What Can A Swim Smooth Coach Do For Your Swimming?

At Swim Smooth our mission is to help everyone of any level swim better, wherever they are in the world. In a nutshell the world needs better swimming!

But what make a Swim Smooth coach different from other swim coach? Why should you be seeking one out?

Our founder Paul Newsome started Swim Smooth in Perth, Australia in 2004 based around two key elements which still hold true today:

- Innovative video analysis and stroke correction methods focusing on the needs of individual swimmers - coaching the swimmer not the stroke.

- A fun, motivating squad environment based around effective training methods for distance swimming, triathlon and open water.

15 years later, the "mothership" Swim Smooth squad still remains strong in Perth, but the innovative Swim Smooth vision and techniques have extended to all corners of the world via our heavily trained SS Certified Coaches.

Here's the class of 2015 training in Perth:




We currently have nearly 50 coaches worldwide with Swim Smooth certification ready to make ground-breaking improvements to your swimming. Every Swim Smooth coach has been hand selected and heavily trained by the core Swim Smooth team, a process that takes around a year for an already experienced coach. This culminates in two weeks intensive training in Perth with the oracle himself Paul Newsome.

Each coach specialises in providing an individualised approach to your stroke correction that makes it truly effective whatever your height, build, natural ability or experience level:

Many swim coaches would ask Liz to swim with a long smooth stroke style like Chris.
That would be a disaster for her swimming.
Not only that but every Swim Smooth coach also runs group training focused around developing your swim specific fitness for distance swimming and open water skills. You'll notice a huge benefit from these sessions if you swim well over short distances but underperform over longer, or if you struggle in open water.

Find your nearest coach here: https://swimsmooth.com/coaches/find-a-coach

Want your own Swim Smooth Coach to help you with your swimming? What can our coaches offer you? There are three main ways you can interact with our coaches around the world: 1-to-1 video analysis sessions, group training sessions (squads) and clinics and camps:

1-to-1 Video Analysis Sessions

Our 1-to-1 video analysis gives you the ability to see your stroke from every conceivable angle, above and below the water. Expertly filmed by your SS coach, this footage system gives you incredible insight into your swimming:

SS Coach Mary Jessey filming her swimmer in Calgary
Following filming, your coach will use their in depth analysis skills to show you what you are doing in the water and clearly explain what is currently holding you back:

SS Johanesburg coach Jana Schoeman analysing a swimmer's footage during training.
Don't worry about forgetting anything from this analysis as you will take home a recording of the footage and feedback, so you can review it again whenever suits you.

Your coach will then have you back in the water for the stroke correction portion of the session, taking you through the processes and drills you need to tune up your stroke in just the right way:

SS Alicante Coach Enrique Plannes Marcos - working on correcting a swimmer's stroke in a chilly London pool!

Swim Smooth Squads

Join other swimmers just like you in one of our Swim Smooth squads all around the world. Our coaches run a number of sessions every week, using our Swim Smooth principles to improve your swimming technique, fitness and open water skills. We pride ourselves in providing a welcoming, inclusive and positive atmosphere in all of our squads - so come along today!

If you are quite new to swimming don't be put off by the word "squad" - it's just a group of like minded individuals like yourself working on improving their swimming in a structured environment. You don't need to swim like a fish or look like an underwear model to join either - we come in all sorts of speed ranges, shapes and sizes.



In addition, all our squad members will have free access to the Swim Smooth Guru so they watch all the drills for the upcoming sessions and access all the other resources, such as our elite swimmer studies, drill library and fault fixer plans.

Swim Smooth Clinics, Camps and Workshops

Unable to attend our Swim Smooth squad regularly? No problem! Our coaches offer one-off half/whole day clinics and workshops for swimmers to improve their stroke and swimming technique. They will use our innovative video analysis and unique drill set to provide you with an in depth analysis of your stroke and action plan for improvement. This allows you to go back to your own pool and practice all the skills you have learned!

SS Coach Cyndy fine tunes her swimmer's catch.
See the feedback below from Coach Laura Ansell's recent trip to Barbados to deliver 1-to-1 clinics and workshops to local swimmers:

vimeo.com/369814149

Want to find your nearest Swim Smooth Coach? Head to our website to find the best coach for you to take your swimming to the next level: www.swimsmooth.com/coaches


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Freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright said...

After chatting to an old work colleague, we got to discuss Swimming, and I recommended SwimSmooth, she replied that she'd had SS session a month or so earlier... And said that I should look into becoming a SS coach...! I I'm a full time freelance illustrator, but swimming has been a major element of my exercise for quite a few years... I've been subscribing to SwimSmooth for about 4-5 years and often thought bout coaching swimming as a polar opposite to my job.... So How do I become a SwimSmooth Coach ? Adrian UK

Adam Young said...

Hi Adrian, good to hear from you.

You can find full info here: https://swimsmooth.com/becoming-a-swim-smooth-certified-coach.php

You'll see the process for the selection, first step being to join the coaches network:

https://swimsmooth.com/coaches/join-the-coaches-network

Hope to meet you at a future event!

Adam Young
www.swimsmooth.com

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