Virtual Swim Group

online swim coaching

Life can be busy and fitting in a weekly club swim workout may just not work for your schedule.  Here's your chance to train under a coach without big changes to your daytimer.  Not only will we email you weekly workouts but you'll get a chance to work with us in person as well at our clinics.

VSG Details

Facilitator: Coach Geordie McConnell
Timeline: January to mid-June (You can join any time and amount will be pro-rated)
Cost: $226.00 (includes all charges)
Includes:
  • 5 1/2 months of swim workouts (up to 2 per week) emailed to you weekly.
  • Your online questions answered weekly by the coach.
  • Free registration to one of our two winter pool swim clinics. (You must reserve spot)
  • Free registration to one of our two spring open water clinics. (You must reserve spot)
  • Ability to join in three of Coach Geordie's group swim workouts by contacting him to arrange.
To enroll in the Virtual Swim Group for 2016, email geordie@ottawaswimming.ca

Equipment
You will need to acquire some equipment to execute some drills we will prescribe:
  • Kick Board: All public pools have ample supply
  • Fins: While pools have some fins, finding the right size can be a crap shoot.  I recommend buying your own.  If you are strong kicker, the shorty style fin is your best choice.  If you struggle with your kick, I recommend a mid-length fin.
  • Paddles: Pools sometimes have paddles but they are usually massive.  You want a paddle that is roughly the size of your hand.  Here a decent one.
  • Pull Buoy: While pools have an ample supply they can be smaller, older and lacking in buoyancy. If you are a strong kicker, just use the ones at the pool.  If you struggle with the kick or are a male, purchase your own pull buoy and go for a big one.