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Swim and Triathlon Coaching

 

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS

For swimmers aged 8 to 99 years!

Lessons are one hour or half hour durations. Investment is $110.00 per hour.

Personalised swim training programs designed to achieve your goals – drills, intervals, strength and distance specifically for your ability and desired results –  ask  for more details.

Endless Pool – 36 Zita Ave, Whangaparaoa – provides mirrors and instant feedback on effectiveness of technique changes and superb video analysis

Outstanding results to date – Swim technique coach to:

  • Swimmers holding club, Auckland and NZ agegroup records
  • NZ agegroup representative at the Australian Agegroup Swimming Championships 2011

The Adult Beginner

The fast-learning environment offered by personalised tuition provides exceptional results. All lessons follow the Swimming New Zealand’s SwimSafe progressions and are FUN.Your advancement is timed to suit your individual progress – there will be no predetermined levels within your programme.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

The Budding Swimmer

Assisting young swimmers develop the necessary skills to enter surf or swim clubs. Emphasis on body position, strong kick action, confident breathing and correct stroke technique.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

The Club Swimmer

Development of correct technique in all strokes: Freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. Emphasis on body position, strong kick action, breathing and generating power. Includes event strategies, mentoring and turns.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

The Fitness Swimmer

Stroke refinement with emphasis on strong kick action, confident breathing, body position and power generated by correct stroke technique. Drills, strength and pace development. All strokes.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

The Triathlete

Stroke refinement with emphasis on effective kick action, confident breathing, body position and power generated by correct stroke technique. Drills, strength and pace development. Open water instruction, transition practice.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

The Ironman

Ideal for winter training sessions approaching Hawaii Ironman – swim for as long as you like, without a wetsuit and with NO turns!

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$15.00

per half hour

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

Water confidence, feeling comfortable in deep water, navigation, pace management, turning at bouys, deep-water starts, beach starts, transition practice. Lesson maybe shared by up to 4 people.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$110.00

per hour session

Swimmers with Disabilities

Ally teaches with intuitive care and patience, using exceptional communication skills. All lessons follow the SwimSafe progressions and are FUN – results being the ultimate reward.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$55.00

per half hour

Underwater Video Analysis

Exceptional footage from all angles, overhead, front, side and from underwater providing a visual learning tool. Discussion on stroke efficiencies and areas for development.

Time

By Appointment

Investment

$130.00

1 hour lesson DVD

TRIATHLON COACHING

Following the coaching guidelines of SPARK and Triathlon New Zealand (TriNZ Level 3 Accredited Coach) Ally provides personalised training programmes, mentoring, and one-on-one coaching in all three triathlon disciplines. Specialising in assisting competitive teenagers and adults in all distances from sprint to half ironman, Ally considers your personal health, safety and life-balance the priorities. You will be well looked after and can be referred to sports professionals in podiatry, physiotherapy, nutrition, massage and bike maintenance as required. In a location with ideal sea swimming, off-road running and safe cycling, Whangaparaoa is the perfect triathlon training Mecca!

Outstanding results to date:

  • 3 x ITU World Agegroup medals (Gold 2009 Maddie Dillon, Silver 2010 Danielle McKenzie, Silver 2011 Danielle McKenzie)
  • 8th at Youth Olympics 2010 and ITU U19 Elite NZ Representative 2010 (Maddie Dillon )
  • 1 x Kona Qualifier and finisher (Pam Morris 2010)
  • 4th & 7th ITU Long Distance World Champs (Pam Morris 2011 & 2009)
  • 4th ITU Long Distance World Champs (Kathryn Lydiard 2010)
  • 12 x ITU World Age Group Qualifiers
  • National Secondary School Championships U19  Gold (Maddie Dillon 2010) and Silver (Callum Ross 2013)

“You don’t PLAY triathlon.  You play soccer; it’s fun.  You play baseball.  Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking by the roadside.  It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mt Everest without the great view from the top of the world.  What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?” – Chris McCormack

 

Personalised Triathlon Training Programmes

Initial consultation ($100.00) plus personalised programme for agreed specific event(s), emails and telephone calls as appropriate

Cost

$45.00

per week

One-on-one coaching

Assistance with swimming technique, ocean swimming, cycling, running, race starts and race transitions. Can be shared by up to four people.

Cost

$110.00

per hour

Mentoring – one-on-one

Mental strategies for optimal training, race preparation and race focus. Goal setting, learning from mistakes, planning for improvement and success. Can be combined with other coaching and/or swim technique sessions.

Cost

$110.00

per hour