Saturday, June 21, 2014

Learn to swim in 12 hours

Give the best shot before I start

I decided to take a photo of people doing hair flips in the pool. Not bad isn't, I 've been NG for 1276152 times behind.So normally if you go swimming, and you can't swim, and your friends are all watching you, I think a funny gag would be to pretend you were swimming lolll. No offense, but it's just my opinion. I am glad that my dad sent me to swimming lesson when I was just a little girl, because 75% of our planet is water. So swimming is really important. 

Shelyn couldn't swim. I used to encourage her to go for a swimming lesson and learn some basic skill,as I told her if somedays she is drowning I am not going to save her! HAHAHA just kiddin touchwood. Until one day she stumbled across this website www.swimin12.com (swim in 12 hours) and finally she took the challenge! :D And me, I am going along with her because we are "crime partner" as always lolll. We traveled to KL right after Hennessy event by flight.


The lesson was handled by EJ Yeap, he was also our coach of the day! He guaranteed Shelyn to swim in 12 hours. I was quite suspecting at the beginning, Shelyn she has aqua-phobia and how could she overcome her 20 years phobia within 12 hours? Possible meh..... Let's see. We met him in person at Bukit Utama 1 condominium, which he normally having lesson there. 

As you can see in the photo, the first step was warm up session ( including stretching & followed by some activity) to prevent injuries. 

And all you need in his lessons is swim suit & goggles (what!?!? No float board?) 

We started with the importance of breathing, learning every single thing we can do in the water with our nose & mouth. We tried all sorts of combination until we understand all the options underwater. He said that is the secret to curing water phobia. – Understanding how the water works 1st.

Shelyn was afraid and screaming/laughing/making fun all the way long hahaha! I told her she has to share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. Swimming can always keep you peace.

ME



Mr. Yeap was explaining all the techniques regarding how we float on the water, how to balance up, how much to rotate each side, when to breathe and how to swim. While Shelyn was practicing the basic one, Coach Yeap also taught me some extra swimming technique to upgrade my skill. I always wanted to learn the free style, I was glad that I got a few foundation after 2 lessons.  I barely believe it x1, cause my bf used to teach me for a few times and I failed. I couldn't float on the surface.  

Basically what we need to check are our legs movement, body positioning, hand movement, and breathing technique. (4 essential elements to look at) Although not even the world's best coach would be capable to guarantee success, but the only thing I can say is Coach Yeap is really professional. 



Some free style basic tips:
1. Your head should lie on the water as much as possible left the mouth & nose above water
2. Keep your body straight & relax, then you’ll be light & float automatically
3. Learn to breathe right 1st before learning the strokes to prevent water going into the nose
4. Our conscious mind can only focus 1 thing at a time, so break down the practice to small steps
5. Don’t use internal strength (brute force) but fell the heavy texture of the water to control it




And the most unbelievable part, Shelyn was able to overcome her phobia in 12 hours and she can finally swim.I really can't believe it x3! I mean, is not surprising if I have another swimming skill. But for a basic learner with aqua-phobia, she was able to swim in a short time. I was impressed seriously. Aqua-phobia is one of the phobia that involves a level of fear to water, she has anxiety to getting wet or being pushed into the water. 

I was so happy that she can finally swim now! Next time you can see both of us wearing sister bikinis in the pool :} 


If you attempt to improve your swimming skill or to learn some basic skill, I strongly recommend to call up Coach Yeap. He is a nice person and professional, no worries! Thanks to him I can finally swim free style better now & have loads to things to practice at home. Let's have some crazy group photo.

You Jump, I jump.


Wearing sister polka dot Tee coincidentally again.

Personally to me WHY Swimin12?
1. They guarantee student to swim, if you still can't get it, they'll teach you UNTIL you get it for FREE!
2. The fee looks expensive up front, but with the guarantee & the passion to help you learn as fast as possible, it's cheaper than those you pay per month but drag the class so long
3. Magically, they can get the job done & still without touching their students! Ladies, My muslim friends, this is the lessons for you
4. They explain everything in detail so you’ll not just “follow instruction” but understand the Why, What & How.
5. They don’t just spoon feed you knowledge, but teach you how to think, how to understand, so when you go home & practice you’ll be able to self-improve without relying on the instructor. (Very Long Term)

Check them out now!

Swimin12
(available at Bandar Utama, Sri Hartamas & This July they’ll be moving to:
PJ PALMS Sports Center!! A Public Pool that has a 4-12ft Olympic size pool, 4 restaurants, 4 pubs, 2 hair saloon, a diving center & a gym)
Teaching hours: EVERYDAY 7am-10pm
Official website: www.swimin12.com
Contact: 016-3533555


5 comments:

  1. Eh how come you go swimming with your clothes on?

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    1. Because the coach allowed -.-

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  2. hehe agree with tomcat, btw, i like the 1st shot :D

    http://spelljourney.blogspot.com/

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  3. So funny that you went swimming in all your clothes :). It's great that Shelyn finally learned to swim though! Swimming is so fun and I would be so sad if I couldn't do it!!

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