Video Analysis & Stroke Correction
Struggling to breathe? Training harder not getting faster? Want to improve your efficiency? Annie and Ali Hollest are some of the UKs top freestyle/front crawl technique perfectionists! They use advanced Video Analysis and Stroke Correction for swimmers for all ability levels, whether you're just starting out or aiming for the podium. They'll point out the great areas of your stroke and what you need to work on in a step by step way, tailoring the session to your unique stroke faults.. It will truly revolutionise your swimming and the benefits are priceless.
We have various types of Video Analysis Session available. If you're not sure what you need please do Contact us for advice and we'll be happy to help!
How to book
Please note Video Analysis sessions are frequently booked up several weeks in advance, so you may need to pre-book to guarantee your preferred date! It's best to give us a call to quickly compare schedules and find a convenient time.
Alternatively, please complete the contact form below and we'll be in touch very soon!
Low sinking legs causes significant drag. Learn how to get those legs up and make swimming feel more effortless.
Seeing your body position underwater for the first time is enlightening. Often you have no idea just how low lying your legs can be. Simple steps are taken to improve your streamlining without needing to kick hard.
Running out of air?
Holding your breath stores CO2 and makes you feel like you need to stop after 50-100m. Learn to exhale smootly and start swimming aerobically, making swimming feel much more relaxed.
You might have been taught holding onto your breath improves your buoyancy, in fact it only increases buoyancy in your chest and has a sinking effect on your legs. Exhale continuously and start swimming for longer periods with less effort.
Poor posture and alignment in the water can lead to arm crossovers and scissor kicks, which significantly slow you down. Learn how to swim with great posture and track straight through the water, improving your efficiency.
These days most of us sit down all day, leading to rounded shoulders and a slumped posture. This reduced upper back flexibility makes extending in line with the shoulder and good alignment more challenging. We'll go through some simple ways to start swimming straighter.
Putting on the brakes?
Overly lengthening out the stroke causes hands to reach up to the surface and slows you down. Learn great catch set up to improve your propulsion and speed.
Trying to reduce your stroke count often causes dead spots in the stroke, with hands resurfacing, elbows dropped and pushing water the wrong way. This stop start effect, reduces your stroke rate, efficiency and ultimately your swimming speed.
Can't catch or feel the water?
Pulling through wide, straight or in an S shape are all ineffective ways of catching the water. Learn how to feel the water, tip your wrist, bend your elbow and push the water backwards in line with your shoulder to engage the large strong muscles in your upper back and ease the strain on your shoulders. Learn how the pros do it by watching their strokes. Compare your stroke mechanics with elite athletes such as Rebecca Adlington, Shelley Taylor Smith and Harry Wiltshire. We'll change your freestyle stroke to improve your propulsion, efficiency and swimming speed.
Did you know even the great Ian Thorpe only generated 11% propulsion from his powerful leg kick? As triathletes and longer distance freestylers we're looking to improve your arm propulsion. We'll make significant energy savings by minimising your leg kick to make it suitable for distance swimming and save your legs for the bike and run.
Oratory School, Reading - A brand new complex with state of the art facilities including low chlorine 25m x 4 lane pool.
Session times: Monday to Thursday morning and Friday afternoon (pre-book 2-3 weeks in advance). Contact Annie to book directly.
Abingdon School, Oxfordshire - an exceptionally clean, low chlorine 25m x 8 lane pool with heaps of natural light, perfect for crisp filming and efficient stroke correction.
Session times: Saturdays 12-2pm. Pre-book online 4-6 weeks in advance)