Thursday, September 14, 2017

Do You Swim For Cake?


Clinics, Camps and 1to1s:



North America

Calgary Squads

Calgary Video Analysis

2 Day Swim Camp Oct 21-22 Carlsbad CA

New Oceanside CA Squad starting July 26th

Solana Beach / Oceanside / Carlsbad Video Analysis

Chicago Video Analysis

Chicago Squads

Montreal Squads

Montreal Video Analysis

The Woodlands TX, Swim Squad



Asia / Middle East / Australia / Africa

NEW Johannesburg Squads

Kuala Lumpur Video Analysis

Hong Kong Squads & Video Analysis

Perth Squads

Perth Video Analysis

Kuala Lumpur Swim Squad

NEW Johannesburg Video Analysis



Europe

SS Camp Lanzarote Mar/Apr 2018 (English - Dutch)

Wachtebeke Clinc Dec 2017

Nijmegen Squads

Prague Junior Swim Club


Prague Junior Swim Club

Prague Video Analysis

Nijmegen Video Analysis.  & Stroke Correction

City Of Elche Video Analysis / Squads



United Kingdom

Swim Smooth Kent Video analysis

West Lothian Video Analysis

Richmond London SS Squad

SW London Swim Workshops

Salisbury 1to1 Analysis

Twickenham Video Analysis

Lancaster SS Squad

Swindon/Cotswolds Video Analysis

Lancaster Video Analysis

Northampton Swim Squad

Open Water 1-2-1s

Swindon SS Squad (Try for free!)

Felixstowe Video Analysis

Stratford upon Avon & Birmingham/Coventry Squads

Felixstowe Squads

Heston West London Video Analysis

Cardiff Video Analysis Clinic

Improvers Freestyle Course, Abingdon

Open Water Confidence Course, Dorchester
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Northampton Video Analysis Clinic

Guernsey SS Squads

Guernsey Video Analysis

Yorkshire Squads (Pool & OW)

Yorkshire Video Analysis

Swim Smooth Kent Squad
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Do you swim for cake? You know - not too seriously but to keep fit, active, have some fun and burn a few calories to earn a nice slice of madeira or a perfectly formed petit four?

Swim Smooth Prague cake!

We know a lot of you do. In fact despite swimming in an apparently competitive environment, many members of the Swim Smooth squad in Perth also swim for cake:



Of course these guys want to be good swimmers, but they...

- Rarely (if ever) race.
- Love the social side and camaraderie of swimming in a group.
- Don't stress about training, they just turn up and give everything a good shot without worrying too much about the outcome.
- Aren't too fussed about their exact times or if somebody else is quicker than them.
- Can normally be found in the cafe after training, in fact here they are now with Paul Newsome's birthday cake on Wednesday:




Official squad statistics (which we've added in below for your reference) tell us that 56% of the squad just swim for fun and fitness.

Despite this light hearted approach these guys are all great swimmers - in fact some are brilliant!

If you are a competitive type who is fixated on getting the very best out of yourself you might actually be better off trying to lighten up and swim for cake for a while... perhaps it goes against the grain for you but you might be surprised at the results of taking a slightly more relaxed approach...

Yes it's our Perth squad box in cake form!
...you end up loving what you do, for the sake of doing it. You might well end up swimming more often, having more energy for it and noticing some things you blocked out with those competitive blinkers.

Don't underestimate what cake can do for your swimming.

Swim Smooth!


Here's those Swim Smooth Perth Squad statistics:









1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Visits per week' would be more useful if split into 0,1,2,3,more than 3 ?