LongFin Swim & Yoga
LongFin Swim & Yoga

LongFin Swim & Yoga

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$65
starting cost


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Introduction: I currently coach the San Francisco Seals Swim Team, a youth competitive team. I inspire my work from my athletic background and first hand experience of decades of competing and being surrounded by elite and Olympic level athletes . I bind traditional tules while keeping some old school tradition from the book. I eat my own dog food! Teaching is learning and learning is teaching! I feel like I learn a lot by teaching and adapting to each student needs and personality and each student should aspire to teach himself in order to really anchor the techniques into brain via muscle memory and mindful repetition until the skill becomes a reflex.
Overview

Hired 74 times

Serves San Francisco, CA

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7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

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Jeremy E.
2 weeks ago
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I just started taking a pack of ten lessons with Veronique (2 lessons completed thus far). I’m so glad that we got to cross paths! Even though I knew the basics as for how to swim, I knew that I needed to improve my technique a lot to become significantly better. Her lessons are broken down in two parts: 1) off the water: you do quite a few strengthening and breathing exercises that are extremely valuable to swimming (calves, legs, abs a ton, forearms, triceps) 2) in the water: you get taught plenty of techniques through unique exercises as for how to improve your form I feel like I’ve learned a ton already and am able to do the exercises off the water at home. Looking forward to the next lessons and to keep improving rapidly!!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Intermediate • Comfortable in water • Improve swimming technique • Train for an event • Yes, a pool that allows private lessons • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Private Swim Lessons
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Sushmita K.
Jun 3, 2022
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Veronique is super patient and encouraging as a coach. She is very detail oriented and explains the reason behind every stroke in the water. I like the fact that makes us do yoga during warmup as that really helps before swimming. She makes the class a lot of fun (and work too), I’m glad she’s my coach!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Beginner • Comfortable in water • Learn basic strokes • Yes, a pool at my home • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Private Swim Lessons
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Xi S.
Mar 8, 2022
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Really detail oriented and patient swimming instructor!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Beginner • Comfortable in water • Learn basic strokes • Yes, a pool at my home • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Private Swim Lessons
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Kate M.
Oct 30, 2020
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Veronique has been giving swim lessons to our five-year-old son and his little friend and their swimming skills have drastically improved - we highly recommend her!

Details: Young child (18 months - 5 years old) • Beginner • Comfortable in water • Learn basic strokes • Improve swimming technique • Yes, a pool that allows private lessons • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Private Swim Lessons
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Rosaalie S.
Oct 24, 2019
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Veronique is a great swim teacher. I had a fantastic experience with her. As an adult learning to swim, she helped me get more comfortable in the water, and then taught me how to swim - starting with the backstroke. I haven’t finished learning yet, but I’m looking forward to continuing with her in the future. I highly recommend her!

Details: Adult (18 or older) • Beginner • Not comfortable in water • Learn basic strokes • Become more comfortable in water • Improve swimming technique • Yes, a pool that allows private lessons • 45 minutes • I travel to the swim instructor • The swim instructor travels to me

Private Swim Lessons
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Veronique Borges

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes, I start at $65 depending on: traveling distances, whether is a package deals or a la carte lessons. Prices vary for a package of 10 sessions ( 650$). Or 85$ a la carte. 10 % added to lesson price if outside of San Francisco.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For my most typical customer, I present the 10 session Learn-to-Swim Program. I assess medical conditions/injuries, find out the client s motivation to swimming , disclose about limitations & expectations of learning to swim, advice on swim props and aids (fins, noddles, pull boy, buoyancy shorts) and even home programs (yes you can practice swim skills in your tub, through breath retention and regulation, or even using a straw or your coffee table!)

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have thought in many environments and with various demographic from toddlers to teenagers to adults with fear of water. I worked at Sacramento Pipe Works, Lake Tahoe Community College teaching spinning classes and coaching the masters program. I lifeguarded in public pools for the City of Paris and in private pool parties. I hold many certifications as attached and was a former Division I swimmer specializing in the 200 meters Butterfly. I swam nationals so I had the experience with world class and olympians. I also have experience from working with infants and para athletes, vision impaired for which I carry the Adaptive Swim certification with Swim Whispers.

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