It is so hot it is scorching! Seriously, don`t you just want to stay in a nice cool, windy and wet place forever?
Don`cha just want to just jump in the closes body of water and stay forever? I know like me you would would jump at the chance. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Mommies invited to their trial session, so the beasties and I traveled to Alphaland City Club, Makati City to check out the Streamline Sports Instruction Trial Session.
Streamline Sports Instruction was established in 2014 as a swim coaching business with an expanding interest in triathlon coaching and multi-sport events. Streamline currently provides high quality swim instruction at venues around the Makati, Pasig, Quezon City, and Taguig area. SSI caters to people of all ages – from infants under 1 year old to adults in their 70s, and of all skill levels – from those who would only like to conquer their fear of the water, to those who participate or compete in swimming and multisport events.
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I think this trial session came right on time for my son, Jarod who has Autism. He had a bad experience in this first swim class. He has been afraid to go in the water ever since. One reason why he agreed to go in the water is that his big sister is with him.
The coaches are well trained in seeing to the needs of the students, specially this with special needs. Individuals a year old and above can learn to love the water, to maximize their skill in the water.
Check out their classes:
First Swim: Infants and Toddlers (ages 1 to 4 years) – We use a learning-through play, non-traumatic approach where we sing songs, play games, and use toys for the children to have fun and for them to have an enjoyable experience. The 30 minute classes aim to teach the following water safety and familiarization skills:
- Buoyancy or threading dipping their head in the water and holding their breathe when submerged
- going in and out of the pool safely
- diving and floating on their backs
The Aquanauts: Learn to Swim/Advanced Kids –Breath control, buoyancy and propulsion are what the kids will learn first. Once these safety and familiarization skills are covered, learning the four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly) comes much more easily. The Aquanauts Program consists of the following levels:
Starfish: Water Safety Skills
- relaxed breathing
- proper posture in the water
- dipping head in the water
- floating on the back
Beaver: Propulsion in the Water
- flutter kicks
- floating on back while kicking
- rotation, gliding, and propulsion
Guppy: Intro to the Long Axis Strokes (basic freestyle and backstroke)
- catch-up straight-arm freestyle drills with flutter kicks for freestyle
- rotation on the back with arm drills for backstroke
Shark: Long Axis Stroke Refinement
- advanced freestyle drills, with high elbow, proper arm timing and rotation
- advanced back stroke drills, with proper arm timing and rotation
Dolphin: Intro to the Short Axis Strokes (breast stroke and butterfly)
- undulation drills (body dolphins) for breaststroke and butterfly
- froggy kicks and pull drills for breaststroke
- arm drills with undulation for butterfly
Race Ready: Swim Squad – It’s all about speed and power through the water without compromising form and efficiency. Your kids will gain the confidence to perform in a competitive aquatic environment. We’ll get them race ready and be the best swimmers they can possibly be!
What makes Streamline Sports Instruction a cut above the other swim clinics?
SSI combined local and international teaching experience of over 40 years. Their coaching team is a synergy of various swimmers — Philippine record holders, triathletes, and national water polo players — who share a passion for teaching and the joy of swimming. The methodologies of world-renowned swimming institutions such as Austswim, Total Immersion, and World Aquatic Baby Convention have also been adopted and integrated into the curriculum of the Streamline Sports Instruction swimming program.
Streamline Sports Instruction Instructors:
Noy was a competitive swimmer at the age of 10, up to his sophomore year at the Ateneo de Manila University, and has competed in various international age-group swim events. He then pursued a career in sales and operations, but later on followed his passion to teach children and adults of all ages and skill levels. He has since coached hundreds of triathletes to overcome their fear of the water, and to become stronger swimmers and accomplish their performance goals. Noy has facilitated a number of Total Immersion adult swim workshops both here and in Hong Kong. He is currently a competitive endurance athlete racing with Revv Triathlon Team, with numerous podium finishes in aquathlons, open water swims, and triathlons under his belt. Most recently he was the fastest Filipino finisher in the 2015 Ironman in Melbourne, Australia.
After briefly working as a securities trader, Alvin went on to pursue his love of coaching sports for children’s swimming, football and ultimate frisbee. For the past 17 years he has been teaching swimming to infants and adults, ranging from 8 months to 70 years old and has attended various seminars for Total Immersion, Austswim, Red Cross (life saving) and World Aquatics Babies Convention (WABC). He also worked with Total Immersion Philippines teaching in Manila and Hong Kong. Alvin is a passionate sportsman, and has competed across swimming, archery and football up to collegiate level. As an adult he has competed in Ultimate Frisbee at international level and became the first president of the Philippine Ultimate Association (PUA). He has taught the sport in various schools and cities and founded, managed, and coached the “Discdevils”, one of the first Ultimate Frisbee teams of the sport in the country.
Al received his Teacher’s Certificate from Total Immersion USA after being mentored by its founder, Terry Laughlin. He subsequently took part in coaching workshops and triathlon camps in the United States as well as in the Asia-Pacific. He also trained under fellow Total Immersion coach Shinji Takeuchi in 2013. His coaching practice is both technical and psychological focusing on how a solid connection between mind and body in the water leads to a better stroke. Al began his journey as an athlete in 2000, when he joined the University of the Philippines Triathlon Club. As an active member of the group, he took part in several events and was the youngest participant in the First Philippine Long-Distance Triathlon (First full Iron distance race in the Philippines – 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, 42 km run) held in Batangas in 2002. He then went on to compete in races under the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP), the International Triathlon Union (ITU), and USA Triathlon, garnering medals in his age group, which inspired him towards a coaching career as a swim instructor. He now races with REVV Triathlon Team.
Mike started swimming competitively at the De La Salle University. Under the guidance of Olympian and DLSU Green Tankers Coach Guy Concepcion, he made it to the varsity team and eventually became team captain. He then led the swim team to 2 UAAP Championships Team, and won medals both locally and abroad. He continues to participate in various swim events around the country. Recently he completed the Caramoan (Bicol) Open Sea/Island Hopping Swim Challenge last July 2015 involving a 7- kilometer stretch where he finished second for his age group. He is currently a Registered Financial Consultant, art hobbyist and swim coach training students of all ages.
For those interested in making the most out of their time in the water, those who want to improve their health or perhaps learn a skill you can use forever. enroll at Streamline Sports Instruction, they have venues in Makati, Taguig, Pasig and Quezon City.
For more information, you can check out the Streamline Sports Instruction Facebook page.
Streamline Sports Instruction, Inc.
Business Address: 426 Chateau Verde Condominium, Valle Verde 1, Pasig City
Until next time!