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 September, 2011

What do I do with my hands while swimming?

Posted by coachlisa on September 16, 2011

Swimmers ask me often ‘what do I do with my hands while swimming? Should I have my fingers together or open?’.

The answer is somewhere in between. The popular triathlon portal Slowtwitch had expert swim coach Gary Hall, Sr give a well constructed answer complete with video clip.

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Balcones Pool hibernation news

Posted by coachlisa on September 16, 2011

With the mercury still hovering close to triple digits most days so far this September, it’s hard to think about winter swimming.

Austin City council voted on budget items on Monday and unfortunately it looks like Balcones pool will be closed during the cold months. But fear not, we’re investigating new pools to keep the program going!

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Super swim for drowning prevention

Posted by coachlisa on September 6, 2011

Congrats to our former mermaids Valerie Allen, Whitney Taylor Nelson and Carrie Sapp-Barrett for their super swim efforts in the recent 4 mile fundraiser for Colin’s Hope September 4th. The organization has helped the City of Austin and the YMCA to provide swim lessons and drowing prevention education to over 200 children from area schools free of charge. Jeff Holst started this organization when his son, Colin, drowned 4 years ago.  

We are proud of these mermaids for pushing their swim endurance limits with this inspiring feat and supporting a worthy cause! Thanks to the other mermaids who provided support and contributed to the fundraising.

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