Swimming Ideas Podcast 012: Using Mirrors

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Swim Mirror

Excellent for seeing body line and hand travel.

Use in Swim Lessons:

  • Excellent for encouraging looking down
  • Perfect for front glides
    • Especially body straight
  • Stack them up and go longer distances
    • See front crawl arms
    • Watch hand travel underwater
  • Excellent to focus on Long reaches, full arm extension

Participants get immediate personalized feedback and can SEE what they’re doing.

Instructions:

  • Keep eyes down to look at image
  • Keep body straight
  • Remember to kick
  • Reach all the way up with hands
  • Follow the hand’s path

Considerations:

  • Heavy to lift off the bottom
    • May need a person to get in the water to retrieve it
  • Possible cuts or sharp edges
    • These are rounded on the corners and have not had any issues, but might wear down into a sharp edge.
  • Limited to short small areas of the pool unless you buy enough to cover more area.
  • Might get distracted by reflections instead of focusing on task.

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