I started swimming when I was 5 years-old. In the beginning, I was afraid of deep water, but I realized soon it was nothing to fear and quickly learnt how to swim. By the age of 9, I was swimming competitively, something I am still doing.
During my experience as an athlete and coach, I realize that swimming is not the same for everybody. I see a huge variation in how swimmers acquire the necessary skills and water sensibility. However, helping everyone reach their potential is very rewarding for me and for the swimmer. Gliding through water is an awesome feeling: swimming skills are the closest to flying skills.
Currently, I am finishing my studies in Sport Movement Sciences. In addition to training triathletes, I also train water polo players and I teach young children and adults how to swim.
I am a good observer. I understand the swimmer’s abilities and limitations and I work in a subtle way with them to improve their technique. I allow the swimmers to acquire new skills at their own pace. I do not push beyond the swimmer’s limits, but once the technique is at a sufficient level, we take small steps so it can become more natural and improve performance. I am kind and encouraging and make people feel included, even when I have people with different levels in my group.
In general, I always try to find the most effective way of working together with an athlete. This means different drills and focus points for each individual. I am also experienced in helping athletes adjust their swimming technique to counter any pain symptoms due to bad movement habits.