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 !
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