Two Tips for People Who Have Decided to Have Mobile Swim Lessons

If you have decided to have mobile swim lessons in your own swimming pool, here are a few pointers you might find interesting.

1. Prep your pool area before each lesson

If you opt to use a mobile swim teacher's services, then you'll need to prep your pool before each lesson you have with them. For example, you should do a quick skimming session to ensure that the pool is free of fallen leaves; this will ensure that these leaves don't cling to your face or body and distract you when, for example, you're practising putting your head under the water or trying to focus on staying afloat. You should also remove any pool toys that your teacher is not planning to use during the lessons, as these too could get in the way.

Additionally, if you own a dog and he or she often dives into the pool, you may need to either keep them locked inside your home during the lessons or put up a movable fence around the pool. This will stop your dog from leaping into the pool and causing you to lose focus when, for instance, you're tentatively trying to master your breathing technique whilst swimming (as if you gasp in surprise, this will throw off your breathing rhythm). It will also mean that there'll be no risk of your dog upsetting or frightening your teacher.

2. Consider recording each lesson on your camera or smartphone

Unlike those who take lessons that are held in public swimming pools, students who take mobile swimming lessons in their own properties' pools can record their sessions. If you have a camera or a smartphone, you should consider recording yourself practising specific techniques and recording demonstrations of certain movements that the teacher performs (if the teacher agrees to let you do this).

The great thing about owning a pool in this situation is that you can practise every day (or even several times a day) if you want to. However, if you cannot remember exactly what your teacher told you to do when working on, for example, your self-propulsion or your breathing, then you may end up practising these techniques in the wrong way and may have to spend the following lesson unlearning these incorrect techniques. By having an audio or video recording of each lesson that you can listen to or watch before you start a practice session, you can ensure that you won't form bad swimming habits that will be hard for you to break.