Advanced Video Analysis & Stroke Correction
Make the change your hard work and dedication deserve by investing in our premium and internationally acclaimed service – a private 1-2-1 Video Analysis and Stroke Correction Session with me, Emma MacDonald. This session is a comprehensive 75-minute consultation which includes complete HD video capture; full recorded analysis to take home for later review; a thorough stroke correction component; and a take home bespoke training plan to ensure you maximise your application of your new stroke technique going forward.
The session is suitable for swimmers who are already competent in front crawl and are looking to make changes to their stroke that will improve their speed and efficiency in the water. It suits any level of swimmer – from those of you doing your first triathlon to those looking to break world records (and everywhere in between!).
With such a process, I recommend that you would only need 1 follow up session 8 – 12 weeks after your initial consultation.
So how does it work?
Stage one: Analysis
You are filmed using an extremely high quality HD camera from above and below the water. The camera angles are not fixed so if we need a close-up of a particular area of your stroke we can easily shoot it.
We look through your footage together on the computer and start the stroke analysis. This comprehensive analysis includes our assessment, comparisons with elite swimmers and key animations, and an explanation of the different drills that will help to improve your swimming. The poolside analysis takes around thirty minutes.
During the analysis unique tools, animations and elite video archives are used to really highlight how your own stroke compares in key areas for improvement. These visualisations of good stroke technique are so important, especially if you are a visual learner.
Stage two: Stroke Correction
Using exactly what we saw on the computer this session is completely tailored to your individual needs as a swimmer.
At the end of your session you will be given a training plan to take away with you, tailored to your individual needs as a swimmer. This includes reminders of all the drills you performed during your stroke correction session and bespoke training sessions.
Cost per session: £145
Online Video Analysis
If you are unable to take part in an in-person swim video analysis, why not try the next best service and have an online swim video analysis?
How it works
Record yourself swimming, ideally with views from the side (above and below water), the top (looking straight down on top of you) and from straight ahead (you swimming ‘into the camera’) AND as a single file;
Load the video to a Dropbox account or YouTube;
Send the link to Emma to analyse;
Emma will perform and record the detailed analysis and send a link to either Dropbox (where you can download and save the analysis) or to YouTube for viewing.
The recorded analysis will be supplemented by swim sessions that will provide you with the drills you need to work on as highlighted in the analysis and will be sent via email.
Cost per session: £85
I have been part of Emma’s swim squad for about 18 months now and cannot believe how much I have progressed! I’ve coincided squad sessions with interim 1-2-1s and video analysis. This has kept my technique tweaked and my fitness levels optimum for open water racing. The variety in the squad sessions from pure technique where you can really hone in on drills, to endurance, CSS training and open water skills has given me an all round comprehensive training schedule.
I’m now pushing the boundaries with each event, increasing distances and feeling confident about doing so. I’ve just completed the Dart 10K in a fantastic time; something I wouldn’t have thought possible 18 months ago.