Class Spotlight: Swim 101


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UW Health Fitness Center News: Swim instructor and studentSwim 101 is one of the truly unique and special programs offered at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center.


Many adults have basic swimming skills, often learned as kids many years ago. Although these skills allow them to play in the water and enjoy most water activities, their swimming ability may limit them from swimming as a mode of exercise. That's where Swim 101 comes in.


Swim 101 is specifically for adults interested in using swimming as a regular fitness activity but need stroke instruction and practice in order to feel more comfortable and efficient in the pool. Our class is a small group of adults with the common interest of taking the next step toward becoming better swimmers. This class helps transition the "safe but inefficient in the water" swimmer to a smoother, more efficient, "I can swim for fitness" swimmer.


Each Swim 101 participant receives individual assessment of her stroke strengths and weaknesses. Group drills are designed and practiced to improve the efficiency of all participants.


Share This StoryKevin Walsh, a long-time Fitness Center staff swim coach and swimming instructor, leads this class. He is skilled and experienced in working with swimmers of all abilities. He applies his vast experience as both a swimming instructor and an Exercise Specialist to help class participants become better swimmers.


This fall Swim 101 is moving to Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm. We anticipate the new day and time will be a good fit for more potential participants. We hope that you'll give Swim 101 a try this fall. It just might be the perfect tool for introducing you to the wonderful world of swimming for fitness.