“There's a saying the smartest swimmers win open water races, not just the fastest, so we're helping swimmers develop both speed and race smarts."
Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) August 19, 2012
Effortless Swimming has released a new video development program tailored to open water swimmers.
The swimming improvement company has expanded its offerings to cater to its growing triathlete and open water swimmer user base.
“Most of our customers are triathletes or do open water swimming so we had a lot of requests to create a video program on the topic of open water swimming,” explains Effortless Swimming’s head coach Brenton Ford.
“There's a saying the smartest swimmers win open water races, not just the fastest, so we're helping swimmers develop both speed and race smarts. Technique is covered in the program because there are a few things that are different to pool swimming. Open water is about punch and flow and using the currents and waves to your advantage,” Brenton says.
Australian open water swimmer, Sam Sheppard, was selected by Effortless Swimming to be featured in the program. Sam is a national level swimmer and two times winner of the 1.2km Lorne Pier to Pub, the largest open water competitive swim in the world, a runner-up in the open surf race (in photo finish with Ky Hurst) at the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles, two times Portsea Swim Classic winner and he placed fourth in both the 5km and 10km at the Australian open water championships 2012.
“We selected Sam Sheppard, Australian open water swimmer to feature in the program. He's one of the best racers I've seen. Sam shares some valuable insights into drafting, where to position yourself in the pack, pacing and all of the things that go into open water swimming,” says Brenton.
The program not only tells swimmers how to deal with current, waves, wind, and poor visibility, but it focuses on technique so swimmers use all these elements to their advantage, whether in training or competing.
The open water video program follows on from Effortless Swimming’s Mastering Freestyle program. Hundreds of swimmers have used the Mastering Freestyle and seen tremendous improvements in technique, times, and overall efficiency.
“We're expecting to see the same improvements with those using the open water program,” says Brenton.
To sign-up for the open water video development program, visit http://www.effortlessswimming.com