Cary, NC, February 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Spring Ahead is a new program offered by Atlantis Swim School that is designed specifically to help aspiring swimmers improve their skills, build their endurance, and become more effective and efficient swimmers. The Spring Ahead Swim Team Preparation course is for children who are currently on or who want to be on swim team. The Spring Ahead Triathlon Preparation course is for adults who want to swim more effectively in triathlons.
“The Spring Ahead Program is a great way for athletes of all ages to spring ahead in their competitive swimming knowledge. It will also help to increase speed, endurance, and improve stroke skills. This program is a fun way to learn how to be a team player in the independent sport of swimming. I am looking forward to working with the adults and children who sign up for this new program. I really love helping others enjoy the sport and become faster. It will be a great spring session and preparation for all of those races,” said Layne Kaufman, Atlantis Swim School lead instructor.
The course for children is designed for kids 12 and under who aspire to be or who are currently on a swim team. The goal is to give the swimmers extra confidence, endurance, and know how when it comes to competing. Topics typically covered include refinement of all four strokes, starts, turns, swim team lingo, swimming etiquette, and strategies for swimming faster.
The adult course is designed for aspiring or currently competing triathletes. The goal is to give the athlete the skills to become the most effective and efficient swimmers they can be. Topics typically covered include refinement of freestyle and one other stroke, fast and efficient turns, survival swimming for open water, and tips on creating an effective swim workout.
Both courses will be a blend of workouts designed to help build endurance as well as individually tailored instruction that will help swimmers improve their technique. These new programs will be offered beginning April 7, 2008 during their spring session. Please visit www.atlantis-swim-school.com for more information and to join their email list for further information.
About Layne Kaufman:
Layne Kaufman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. She has received additional training in physical therapy, occupational therapy, outpatient acute rehab, and pediatric therapy. She is WSI certified and has been a swim instructor since 1996. She coached 2000-2002 and has taught with Atlantis Swim School since March 2006. In January of 2008 she began training other instructors when she was promoted to lead instructor with Atlantis.
About Ginger Castle:
Ginger Castle is the founder, owner, and CEO of Atlantis Swim School. Ginger has a lifetime of aquatic experience including 17+ years as an instructor and 10+ years as a competitive swimmer. She holds multiple certifications including Halliwick, a technique used with children who have special needs, and an NC teaching license. Ginger’s mission is to revolutionize the way Americans think about swim instruction and to change people’s lives through their experience with the water.
About Atlantis Swim School:
Atlantis Swim School creates safe, satisfied swimmers throughout the Triangle (Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and Raleigh). Classes for all ages and abilities are provided by well-trained staff and are completely customizable through the online schedule request system. For further information, including the Atlantis philosophy, class schedule & descriptions, and locations served, please visit www.atlantis-swim-school.com or call (919) 342-6756.