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2010-08-30 3:27 PM

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I need a personal swim coach to actually work with me in the pool for a couple of sessions. I can't afford a TI workshop for $700.

I'm not finding much when I google swimming coaches. its seems like you have to join swimming clubs to get instruction and I don't want that. Just need a couple of personal sessions to set me straight and give me some things to work on on my own.

Anyone recommend a good coach to help me improve in the water that I could pay by the session?


2010-08-30 4:30 PM
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2010-08-31 3:02 PM
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Thanks! I'll give him a ring.
2010-08-31 3:28 PM
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What about a one month masters session?  That will get you about 8 lessons for about $35 at Lifetime. 
2010-08-31 4:17 PM
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Masters won't provide the individual stroke work he wants.

The TI clinic is insanely priced. I can't imagine one weekend would be $700 helpful! I have found that most clients can process and work on two new skills a week. We fix two things and move on to something else.

Gosh, I charge $25 a session (30 mins to 1 hour). And it includes filming! I would offer my services but I am in Dallas, TX.

2010-08-31 4:25 PM
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The masters groups here are not about instruction. its like a swim club. you have to be at a certain level to even attempt their workouts and they don't like you showing up and doing your own thing.

I am fine with honing my technique during my weekly swim workouts on my own after getting a couple of personal sessions to get filmed and correct the fundamental flaws. This is my very first tri and I've only been swimming for 3 weeks now. Just need a coach to get me started.

not really interested in masters


2010-08-31 4:48 PM
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I swim masters a few times a week at Dad's Club in Houston and agree that masters swimming isn't designed to improve your technique.  I've also watched youtube videos to get some instruction but I found that it can be hard to put into practice what they're telling you.  I think having someone tell what you're doing wrong and explaining correct form and drills to correct it is the best way of improving stroke.  Dad's Club just started this week a tri-oriented swim class that focuses on stroke technique and building endurance.  You get 5 classes a week MW nights 7-8 and T/TH/F mornings 5:30-6:30 and its pretty good deal at $95 per month.  The class is small right (4 people) so you get the individual attention you need.  Check out http://www.dadsclub-swimteam.com/dads-tri-club.  It may not be what you're looking for if you only want only a few sessions but still worthy of a look.
2010-08-31 9:03 PM
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If you are interested, I will help you for free. I used to be a swim coach and I played water polo in college. I have been doing triathlons for over 20 years.

I only have access to Pearland Natatorium currently.

Please let me know if this may work for you.
2010-08-31 10:10 PM
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 I am a swim coach for Dads club swim team and currently started coaching a Tri group ( started this week). The class is small, so you would get a lot of attention, we are mostly focusing on drills to improve stroke tech, I know how important that is. I have been either coaching or providing private lessons for the last 10 years did a lot of swimming and swam for a division one school providing me with great knowledge about the sport. If you are interested you can come to one of our practices to check it out, with no obligations. My e-mail is regiaguilar@yahoo.com if you have more questions. http://www.dadsclub-swimteam.com/dads-tri-club
2010-09-01 7:09 AM
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2010-09-02 9:38 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the offers and guidance. I found a coach close by where I live in Sugar land and have my first lesson scheduled for tomorrow night. Going to get filmed etc...

The tri group sounds fun but don't know if I have time to get there during the hours its offered. maybe down the road that would be an option but with the new baby around I have to try to stay somewhat close to home.

I'll let everyone know how my progress is coming along. I had my best swim workout on Tuesday (1000M) with some catch up and one-arm drills I got from teh internet. probably wasn't doing them perfectly, but the catch up drills helped me slow down and get smoother.



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Thanks Ritter!
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KSH - 2010-08-31 4:17 PM Masters won't provide the individual stroke work he wants. The TI clinic is insanely priced. I can't imagine one weekend would be $700 helpful! I have found that most clients can process and work on two new skills a week. We fix two things and move on to something else. Gosh, I charge $25 a session (30 mins to 1 hour). And it includes filming! I would offer my services but I am in Dallas, TX.



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2010-09-09 11:54 AM
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Just an update. I have now had two half hour lessons and its helping tremendously. Lots of little things that needed correcting and very helpful drills to work on to get me more efficient.

I highly recommend anyone who is starting out swimming to spend the money and hire a coach. its worth it.


2010-10-19 9:59 AM
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Aaron from ONURLEFT does a great job!  Highly recommend!

Michael

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2010-12-01 1:12 PM
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UH has a masters class for triathletes they advertise as for all comers.


2011-09-12 11:09 AM
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I can see this is an old thread but you didnt mention the coach you ended up using. can you please share cos i think, i mean i know i need one and i also live in sugar land.

 

Thanks.

2012-11-05 10:53 PM
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Hi

need a swim coach in sugar land tx we need a (personal trainer) any refrences.

Thanks

2013-09-03 4:46 AM
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I have been looking for this service and I found this one ( swimming lessons houston ). I am not sure about the quality of the origin of the offering. Has anyone looked into this before? If you have any other option you know are worth the time to check out, please post them here.

Thanks.
2013-09-13 5:27 PM
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I coach a masters team in Magnolia. The team is comprised of mostly triathletes and we focus on open water swimming and distance freestyle. I give private, one on one lessons where we film and work exclusively on technique. I coach some of the top local pros in the Houston area on the swim. You can see what we do here.

www.magnoliamasters.com

Best regards,

Tim Floyd

2013-09-13 7:34 PM
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Originally posted by snappingt

I coach a masters team in Magnolia. The team is comprised of mostly triathletes and we focus on open water swimming and distance freestyle. I give private, one on one lessons where we film and work exclusively on technique. I coach some of the top local pros in the Houston area on the swim. You can see what we do here.

www.magnoliamasters.com

Best regards,

Tim Floyd




Go see Tim. All of Tim's coached athletes are the first ones out the water.


2014-06-04 12:38 PM
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I'm new to Triathlon and I'm looking for a Swim coach in the League City, Clear lake area. I'm struggling to find my stroke. I have done a few masters classes but It didn't help with my fundamentals of what I'm doing wrong.
2014-06-04 4:01 PM
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Originally posted by Ryno74

The masters groups here are not about instruction. its like a swim club. you have to be at a certain level to even attempt their workouts and they don't like you showing up and doing your own thing.

I am fine with honing my technique during my weekly swim workouts on my own after getting a couple of personal sessions to get filmed and correct the fundamental flaws. This is my very first tri and I've only been swimming for 3 weeks now. Just need a coach to get me started.

not really interested in masters


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2019-08-26 6:40 AM
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My friend already knows how to swim and does so regularly for fitness, but wants some help with some of the more advanced techniques like flip turns and is looking for pointers on her stroke. I'm looking for a recommendation for a swim coach who would be willing to do a couple private lessons on this stuff. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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