Reply To: Master Swim Program Present Swim Video Analysis

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CoachAJ
Moderator

Hi ODPers,

We’ve got 4 spots left as of this morning, so going to bump this one more time.  In terms of the benefits of the swim video analysis, outlining a few here:

  1. Just because you’re swimming doesn’t mean you’ll get faster. With water being 8x denser than air, swimming well is of critical importance (for speed and injury prevention). Hence, why you need form coaching (unless you’re Katie Ledecky– then just keep doing whatever).
  2. Coaching from the deck is done based on looking at your motions (mostly) above the water and inferring what’s going on below the water. Video takes out the inference component here.
  3. There’s a lot of research on how watching video can really help improve skills through activation of mirror neurons (link here and here for the science nerds).
  4. Unlike certain other places, we actually let you keep the video with coaching analysis so you can watch it forever and ever and ever.

Since I’ve made such a strong argument, I expect to see everyone there 🙂