Training for Your Triathlon: Improving Your Swimming Technique
We here at PJCC Aquatics love a good challenge… and we know some of you do, too.
Have you set your sights on a triathlon for 2020? Here are some of our favorite tips for success in the swim!
1. Get in the water every other day (at minimum). If you want to see results, you need to be persistent and consistent. A regular practice schedule will help you achieve your desired goals.
2. Work on your “weak spots.” Whether it’s a particular stroke, kick style, breath control, or even your mindset, pay special attention to the areas where you could stand improvement. That’s where you’ll see your biggest gains—which will add up to overall improved performance.
3. Track your progress. Don’t rely on “gut feel” to get a sense of how you’re doing. Wear a fitness tracker and monitor your times as well as your heart rate. Log everything (whether by app or a notebook) to keep an eye on your progress over time. The numbers tell the truth… and they may surprise you!
Looking for additional tips? “Tri” out these from Team USA!
Meet Jeffrey Dong, our Lifeguard of the Month!
Currently a student at San Mateo High School, Jeffrey hopes to go to USC and major in business.
Jeffrey’s certainly an active young man: In addition to his studies and his work here at the PJCC, he loves to play water polo, soccer and volleyball. Plus, he’s a volunteer for a youth Red Cross team.
He’s had the opportunity to travel many places—but he says the coolest was Osaka, Japan.
Be sure to say “hi” next time you see him on deck!
Interested in becoming part of our Aquatics professional team? We’re looking for dedicated staff to lifeguard, teach swim lessons, and coach our Barracuda youth swim team. PJCC will provide certification training. Employment includes complimentary PJCC Center Membership, as well as additional PJCC benefits and discounts. Learn more by contacting Aquatics Manager Gina Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1. Visit our Aquatics Office
2. Call 650.378.2782
Cancellations Due by the 15th
Cancellations must be made in writing by the 15th of the current month for a next-month cancellation. “In writing” means one of two ways:
February Holiday Break Dates
Missed Classes: We do not offer make up classes for missed classes. In some cases, we will honor a doctor’s note if the child was seen by a physician and make arrangements for a swim lesson credit.
Complimentary Swim Evaluations
Not sure of your class level? Our swim instructors will meet with your child in the water to assess their swim proficiency and place them in the appropriate level. To schedule your free evaluation, call our Aquatics Office today at 650.378.2782!