James Cha Swimming
New York, NY
Areas of service:New York
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About James Cha Swimming
James Cha Swimming offers private swimming lessons for beginners and advanced swimmers.
I was 5 years old when I started to train for swimming. Since then, I have competed in various national competitions.
I swam for the Chaminade HS Flyers and CIY Barracudas and became captain and MVP on 1998.
After my experience as a competitive swimmer, I carried on my career as an associate coach in the United States Sports Camp.
With all of these experiences and more, I can assure you of my expertise in the aquatics.
I offer one-on-one lessons, as well as semi-private ones (2 individuals).
I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching. I can guarantee you a progressive approach of teaching.
I can provide for you a peaceful atmosphere, efficient techniques and an encouraging environment.
Call me today for more information.
Questions and answers
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Is the pool heated?
The pool is heated to a constant comfortable 86 degrees Farenheit
Is there a entrance fee to access the pool?
If a non-member, the pool charges a guest fee of $10 per adult and $6 per child
What is your cancellation policy?
There is a fee of $20 for same day cancellations
What should I bring to my first swim lesson?
Required are swimsuits, caps, goggles, and towel. Recommended are a combination lock for your locker and a neoprene top which can be purchased at WetSuitWearhouse.com
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
- American Red Cross
- Certified Lifeguard
- Coach at United States Sports Camps
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
For toddlers and adolescents, parent and child classes are usually recommended. Within this dynamic, the child has a source of trust and comfort through which he/she can explore and discover the water through games and fun with the parent. Additionally safety skills such as the back float, changing direction(turning from your front to back) and treading water are encouraged so that the child may know what to do in case of emergency.
For ages 5-10, the lessons focus on stroke development, improving safety skills and incorporating a bit of competitive fun to the lesson in the form of games or races.
In terms of approaching beginner adults or teens with fear, we will try to discover the source of the fear and begin understanding water principles. Through experience and lots of patience and vigilance, we will learn to manage the fear so that the skills become more comfortable and easy to execute.
For those who are already comfortable with the water, but would like to swim more efficiently or comfortably, we will set foundations described in James' Approach whilst incorporating understanding of water principle, we will be able to spot the issues while we are swimming. Then we will be systematically and progressively learning the the proper movement of the different aspects of the front crawl or any other stroke that is desired. Through identifying priorities, meticulous adjustments and practice, our stroke will eventually become smoother, more powerful and efficient. Treading water, a great safety skill will be incorporated as it is very similarly tied in with stroke development.
For competitive, fitness swimmers, or those who train for triathlons that are already comfortable with swimming in the water but desire to strengthen their stroke or just want a professional opinion, we will assess the stroke and make the adjustments as we see fit to the stroke in terms of efficiency and power. Swimming efficiently is gained by striking an acute balance between power and grace. The more power that is involved with a stroke, the more glide you will be able to achieve consequently, thus making the stroke smoother and efficient. Finally, through drills and sets, we will be able to make the adjustment to solidify the stroke as well as know what to expect when swimming certain distances and at different paces.