Coach Caron says: “I believe everyone who truly wants to learn to swim or improve their swim can achieve this goal. It’s never too late. “
Carolanne Caron discovered her love of swimming very early on – at the tender age of one. As far as her mother was concerned, there was never a question (or a choice) that she and her brothers would learn to swim. When she asked her mother why, Carolanne found out that mom didn’t know how to swim and could not help her and her brothers if they got into trouble in the water.
Over the next several years, Carolanne went through each swim level and set goals to get to the next deeper level of the pool until she finally completed lessons and was trained in water safety. She became a lifeguard, at the age of 15, at the local pool where she learned to swim and spent many happy summers there.
The pool was an escape and a safe place for Carolanne so she thought being a lifeguard would give her the opportunity to continue her love of being in the water and help others feel safe in the water. She quickly learned how hard being a lifeguard actually was because soon after being certified, Carolanne had to make her first rescue.
Here’s what happened in her own words:
“It was a normal swimming day: not too busy, beautifully sunny outside, and everyone was having fun. All of a sudden, while scanning the water, I noticed a swimmer in the middle of the deep end who was struggling and not able to make forward movement. At that time, I was sitting in the tall lifeguard chair, the one spot I dreaded due to the height of the station.
Well, “blow the whistle and jump in” was the training voice that took over and so I jumped into the water. As I swam to the little boy, I saw the look of fear and panic on his face. Once I made the rescue, I could see the look of relief on his face and feel his body relax. That was the day I decided my life’s purpose was to help people be safer around the water.”
Fast forward to high school where most of Carolanne’s friends were boys who were on the swim team. Wanting to be around her friends, she decided to sign up to manage the high school men’s swim team in addition to swimming and diving for the women’s team. That was so much fun, and Carolanne could really tell that her great mentor and swim coach was making a difference in his swimmers lives.
So, by the time she met with her guidance counselor and was asked “What do you want to do after high school?” she said being a swim coach was the right choice for her. After the counselor stopped laughing, Carolanne was told to pick a real career. Well, the next best choice for her was to become an accountant since she was organized, liked working with numbers, and was doing well in her accounting class; but Carolanne secretly harbored the dream of someday being a swim coach.
After college graduation, several successful accounting positions, and several not-so-successful businesses, Carolanne eventually decided to pursue her dream career of becoming a swim coach. After obtaining several certifications in the industry and doing a lot of research, she finally opened Winning Swimming.
At first Carolanne, finally known as Coach Caron, spent a lot of time perfecting her own swimming and competing in triathlons. After several of her fellow competitors asked her to help them with their swim, Coach Caron realized there was a need for a swim coach who specialized in triathlon and technique coaching for competitive swimmers. This realization has lead her to her true purpose in life – helping triathletes and competitive swimmers reach their swimming goals and helping adults learn to swim and reach their goals.
Her mission is clear and simple: to help athletes and adults reach their swimming goals. After all, everyone should be able to “soak up” the joys of swimming!
Certifications and Experience
Coach Caron competes in triathlon events, attends seminars with industry leaders, and is a USA Swimming Certified Coach, an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 Certified Coach, Certified Stroke Technician, a Precision Nutrition Level 2 (Pn2) Certified Coach , and a Canfield Certified Trainer in the Success Principles.
Coach Caron has spent years studying different methods of swimming and adopting the pieces which work. She specializes in knowing how to incorporate a good swim into a triathlon event. Triathletes need to have something left for the bike and the run so she will make your swim as efficient and as easy as possible. She also specializes in teaching adults who have a fear of water how to swim.
Let Coach Caron help you with your swimming needs today by contacting us.
Winning Swimming has built a state of the art swim lab to provide unparalleled stroke instruction capability. Imagine if your coach could stand right next to you on the pool deck and provide instruction while you are swimming. Imagine how much easier it would be to “fix” a problem with your form if you could actually see what you are doing in a mirror. Imagine if there were an easy way to know exactly at what pace you are currently swimming. Our Endless Pool enables all of this.
Our pool allows us to set the pace for you anywhere from a lazy gentle current all the way up to an Olympian level blast and everything in between. We even have a big bright LED display showing you your current pace per 100 yards. There may actually be a few of you out there who can “beat” our pool’s best pace (100 yards in 49 seconds), but how long can you keep that pace up? More importantly how long can you swim at that pace with perfect form?
Speaking of form, thanks to our pool setup, you won’t have to worry about our staff chasing you all over the pool. You swim in place and our staff can provide a constant stream of feedback on your stroke, body position, balance, breathing… Basically every aspect of your technique can be evaluated in detail up close.
If one pair of eyes isn’t enough, since you are basically stationary we can get great video of your workout so you can watch yourself from a different angle (or four) and see what the coach has been trying to point out. We’ve invested in a SwimPro 4Cam Elite video system that will allow us to capture your stroke from four angles simultaneously above and below the water. If there is something wrong with your stroke we are going to find it and help you fix it. You’ll be amazed at what we find by getting a look at you from under the water.
Are you more into self help? Our swim mirrors allow you to evaluate, and self correct, a number of technique issues. Martial artists and dancers have been using mirrors as part of their training to perfect their form for years. Why shouldn’t you, as a swimmer, have the same simple tool available to you. Imagine how much easier it will be to improve your form when you can see what it is your coach is trying to get you to fix. Again, swimming in place is the key to being able to provide something as simple as a mirror to our clients, and our pool makes it possible. Can you imagine trying to put mirrors down the entire length of even a single lane in a standard pool?
