Learning to swim in Bremen

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I want to learn to swim. I am 51 and quite fit but am beginning to have some problems at the gym. So, swimming and Yoga!  I just want to get it done so does anyone know a private teacher 1-2-1?

 

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HI, I teach swimming at a DLRG Ortsgruppe at the other end of Germany from you, and I would say that one to one is not necessarily faster or even better. Groups are kept small. 

 

Have you tried the DLRG http://www.bremen-stadt.dlrg.de/index.php?doc=Erwachsenenschwimmen

 

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swim school http://www.bremer-baeder.de/index.php?module=viewer&index[viewer]


=courses

 

already? 

 

Swimming is a great thing to be able to do, but it takes a while before you master it, and for fitness purposes then you should join some swimming training and go regularly so that you get feedback/some training ideas. After 8x single lessons you will be able to swim (its breaststroke here that is taught first), but not well enough to get a trainings effect (I call it survival breaststroke), and if you have no swimming background at all you may end up cementing in bad habits if left to your own devices. You will be like the rest of the old ducks bobbing around in the water... I am a "sportliche SchwimmerIn" so naturally biased, but I cannot see what effect these people get, other that getting out clean.

 

For sport swimming, the front crawl is the thing to learn...and a good place to meet people (grown ups) who are beginner-crawlers are the triathlon clubs, and then you can keep going to their training afterwards. The clubs are usually welcoming to beginners (find one that is, that offers beginner swim training). There are many adults around who cannot swim properly, but find that running is a problem (injury/knees), and then make the switch to triathlon via adding swim training, so that is also a good starting place for learning to swim for sport purposes. Clubs with access to a pool with lots of space  have "slow lanes" as well as "fast lanes", you need to find a club that has a comfortable slow lane, that you can join after you have done a crawl course.

http://www.dtu-info.de/footer/einsteiger/adressen.html

 

In the meantime, the classes offered by the Bremerbäder seem like fun (but pricey)?! That HIIT one will definitely give you a trainings effect!

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I have looked at the options sent to me and will begin lessons at the beginning of August. further proof that you can get almost anything answered! What a valuable resource.

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