If you can already swim 200m freestyle without stopping you don't need to do the course first. If you can't swim 200m continuous freestyle, or really haven't swum for a long time, struggle with your breathing, don't really know what your arms and legs are doing then the course is the best place to start. Our Swim FUNdamentals course provides the opportunity for you to understand the Swimming Women approach to swimming and give yourself the time and space to focus on your stroke before joining the regular mermaid sessions. We believe learning is a continuous process that should be fun. As a result we use many different skills and drills to help you be the best swimmer you can. It really helps to learn these different drills during the course.
The best class to come to is the one you can fit into your week. Having said that your swimming ability may be better suited to different classes: If you are new to Swimming Women the best place to start is with a 6 week Swimming FUNdamentals course. We have taught many different people over the years with varying levels of fear, (from petrified to let me at it) and ability (I can't let go of the side in the shallow end to I swam for Australia). We are confident we can teach you something new and help you on your swimming journey. Our aim is to help you feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. We will always be honest after watching you swim to advise if a different class would be better for you. Mermaids and Swim Men These classes are for you if you can swim more than 200m. the sessions vary from day to day, week to week. Mermaid classes are for women only and Mermaid and Swim Men classes are mixed. We will help you improve your technique, learn new drills, work towards an aquatic goal or simply swim yourself to a better you as you work on your fitness and endurance. Ocean Swim At varying locations these mixed classes are invigorating. Swimming with the elements is always fabulous. Ocean Swims are more for fitness and improving your open water skills than stroke technique. Comfortably swimming more than 400m in a pool is a requirement for these classes. Swim Girls For any girl in school years 6 and up. Its about fun, fitness, girl power keeping active and healthy. Private Class Sometimes you can't wait for the start of a course, or prefer one to one nature of learning. We can organise a private lesson or video analysis to really help you improve your swimming and if you are new, teach you enough to help you feel comfortable in the classes.
When doing the FUNdamentals course you stick with your group for the same session at the same time each week. Once you have completed the course you are a mermaid, and can swim in any session you like. You can swap and change sessions, days and times and even the number of times a week you swim. Its all up to you.
Yes - Once you have completed the FUNdamentals course, you are a mermaid, and can swim in any session in any location. Swimming Women are a friendly bunch and you will be welcomed where ever you swim.
The best way to get fitter is to get started. Just make sure if you haven't exercised in a long time and or have any health concerns, that your Doctor gives you the all clear. At swimming women we really emphasise swimming at your pace. If you need more rest, take it. We want you to feel safe and comfortable so you have the best opportunity to learn. If you want to be pushed - we can do that too. Just turn up - your body and mind will thank you.
All Swimming Women coaches have completed Triathlons, the Busselton Jetty Swim, the Rottnest Channel crossing and many other events bringing a wealth of experience in preparing for them to their coaching knowledge. Getting your stroke right is the first step and from there its important you train at the right level of intensity. We can help you build a program thats right for you and provide session ideas if you can't get to Swimming Women all the time.
The cost varies on the number of swims you purchase. The introductory course costs $100. Once you have completed the course the swim passes you purchase have a time limit the more you swim the less you pay for each class. You can buy a single swim ($16), 10 swims ($125) or 50 swims ($500). You can find out more about the passes and purchase one here You still have to pay pool entry to the pool for each swim and both Margaret River & Busselton pools have various multi-buy, membership offerings to make it cheaper the more you use the facilities.
Swimming Women uses Punchpass to manage our bookings and payments. When you log into Punchpass you can see your swim history and how many swims you have left on your pass. Punchpass automatically keeps track of how many swims you have used, how many you have left and how much time you have left to use them. If you purchase 10 or 50 swims you will automatically receive an e-mail when you have 2 swims remaining or one week left on your pass.