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Opportunities in November 2019

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Nov 5
  • In Portland, starting Nov 3

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Nov 5
  • In Portland, starting Nov 3

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Nov 5
  • In Portland, starting Nov 4

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Monday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday lunch time each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoons in Portland
Opportunities in December 2019

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Dec 5
  • In Portland, starting Dec 1

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Dec 5
  • In Portland, starting Dec 2

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Dec 5
  • In Portland, starting Dec 2

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Monday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday lunch time each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoons in Portland
Opportunities in January 2020

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Jan 7
  • In Portland, starting Jan 5

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Jan 7
  • In Portland, starting Jan 6

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Jan 7
  • In Portland, starting Jan 5

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Monday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday lunch time each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoons in Portland
Opportunities in February 2020

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Feb 4
  • In Portland, starting Feb 2

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Feb 4
  • In Portland, starting Feb 3

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting Feb 4
  • In Portland, starting Feb 2

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Tuesday evenings, Thursday lunch time and Friday mornings each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoon in Portland
Opportunities in March 2020

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting March 3
  • In Portland, starting March 1

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting March 3
  • In Portland, starting March 2

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, starting March 3
  • In Portland, starting March 1

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Tuesday evenings, Thursday lunch time and Friday mornings each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoon in Portland
Opportunities in June 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • June 15-21 in Kaş, Turkey– Intermediate and Advanced levels plus 7km Meis-Kas Race
  • June 22-28 in Kaş, Turkey– Intro, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Tuesday evenings, Thursday lunch time and Friday mornings each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoon in Portland
Opportunities in August 2020

Open Water Swim Mini-Camps

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Tuesday evenings, Thursday lunch time and Friday mornings each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoon in Portland

 

Opportunities in September 2020

Open Water Swim Camps

  • Sept 27 – Oct 3 in Kaş, Turkey– Distance Swim camp for Intermediate and Advanced levels
  • Oct 4-10 in Kaş, Turkey– Intro, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Pool Comfort 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

New Swimmer 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Freestyle Technique 4-Lesson Series

  • In Salem, next month
  • In Portland, next month

Private Lessons and Advanced Training and Weekend Workshops

  • Are available at a wide variety of times in Salem and in Portland

Adult Swim Club

  • Tuesday evenings, Thursday lunch time and Friday mornings each week, in Salem
  • Sunday afternoon in Portland

Latest On Our Weekly Blog

Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

The streamline side of the body is long, stretched (not twisted or strained), and firm like a ‘skate blade’ or a ‘cross country ski’ while the recovery side is fluid and relaxed, allowing a frictionless swing of the arm. It is the quality of firmness on the streamline side which permits the fluid swing of the other arm.

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The Tension Behind Relaxation

The Tension Behind Relaxation

…what is also implied here is that a certain arrangement of beneficial tension is also necessary for swimming to feel and flow well. To experience the kind of smooth, beautiful and powerful swimming that you aspire to, you need to apply both relaxation and tension, in the right places, at the right time, and in the right amount. 

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Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

To become more capable than you are right now, you may need better stroke skills, but it is not suitable for continual growth to only be working on skills and nothing else. You also need strength, but it is not in your long term interest to always do workouts just to get wiped out. You could really benefit from speed work, but it is not a good idea do that without a foundation of skill and to have strength built around those skills first.

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