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The Swim Smooth Learn To Swim Freestyle Program

Our new DVD based program for novice swimmers wanting to learn the freestyle stroke from scratch.

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Swim Smooth's Learn to Swim Freestyle Program
is an inspirational method of learning the freestyle stroke. With our help you can overcome the challenges and enjoy swimming smooth relaxed freestyle!

The Program is DVD based and built around a simple to follow 10 Step process. The 10 steps start by getting you used to the water and show you how to become comfortable and relaxed with your face in the water. Fundamental to the program is learning to breathe comfortably which can be disconcerting with the face-down nature of freestyle. We'll teach you how to do it easily.

Front Crawl is often used to describe Freestyle in the UK - it's exactly the same thing.

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After becoming comfortable in the water and learning breathing technique, the steps go on and slowly build you up and teach you the actions of the stroke. We will guide you through common problems and tell you what to focus on in your technique at every stage. Soon you'll be doing your first easy lengths, cruising up and down the pool.


You're going to love swimming freestyle once you've got the hang of it.

How do we do all this? We use a light sprinkling of Swim Smooth magic!

Hurdles and Challenges

There are several hurdles which every swimmer must overcome to learn freestyle:

- overcoming the anxiety of having your face in the water

- how to co-ordinate the movements of the stroke technique

- how to breathe when you are swimming face down

The 10 Steps have been carefully designed to help you overcome each of these hurdles. There are several special methods to help you unlearn the fear of swimming with your face underwater. These are very effective, especially for swimmers who thought they would never be able to swim freestyle. In fact we've tried these methods when coaching strong competition swimmers and improved their level of relaxation greatly too - everyone starts out with some level of anxiety in the water, it's entirely normal.

Instead of that, imagine being totally relaxed, fluid and effortless in the water - it's a wonderful feeling.

A DVD Based Program

If you only swim breast stroke at the moment, freestyle is going to feel great.

It's like going from walking to running - more rhythmical, more flowing, more powerful!

The program contains a full feature DVD in which Swim Smooth head coach Paul Newsome demonstrates the 10 Steps and teaches two total novice swimmers using the process. Watch them learning and practising. See their initial anxiety and witness their progress and what works for them. It's very revealing and inspirational too.

Once you have understood the process and our novice swimmers have inspired you, take the included session booklet to the pool. It's totally waterproof and is designed to take onto the poolside for you to follow step by step. Within the booklet are reminders of what to do at every step and lots of pictures for visual cues.

We Keeps Things Simple And Straightforward

The 10 step process is easy to understand and follow and it's fun too. We've developed and fine tuned the steps from teaching thousands of swimmers all around the world on our famous Swim Smooth courses and clinics. The process is totally unique, you won't find it anywhere else or at any swimming lessons at your pool.

Your Complete Solution

As with all Swim Smooth's products, the Learn To Swim Freestyle Program is much more than an instructional DVD. Included are:

• A waterproof session card booklet to take to the pool and refer to.

• A listen-along visualisation exercise to start un-programming anxiety.

• Exercises to help you develop a feel for the water.

• Land based exercises to develop the stroke technique and good swimming posture.

• Simple drills to build up the stroke step-by-step.

• Drill and swim demonstrations by expert swimmers to refer to.

• Classic pitfalls and problems, and how to overcome them.

• Clothing, equipment and how to use it.

• Detailed advice for a ‘buddy' you may have helping you at the pool.

Everything you need in one great package! All for £30, US$50 or AUS $50!

Note: Fins (flippers) are recommended for use with the program. Buying advice is contained within.

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GB £30 / US $45 / AUS $64 / Euro €39 / CAN $59

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EUR: €3.40, Asia: US$6.27

Not Sure You Can Do It?

Imagine being totally relaxed, fluid and effortless in the water - it's a wonderful feeling.

Some swimmers come to us after trying and failing to learn freestyle many times. Some even think they're "beyond help". Nothing could be further from the truth!

Learning to swim freestyle seems daunting at the outset. A common mistake many swimmers make is to just 'go for it' and try and swim the full stroke straight off. Some people do manage this after a struggle but it's very hard and most people end up failing and giving up.

