View Full Version : need a coach

January 12th, 2005, 02:08 PM
I think I am at a point where I need a coach now!I learnt as much as I could from books, videos, this forum, trying on my own in the pool, but I still have a lot to improve and I think that getting a coach would really help.What could be better than a professional view on how you swim and what should be corrected or added?!Anyways, as much as I know that I need a coach, I have no clue, how to get one without emptying out my financial resources which are not great, either.So I was wondering what ways there are to train with a coach(by yourslef, with a group of people, etc.) and what would be the best way to go with reasonable expenses.And finally, where to look for one?

January 12th, 2005, 02:12 PM
Why not swim with a Masters group/team?

January 12th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by 330man
Why not swim with a Masters group/team?

Is there usually a coach there?

January 12th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by hooked-on-swimming
Is there usually a coach there?

Yep! Most teams that I have looked at have had a coach there. To find a team in your area, go to the USMS website and click on "Places to Swim". Then just follow the directions...it's pretty self explanitory!


January 13th, 2005, 10:56 AM

If you are looking for a coached workout in our area there are a bunch of them. There are good ones at the Y's midtown and uptown. For all intents and purposes I am the coach at our team. I give stroke help, etc., but I am in the water doing the same workout, so I am not a full on deck coach. There is also a masters team in Plymouth at the Lifetime Fitness. Hope that helps. You know you are always welcome to drop in on our group!! We're not that far from you.