Take the Plunge
Grab your goggles and take a lap with Streamline Sports Instruction.
Swimming is a vital skill anyone—from infants to adults, newbies to veterans— can learn and improve on all-year round and not just in summer. This is the mission of Streamline Sports Instruction, established in 2014 by accredited swim coaches to expand interest not just in swimming but in multisport events.
Streamline Sports Instruction held a swimming trial for select media and their kids at The City Club, Alphaland Makati last April to introduce their programs. “Swimming is for everyone. You can learn at any age and still be good at it, with the right teaching approach,” said Noy Basa, the group’s co-founder and head coach. “We believe in the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle through sports and learning how to swim is a step towards that direction,” he added.
The methodologies of world-renowned swimming institutions such as Austswim, Total Immersion, and World Aquatic Baby Convention have also been adopted and integrated into the curriculum.
First Swim: Infants and Toddlers (ages 1 to 4 years)
We use a learn-through-play, non-traumatic approach where we sing songs, play games, and use toys for the children. The 30-minute classes aim to teach the following water safety and familiarization skills:
→ buoyancy and treading
→ dipping their head in the water and holding their breath when submerged
→ going in and out of the pool safely
→ diving and floating on their backs
The Aquanauts: Learn to Swim/Advanced Kids
Breath control, buoyancy and propulsion are what the kids will learn first. Once these safety and familiarization skills are covered, learning the four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly) comes much more easily. The Aquanauts Program consists of the following levels:
Starfish: Water Safety Skills
→ relaxed breathing
→ proper posture in the water
→ dipping head in the water
→ floating on the back
Beaver: Propulsion in the Water
→ flutter kicks
→ floating on back while kicking
→ rotation, gliding, and propulsion
Guppy: Intro to the Long Axis Strokes (basic freestyle and backstroke)
→ catch-up straight-arm freestyle drills with flutter kicks for freestyle
→ rotation on the back with arm drills for backstroke
Shark: Long Axis Stroke Refinement
→ advanced freestyle drills, with high elbow, proper arm timing and rotation
→ advanced back stroke drills, with proper arm timing and rotation
Dolphin: Intro to the Short Axis Strokes (breast stroke and butterfly)
→ undulation drills (body dolphins) for breaststroke and butterfly
→ froggy kicks and pull drills for breaststroke
→ arm drills with undulation for butterfly
Race Ready: Swim Squad
It’s all about speed and power through the water without compromising form and efficiency. Kids and adults will gain the confidence to perform in a competitive aquatic environment. We’ll get them race ready and be the best swimmers they can possibly be.
Meet Streamline Sports’ Coaches!
Streamline Sports Instruction’s coaches have a combined local and international teaching experience of over 40 years. They’re composed of former varsity swimmers, Philippine record holders, experienced triathletes, and national team members.
Noy Basa is a competitive swimmer since the age of 10. He has facilitated Total Immersion adult workshops in the Philippines and Hong Kong. He is a competitive endurance athlete racing with the Revv triathlon team, and has made podium in aquathlons, open water swims, and triathlons. He was the fastest Filipino finisher (10:49:43) in the 2015 Ironman in Melbourne, Australia.
Alvin Ang has been teaching swimming for nearly 20 years to infants as young as eight months and adults as old as 70. He has completed seminars in Total Immersion, Austswim, Red Cross (life saving) and World Aquatics Babies Convention (WABC), and worked with Total Immersion Philippines, teaching in Manila and Hong Kong.
Al Gonzales received his teacher’s certificate from Total Immersion US after being mentored by its founder, Terry Laughlin. He took part in coaching workshops and triathlon camps in the US and around Asia. His coaching practice is technical and psychological, focusing on how a solid connection between mind and body in the water leads to a better stroke.
Mike Advincula started swimming competitively under the guidance of Olympian and De La Salle University Green Tankers coach Guy Concepcion. He led the swim team to two UAAP Championships and won medals both locally and abroad. Last July 2015, he completed the 7-km Caramoan Open Water Swim Challenge and finished second for his age group.