Students begin squad training and more challenging and varied cycles and sets. Lessons focus on stroke-specific drills and the basics of individual medley swimming.
What will I learn in this class?
The Competitive Swimming Program is designed to improve technique and fitness through more intense training regimes. Participants refine skills and develop sportsmanship and team spirit. Besides improving speed, strength, conditioning and mental preparation for races, swimmers also learn goal-setting skills and determination in a positive, fun environment.
What are the benefits of this class?
Our swimmers place well in local international swim meets and a number of representatives and age group champions compete at overseas all-Asia invitational meets. This team is also a member of the Japanese Amateur Swimming Association and several of our swimmers compete and make the finals at this highly competitive level.
Who will teach this class?
Simon Hadlow―Head coach: An Australian level-one swim coach, Simon has taught children and adults of all levels for almost two decades. With more than 15 years’ swimming experience under Australian junior team coach Lester Watkins, Simon has competed at Australian state and national levels. He also tried out for Australia’s Commonwealth Games and World Championships teams as an open swimmer.
Assistant coaches: Marcin Nowakowski, Farid Stas
Properly formed freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly over 50 meters. Qualifying times or tryout required.
Build stamina and stroke efficiency and increase individual commitment through short-distance drills to prepare for junior-level competition.