To make learning freestyle easier you need to break things down into much smaller chunks so you can work on one thing at a time. Chunks such as learning a new movement or conquering some anxiety. That's exactly what we do in the 10 Steps.


Take the waterproof booklet poolside to remind yourself what to focus on.

Each step by itself is achievable and carefully designed to build you up and take you nearer your goal of swimming the full stroke.

Swimming Is About Technique, Not Strength

Did you know, you don't need to be fit or strong to swim freestyle? You just need a bit of good technique. This is why anyone can learn the stroke.

In fact we often find very fit swimmers use their strength too much. They can end up fighting the water which stops them developing a good stroke technique. Women often make excellent students, perhaps because they're good listeners and don't rely on brute force like many men do. Sorry boys!

So don't let any concerns about your fitness or strength hold you back, that's really nothing to worry about.

Going On To Be A Competitive Swimmer

Perhaps you have ambitions to compete at swimming or have a triathlon you would love to enter? Well, you're starting out in the right place.

As you probably know, Swim Smooth coach all levels of swimmers from beginners to elite. Our background is making competitive swimmers as fast as possible. This gives us a deep understanding of what is important in stroke technique for speed and efficiency.

As a beginner we don't want you to worry about speed yet but rest assured, we put a lot of thought into the Learn To Swim Program so that it lays all the foundations you need to go on and become an excellent competitve swimmer if you so wish. Put the right things in place from the outset and you'll progress much faster and more easily in the long run.


All Swim Smooth products come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Can I Really Learn To Swim From A DVD Based Program?

Yes you can. In fact, we guarantee it! We're so confident you'll love the program we guarantee your complete satisfaction. If you fail to learn freestyle, or are dissatisfied with the Learn To Swim Program in any way, return it to us and we'll give you a full no-quibble refund. Simple as that.

Challenge Yourself

So go on, challenge yourself today! With our help, you really can learn to swim freestyle. Flowing. Effortless. Relaxed. Swim Smooth!

Note: Fins (flippers) are recommended for use with the program. Buying advice is contained within.

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GB £30 / US $45 / AUS $64 / Euro €39 / CAN $59

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Shipping Costs:
UK: £1.90, USA: $6.27, Canada: CAD$6.27, Aus/NZ: AUD$8.36
EUR: €3.40, Asia: US$6.27

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Overview: SS Learn To Swim Freestyle Program

Description: A powerful but easy to follow method for learning to swim freestyle, structured into 10 steps. Gradually overcome fear of the water and become relaxed breathing. Then build up the stroke step by step.

For: Absolutely any adult of any age or ability who wants to learn freestyle.

Not For: Anyone who can swim the stroke for several laps at a time - you need our DVD Boxset instead.

Our Comment: Some of our very best coaching methods are for beginner swimmers and we've packed them all in here. Truly inspirational.

GB £30 / US $45 / AUS $64 / Euro €39 / CAN $59

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Already swimming freestyle?
You need our Swim Smooth DVD Boxset instead.

Breathe into the water.
Becoming comfortable breathing into the water is a very important skill to learn.
We'll show you how to do it, even if it's a scary thought right now.

"I strongly recommend anyone who cannot swim or is a weak swimmer to really consider using Swim Smooth's program. It's not always easy to get yourself started but the amount of personal satisfaction and confidence one gets from conquering this hurdle is endless. Conquer the fear, have faith, and be confident!"

Philip Psoras, Australia


Fancy giving triathlon a go but can't swim freestyle? Get off to a flying start with the SS Learn To Swim Freestyle Program!

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Purchase two or more Swim Smooth products and we'll discount your whole order

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Buy 2 Items & receive a 5% discount on your whole order

For instance buy our DVD boxset and a Tempo Trainer Pro
and you save: £3.55 / US$5.50 / AUS$5.50 / CAN$5.65 / €4.50

Buy 3 items & receive a 7% discount on your whole order

For instance buy our Learn To Swim Program, a Tech Toc and a pair of PT Paddles
and you save: £6 / US$8.90 / AUS$11.70 / CAN$9.65 / €7.70

Buy 4 or More Items & receive a 10% discount on your whole order

For example buy our DVD Boxset, a Tempo Trainer Pro, a Waterproof Training Plan and a pair of Freestyler Paddles and you save £11.50 / US$17.90 / AUS$17.90 / CAN$17.90 / €15.10

Your multi-buy discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart

Please Note: Multi-Buy Discounts Do Not Apply To Digital Downloads Such As The Mr Smooth Pro Consoles

More Swim Smooth Testimonials:

"I thought I could never feel this positive and enthusiastic about my swimming."

