Learn to swim freestyle from 0 to 1000m
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Learn to swim freestyle from 0 to 1000m

Learn to swim freestyle using the healthiest swimming technique, train with World Record Breaker Ori Sela!
4.7 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
716 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
Price: $65
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Articles
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Swim 1000m freestyle
Treat & loosen lower back and neck pain
Swim every 3 strokes
Swim much faster with less effort
Swim in a sprint triathlon
Improve your swimming technique
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  • There is no need for previous experience in swimming, we will teach you everything from scratch

Learn to swim freestyle from zero to hero, from 0 to 1000m freestyle

The only online swimming course which is personalized to each and every swimmer.

More than 100,000 swimmers in 110 countries learned and treated lower back with WEST swimming technique. 

The WEST freestyle swimming course will teach you how to swim in the healthiest swimming technique in the world!

The WEST swimming technique relaxes your body, treats neck/back pains and helps your recover after any injuries you may have.
Today we understand that one must adjust  to his physical abilities and lifestyle, rather than force his body to train in one general way.
The WEST swimming technique is based on 3 factors suiting itself to each swimmers body shape, physical ability and lifestyle. The technique is specifically modified in order to ensure that each individual swimmer benefits.

Today's modern lifestyle has taken its toll and nearly 70% of the population suffer from neck and lower back problems (mainly caused by stress and overloading.)

During this course you'll enjoy and gain greatly from the many swim WEST benefits and hopefully feel the positive impact it has on you and your quality of life. 

The only personalized swimming technique in the world

In this course:

1. Learn and improve your freestyle swimming technique.

2. Learn how to swim taking a breath after every 3 strokes, also learn to swim 1000 m freestyle with a loose and easy swimming technique.

3. Get 10 different swimming workouts - every swimming workout has 2-15 videos that will help you understand exactly how to do each training drill.

4. Learn how to stretch your muscles during and after your swimming in order to protect your joints and elongate your muscles - this is really important and helps prevent injuries!

5. If you practice 2 days a week, the course will take you 15 weeks, if you practice 3 days a week, it will take you only 10 weeks.

6. Learn to swim according to your flexibility level and understand the difference between you and Olympic swimmers.

The amazing thing about the WEST swimming program is that you don't need to think!!
We've done all the thinking for you- you just need to swim!

All you need to complete the course is a swimsuit, fins, goggles and a big smile!

Come on, jump straight in!

Who is the target audience?
  • Every person who doesn't know how to swim and wants to improve his/her swimming technique
  • People with lower back pain
  • People who want to swim faster
  • People who feel they don't have air while swimming
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 75 Lectures Collapse All 75 Lectures 01:49:06
Workout # 1 - Warming up and opening your lungs
16 Lectures 18:44
What are we going to learn in the 1st workout?

Download all 5 swim WEST workouts before you start

Diagnose yourself according to your flexibility level

How many times you should repeat each workout according to your flexibility

Workout #1 - Read, understand & smile

Adjustment before swimming 1 - Bubbles

Video 1 - Adjustment before swimming 3

Video 4 - Learn to swim freestyle 2 - Windmill

Video 2 - Adjustment before swimming 4

Video 2 - Stretching 1 - Hand on chest stretch

Video 8 - Stretching 2 - Hands behind the back holding the wall

Freestyle drills 21 - Superman 5 sec

Video 3 - Stretching 4 - Fin stretch

Video 10 - Stretching 6 - Head to knee stretch

Before you continue to your second workout, it's important to check a few things:

1. Have you made your swimming calendar and fixed- 2-3 days and the hours that you are going to train?

What's not in your calendar won't happen.

2. Have you done each workout exactly 3 times?

3. Did you see all the videos? Watching them helps you to understand and performe the drills correctly.

End of workout 1 - Before you go to workout 2.......

Get swimming tips - Time for tips & review
Workout #2 - You have 9 new WEST videos
13 Lectures 17:41
What are we going to learn in the 2nd workout?

Did you add a photo? Learn why you should

Workout #2 - Read, download & go to the pool with a big smile

Video 1 - Adjustment before swimming 5

Video 3 - 1B - Personal highlights

Video 4 - 5B - Stretch depth of 35cm in the water

Video 5 - 8B - Head position in the water

Video 6 - 13B - Gliding period of 2 sec

Video 7 - Learn freestyle 6

Video 8 - Adjustment before swimming 7

Video 9 - Stretching 3

Video 10 - Stretching 9

Upload a video of you swimming and get 3 amazing swimming tips
Workout #3 - Don't forget to do every workout exactly 3 times
8 Lectures 08:43
What are we going to learn in the 3rd workout?

