It’s that time of year again! It’s the time for frozen hair, steaming pools, and kids wrapped up in parkas. The winter swim season is a time of high intensity training and conditioning. While most kids are relaxing and eating Christmas cookies, swimmers are going through their toughest training of the year and eating even more Christmas cookies! It can be difficult to decide what presents to get the swimmer in your life, so here are my 5 recommendations:
1. Swim Like a Champion DVD Series
Imagine having an Olympian talk you through what they think about in their stroke and what drills they do to fine-tune their technique. With the Swim Like a Champion DVD Series, you can have 8! Not only are these 8 Olympians the best at their events, but they are also 8 of the best instructors who can articulate their thoughts and movements for a swimmers mind. I still think it’s amazing to watch Matt Grevers talk about his backstroke and then watch him swim from under water. I highly recommend this DVD for every swimmer who wants to improve their technique.
Order yours at FitterandFaster.com/DVD
2. Virtual Video Analysis to Improve Your Technique!
3. Swim Clinics with Fitter and Faster Swim Tour
5. A Stroke Analysis Session at SwimLabs
One of the frustrations with improving in swimming is that coaches have to stand on the deck and they never (or rarely) get to see what happens underwater. The best you can do with getting underwater footage is running along the side with an underwater camera, which gives you blurry and shaky results. Swimming at SwimLabs is an amazing experience where you swim in a flume surrounded by cameras while a coach works with you one-on-one to go over underwater and above water footage. You then get to take the video back to your training to show your coach and implement the adjustments into your practice. Not only is it really helpful, but it’s also a lot of fun. It’s an experience that your swimmer will treasure.
SwimLabs has many locations around the country and more opening all the time
Visit SwimLabs.com to find your closest location!
Everything listed here is a product of a company that I have chosen to partner with. I don’t partner with every company that comes along; I make sure that I fully believe in the entire vision before choosing to be a part of it. I hope you can enjoy all of these as much as I have! Thanks for reading and keep swimming fast!
A huge element in open water swimming is navigation. In order to see where you're going, you have to be able to sight properly. Poor sighting can lead to improper body position or even neck injuries. In the following video, I discuss the 3 ways that one can sight in open water while maintaining speed and efficiency.
Chloe Sutton - Sharing my experience of 20 years of competitive swimming including 8 years on the National Team and 2 Olympic Games.