Friday, May 26, 2017

What We're Up To In Mallorca This Week

Hello from sunny Mallorca! Paul Newsome, Adam Young and Morgan Williams are here running our 3 Day Coach Education Course with 20 coaches at the awesome BEST Centre in Mallorca - an amazing location to run a swim training course:

If you've been following Swim Smooth for a while you'll know that coach education is a big passion of ours - one of our key goals as a company is to spread the news far and wide about how coaches can raise their game.

We thought we'd share with you a few shots from the training course and let you know what we're up to:

The coaches have travelled from all Europe - and the world - for this course. It is very intensive but a lot of fun at the same time. Three days isn't anywhere near enough to become a Swim Smooth Coach of course but provides a good introduction to our methods.

The basics of video analysis are a large part of day 1. Swimmer Manu travelled all the way from Marseille to Mallorca for his 1to1 video analysis with Paul, as observed and discussed by the coaches:

The coaches hail from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa and the UK:

Of course we should take account of a swimmer's individuals height, build, experience and strength. Not everyone is the size and shape of an Olympic swimmer after all:

In depth classroom discussions:

Many of these coaches will be interested in selection to become a Swim Smooth coach and could be chosen if they have the right combination of drive, talent and skills.

If you're a coach interested in attending a future coaching course, make sure you're a member of our Coaches Network to get an invitation to apply (generally we don't announce our coaches courses publicly):

And for more information on becoming a Swim Smooth coach see here:

AND after the course has finished we'll be taking part in the BEST Fest Swim Festival. If you're taking part or in the area, come and say hi - it's going to be a phenomenal series! If you're not out for the festival this time, make sure you plan ahead and attend in 2018:

We hope you're having a great time swimming wherever you are in the world - let us know what you are up to and share some pictures in your neck of the woods!

Swim Smooth!

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Prague Junior Swim Club SS Camp Lanzarote (English - Dutch) Prague Junior Swim Club
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