Sunsational offers advanced swimming lessons to competitive swimmers and triathlon swim training for athletes looking to improve their stroke. Swimmers hoping to improve stroke refinement and technique are in the right place as Sunsational offers private competitive swim coaches who travel to your own home or community pool. If you are not quite at the competitive swimming level, don't worry we also offer private coaching and semi-private lessons for all ages and ability levels.
Sunsational’s private competitive swim lessons for stroke development offer an ideal environment where a qualified private competitive swim coach near you is able to dedicate 100% of pool time to improving your swimmer’s skills. In a private swim lesson, an instructor will be able to work on every aspect of a stroke and dedicate more time to the skills most needing attention. Private instruction also allows for repetitive practice. Consistent repetition is key to improving technique and is often the thing most missing from a swim team context. Also, private swimming lessons are not limited to just the actual strokes. Private lessons can also help your swimmer or triathlete with other skills such as flip-turns, dives, relay starts, gut zone training, underwater work, streamline positioning, triathlon training, stroke technique etc.
Private Swim Lessons offer unique benefits that a swim team cannot. First, the instructors at Sunsational are required to meet a standard of expertise before they are able to teach with Sunsational. This means they must have, at a minimum, two prior years of teaching and swim lesson experience Additionally, the vast majority of Sunsational’s instructors come from a background of high level competitive swimming: NCAA and college swimmers, former coaches, and swimmers with more than a decade of competition under their belts. The result is a skilled cadre of private swim coaches ready and able to help your child or teen improve their swim stroke technique.
Second, swim teams or swim clubs are crowded! While swimming on a swim team will certainly help, the ratio of swimmer to coaches is often more than 25 to 1. During a swim team practice with a pool of 50+ swimmers, an individual will likely not be able to get the attention and time necessary to really improve stroke techniques. Swim team practices often focus more on yardage than technique and will often only dedicate a small portion of practices to improving the actual strokes. Coaches on swim teams have to develop a “one size fits all” approach to designing practices and can dedicate only a very small amount of attention to individual stroke improvement.
Additionally, in a private swim class, the instructor will be in the pool for the lesson, unlike a swim team coach who usually stands on the pool deck. With an instructor in the pool, private swim lessons effectively incorporate the best learning model for swim improvement: Explain, Demonstrate, Practice, Critique, and Re-practice.
The instructor can first Explain, or teach, the concept or skill the swimmer is about to work on. More importantly, the instructor can then Demonstrate that skill. While demonstrating, the instructor can point out proper form and pitfalls to avoid. The swimmer can then Practice the technique at their own pace and take as much time as is needed. Because the instructor’s attention is fixed on the swimmer, the instructor can then Critique the technique or skill and help the swimmer make adjustments. Once the swimmer is able to Re-practice that skill with those critiques in mind, real learning occurs.
With swim teams, those last two steps (which are the most important to the learning process) rarely happen. This is simply because a swim coach has too many demands on his or her attention. Private lessons are able to apply this model to any and every skill needing improvement.
"Once I finally started working with a private technique swim coach, my swimming skills reached higher and higher levels. When I started coaching swim teams, I made sure to prioritize opportunities to work with individual swimmers to give meaningful and effective technique instruction. But even still, I recognized it was not enough. That’s why I started offering private technique coaching to swimmers on my team after our regularly scheduled swim practices. It should come as no surprise that the swimmers who took advantage of private technique coaching progressed much faster than students who limited their stroke work to swim team."
So if you’re looking for the best way to improve your child’s swim technique, you’ve found it. Sunsational’s private swim lessons with experienced and professional instructors offers a perfect opportunity to refine and develop the stroke technique of any swimmer. Enter your zip code to check if we offer competitive swimming training near you.
Whether you're training for a triathlon, to pass your coastguard or Navy swim exams, or to increase your rankings in competitive swimming competitions, our specialized swim coaches will customize your lesson plans specific to your goals.
If you're looking for significant progress in a short amount of time, private swimming classes provide the personalized attention and consistency required. Working with top swim instructors means you'll improve your swimming in a matter of weeks, rather than months or years.
Private competitive swim training near me! No more driving across town or interrupting your practice in a shared pool! With private swimming classes, you choose the location-your own pool, training pool, etc. and the day(s) of the week and the time. Our instructors come to you!
Private swim lessons are inherently flexible, allowing you to learn to swim at your own pace. Ready to move quickly to the next lesson? Need to slow down and work on an area of weakness? No problem!
It's widely known that students learn better with smaller class sizes. In group lessons, you receive much less attention as the instructor has to divide their time among many students in the class. The result? You get very little direct instruction and may need many months of lessons to make any measurable progress. Private swimming lessons actually save you money by helping you progress much more quickly than you would during typical group lessons.
Learning is fun, fast, and focused during private swim lessons. You will have the instructor's undivided attention and fewer distractions than lessons at a public school.