Our Swim Lab doesn’t have the biggest pool you’ve ever seen but we are sure you are going to like it. The swim current is wide, deep, and smooth. The most common comment is that it feels like swimming in a river. Since the Endless Pool is smaller than a conventional pool, we can control the temperature much more easily (we typically keep it a little warmer for swim instruction and a little colder for workouts). We also use a state of the art Ultraviolet water treatment system so we can drastically reduce the amount of chlorine we use. Our pool actually has about the same amount of chlorine in it (in parts per million) as a glass of typical tap water.
If all that isn’t enough to make you want to give it a try, how about this, when you are swimming in our lab you basically have an infinitely long lane all to yourself. You don’t need to share or modify your workout to fit how many people are swimming in the lane with you. You want to work butterfly? Go for it! The lane is all yours. Want to sprint? Swim as fast as you want as long as you can keep it up. Feel like a nice slow swim to stretch out those muscles? There’s nobody behind you tapping your feet trying to get you to speed up. Once you try Winning Swimming, you may be spoiled and never want to share your lane again.
Schedule a Test Swim, if you are at all curious about our Swim Lab.
Arrival Time: Your pool time has been scheduled just for you. Please arrive prior to your start time to allow time to change and to be ready to swim. If you are late, we will give you as much of your scheduled time as possible, up to your scheduled end time. We expect our other guests to also be “on time” for their session and would like to ensure they have full use of the facility during their scheduled time.
Parking: Please park in the driveway by the mailbox without blocking other swimmers cars or the door. Please also be respectful of our neighborhood by watching your speed and keeping your music down.
Risk: For workout sessions times, the pool is a “No Lifeguard on Duty” pool although an attendant is on duty at all times a swimmer is in the water. Swimming is at your own risk. All Swim School lessons are taught by a certified lifeguard and experienced instructor. Swimmers (or their parents as applicable) attest they are in good health and are cleared by a doctor and able to perform swimming as a sport. Please advise the attendant of any relevant health conditions prior to swimming and list the conditions on the written copy of the policies.
Minors: All swimmers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their swim time. At no time will any Winning Swimming staff or family member be left alone with a minor swimmer. Please use the restroom to change for your session.
Shower: New Hampshire state law requires all swimmers to shower prior to using the pool. A shower is provided for your convenience. Also, please remember to wash hands after using the toilet or changing diapers to help prevent the spread of germs.
Speed Adjustment and Equipment Use: The speed of the pool and the use of the video recording equipment and cameras will be adjusted and monitored by the facility attendant. If you need any changes to the swim current or video equipment during your session please ask the attendant on duty for assistance.
We encourage goggles for swimmers in swim school levels beyond purple and swimmers using the current as well as swim caps for swimmers with hair below their ears or anyone sensitive to getting water in their ears. Please tie back hair that hangs below the ears.
Swim School levels above the purple level utilize bracelets to reward the swimmers for a job well done when progressing to the next skill. The bracelets are the swimmer’s responsibility to keep safe and should be brought to every lesson. Bracelets that are broken or lost will need to be replaced by the swimmer at a cost of $5 per replacement beyond the first occurrence. The bracelet is a required piece of equipment.
Illness: If the swimmer is not feeling well, please let Coach Caron know what symptoms they have. Depending on symptoms and what is currently “going around”, we may postpone their swim until the next scheduled time. If the swimmer is ill with a fever or diarrhea, they cannot swim until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. If the swimmer has a contagious illness, they cannot swim until cleared by a doctor.
Multiple Session Packages: Multiple session packages will have a designated number of months the lessons can be completed with a maximum number of lessons allowed. If more time is needed to complete the level or lessons have been rescheduled due to illness or pool closure, please request an extension of time. If the swimmer has not completed the level at the expiration of the package, additional single sessions can be purchased to finish the level or another complete package can be purchased. Packages are nontransferable and nonrefundable. All sessions must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance (no drop in times are available) and can be done in person, over the phone, or at www.WinningSwimming.com .
Cancellations: Cancellations or changes to an already scheduled session need to be communicated to Winning Swimming at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled swim time by cancelling in the schedule, calling (603) 424-4100, or emailing Carolanne@WinningSwimming.com.
Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of the scheduled time of the swim will be considered a “Late Cancel” appointments and will be charged the cost of an individual appointment in that service category. Any balances from cancellations will be due at the time of the next swim or within 30 days, whichever is sooner.
Continuation: Winning Swimming assumes you will continue your instruction until your goals are met. If you wish to discontinue your lessons, please notify Winning Swimming at least 2 sessions ahead of time so we may have time to tie up your skills currently being worked on and give a proper evaluation and plan of action.
Weather: In the event of a power outage, the pool current will not circulate so appointments will be rescheduled for a later time. We will notify you as soon as we know an outage will affect your appointment. Luckily our power lines are buried so power outages are rare in our neighborhood. In the event of a thunder or lightning storm, the pool will be closed for ½ hour from the last thunder clap or lightning sighting. This is for your safety. Again, if a storm should affect your appointment, we will let you know as soon as possible and will reschedule for a later time.
Change: Policy changes may occur without prior notice and current policies will be posted at the facility and at www.WinningSwimming.com. Please request a copy of the current policies if desired.
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