Swimming lessons

Adult Swimming Lessons Limassol

 private  & semi-private 
 share the lesson -share the cost 
  • Duration Private swimming lessons in Limassol are available for all levels, ages and abilities. Each lesson last 45 to 60 minutes, depending of ones’s fitness and concentration level.
  • One-on-one I offer private one-on-one swimming lessons. I teach in the pool with a student. This will give you the confidence to feel safe and secure.
  • Share a lesson Through my years of experience, I have found that sharing a lesson with a friend or partner can be very efficient when teaching beginners or those with poor fitness levels. (share cost)
 With time and patience I can teach you how to overcome fear of the water and learn how to swim, or improve your technique.

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Children’s Swimming Lessons Limassol

Are private swimming lessons the most beneficial way for kids to learn how to swim?

  • Student-Instructor Integrity The instructor-student integrity tends to break down over time. Similar to why it’s difficult to teach your own child in one-on-one situations. In order to keep the lesson enjoyable and fun, you have to be the child’s friend (so to speak). When this occurs, there is a break down in the child’s focus on the task at hand. It does vary from one child to the next, and from one teacher to the next, but eventually it happens.
  • The Missing Peer Learning Factor Children benefit from having at least one other child in their lesson. For social reasons and to make it more enjoyable, but children also tend to work harder. Even if they’re not competitive by nature, it’s still human nature to work a little harder when you’re around your peers.
The bottom line is this: Get a friend, a sibling or a neighbour in a pool with your kid and the kid will ask you when is the next lesson !

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Does Swimming Make Me Fat?

Swim­mers tend to be “fat­ter” than other ath­letes, espe­cially ultra-distance swim­mers. Swim­ming decreases blood pres­sure, but not as much as cycling or run­ning. Swim­mers rank between seden­tary peo­ple and run­ners on blood insulin lev­els, but inter­ven­tion stud­ies have shown no change. Swim­mers’ HDL (high-density lipopro­tein — also known as “good cho­les­terol”) lev­els are very close to seden­tary pop­u­la­tions, while run­ners have very high HDL (Tanaka, 2010). The avail­able research seems to sug­gest swim­ming is a lazy sport, but I think otherwise.

Swim­mers and Body Fat
Why do swim­mers tend to have higher adi­pose (fat) stores than other ath­letes? Yes, fat is good for floata­tion and insu­la­tion, but the typ­i­cal age-group triath­lete isn’t think­ing, “Oh, I bet­ter add a thicker layer of fat to increase my swim effi­ciency,” right? The answer may be buried deep in your brain. One the­ory is that sub­merg­ing your body in cold water (68F and below) trig­gers a hunger response. Your brain doesn’t real­ize this is a tem­po­rary sit­u­a­tion, and a cas­cade of hor­mones sig­nal tis­sues to store more fat for insu­la­tion, which in turn sig­nals a need for fuel to store. The actual calo­ries uti­lized dur­ing a swim ses­sion are com­pa­ra­ble to that burnt while cycling or run­ning at the same rel­a­tive inten­sity. But due to the immer­sion in cold water, our appetite may be increased, and there­fore our post-swim caloric intake could greatly exceed actual needs.

I’ve often won­dered why it is that swim­ming, though seem­ingly lower in inten­sity than cycling and run­ning, leaves me rav­en­ous. No mat­ter how long or short my swim work­out, I always leave the pool feel­ing like I could… eat my young. Luck­ily, I have no young, so no tod­dlers have ever been sac­ri­ficed in the name of my Iron­man training.

So unless you’re in need of a lit­tle extra insu­la­tion, plan your post-swim nutri­tion ahead of time, and stick to your plan. Unless you’re train­ing at a moderate-to-high inten­sity for over 90 min­utes or have another work­out within 24 hours, your usual bal­anced meals will replen­ish any depleted glyco­gen or fat stores within your mus­cles before your next ses­sion. If you aren’t swim­ming right before a meal, bring a healthy snack to stave off post-swim hunger. Include some pro­tein and healthy fats for increased sati­ety and bet­ter blood sugar reg­u­la­tion.

If you con­tinue to strug­gle with crav­ings, try adding a post-swim run to your work­out, as run­ning typ­i­cally sup­presses appetite via hor­monal responses and an increase in body heat (Rus­sell, Willis, Ravussin, & Larson-Meyer, 2009).

By Tammy Metzger

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