Video Swim Analysis for Adults and Kids

dartfishUsing video during swim lessons is one of the most powerful ways to speed up skill acquisition and your learning and comprehension of what you need to do to become a better swimmer.

While we will use video underwater and above water as part of our lessons at the Swim Studio, many of you will want to take the video home with you.  Our Dartfish video analysis software allows us to include voiceover, annotations, drawing on the video and other such premium services. Because not everyone wants the same degree of video service, we’ve created different levels of video service to meet our client’s needs.

Video Analysis Levels

We offer four levels of video service. With each successive level, you will receive more analysis and annotation with your video.  All videos provide information and commentary about your stroke and what you need to do to improve it.

Please Note:  We video tape discrete swims—typically the final swim of the lesson. We will not video tape the entire lesson from beginning to end.

Standard Video Service (Included in the Lesson Price)
In all of your lessons at the Swim Studio, we will use the video equipment to speed up the learning process.  We will have a video camera in the pool:

  • In “delayed mode” to let you see what just happened a set number of seconds ago, such as a 20-second delay.  This delay will allow you to watch what you did on your last swim or drill repeat to see if you got the skill right.
  • In “live mode” to allow the coach to record a particular swim and play it back in slo-mo, forward/backward, or one frame at a time.

This video is considered “working video” that helps you visually understand what you need to work on.  We’ll remove this video from the hard drive at the end of the lesson.

Bronze Video Service—The Video 'To Do' List

Click to See a Bronze Sample

Your coach will take the video clip(s) that were most instructive from the lesson, trim out any filler space, and then write a brief description of what you need to work on between this lesson and the next lesson.

You will be able to review the video on a desktop/laptop, tablet or phone, and you can download the file. The Bronze Video is good if you just want to remember what you did and see some key points from the lesson.

Silver Video Service—Your Virtual Coach

Click to See a Silver Sample

Silver level of service adds an analysis voiceover and video drawing to the video clip to help you recall what the coach said in the lesson.

Your coach will go through the video as if she were there with you. The recording will include all pausing, frame-by-frame advance, and annotations that the coach did during the lesson.  Like the Bronze level, the coach will leave a brief textual description of what you need to work on between this lesson and the next lesson.  You will be able to review the video on a desktop/laptop, tablet, or phone, as well as download the file.

Gold Video Service—360-Degree Stroke Analysis

Click to See a Gold Sample

Gold level service is a full-blown stroke analysis. We will video record your stroke from front, side and rear views and from above and below the water to get a 360-degree view.

Your coach will go through each video clip and perform a Silver level of analysis—voice over, video annotations and key positions. For each clip, the coach will provide a textual description of the key points to look for on the video. You will be able to review the video on a desktop/laptop, tablet, or phone, as well as download the file.

We will only add the Gold level of service to a 50-minute private lesson. That way, your instructor will have time after all of the video taping to work on some of the points with you.

This level of service is good for those swimmers who:

  • Live far enough away from downtown Chicago that getting all of the analysis done at once is the most efficient use of time.
  • Have completed a set of lessons and want a detailed analysis to take with them as they move on to practice or training.

In the Gold level sample video, notice that the coach kept the analysis to 3-4 key points on the stroke. That way, the coach was able to work the swimmer during the lesson to understand how to fix those points.

Video Analysis Pricing

What is the Cost?
The table below shows the supplemental cost to the lesson to add each level of video service. Those who have purchased a 5-pack of lessons in advance will get a discounted rate to add video to services within the 5-pack. We will charge you the supplemental fee for each lesson after which video is processed.

Level of Service Single Lesson Price Five-Pack Price
Standard $0 $0
Bronze +$15 Per Lesson +$10 Per Lesson
Silver +$50 Per Lesson +$35 Per Lesson
Gold +$150 Per Lesson +$100 Per Lesson

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