The foundation of our swim coaching is unique in The Valley and is based on one-on-one time with Coach Sarah (and never a proxy) IN THE WATER WITH OUR STUDENTS both demonstrating correct technique and giving them immediate feedback. This helps them make changes to their own technique quickly getting them swimming well sooner in FEWER SESSIONS than traditional “from the deck” coaching.
For beginner triathletes and experienced triathletes alike, swimming can present a huge challenge. Our programs are designed to help an athlete prepare for both pool swims and the open water swim legs of triathlons.
Our triathlon swimming coaching focuses on the following skill sets:
- Generating a powerful stroke and efficient body position: Swim lessons dissect your stroke and build it back up using a set of drills designed to develop balance, easy breathing, and a powerful freestyle stroke.
- Open water swim techniques: Learn how to effectively sight an open water swim course, group swimming strategies such as drafting and pacing as well as how to seed yourself in a large field. Learn what aspects of your pool stroke are most important in open water.
- Overcoming fear: Jumping into deep, dark water can make even the most talented runner or cyclist uncomfortable. Our triathlon swim coaching program will help you build confidence to conquer your open water anxiety.
Whether you are a beginner athlete with limited swimming experience or an accomplished collegiate pool swimmer, our triathlon swim coaching can be tailored to suit your specific needs.
- Contact us or email [email protected] to schedule your swim session.
- For pricing, please review our coaching rate sheet.
- See details on our Recent Open Water Swim Clinic.
What our athletes are saying…
“The swim lessons were excellent. I really like the format of having a session with the coach in the water with me, then being provided a bunch of workouts to execute, and then returning for the next coaching session. After only three lessons, I was able to re-form my stroke and become a much better swimmer. I got faster, but more importantly, I became much more efficient and resilient in the water. Also, picking up a single ‘tune-up’ session about a month before my Ironman made a huge difference yielding a 74 minute swim. This allowed me to make some minor tweaks and re-acquire some things that I had lost from the earlier coaching sessions.” – RV
“Patience and attention to detail during a coaching session and detailed analysis and session follow up emails containing summary information and customized practice sessions are invaluable. In both races I’ve completed since we’ve worked together (an Olympic and a half Ironman), I’ve felt more comfortable and efficient in the water, and much fresher on the bike due to my swim stroke efficiency. I improved my overall half Ironman PB by 10 minutes and am eager to see how my new stroke fairs this year at Ironman Arizona.” -BT
“I see continuous improvement in my endurance, strength, technique, and speed. It’s a huge ego/confidence boost that I’m within 1-2% of run PR’s I set 15 years ago. I’m within seconds of swim PR’s that I set in high school (37 freaking years ago!). My strength and confidence on the bike is always improving.”
“Sarah is a very patient and intuitive teacher. She assigns drills best suited for your strengths and weaknesses. I was shocked at how quickly I was swimming more efficiently. I have recommended her to other triathletes and I will continue to use her for touch-ups in the future.” -CH
“I had a lot of fear about open water swimming, not because of the open water itself or even the mass race starts, but I had no confidence in my own fitness or ability. Persistent encouragement from my coaches took me from a scared swimmer to a confident swimmer, that actually looks forward to race starts.” -JE
“Coming into this sport as an adult not really knowing how to swim was a huge deal. Spending time with Sarah to learn that I’m not going to drown and that it’s normal to get a little worked up in the open water was a big thing. Learning to swim WELL is probably the biggest benefit that I’ve received. Yes, I’ve gotten stronger on the bike and run, but I didn’t swim before April of 2010. Now, I usually finish in the middle to top half of the swim leg. That’s HUGE.” -CE