Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does The 7 Day Swim Program Cost?
First and foremost, I offer a lot of training for free. In fact, I want you to start with the free material on YouTube so you can really understand if the way I teach swimming is for you. You’re also welcome to join our private facebook group where I provide feedback and help members for free as well.
The course is on sale now but for a limited time. Please check this page for the current price.
Where and When Should I Practice This Program?
I personally recommend practicing in private or condo pools as they are much quieter, smaller and have less foot traffic. Another advantage is that they have no deep end and the water never exceeds beyond the neck level so it’s safer for you to practice. If you don’t have access to a private pool then any local pool near you is good.
The best time to practice is when the pool is not busy. For local pools, I recommend going during slow or quiet times such as around lunchtime or late in the evening. Check your local pool schedule for quiet times and plan accordingly.
What Kind Of Swimming Gear Do I Need For This Program?
For this Program you will need the following:
For more recommended swim gear please check out the swimming gear guide.
What Will My Swimming Be Like In A Few Days?
This program is broken down into simple step-by-step instructions with progressions that will ease you into swimming as a beginner with no previous experience. It’s a straightforward follow along “hold my hand” roadmap where we go from step 1 to step 2 to step 3 and so on. Progress is totally based on your commitment to the program.
You should start to see results within 2-3 sessions in the water. Most students typically finish the entire program within one to three months. This is based upon consistent practice for about 30-60 minutes, 2-3 sessions per week in the water.
Can I Train With A Buddy?
This program can be performed without any assistance but if you want some extra motivation or support then yes it’s good to team up with a buddy. What’s great about training with a partner is that you can film eachother’s swimming for review after every session.
I’m Busy. Do I Have To Complete The Entire Program In A Few Days?
I have found that the longer it takes to learn something, the less likely you are to actually finish it. So when I first started 7 Day Swim several years ago, it was my hope that most people would go through the course in a matter of days. But as it turns out, people are busy and sometimes need a break.
So no, most people do not go through the course in a matter of days. On average, expect to complete the entire program within one to three months. Fortunately, anyone who signs up to the program gets lifetime access. You can go through the program as quickly or as slowly as you want. Start, stop and continue your progress based on your own schedule.
I’m Old. Will This Work For Me?
One of my favourite quotes is this:
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago… the second best time is RIGHT NOW!”
Yes, it would be fantastic if you actually learned how to swim when you were younger and could therefore truly enjoy swimming today. But if you haven’t learned yet, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to try. 40% of my students are over 50 years old. My oldest student is 72.
You’re never too old to learn something you love and if you need motivation, visit your local pool and notice how many seniors are swimming as proof. There are no excuses.
I’m Really Scared Of Deep Water, What Can I Do?
All of these exercises can be safely performed in shallow water. If you are new to swimming in deep water I recommend wearing a floatation belt which most local community pools do carry but I advise getting your own custom belt so that you can practice anywhere, anytime.
I do not recommend wearing lifejackets as they are too bulky and restrict your movement in the water.
Do You Offer Private Coaching?
Yes! Also as a paid member, you are entitled to one complimentary online coaching session with Justin via Skype or Zoom, 100% free. To learn more please contact us: [email protected]
What Happens After I Sign Up To The Program?
Upon sign up you get instant access to the entire program with each individual lesson containing a short video tutorial and downloadable PDF lesson plan for you to study and take to the pool.
You can easily print out these lesson plans and place them into a ziploc bag so that they don’t get wet in the water.
Ok I’m In. What’s The Next Step?
Great! Sign up here.