State-of-the-art training in a variable current environment created to increase your speed and endurance
What is your goal?
Dallas Aquatic Masters offers a swimming program designed to improve the two most important areas of a swimmer’s performance: stroke mechanics and high-performance conditioning. This program is conducted in a “swimming flume.”
The flume is a swimming tank that holds one swimmer and is designed to propel a variable speed current of water. The swimmer, in effect, swims against the current. The current can be brought up to world record speeds (above 2 meters/second). All competitive swimming strokes can be performed in the flume.
What are the benefits of fluming?
There’s not a better method for learning how to swim, and swim faster, than in a flume. You get instant feedback -no laps- and on-the-spot video analysis and coaching.
In a flume the swimmer is forced to maintain speed from the first to the last second of each exercise bout. This way, a high intensity workout can be created that is almost impossible in a regular swimming pool where fatigue results in speed reduction and thus lowers the absolute training intensity and affects the metabolic systems trained.
A flume does not allow any failures in your stroke; you will simply move backwards. Almost any inefficient movement will be felt. Therefore a flume can help to focus on technique by supplying the swimmer with instantaneous feedback about his or her stroke.
In the flume there is always a small group or one-on-one training situation - beneficial for the coach and athlete. In addition, the flume is a great psychological tool! You can easily train to failure meaning the flume always wins! You can increase your speed and maximize your training time. It opens up a whole new dimension in training.
Types of Flume Sessions:
DAM offers several flume sessions designed for specific results. All of our sessions are supervised by experienced coaches, trained in the use of the flume.
I – Stroke Evaluation – The swimmer participates in a single session in the flume during which his/her stroke is filmed at several swimming speeds. The coach then provides the swimmer with a video evaluation that is burned onto a CD that the swimmer can keep.
II – Stroke Enhancement – The swimmer participates in multiple sessions to evaluate stroke and improve it using the detailed feedback from video analysis.
III – High Performance Training – This program is for swimmers who desire to take advantage of the flume to improve their concentration as well as physical performance under race conditions. Multiple sessions.
IV – Executive Training – This is a training program for those who are short on time and whish to compress the most benefit from training into the least amount of time using fixed-pace, short-duration, high-intensity training. Multiple sessions.
Where do I go to flume?
The flume is located on the first floor at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas’s (PHD) Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine: 7232 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas.
What is the cost?
A 50-minute session costs $150.00 and can be for one-on-one coaching or two-on-one coaching. To book a flume session email or or call the office 214-219-2300.