8-Week Swim Mastery Level 1

The Next 8-Week Level 1 Program:


Resuming September 2021

Wednesday Evenings, 6-7:30 PM

Island Health and Fitness Warm Pool

Dates for all 8 sessions:

  • September: 15, 22
  • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November: 3, 10
  • Registration: Front Desk at Island Health and Fitness: 607.277.3861 (Register soon.)

Ease: The emphasis in Level 1 is ease and efficiency.  We begin with an intensive investigation and refinement of balance and hydrodynamics.  This is the most effective way to reach your swimming goals:

  • Learn how to swim freestyle sustainably
  • Increase your endurance, confidence and enjoyment
  • Improve your triathlon swim performance

Efficiency: Whether you want to increase speed or endurance, start by reducing your exertion and increasing the distance you travel for each stroke.  This starts when you  develop and refine your ultimate “streamlined, hydrodynamic vessel”. This vessel enables you to glide through the water and maintain balance.

We use the Warm Pool extensively for Level 1.


Please check out testimonials from a diversity of past “graduates”.

Discovery:  Adding to this, we work (actually we play) with drills and focal points (both dry-land and in the pool) that empower us to use gravity as the primary means of propulsion. Shane calls this “Effortless Power”.   (Sure beats pulling, kicking and screaming, huh?) We also introduce the basic principles of integrating breathing with an efficient freestyle swim technique.

At the conclusion of Level 1, swimmers are at ease in the water and have neurally imprinted an efficient technique that empowers them to swim at a relaxed and aerobically sustainable pace – either with pauses or continuously. (Balanced, hydrodynamic and with gravity-sourced propulsion.) Some are able to completely integrate this technique with breathing, some are still in the process.

Class fee: IHF Members: $160, Non-members: $180

To register: Front Desk at Island Health and Fitness: 607.277.3861

Please check out testimonials from a diversity of past “graduates”.

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