Freestyle Stroke Form and Correction Specialization Course

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About The Presenter

A young man smiling on the pool deck

Brenton Ford is a former national swimmer and coach, Winner of the Australian National Masters Swim Coach of the Year and with a personal best Ironman swim time of 47:01. He realized the traditional coaching methods he’d been taught growing up didn’t work for a lot of triathletes (especially those without a swimming background).

So in 2009 he founded ‘Effortless Swimming’ as a way to share the methods he’d had success with to a global audience. Since then he’s filmed and analyzed more than 4,000 athletes from beginners to Olympians and professional triathletes.

Course Description

Coaching good swim technique is a unique skill set.  When swimmers and multisport athletes want to get faster in the water it’s not just a matter of training harder. Fitness can only take a person so far in swimming. The most effective way to increase speed and endurance is by improving swimming technique. This course was created to provide endurance coaches with practical coaching skills to effectively help triathletes improve their swimming technique and become faster, more efficient swimmers.

This course is ideal for coaches who work with swimmers and multisport athletes, or for swimmers and multisport athletes themselves.  Brenton Ford presents a proven practical approach and methodology that has been used by the best swimmers in the world, designed from the perspective of the coach.

The completion of this course fulfills 50% of the UESCA recertification requirement!

At Your Pace and At Your Service

We don’t believe that it is our business to tell you how, or when to study. Upon registering, you’ll have access to all of the content (no drip-feeding) and with this specialization course there is no deadline for the exam. Throughout your studies, you have us in your corner to ask any questions via email. And… you have lifetime access to all content!

What’s Included

  • 5 Online Video-Based Modules (2 hours of video) (**Please see below for known Vimeo viewing restrictions)
  • Time-stamped Key Points for Easy Reference
  • Online Final Exam
  • Lifetime access to the content
  • Email Support
  • Frameable Certificate (upon completion)

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify proper freestyle stroke technique
    • Head Position
    • Body Position
    • Kick
    • Rotation
    • Alignment
    • Timing Recovery
    • Catch and Pull
    • Rhythm and Timing
  • How to identify common mistakes and how to correct them
  • How to properly cue form correction
  • How to communicate proper form to your athletes
  • Use of equipment to improve swimming technique and performance
  • Addressing the unique needs of new swimmers
  • Understand common misconceptions related to swimming
  • How to help swimmers become faster and more efficient

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