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 February, 2011

Underwater Video taping THIS Sun Feb 20 at DICK NICHOLS

Posted by coachlisa on February 16, 2011


Be sure not to miss this Sunday’s class! Not only will Coach Rachel be back on deck but Coach Sara will be armed with her trusty Flip camera and underwater housing to record a short video tape of each swimmer in motion.

One of our veteran mermaids, Sarah P. has allowed us to share her video so others can see an example of our video analysis. Thank you Sarah!

After recording your stroke underwater the videos are posted to YouTube to an unlisted link. Coaches then give you individual feedback and suggest appropriate drills and exercises.

We hope this helps us offer a viewpoint we can’t gain pool-side.

Coach Lisa


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Make-up class March 26

Posted by coachlisa on February 16, 2011


The class we cancelled on Saturday Feb 5 due to below freezing temps is officially re-scheduled for Sat March 26 at Balcones Neighborhood Pool. We hope this will work in your schedule.

Happy swimming,
Coach Lisa

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Workout: Swim like a Mermaid

Posted by coachlisa on February 6, 2011

With the warmer temps back, I’m sure you are itching for a make-up session for Saturday’s missed class. While we wait to confirm a make-up date, we’ve created a Workout-of-the-week for you along with help from Coach Lina, a former mermaid and currently the Texas State University Triathlon team coach.

Find a pool in the City and get out there and give this workout a try — the focus on drills for balance, high elbows and some fun Speed Play repeats.

We welcome feedback in the comments section on how you liked this one.

Happy swimming,
coach Lisa

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Sat Feb 4 class CANCELLED

Posted by coachlisa on February 4, 2011


We are officially cancelling tomorrow morning’s swim class due to expectation of below freezing temps in the morning and black ice on the roads. A make-up class will be scheduled in future.

As much fun as it would be to be swimming in a toasty warm 80 degree pool while its 32 in the air, we’d like everyone to arrive safe and the coaches to not be frozen isicles on deck.

Take the time to stay warm and review your form videos instead! 🙂

Coach Lisa

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Austin Trek & Danskin dates announced

Posted by sara on February 1, 2011

As reported by Pam LeBlanc today, the Danksin race is set for June 5 and the Trek is scheduled for Oct. 2.

Are you training for one of these races this year?

Danskin Austin '07

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