Thursday, September 27, 2018

Announcing New Swim Smooth Coaches In Mallorca, Portland and North Florida!

Working on your stroke 1-to-1 with a fully qualified
Swim Smooth Coach is a revelatory experience.
Swim Smooth are very proud to announce the certification of three new Swim Smooth Coaches in Portland Oregon, Gainesville Florida and Mallorca Spain.

Training to be a SS Coach is a huge undertaking. Developing the necessary skills and experience of advanced video analysis, stroke correction, squad coaching and open water skills takes time and cannot be rushed. We are fortunate enough to be able to pick our coaches from a large talent pool but even for very experienced coaches, the intensive training takes at least 1 to 2 years to complete.

Whether you are a complete beginner or elite competitor, when you see a Swim Smooth Coach you can be assured you are seeing a talented highly trained individual with the very best coaching methods at their disposal.

Congratulations Karyn, Gretchan and Tim!

For full information on all our coaches and to find your local Swim Smooth Coach see:

Karyn Austin - Gainesville, Florida:

Coach Karyn started swimming competitively at the age of 10 and continues to train and compete with as much passion as ever.  She has been coaching swimming and triathlon full time for over 15 years.  She enjoys working with all levels of swimmers from pure beginners to Elite level athletes.  Her goal is to share her love for the sport with all ages and turn them in to lifelong lovers of the water!

In addition to her Swim Smooth Certification, Karyn is a USAT Level 1 and 2 Coach.  As an athlete Karyn has been ranked several times as All American by USA Triathlon in Triathlon and Aquabike.

She has also finished Top 10 in her AG at Ironman Wisconsin and competed for Team USA at Short Course Worlds in Hawaii and Switzerland.  She is a 3 time Master's Swimming Champion in the 50, 100 and 200 breastroke.

Karyn coaches with passion, excellent communication skills and a sense of humor.  She LOVES a challenge, and believes everyone can improve and/or learn how to swim!

Gretchan Jackson, Portland Oregon, USA:

Gretchan’s love of swimming is infectious!

A spark was ignited in 2014 when she plunged into her local river and discovered her love of swimming together outside with others.

Her admittedly ineffective freestyle stroke led her to the discovery of the Swim Smooth training, first as a self-taught swimmer and now as a Certified Swim Smooth Coach. Determined to master her own freestyle stroke, Gretchan has spent the last three years using the Swim Smooth methodology, improving her own Critical Swim Threshold Speed by over 20 seconds/100m and now she wants to help you do the same.

Tim Tandy, Mallorca, Spain :

Tim’s always had a passion for exploring human potential after being fascinated watching a firewalk as a small boy on the TV program Duncan Dares (he’s done nearly 80 of them now).

Discovering what people at the top of their game are doing and modelling it has been a key element to everything Tim does in his coaching.

I often tell the story of my own swim history. Having swam as a boy I arrived at the pool now in my 30s and thought how hard can this be? Two lengths later I got out totally exhausted. Perseverance improved my fitness but not my technique. So I joined a club, had lots of advice as to what I was doing wrong but unfortunately I had no idea how to correct it.

Having now raced multiple Ironman and qualified for the GB age group team I started from the same place where everyone starts and have experienced the same fears and frustrations.

"If I can just get through the swim? Then i’ll be fine"

"I can't do that race because I'm not a strong enough swimmer!"

"What if theres a wetsuit ban?!"

These are the statements I hear all the time. I'll give you the confidence, ability and tools for the swim to set you up for a great race!

For full information on all our Swim Smooth coaches and to find your local Swim Smooth Coach see:

And for more information on training to become a Swim Smooth coach:

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