Video analysis has proven to be one of the leading methods to improve a swimmer’s technique in recent years.
How would you like experienced swim coaches to analyse your stroke and provide you with feedback and drills to improve your technique?
Well now you can!
Gold Class Swimming has a panel of experienced coaches who will view, analyse and provide you with feedback to improve your technique.
These cutting edge video analysis and evaluations are available for swimmers of all ages and abilities including competitive swimmers, master’s swimmers and recreational swimmers.
Receive a professional evaluation performed by our expert coaches at Gold Class Swimming!
What you need to do
To receive a professional evaluation of your swimming please follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Shoot your video
- Film in a 25-yard or 25-meter pool.
- Film single lengths (film a 25 rather than a 50 or 100).
- Each 25 should be a separate video clip.
- To get the best results, the swimmer should swim the lap in the 2nd or 3rd lane from the side of the pool.
- Select the video clip that provides the best view of your technique.
- Regardless of how many video clips you send us, we will evaluate ONLY ONE of these clips, so please send us the best one.
How to shoot the video
If filming above water:
- Stand on the deck in one spot at the midpoint of the pool. Do not film the swimmer from the end of the pool.
- Be aware of light reflection on the water’s surface and try to minimize the reflection.
- Pan the camera to follow the swimmer as they swim a 25.
- Do not walk alongside the swimmer!
- Hold the camera as steady as possible to minimize any movement.
- Do not zoom in or out while filming.
- All video should be shot with the camera in landscape (horizontal) orientation. This means that a phone should be turned sideways, not held up and down.
If filming below the surface of the water, and if filming with a GoPro camera:
- Position yourself at the midpoint of the pool, and – Follow the guidelines in the above paragraph.
- Film only 25s.
If filming below the surface with an iPhone inside of a waterproof HitCase and on a pole:
- Film while walking on deck alongside the swimmer.
- Film only 25s.
What camera to use
Any camera will work for above-water filming.
For underwater filming, the preferred camera is an iPhone inside a Hitcase. A GoPro camera may also be used, but the filming should be done from a stationary position at the midpoint of the pool.
Step 2 – Submit your payment
Payment must be received before evaluation is performed. Evaluation will be delivered via our online sharing platform and/or DropBox download. Please allow 5-days for full evaluation to be completed.
Step 3 – Upload your video
Step 4 – Receive your evaluation and review with your coach
Please understand, uploading video does NOT indicate who it’s from and if a video is received without a corresponding payment, it will be deleted from our files. If you upload a video and do not get a response in 24 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for follow up.