Thursday, June 17, 2010

Announcing SWIM TYPES: An Innovation Bigger Than Mr Smooth

Swim Smooth are proud to announce a brand new way of looking at your swimming in a system called 'Swim Types'. Through our work with thousands of swimmers we've identified six distinct styles, or types, of freestyle stroke. Take a look at our new microsite and discover your type:

www.swimtypes.com
picture of swim types together
After identifying your Swim Type we then provide you with a straightforward process to follow to improve your efficiency and speed through the water. The Swim Type system doesn't replace conventional swim coaching, it complements it by providing you with additional insight into how you swim and what's holding you back in the water.

Many people are frustrated with their swimming. If you have worked hard on your stroke but are no faster than when you started it's very likely you've worked on the wrong things for your individual gender, height, build, stroke style and personality. The Swim Types system addresses this with a much more individual approach to stroke correction.

Also, many swimmers are confused and are thinking about too many things when they swim. The Swim Type approach cuts through that clutter, getting you focused solely on what you need to do for your individual stroke, allowing you to forget everything else.

Discover your Swim Type on Swim Smooth's new microsite: www.swimtypes.com

A request from us: If the one-size-fits-all approach hasn't improved your swimming, or has left you on a plateau, then please spread the word that there is a better way. Everyone is capable of swimming quickly and efficiently with an individual approach and style. Recognise your individuality and you too can make rapid progress with your swimming.

Swim Smooth!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was a real eye-opener! Thanks for cutting through the noise to show us how it should look. After watching the videos and realizing I was an Overglider, I went to the pool and swam 10@100 meters @ 1:30! For me, that's smokin!

Christina Raia said...

I quickly identified myself as an Overglider, and in ONE workout took 8 seconds off of my 100yd time. I've managed now to maintain my faster time even at the end of a long set. Amazing! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if there's another swim type involving scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Like many people, I have a mild S-curve scoliosis. Years of Pilates has helped me correct the biggest imbalances and I'm pretty strong and fit overall, but still the erector spinae muscles on my right (more crunched-up) side tend to be overactive while lats are stronger on the left. Bodyroll is a little restricted on one side. Midback v,v tight to compensate for curves at top & bottom of spine, & ribs tend to flare out as a result. Does this ring any bells?

Adam Young said...

Hi there, it's hard to say if scoliosis would lead you towards a particular style of stroke. Certainly stiffness or lack of mobility normally leads to cross-overs and the kings of cross-overs are Arnies! So if anything, I think that's most likely - especially if you're worked on your conditioning and are pretty strong.

Hope that helps!

Adam