If you live in Rio de Janeiro or come from a visit, we would love to have you join us. But you can take also advantage of this course no matter where you live, as we will be sharing our insights with you through our website and social media.
But why are we doing our training in a pool?
A controlled environment allows for better planning, easy-to-capture images (still and video) for performance analysis, no crowds or adverse weather, added safety and accessibility, and warm, clean water.
Training programs are fully customizable. For instance, we can measure the distance between the lineup and the beach, as well as swell height and period, and adjust the training program accordingly. You can then enter the surf confident in your physical conditioning. Because we practice the same movements that will be performed in the sea, but in a controlled environment, we eliminate neuromuscular interference and develop specific skills.
This training will allow you to to take your bodysurfing to the next level. There is no reason to content yourself with the leftover waves from surfers and body boarders—now you will have the skills to swim to the lineup and catch whatever waves you want.
You can also improve you style while riding waves, and stay out of the foam, like Mark Drewelow does in this picture. While most bodysurfing pictures show only the surfer’s head, upper body and arms, you can see here that Mark has mastered the art of boardless surfing.
So what should you work on in the pool?
Swim training for bodysurfers is different than traditional swim training, for several reasons. We need specific skills, and we perform them in dynamic environment. There is much more to bodysurf training than just swimming from one side of the pool to the other.
How long and how fast can you swim underwater? At our facility, 50-meter apnea and intense apnea-handling series are incorporated into our training, helping you to develop extra breath for wipe-outs, or when you need to cross series of waves in a rough sea and get out to the lineup.
Unlike swimmers, bodysurfers can’t rely on the edge of the pool or starting blocks. Speeding up from inertia is much harder. That´s why a part of your swimming training should be dedicated to perfecting entries into waves that help you develop “momentum.” Setting yourself up for a perfect start is not easy, but practice will help you improve your technique and speed dramatically..
A 'no splash' stroke is the secret to maintaining momentum during entry. It is essential to achieve the correct streamline position through the water in order to minimize frontal drag. Repetition and focus is the key! A dolphin kick at a perfect depth in the water is also important.
Keep in mind that this technique is not a regular crawl style. Its purpose is to also simulate the transfer from your back side to front side during entry.
Core strength is crucial for the overall performance and speed of bodysurfers and swimmers, but is often neglected in workouts. Daily dry drills will improve your undulatory displacement.
Why Use LeblonFins?
LEBLONFINS provide much more thrust than other rubber swim fins, allowing bodysurfers to achieve astonishingly fast speeds from an initial standstill. LeblonFins responds explosively with each kick, while other rubber fins bend and heat up, losing their propulsion capacity.
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