Jackie Colby, London

"Your video is the best investment I have made since I started doing triathlons."

Brian Zeidman, Florida

"The first time my swimming improved in 5 years was after buying the Swim Smooth DVD."

Brian New, L3 Coach, UK

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Important Notice: Shipping To The USA

We are shipping orders from the UK to the United States as normal but have been informed by the Royal Mail of some new security measures that have been introduced by United States Homeland Security to all mail entering the United States. These measures may mean a delay to your parcel arriving over the February / March period. Full details can be seen here.

Delivery to the United States is typically taking 2-3 weeks but in a few extreme cases has taken 5-6 weeks. We would like to appologise in advance if there is any delay to your parcel arriving but rest assured you will soon receive your delivery safe and sound.

If you have any questions about your order, please contact our sales team.

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We pride ourselves on great value shipping prices.
If you have a large order, please contact our sales team for a precise shipping quote.

We ship all our products from the UK because the UK postal system offers fast and great value shipping to the rest of the world.

Typical delivery times:

UK: 2-5 days ¹
United States and Canada: 7-10 days ¹
EU Europe: 3-7 days ¹
Australia / New Zealand: 7-10 days ¹
Asia: 10-21 days ¹

¹ Typical delivery times which we work very hard to achieve for you. Delays are rare but we must allow 28 days before a claim is made against the suspected loss of a parcel.

Over the last 6 years we've shipped thousands of packages to our customers in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. You can order from us safe in the knowledge that we have never left a single order unfullfilled anwhere in the world. We operate an extremely fast service and in the unlikely event we cannot send your parcel out on the next working day, we will inform you immediately by email.

If you have any questions about your order or our shipping policy, please contact our sales team.

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DVDs come in two formats, select the right one for your location:

• 'NTSC' is the format used in North America, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan.

• 'PAL' is used in almost everywhere else in the world including Western Europe, The UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Swim Smooth DVDs do not have any region code restrictions.

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Swim Smooth Multi Buy Discount

Purchase two or more Swim Smooth products and we'll discount your whole order

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Discounts are automatically calculated and shown in your shopping basket.

Buy 2 Items & receive a 5% discount on your whole order

For instance buy our DVD boxset and a Tempo Trainer Pro
and you save: £3.55 / US$5.50 / AUS$5.50 / CAN$5.65 / €4.50

Buy 3 items & receive a 7% discount on your whole order

For instance buy our Learn To Swim Program, a Tech Toc and a pair of PT Paddles
and you save: £6 / US$8.90 / AUS$11.70 / CAN$9.65 / €7.70

Buy 4 or More Items & receive a 10% discount on your whole order

For example buy our DVD Boxset, a Tempo Trainer Pro, a Waterproof Training Plan and a pair of Freestyler Paddles and you save £11.50 / US$17.90 / AUS$17.90 / CAN$17.90 / €15.10

Your multi-buy discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart

Please Note: Multi-Buy Discounts Do Not Apply To Digital Downloads, Wetsuits or Product Promotions

More Swim Smooth Testimonials:

"I thought I could never feel this positive and enthusiastic about my swimming."

Jackie Colby, London

"Your video is the best investment I have made since I started doing triathlons."

Brian Zeidman, Florida

"The first time my swimming improved in 5 years was after buying the Swim Smooth DVD."

Brian New, L3 Coach, UK

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Important Notice: Shipping To The USA

We are shipping orders from the UK to the United States as normal but have been informed by the Royal Mail of some new security measures that have been introduced by United States Homeland Security to all mail entering the United States. These measures may mean a small delay to your parcel arriving over the February period. Full details can be seen here.

We would like to appologise in advance if there is any delay to your parcel arriving but rest assured you will soon receive your delivery safe and sound.

