Swim Smooth Celebrates Our 15th Birthday!

We can't believe it - this week Swim Smooth is celebrating its 15th Birthday! We wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate the global swimming community we have built over the years, most notably by the fantastic group of Swim Smooth Coaches spread around the world, delivering daily sessions to thousands of swimmers in the squad setups (more on this below).

But first, let's kick off with a quick promo video highlighting all the activities going on at our home base in Perth, Australia - it's called Swim Smooth Is Rocketfuel:



But things didn't always look quite so polished! Here's a recently unearthed shot from our very first ever Swim Smooth clinic series and one of our Head Coach Paul Newsome's first opportunities to take his innovative coaching techniques and swimming philosophy to the world:

2005 Clinic, Belfast Northern Ireland (Paul in white)

On that same tour, here's Paul's wife Michelle manning the stand on the original Swim Smooth camper van:



Looking back over the last 15 years our single proudest achievement has to be the development of a fantastic network of Swim Smooth coaches who feel as passionately as we do about coaching the individual (and not the stroke). We have trained over 55 coaches from 12 different countries who now work daily with over 6000 swimmers to unlock their potential through our individualised coaching approach:

Coach Merle Talviste - SS Singapore
Coach Rob Kwaaitaal - SS Netherlands
Coach Morgan Williams - SS Yorkshire (and Lanzarote!)
Coach Lucy Lloyd-Roach - SS Manchester
Coach Seamus Williams - SS Felixstowe
Coach Linda Bostic - SS Palm Beach
Coach Mike Jotautas - SS Louisville KT
Coach Gemma Hollis - SS Woodlands TX
Coach Jason Tait - SS Swindon
Coach Bart Rolet - SS Montreal
Coach Fiona Ford - SS London
Coach Mary Jessey - SS Calgary
Every day we hear stories and achievements from these swimmers and it constantly inspires us at Swim Smooth HQ to keep spreading the magic to all corners of the globe.
But we also felt passionately that we wanted to spread the word to those of you who don't have a Swim Smooth coach in your area. So following hundreds of hours of content recording and session writing, we launched our online coaching platform The Swim Smooth Guru:

With over 3000 loyal subscribers, we are ecstatic that everyone has the ability to unleash the power of Swim Smooth on their own swimming in their local area. The Guru has a multitude of training plans suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to competitive athletes - whatever you need for your swimming, we have got the training plan for you!

As well as all of this, we have squeezed in writing over 500 blog posts and our famous book on our coaching methodology which has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide!

Despite all these highlights, Paul's secret favourite moment from the past 15 years was in fact the day he spent with The Pussycat Dolls' Kimberley Wyatt, at the Triathlon Show. The smile on his face in this picture says it all! He is still waiting for her to return his calls...



A big thanks from us to you for following us and spreading the word about better swimming wherever you are in the world.

As always, we have loads of exciting developments in the pipeline that we can't wait to share with you in the New Year... but for now, we want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and Fantastic New Year!

Swim Smooth!

Our goal is to make you feel like THIS about your swimming.
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1 comment:

Michael Stolt said...

Happy Birthday SwimSmooth, Paul and Adam! You guys rock. Thank you for changing the swimming landscape forever. Thank you for the understanding you have brought to this wonderful sport and the fun and good times. I have been a subscriber and Mr Smooth, Mrs Swinger addict since 2010.
I never get tired of simply Paul describes the most difficult elements of swimming and helps me in my daily swim coaching.
Here is to the next 15yrs and may they be just as wet and wild as the first 15!!
cheers,
Michael

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