Workout 3 - Read it, print it and go to the pool with a big smile

Video 2 - Learn freestyle 7

Video 3 - 10B - Breathing position

Video 4 - 2B Personal highlights

Video 5 - 6B - Dragging your legs

In each workout you have pictures, every picture has a video, it is important to watch every video 2 times in order to understand all of your drills

End of workout 3 - It is recommended to watch some of the videos again
Workout #4 - You have 2 new WEST videos
4 Lectures 10:42
What are we going to learn in the 4th workout?

Workout #4 your workout sheet

Video 1 - Learn how to work with your pulse in swimming

Video 2 - Learn to swim freestyle 8 - "The 3 points"
Workout #5 - You have 3 new WEST videos
5 Lectures 04:31
What are we going to learn in the 5th and last workout?

Workout #5 - Read and print this work sheet

Video 1 - Adjustment before swimming 6

Video 2 - Learn to swim freestyle 10

Video 3 - Stretching 7
The last swim before you continue to your next part.
2 Lectures 00:14

Before you go on to your next section it is important to send me a 15 seconds video of you swimming.

3 swimming tips can make a huge change and help you swim easier and faster.

How do you upload a video:

1. Go to: "The WEST way to swim" Facebook


2. Upload your video as a message.

3. Smile....

End of workout 5

Please send me a feedback of how you feel today when swimming freestyle, hope you are ready to take the step 2 west freestyle

Congratulations & thanks for completing your first part, swimming 200m freestyle
Swimming from 200-1000m in WEST swimming technique
1 Lecture 00:06
Download you 6-10 swimming workouts
Workout 6- Learn how to increase your speed in 9X50m
2 Lectures 01:07
Swimming workout 6- Learn how to control your speed and increasing every 50m.

Our goal in this workout is to try to control swimming exactly 5 seconds faster in each 50m( in th 9X50m)

What are we going to learn in the 6th swimming workout
Workout 7- controlling pace with fins and number of strokes in freestyle
2 Lectures 02:33
Swimming workout 7 - Swimming workout and video

Swimming drills 12- Stretched doggie paddle
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About the Instructor
Ori Sela
5.0 Average rating
72 Reviews
1,675 Students
10 Courses
Owner and CEO at "Water World" and Founder of WEST swimming.

Hi, I'm Ori Sela, owner and professional manager of Water World and WESTswimming technique.

I grew up next to the sea and never left the water since. The water was the only place I could feel good, relax and just swim. I was never a talent or an Olympic swimmer but I believe in hard work and love long distance swimming.

Today, after passing the age of 42, I have an amazing wife, Tami & 3 kids, Tom,Libby & Dean, and over 30 years of experience as a swimmer, a qualified hydro therapist, swimming coach, babies swimming instructor, Watzu, Jahara and shiatsu therapist, triathlon coach, open water coach, therapeutic swimming instructor, pregnant women coach and for my mom - hold a BA in business & marketing from IDC, Herzliya.

But most importantly, I work with thousands of babies, kids and adults, some of which suffer lower back or neck pains, recover from CVA or an accident, or fighting a fear of the water, and teach them the right way to swim.

Today, Water World is one of the biggest most professional swimming and hydrotherapy clubs in the world with over 140 coaches and therapists working in the water, believing in the water and the strength it can give you.

I believe people are different and every man or women needs to swim according to their own unique DNA. What's right for Michael Phelps is probably not right for you, and what's right for you is not right for Muhammad, Charles, Jennifer or Tom.

I am here in this world to help people; I believe in the water and love the water with every part of my body and every breath I take.

Join us, and feel amazing, you will know that it is right for you.

Coached, swam and claimed the World record with 5 of my friends in the longest relay open water swim, from Cyprus to Israel and swam with his team 377 km, in order to raise the awareness on the issue of sea pollution in the Mediterranean (in association with Zalul NGO).

The Dream – to teach and heal millions of people who suffer from lower back pain all around the world with the WEST (Water World Swimming Therapy ) swimming technique and all online.

In Addition – Ori gives consultations on building and operating swimming pools.

Ori talked about “The Power Of The Sea" in TEDx Nicosia and told his story as a problematic child until breaking a world record.

Liat Besserglik
4.7 Average rating
16 Reviews
716 Students
1 Course