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.

adult swimming lessons limassol

 

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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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