Swim Types is Swim Smooth's exciting new coaching system.
It shows you the six distinct styles in which people swim freestyle.
Identify your type and we'll show you how to swim faster and more efficiently for your body type, strength, gender and experience.
A truly INDIVIDUAL approach to your swimming!
WHAT'S YOUR SWIM TYPE?
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As swimming coaches ourselves, we understand the challenges and frustrations coaching can present.
Whether you're an experienced coach or just starting out, on this site you'll find resources and insight to develop your coaching.
Don't miss our stroke correction hierarchy, our discussion of contentious issues in swimming and our innovative Swim Type System. Also, we'd like to invite you to join our Coaches Network - a way of meeting and sharing experiences with other coaches around the world.
Swim Smooth's over-riding objective is to lift the level of swimming knowledge around the world. Please join us in this quest: "The World Needs Better Swimming!"
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Open water is a passion for all the SS team
All Swim Smooth coaches are competitive triathletes or open water swimmers. Rest assured, SS coaching will perfectly place you for getting the best out of yourself in open water swimming and triathlon.
Swimming in open-water can be very different to swimming in the clear still waters of your local swimming pool. Besides the technical adjustments that you need to make to your stroke technique (we'll show you how), the biggest factor for many people is adjusting to this strange environment and overcoming the fear and anxiety that it often represents. By following our 5 simple tips you can master the transition from pool to open-water.
Continue to the full article: triathlon and open water swimming.
Hi and welcome to Swim Smooth!
Would you love to be able to swim freestyle effortlessly up and down the pool? Wondering if you could ever really do it?
We believe that anyone can, with the right help.
We'll lead you through learning the good stroke technique step by step and help overcome any anxiety or fear you might have.
We have some new trend setting methods for over-coming fear and learning to relax with your face in the water. They really can work wonders!
Take a look at our rather special Learn To Swim Program. It's relaxed, straightforward and inspirational!
Swim Smooth are specialists in helping beginners learn and improve their freestyle swimming. You'll find our techniques fun, inspiring and rewarding. There's no better time to learn to Swim Smooth!
Times Online article about the importance of swimming technique.
Are you a triathlete who wants to swim faster? You can swim freestyle but want to improve your stroke technique? You're in the right place! Swim Smooth are experts at helping you improve your freestyle technique and do the right training.
Have a browse through our Know-How for Intermediate Swimmers right here on the site. There's loads of free articles answering all your questions about how to improve your swimming.
Covered in depth are:
You'll soon see there's a lot more to us than just the Mr Smooth animation!
Three things you should know about us:
1) We tailor our coaching and techniques to your individual needs.
2) We don't believe in a technique only approach. We'll show you how to strike the best balance of fitness and technique training for better results. Please don't become a swimming technique hermit - it's very bad for your swimming!
3) We have strong ideas but we're not dogmatic - we have a free-thinking, open minded approach.
Welcome to Swim Smooth!
Swimming companies don't tailor to strong swimmer's needs right? Wrong! We do.
We coach strong squad swimmers every day and have real expertise in helping you guys become even faster still.
We have technique advice especially for you. Need to tidy up your stroke a bit? Use our Swim Smooth DVD boxset - it includes plenty of advanced material for you to tune up your stroke and improve your feel for the water. You'll also be brought bang up to date with the latest in stroke technique knowledge and methods.
Any shoulder injury problems or niggles? Check out this technique article.
We have also developed advanced-level versions of our training plans which break the monotony of swim training.
Developed specifically for your needs they'll challenge you in ways you didn't expect.
One more unmissable swimming technique article: you may be good but you can always be faster!
Swim Smooth is an innovative swimming company. Our specialism is helping swimmers of any type or level improve. It's our life's work in fact!
We host a coaching network on a private area of our forum. This allows us to share our knowledge and experiences with other coaches. If you do the same, everyone will benefit. If you are a coach or a prospective coach, get involved today!
Also make sure you sign up for our blog called Feel For The Water and indicate you are a coach when you do so.
We'll keep you up to date with our coaching bulletins discussing our methods and some exciting new techniques we have in the pipeline.
You'll have seen the Mr Smooth swimming animation above but have you checked out the Mr Smooth Pro Console? Give your swimmers a real advantage by using it alongside your coaching.
Also don't miss our key stroke technique article The SS Stroke hierarchy. It's our way of explaining what order you should fix stroke issues in. Neat!
The new Finis Swimsense, now on sale in our Swim Shop.
A long stroke isn't always better:
Do you zig-zag in open water?:
Our study of World Champion Jodie Swallow's stroke:
Olympic Gold Medallist Bill Kirby's stroke (from our DVD Boxset) :
Pro Triathlete And Ironman Winner Scott Neyedli's Stroke:
Relative Beginner? You'd do well to replicate Hannah's very tidy stroke: