Underwater Swim Video Analysis


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Coach Lora Erickson “Blonde Runner” will now be offering Underwater Swim Video Analysis.  If you are looking for specific feedback to help you improve your crawl stroke (often referred to as freestyle) for triathlons then you will want to have an analysis done.  This is a two-part assessment starting at the pool with filming and immediate feedback.  An additional individual session (included) will be set up to review the results and review proper technique etc.  Swim analysis is offered once a month in the Davis County, Utah area.  There are limited spots.  If you are interested contact Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner directly at lora@blonderunner.com.  Group Swim Technique Classes are also offered.  Limited spots.

Here’s what people are saying about the Swim Instruction & Underwater Swim Video Analysis:

“Thank you so much!  You are a fantastic coach. I know I have a ton to work on but to be completely honest, I’m so excited right now. My perspective has completely changed from I just have to get through the swim to I think I can do it well. I’m looking forward to this new sport and excited to train. Thanks for making it fun! And understandable!  You are great!”  ~ J. H., swim instruction participant

“I first met Coach Lora when I participated in her underwater swim analysis class. Although I grew up by the beach and swimming in the ocean, the pool was new to me. This small group class was held at the pool and she uses an underwater camera to film you. You meet a week later individually and she review your stroke and things to work on. My knowledge of good freestyle technique was limited, however, I worked on what I learned. Several weeks later, I had the opportunity to participate in the on land, lecture style swim-clinic. I really didn’t expect that a discussion format with film clips would make a difference, but to my surprise, the next time I went to the pool, I was like a new person in the water. More efficient and much faster, even in my board shorts. I highly recommend both classes individually, but the combination for me has helped a ton. Coach Lora is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and really cares about your progress individually.“  ~ Dr. Scott T., M.D.  TBR-Triathlon team member 2013

“Swimming has always been the weakest part of my triathlons, so I jumped at the chance to join Coach Lora’s swim clinic.  She gave me some specific pointers right away, and I immediately felt a difference.  She took video footage of me from multiple angles, and when we got together the next week to review, I was able to really understand what she was talking about.  There are so many technical aspects involved in swimming, but Coach has been incredibly patient with me (helping me be patient with myself!), and helped me to focus on one at a time until I can start combining them. I especially appreciate how well she explains ideas and techniques–trying many different directions until I finally figured out which one clicked for me. That “Aha!” moment was worth every penny spent and every minute in the water.”  ~ Melanie M., TBR Triathlon team member 2013

“The swim clinic is for you if you want to learn the best techniques in swimming to improve your stroke, speed, and efficiency in the water. I considered myself to be a pretty good swimmer, but it’s amazing the difference Coach Lora has made in my swimming. She analyzes every part of your swim stroke, shows you on film what you’re doing, and then provides very specific and personalized instructions that maximize your swimming. One of the most helpful things to me was that she taught the same concept in different ways until she saw me doing it the right way. She’ll explain things over and over again until it’s engrained in your brain.” – Tracy D. TBR triathlon team member 2012 & 2013

“I first met Coach Lora when I participated in her underwater swim analysis class. Although I grew up by the beach and swimming in the ocean, the pool was new to me. This small group class was held at the pool and she uses an underwater camera to film you. You meet a week later individually and she review your stroke and things to work on. My knowledge of good freestyle technique was limited, however, I worked on what I learned. Several weeks later, I had the opportunity to participate in the on land, lecture style swim-clinic. I really didn’t expect that a discussion format with film clips would make a difference, but to my surprise, the next time I went to the pool, I was like a new person in the water. More efficient and much faster, even in my board shorts. I highly recommend both classes individually, but the combination for me has helped a ton. Coach Lora is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and really cares about your progress individually.“  ~ Dr.  Scott C., M.D. TBR-Triathlon team member 2013

“Lora, thanks so much for the expert tips and advice with my swimming stroke analysis! This was exactly what I needed. Now to really incorporating all the great suggestions.  You are awesome. I have nothing but great things to say about this analysis and your expertise!”

~ Jessica P.,R.D.  May 2012

“Underwater swim video analysis with Lora has helped me improve my form so much. Seeing the underwater video of me swimming was not only fun to watch, but it really helped Lora and me see what I was doing well, and where I needed improvement. After a couple of sessions with Lora, I really worked on incorporating the suggestions she gave me, and recently, as part of my training, she had me swim a timed 750 meter effort. I turned out the fastest 750 meter split I have ever swum, racing or training. Now I can’t wait to get out into the open water to swim with a wetsuit! Thanks Lora!” ~ Chris W. – TBR Triathlon team member 2011, 2012 & 2013

“The swim video analysis was very helpful. It was especially nice, after having had two shoulder surgeries and not having a swimming background, to have some direction on simple things to do to improve my form. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for some great coaching advice to become a better swimmer.”   ~ Emily H. – January 2012

I loved the video analysis because I could actually see what I was doing wrong. It was definitely worth the money and time.  Thanks so much Coach Lora! ”   ~ Brit. G. – January 2012

I just did my first two swim workouts after the swim analysis. Yesterday and today, I finally get what I’m supposed to do. I’m SO EXCITED because it felt like it really clicked today. I worked hard on stretching between strokes and I’m happy to report that I shaved four seconds off my 50 meter time just by making a few tweaks. There’s still a lot of work to do, but I felt like I finally found the sweet spot I’ve been looking for. Now, I just have to un-train my body from the ineffective swimming it’s been doing for the last 25 years.I thought the swim analysis was VERY beneficial. It really helped to see what I look like when I’m in the water. It’s hard to visualize what you look like when you’re swimming, but I could see instantly how inefficient my swimming was in the video.I look forward to faster swim times.” ~Sandra H. – January 2012

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