers should be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly strokes before coming into the program.

4 sessions per week  (2hr/day)

Performance Group

At this level swimmers will be competing at the national, as well as international, meets.

 

5 sessions per week  (2hr/day)

Elite

At this level swimmers will be competing at the national, as well as international, meets.

6 sessions per week  (2hr/day)

Competitive Swim Strokes

Freestyle - It is basically an action of alternating arm strokes over the surface of the water surface and a continuous alternating up-and-down flutter kick. Breathing technique can be on either side, depending on the preference of the swimmer.

Backstroke -  Backstroke consists of an alternating arm stroke, similar to that of a freestyle stroke, except it is in the reverse direction. The kicking action is a continuous flutter kick while laying on the back.

Breastroke - The Breaststroke is an action that requires simultaneous movements of the arms on the same horizontal plane. The hands are pressed outward and downward from in front of the pull. During the recovery phase, the arms go under water drawing a small circular shape before pushing the arms back to the front. The kick is a simultaneous circular bend-in, kick-out and squeeze motion similar to the action of a frog.

Butterfly - Butterfly stroke is considered to be one of the most graceful strokes. It requires a simultaneous recovery of both arms out-stretched and parallel over the water. In the kick, the swimmer must keep both legs together combining with an undulating dolphin kick.

Benefits of Competitive swimming

Promotes Self-Discipline and Time Management

Competitive swimmers learn to balance their training, practices, and meets with other responsibilities such as work or education while still having enough sleep! Having multiple commitments forces them to remain organized and learn to prioritize so that you can accomplish what you need to do and what you want to do.

It takes time and patience to find out what works out for them, but a regular swimming schedule helps to improve their own time management.

Health Benefits

Swimming is an amazing form of fitness. When you swim, you engage almost every major muscle group requiring you to use your arms, legs, core, simultaneously, and we do it while holding our breath.and focus on balancing.

  • Swimming is a great way of getting a cardio workout.
  • Allows our minds to stay active and sharp.
  • It can help with Arthritis and Asthma.
  • Increase our lung capacity.
  • Full body workout
  • Ensures an active lifestyle.

Builds Confidents

Swimmers tends to build confidence and self-esteem as they train continuously. This causes them to improve their skills, fitness, speed and confidence. Confidence from swimming transfers on to many non-swimming activity. When you push your limits as a competitive swimmer, you start gaining confidence and self-esteem

Reduces Stress and anxiety

Swimming is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also redirect any troubling thoughts, as you’ll be distracted while in the water. You can escape from the world, not talk to anyone and just be one with the water.

Regardless of what you did before the swim, you’re going to feel better and happier after a swim. This is because you release endorphins, but also you get a feeling of accomplishment that you did something, and no matter how fast you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch!

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