Learn to Swim with Excel Aquatics!

Super pull practice 5/16

With wetsuit season coming, today’s practice is an emphasis on pulling, and learning to focus on tempo when looking to increase speeds and change gears. WU-4×100 Fr on rest :30; every 4th 25 build 4×50 Fr as 25 kick/25 swim on rest :20 4×25 descend 1-4 rest :15 4×50 Fr as 25 drill/25 swim on…
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May 2018 Monthly Bellyflop!

    May 2018 Excel families, With summer right around the corner, this is a very exciting time of year! We are very pleased to announce a great lineup of summer programs this year in order to accommodate a variety of schedules and needs, both during the week and on weekends. You will be able…
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4 tips for staying safe in the sun

With the weather becoming more and more beautiful each day after a LONG winter, it is easy to forget about the dangers of the ultraviolet rays (UV rays for short) produced by the sun. Since learning to swim outdoors is a great summer activity, here are 4 tips for staying safe while hanging out by…
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Efficiency by tracking stroke count and time

Today’s practice focuses on efficiency by tracking both stroke count and time in the primary set. WU-300 as 50 Fr/50 Kick/50 pull x2 Primary 100s efficiency challenge 3 sets of 3×100 Fr on rest :20 1-3: Count strokes, try and be within 1-2 strokes on each 100 4-6: Get time, try and be within 1-2…
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Tri Swim Practice 5/2

On this BEAUTIFUL Wednesday, here is a swim practice to help you push through the rest of the week! WU-50Fr/25 Kick/100 Fr/25 Kick/150 Fr/25 Kick/200 Fr/25 Kick Primary 100 Fr on rest :20+ 25 Fr (count strokes) uptempo on rest :10 100 Fr on rest :20+ 2×25 Fr (count strokes) uptempo on rest :10 100 Fr…
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Summer at home swim lessons!

Even though the weather is still a bit cold and rainy, Summer is (hopefully) right around the corner. With that comes one of Excel’s most popular programs, being Our School at Your Pool Summer lessons! In this program, Excel instructors travel to your home and teach your child(ren) how to swim from the convenience of…
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Tri Swim Practice 4/25

On this rainy Spring day, here is a tri swim practice to bring a little bit of sunshine into your training- WU-4×100 Fr on rest :20 **Build the last 25 of each 100 to a strong 6 beat kick** Primary 2×175 as 100 long/75 build on rest :20 4×50 on rest :30 as 1-25 Fast/25…
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New swim lessons program at Albany Academy!

Excel Aquatics is excited to announce that we have a new program starting on 4/29 at Albany Academy in Albany! The information for the program goes as follows- The Albany Academies Pre-Summer 2018 Sundays: 4/29, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10 * Classes held at 9:05am, 9:40am, and 10:15am Fees Group: $96 Private: $205 Additionally, we will…
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Speed work!

Here is a practice dedicated to adding a little bit of speed to your swimming, while blending in some longer work in between… WU-300 Fr/200 pull/100 Fr Primary 300 Fr on rest :20-last 50 add a strong 6 beat kick to finish 12×50 on rest :30 as 2 FAST/1 EZ **The fast 50s should be…
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Attributes of any successful swimmer

Over the past few years, Excel has had the opportunity to work with many different athletes in the competitive swim world of Albany NY, including age group, senior, college, and masters swimmers. Like in any sport, there is a common thread among those who truly enjoy and excel (no pun intended) within the sport of…
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