If you have any questions about your order, please contact our sales team.

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Swim Smooth Shipping

Our Shipping Service Is Fast And Reliable

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We pride ourselves on great value shipping prices.
If you have a large order, please contact our sales team for a precise shipping quote.

We ship all our products from the UK because the UK postal system offers fast and great value shipping to the rest of the world.

Typical delivery times:

UK: 2-5 days ¹
United States and Canada: 7-10 days ¹
EU Europe: 3-7 days ¹
Australia / New Zealand: 10-15 days ¹
Asia: 10-21 days ¹

¹ Typical delivery times which we work very hard to achieve for you. Delays are rare but we must allow 28 days before a claim is made against the suspected loss of a parcel.

Over the last decade we've shipped tens of thousands of packages to our customers in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. You can order from us safe in the knowledge that we have never left a single order unfullfilled anwhere in the world. We operate an extremely fast service and in the unlikely event we cannot send your parcel out on the next working day, we will inform you immediately by email.

If you have any questions about your order or our shipping policy, please contact our sales team.

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DVDs come in two formats, select the right one for your location:

• 'NTSC' is the format used in North America, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan.

• 'PAL' is used in almost everywhere else in the world including Western Europe, The UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Swim Smooth DVDs do not have any region code restrictions.

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UK Tax Free Sales

Exports of HUUB Swimskins and Wetsuits to countries outside the European Union are exempt from UK VAT (sales tax) of 20%.

If you live in North America, South America, Asia, Australasia, India or Africa take advantage of this large saving by selected the EU Export option in the pull-down.

You'll find our international shipping is very fast and the charges very reasonable too. If you have any questions about your purchase or our international shipping service, please contact sales@swimsmooth.com or phone +44 1745 860680.


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Swim Smooth's Free Wetsuit Exchange Policy

Choosing the right size of any wetsuit is critical for comfort and performance, and that's true of HUUB wetsuits too.

For that reason Swim Smooth offer free exchange shipping on all HUUB suits. Try on your new suit when you receive it and if you would like to exchange it for another size, return it to us and we'll send out a replacement with free shipping. *

For our full guide on sizing and fitting your HUUB wetsuit: see here

Concerned about sizing or selecting your HUUB? We're friendly and here to help! Reach us on:

sales@swimsmooth.com
Call within the UK on: 01745 860680
Call internationally on: +44 1745 860680


IMPORTANT: DO NOT SWIM IN YOUR WETSUIT UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE FIT

Unfortunately once any wetsuit has been swum in (in the pool or open water) it is no longer new and cannot be exchanged.


* This offer applies to a first exchange only, multiple exchanges will incur shipping charges.

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See also: HUUB Sizing Chart

selecting your HUUB suit

Each HUUB wetsuit has been rigorously developed for a particular stroke style by expert swimming coaches Swim Smooth and heavily tested by real swimmers at their test centre in Perth, Western Australia. From a tailored buoyancy distribution to the unique X-O-Skeleton, bicep and calf releases, find the right suit for you and it will fit your individual stroke technique 'like a glove'!


Sinky Legged Swimmers

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Low lying legs in the water are a huge source of drag

Many triathletes without a swimming background suffer from low lying legs in the water creating a huge amount of drag. They also tend to cross-over the centre line in front of their head and drive their kick from the knee rather than the hip. Many good athletes suffer in this way and despite their power and strength on land find swimming a frustrating experience.

Experiences: You don't have a swimming background, find swimming with a pull buoy significantly easier and absolutely love swimming in a wetsuit!

Recommended suit: Archimedes 1/2 3:5, Aerious 1/2 3:5, Axena 3:5 or Aegis 3:5

The buoyancy distribution of these suit will be a revelation lifting your legs right up to the surface, significantly more than any other wetsuit on the planet. The X-O-Skeleton resists any cross-overs in your stroke and helps you swim much straighter in open water. The bicep and calf releases improve your pull and kicking technique for increased speed. These features add up to a stunning improvement in performance, finally giving you the rewards you deserve in the water.

