Swim'n'Swing as a training method was generated after the analysis of Olympic swimmers’ motor patterns and their translation into music. These highly efficient rhythms are then adapted to Swim’n’Swing participants to improve their movements and performance.
This new training method has been shown to significantly improve both the physical and emotional well-being of each swimmer and the overall performance. The training is divided into two parts: dryland and swimming.
The first phase aims to develop rhythmic sensitivity in the participants. It begins with simple exercises of rhythmicity and ends by bringing the athletes on the pool deck to play the instrument of their choice. Together they play the music that they then swim. These music sessions actively promote the acquisition of specific rhythms: each musician-swimmer performs music patterns that are then followed when swimming.
The second phase takes place in the pool and consists in the translation of the swimming champions' rhythmic patterns to the rhythmic and motor personality of each individual. In other words, once a rhythmic pattern has been identified, it is customized to meet the specific needs and characteristics of each swimmer. This process involves several steps that promote the consolidation of the connection between rhythm and body, coordination, and motor control.
In addition, our music sessions promote social inclusion, camaraderie among the team and emotional well-being; Overall, the Swim’n’Swing approach facilitates learning, reduces anxiety, and motivates the athletes.