What a cold winter we're having! You may recall in the last newsletter I encouraged everyone to keep swimming. Well I'm delighted to report, many have! I think we'd agree it has been one of the coldest winter seasons we've seen. Yet, we have been thrilled by the number of swimmers [...]
It was great to see so many at the Backstroke Masterclass last month. Coach Judy said everyone did very well, with many getting the hang of this stroke straight away, while others worked on improving their technique. It was marvellous to see so many improving so quickly.
A huge congratulations to Cosette and Michelle, who both swam their first 25m in freestyle recently. What a great milestone to reach! On to Beginners 2 for both of you. We hope to celebrate your first 50m with you soon!
We've opened up our Video and Stroke Correction Clinics to swimmers who are at the Intermediate to Advanced level. If you're preparing for a triathlon, an Iron Man event, or an ocean swim, you would benefit from a clinic with us. We will ensure your technique is up to scratch by filming you above and below [...]
Develop your confidence in deepwater, learn how to tread water and become more water safe in our Saturday afternoon class, Treading Water Intensive. Join Instructor Evtim and his 60 minute class, where he will teach you how to tread water with the correct technique. You'll get to hang out in the [...]
Butterfly is the ultimate stroke to learn. Not only does it look fabulous, it helps your freestyle no end. If you feel the time has arrived for you take on this stoke, here's the masterclass for you. Butterfly Masterclass Date: Saturday, 15th June Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Judy Cameron Prerequisite: You [...]
Congratulations to Jocelyn, Pauline, Oanh and Devendra on joining the 50m Club. They all swam their first 50m proficiently in freestyle. A huge milestone! They've all progressed to the Intermediate level and I'm sure we'll see some of them at SwimFit very soon! Such a fantastic effort, everyone!!
A huge shout out to Edmond, who recently passed his swim assessment as part of the recruitment process to join the NSW Police Force! There are many roles where swimming is a prerequisite to gain employment, the Defence Forces, flight crew for most commercial airlines, the Water Board and many more, [...]
Judy, Jenny, Mel and I participated in the MS 24 hour Mega Swim. Supporting the Swim Sisters team, we all donned our Sydney Swimmers (our sister business) swimming costumes, jumped in and swam and swam. The Swim Sisters and their supporters raised over $8,000 for MS and collectively we swam a [...]
This is an article written by Different Strokes Swimming Director, Kari Baynes which has just been published on LinkedIn. It talks about the wonderful experience Kari and her team have had assisting the growing number of Muslim women who are learning to swim. It highlights the need for regular women - [...]
A huge shout out to Vasi, who swam his first 100m on the last Saturday of the season at Cabarita Swimming Centre. As if that wasn't enough, he then went on and backed it up with 50m of breaststroke. He'd only learned the fundamentals of breaststroke in that class. What a [...]
Coach Judy and I went and joined three hundred others in the Lake Argyle Swim. We were part of a quad team swimming in the 10km event. Being part of a quad team requires each group to have a boat and paddler. We were fortunate with both and delighted our paddler, [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn backstroke or improve your technique to become more efficient and faster? If your answer is yes, then this is the Masterclass for you. Backstroke Masterclass Date: Saturday, 11th May Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Judy Cameron Prerequisite: You must be able to swim [...]
50m Club Wow, what a fantastic effort this past month. A huge shout out to Laura, Leanne, Jackie, Bikash, Barbara, Kerry, Vasi, Peta, Mellissa, Dion and Sylwia. They've all swum their first 50m with reasonable freestyle technique!! This is such a milestone, it's just fantastic. They have all been promoted to [...]
The second Navitas English for Swimming Program concluded last week with a swim at Bronte Beach. Swimmers swam across the rock pool, marvelled at the fish beneath them and then went on to brave the waves, with some becoming adept at catching the odd one in! This program has been a [...]
We are now running classes at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Lidcombe on Sunday mornings. Catering for each level of swimmer, we also have classes for women only. We're there from 10.00am every week. Take a look at our schedule on MindBody to book in. The photos show our coach, Judy, with [...]
Do you want to learn breaststroke or improve your technique to become more efficient and faster? If your answer is yes, then this is the Masterclass for you. Breaststroke Masterclass Date: Saturday, 13th April Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Location: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Ultimo Coach: Judy Cameron Prerequisite: You must be able to swim 50m freestyle [...]
We've opened up our Video and Stroke Correction Clinics to swimmers who are at the Intermediate to Advanced level. If you're preparing for a triathlon, an Iron Man event, or an ocean swim, you would benefit from a session with one of our top coaches, Paul Myatt. Paul will ensure your technique is [...]
Do you want to you to feel like you can jump into deep water without worrying this summer? We'll continue to run our treading water and basic water safety extended class in 2019. If you're keen to build your confidence in deep water, then register for our Treading Water Intensive by emailing Inquiries@differentstrokesswimming.com.au.
In case you missed this post from the BBC News on our Facebook page, do take a look. A Syrian refugee has stunned swimming experts by learning how to swim in just 12 months and is now training for the 2020 Olympics. Eid Aljazairli, who is 24 years old, nearly drowned [...]
There's nothing like 'have a chat kick' at the end of a SwimFit session. Run every Saturday morning, this 60 minute session will help you increase your distance, build your speed, help you learn how to use all the swimming equipment and prepare you for squad. It's the perfect the way [...]
Daylight saving ends on the 7th April which means Victoria Park and Prince Alfred Park pools close an hour earlier at 7.00pm. As a result our last class at both pools will be at 6.15pm from Monday, the 8th April. There are still later classes available at Cook & Phillip Aquatic Centre, Ian Thorpe [...]
We can survive for about three weeks without food, about 3 days without water but only about 3 minutes without breathing. Being unable to breathe triggers an incredibly powerful surge of physical and emotional resources as our drive to survive kicks in. Losing consciousness (or even coming close) as a result of [...]
Michelle, Shayne and I celebrated International Women's Day with the wonderful swimmers in the English for Swimming program at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. Such an amazing group of women. We are always so impressed by their ability to utilise the swimming vocabulary they have learned in the classroom as they [...]
Monthly Update for January/ February 2019. We've seen some amazing sunsets in the last couple of weeks. If ever there was a time to swim in an outdoor pool, it's definitely now. The skies are just so beautiful! More swimmers who've joined the 50m and 25m Clubs. The team and I [...]