WOWSA Online Swim Analysis
Whether your goal is speed, exercise or wellness, propelling yourself through water smoothly and efficiently is magical. But to achieve efficiency you need to understand what movements are generating your propulsion and what movements are hindering it.
The fastest way to improve is to first review your current stroke and get feedback from an expert to identify and prioritize what to work on first, second and third. Next we will give you the tools to rapidly improve with a variety of drills designed to not only address problem areas, but over time, give you the body awareness to know you’re making progress.
Show Us Your Stroke Today
- Upload a short video of yourself swimming two laps of a pool so we see your stroke from both the left and the right
- While underwater filming is great if possible, we can provide adequate analysis from above the water
- Ask a partner, friend, lifeguard or fellow swimmer to record on your phone swimming two laps
- Have them walk alongside you, keeping you centered in the frame
- We will send you a report with three primary focus areas to improve your stroke
- For each focus area we will prescribe a customized drill progression to isolate the inefficiencies and help you feel for yourself how to improve
- To illustrate the drills we will send videos with detailed instructions to help you get the most out of each drill
A California native, Olympic bronze medalist Kimberly Vandenberg specializes in both the butterfly and freestyle.
She is a two-time gold medalist from the 2011 Pan American games in the 200 butterfly and the 4×200 freestyle relay, a silver medalist from the 2007 world championships in the 200 fly and a three-time national champion in the 200 fly.
Since competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she has traveled the world giving motivational talks and teaching swim clinics and private lessons to international schools throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. She continues to swim for the New York Athletic Club and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Psychology at Pepperdine University.
In addition to her swim instruction, Kimberly offers Vinyasa Yoga classes designed specifically for swimmers as well as mentoring work through Rise Athletes.
Kimberly is based in the Pacific Palisades, California.
Chris Morgan graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and the University of Lausanne with a M.S. in Sports Science and Human Movement. Chris coached collegiate swimmers at Stanford University and Harvard University, coached the Swiss National Swim Team and the 2008 Swiss Olympic Team where he guided two swimmers to the Olympic final.
Three of his athletes competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games while his other athletes have competed at 8 FINA World Championships, 14 World University Games, and 18 European Championships. He also coached at the 2010 European Championships, the 2009 FINA World Swimming Championships, the 2008 and 2008 European Short Course Championships, and three World University Games in 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Chris currently serves as the head coach of Gator Swim Club in Massachusetts and organizes two ocean swims on behalf of the New England Open Water Swimming Association including the Beverly Shark Swim and the Gloucester Clean Harbor Swim.
Ildi Szekely is from Budapest, Hungary where she began her swimming career at age three. At 12 years old, she qualified for the Cadet European Championships in the 200 meters butterfly. She came to the US at age 17 to swim at Mercersburg Academy, then at Michigan State University. At MSU, Ildi was the Captain of the team, broke several school records, including the 200 butterfly with an Olympic Trials qualifying time. Ildi earned her MA in Education from UC Berkeley, and a Special Education Certificate from Boston College.
Ildi is an avid masters (pool and open water) swimmer. She is a Masters World Champion (2014, 2017), Pan-American Champion (2018) and National Champion (2015, 2016, 2019) in the 200 meters butterfly, as well as the National Open Water Champion (2019) in the mile. While she loves racing the one mile in open water, she also takes on challenges that include longer distances.
In her 30+ years of swimming career, Ildi coached several age-group, high school, as well as masters’ swim teams. She runs butterfly clinics for both age group and masters swimmers. She uses her Instagram (@swimplifly) to promote masters swimming. Ildi is also the author of the novel Unattached.
Currently, Ildi is a learning disability specialist at Boston College.
Quinn grew up swimming with the Irvine Novaquatics, where he swam alongside multiple Olympians under Dave Salo, USC’s current head swim coach. In high school, Quinn moved to Northern California to train with the Concord Terrapins alongside Olympian Natalie Coughlin. While attending Yale University, Quinn swam middle distance freestyle and butterfly, winning the Men’s Varsity High Point Award his senior year.
Quinn began coaching summers in high school and served as Head Coach of Moraga Swim & Tennis throughout college.
After college, Quinn served as Assistant Coach for Asphalt Green Aquatics in New York City while competing for the New York Athletic Club.
In recent years, Quinn trains and competes for the Olympic Club and Dolphin Club in San Francisco, California.
Quinn is best known for winning the 50m freestyle in the 2019 Ice Swimming World Championships in Murmansk, Russia.
Quinn’s coaching philosophy centers on helping swimmers find and improve the inefficiencies in their stroke technique.