Women First Swimming

  • Women First Swimming

    WOMEN FIRST SWIMMING is a year-round program open to women of all ages and abilities who are looking to improve their form and endurance while also enjoying the fun and comraderie of a women-only class. Many of the women in the program are training for triathlons or open water swims.
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Archive for December, 2009


Posted by coachlisa on December 31, 2009


As the 2009 closes out, Coach Sara and I wanted to share a special swimming workout for you to close out the year — we especially wish to congratulate you for your hard work in the past, thank you for your loyalty as a dedicated mermaid, and start out 2010 with great hope.

I have created a special workout of 20 100s to Swim for Gratitude and Hope for 2010. The workout incorporates all the key elements of a good workout (warm up, kicking, drills, strength, pacing, sprinting, and recovery), plus a special bonus on suggested focuses for gratitude and hope. 

I like to instill in all our mermaid trainees the importance of having gratitude for the opportunity to move our bodies, and be in a pool when so many others in the world are not nearly as fortunate (they might be in hospital, disabled, at war, or in poverty).

Myself, as someone currently not able to enjoy any physical activity (have a herniated disc), I can only find joy in creating and sharing this workout that I hope others will be able to enjoy. (Please share your comments on the web page too if you enjoyed the workout!). Throughout the workout I encourage you to have gratitude for all the parts of your body that enable and empower you through this, and other workouts. As women, we are often hard on ourselves and critical of our bodies. I hope this workout will encourage you to celebrate your body, its strengths, and continue to hope for more great workouts in 2010.

Happy swimming for 2010,

Coach Lisa

p.s. stay tuned for an announcement on the re-introduction of Mid-week Happy Hour swims that Coach Sara will be starting again in the New Year.


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