Changing The World Of Swimming 20 Coaches At A Time

ATTENTION SWIMMERS! - We still have 7 places available on our special one day stroke correction clinics at The Best Centre, Mallorca on May 25th and June 3rd. Each clinic will be run by SS Head Coach Paul Newsome - a very rare opportunity to have Paul correct your stroke in this sensational location! Don't miss out:

Changing The World Of Swimming 20 Coaches At A Time

Swim Smooth's Paul Newsome and Adam Young have just completed a whirlwind tour of the USA and Australia, running two editions of the SS 3 Day Coach Education Course with 20 coaches each at Nike World Headquarters in Portland Oregon and at the beautiful ABC Pool in Sydney.

We thought you might like to see some of what we got up to over the 3 days on each course as we took the coaches through Swim Smooth stroke correction processes, training methods and open water skills.

If you would like to join us on a future edition of the course, make sure you are a member of our Coaches Network and you'll get invited to apply for the next series:

This is a unique course that has the power to change the direction of your coaching forever:

The Portland coaching crew with coaches from the US, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand.

Dazzled by the morning sun - the Sydney coaching group with attendees from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Classroom time - Paul gets started with the group in the Portland on day 1.

Day 1 let's get those coaches into the water to try some key Swim Smooth drills.

Paul talks hand entry.

Pro triathlete and coach Sam Warriner gets to work in the water.

No immediate shortage of equipment on the Sydney pool deck.

Talking posture and alignment in Portland.

Each course features two live stroke correction sessions with volunteer swimmers. It's amazing
what you can achieve in 75 mins with a swimmer with the right focus and process.

Facebook live: Coach Mike keeps his squad back in Kentucky up to date with what he's up to in Portland.

A huge thanks to Nike for hosting us at their amazing campus in Portland.

Day 3 of the Coach Ed Course features a full stroke correction clinic with 10 swimmers.

Squeeze those butt cheeks! Our clinic swimmers work on their leg kick technique.

Beth, Josh and Juliet at work with their clinic swimmer.

Going too wide with the lead arm? Coach Juliet strikes a pose.

Coaches Molly, Marty and Luis share a joke with their swimmers.

Coach Nick talks the next lap.

Coach Alyce fine tuning her swimmer's stroke.

Swimmers adjusting their Tempo Trainer Pros - let's try Ian Thorpe's stroke rate for size!
Ngarama and Alyce study their ramp test results.

Coach Stephanie (right) works on the basics of sculling with Jennie. Stephanie is not only a brilliant swimmer (with 17 Paralympic medals!) but is rapidly developing into a great coach too - we hope to interview her on the SS Podcast very soon.

How do we power 25 coaches through an intensive afternoon's coaching?
With a whole suitcase full of muffins of course!

Huge thanks to our North American coaching team: Paul and Adam with (back L-R) SS Coaches Gretchan Jackson (Portland OR), Mike Jotautas (Louisville KY), Mary Jessey (Calgary), Stacee Seay (Chicago) and Chris Bagg (Portland OR).

Swim Smooth!

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