Supporting Swim Education during the Coronavirus
For nearly two decades, our mission at GoSwim.tv has been to help people of all ages and backgrounds to swim better and reach their full potential in the sport. In this challenging time of COVID-19, with pools closed, meets canceled, and swimmers stuck at home, we are determined to continue -- and even expand -- our mission. Because of our long-time commitment to virtual learning, we believe we are in a unique position to step up right now, to serve the swimmers and coaches of our shared community.
Here’s how we’d like to help right now… For the next few weeks, when you sign up for a free GoSwim account (or if you already have a free GoSwim account), you will have free access to ALL of GoSwim’s content. In addition, you will receive a daily email from us, with a link to a video we’ve chosen as part of a weekly theme.
If you’re a coach, and pick up a free account during this time, you have the added benefit of looking through GoSwim’s entire site and selecting videos to share with your swimmers. You can share as many videos as you want with as many swimmers as you want. Because of COPPA and MAAP regulations, each swimmer will need to create their own account. But once everyone has an account, you will be able to share any GoSwim URL through your own internal communication system with your team.
We invite every swimmer and coach, of every age and ability, to set up a free GoSwim account during this challenging time, and to experience what we have to offer. We hope this will give everyone the opportunity to expand their swimming knowledge, get new ideas, or be inspired by the swimmers who have shared their talent in our platform. For coaches especially, we hope this provides answers and solutions as you search for ways to stay in touch with your swimmers, to keep them engaged, motivated, and in command of their own swimming.
We know from personal experience that the simple act of watching great swimming can improve our swimming. We hope you will use GoSwim’s videos to help visualize the kind of swimmer you want to be when you get back in the pool. Stay healthy and safe, everyone.
How do I get started? Go to www.goswim.tv to create your free account, and start searching for the videos that are best for you.
Need help? When logged into GoSwim.tv, feel free to contact us via our chat feature on the site (lower right chat icon). We also offer assistance at [email protected].
A bit of background GoSwim.tv is an online video platform with an archive of more than 3,000 videos featuring the world’s best swimmers, teachers, and coaches. The goal of each video is to show what the world’s best swimmers do, that every swimmer can do. Our platform has three levels of engagement. 1) With a free account, you receive one GoSwim video every day of our choosing and can watch it for one week (with a weekly theme). 2) Individual subscribers have 24/7 access to the entire GoSwim archive. 3) Coach subscribers enjoy an additional tool: the ability to select videos to share with their swimmers.