Are you already familiar with the Shaw Method? Whether you're a beginner swimmer or someone looking to learn a new stroke, the Shaw Method is suitable for everyone. Also for an experienced swimmer who wants to learn to swim more streamlined and with better use of the body.
No flotation devices
The Shaw Method is swimming, but not the way you know it. Perhaps you have a picture of someone yelling at you from the side of a swimming teacher while you cling to a floating board. That's not how the Shaw Method works. The teachers guide you from the water. This way they can easily communicate with you, provide hands-on guidance and directions where necessary. There are no flotation devices involved, you learn to optimally develop your own buoyancy.
There is also practice next to the pool, on dry land. This seems weirder than it is. Esther Visser of Swim in Balance gives swimming lessons for adults according to the Shaw Method and talks about the exercises outside the water: 'They are intended to learn new movement patterns and you will quickly notice that the dryland sessions are very valuable for learning to move better. in the water.'
The Alexander Technique
The method is completely based on the Alexander Technique. This is a technique that teaches you how to use your body without overloading. Esther explains: 'This technique helps to unlearn unfavorable habits and to develop more favorable new ones. The Shaw Method achieves the same in the water. This way you become more aware of your body, you swim more efficiently and you prevent injuries.' The Alexander Technique is known worldwide and is used by athletes, dancers, singers and musicians.
Swimming lessons for adults
Swim in Balance has a wide range of lessons. You can opt for a 6-week course front crawl, breast stroke, butterfly of back crawl in a small group, with plenty of room for personal attention. You can also take private lessons. You do this alone or with a friend. Lessons last 30, 45 or 60 minutes. The subject of these private lessons is fully adapted to your wishes. Esther: 'If you don't have time every week, but you want to learn to swim in a group, you can also opt for a one-day workshop. You then learn all the steps of a swimming stroke in one day.'
After the course
To ensure that you can practice during or after a course, there is the possibility for all (former) participants to come and swim during practice hours. This way you work out the lessons yourself and you continue to work on maintaining and improving your swimming techniques. Swim in Balance teaches all swimming strokes, to swimmers of all levels. People with a fear of water are also welcome for a course designed especially for them.
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