Recommended for Swim Smooth Swim Types: Arnie, Arnette, Bambino


Female Swimmer With Good Natural Buoyancy

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Women naturally have a better buoyancy profile than men and find achieving a good body position much easier.

Women are a different shape to men (you might have noticed!) and have a different buoyancy profile which needs a unique approach to wetsuit design. Not only is the distribution different but most women are more naturally buoyant overall than men and so require a less buoyant suit.

Experiences: You may find swimming in a wetsuit a little awkward or unbalanced, and may struggle to get a good fit as traditionally wetsuits have been designed for men.

Recommended suit: Atana 3:3 / Aura 3:3

Something special and unique just for you ladies, the HUUB approach to your unique needs is a thinner suit with less buoyancy. Easier to get on and off, and leaves you feeling balanced in the water when you swim, just like you do in the pool. As a bonus the thinner material is more flattering too, avoiding that chunky look of men's suits!

Please note: Although more rare than with men, some female swimmers do have sinky legs, if you do choose an Axena 3:5 or Aegis 3:5.

Recommended for Swim Smooth Swim Types: Female Kicktastics, Overgliders and Bambinos.


Dominant Leg Kick Swimmers

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You rely on your kick but in a conventional wetsuit are brought so high at the rear you start to kick air.

Those with some swimming background as a junior often have quite a dominant leg kick when swimming. Without a wetsuit this kick keeps their legs high in the water but in a conventional suit the buoyancy in the hips and legs is too great and the legs are lifted so high the swimmer starts to kick air. Worse, being overly high at the rear leaves the swimmer feeling unbalanced and uncomfortable in their suit.

Experiences: You dislike wetsuit swimming and often feel unbalanced and restricted in a conventional suit. When training in the pool you may be slower with a pull buoy although this isn't always the case if you kick more from the knee than hip.

Recommended suit: male: Archimedes 1/2 4:4 or Aerious 1 4:4, female: Atana / Aura

These 4:4 and 3:3 (on the Atana / Aura) wetsuits have a neutral buoyancy profile so that you maintain the same body position in the water that you do without wearing a suit. This allows you to use your kick just as you would in the pool without lifting you too high at the rear so you start to kick air and lose stability. Using the exact same construction and technology as the 3:5's you have the perfect suit to maximise your speed.

Recommended for Swim Smooth Swim Types: Kicktastic


Long Over-Gliding Stroke Style

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Despite working on their stroke efficiency, many Overglider's legs sit low in the water

Despite working hard on creating a long efficient stroke, swimmers with a long pause and glide have quite a low body position in the water. Whilst not as low as the classic leg-sinkers they will still benefit hugely from the getting their legs higher in the water.

Experiences: Although you enjoy swimming in a wetsuit you may find you don't perform as well in open water relative to your peers as you do in the pool. Waves and chop from other swimmers tends to stall you in the pause and glide in your stroke and may knock you off balance.

Recommended suit: Archimedes 1/2 3:5, Aerious 1/2 3:5 or Aegis 3:5

You already benfit from swimming in a wetsuit but choosing a 3:5 will take your efficiency to a different level entirely locking your legs high up to the surface with its amazing buoyancy profile. The X-O-Skeleton maintains your stroke alignment so you cut through the water cleanly and keeps you tracking arrow straight between the buoys round the course. The bicep and calf releases make swimming in your HUUB much more like pool swimming, your kick and arm stroke feel loose and relaxed: amazing!

Recommended for Swim Smooth Swim Types: Overglider


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Every HUUB Suit was developed and tested with our elite athletes in Perth Australia for devastating speed.

Experienced Swimmer

Always near the front of the field, experienced swimmers have good stroke technique from their days as a junior swimmer. They already have a great body position in the water and although nobody's stroke is perfect they have only minor areas to tweak and improve.

Your experiences: Confident and capable, you are looking for a suit with the best materials and neutral buoyancy profile to transfer you pool speed across into open water.

Recommended suit: Archimedes 1/2 4:4 or Aerious 4:4

Fully featured HUUB suits employing a neutral buoyancy profile to maintain your horizontal body position without feeling unbalanced by shifting the buoyancy profile too much towards the rear. The X-O-Skeleton maintains your swimming posture and keeps your stroke perfectly aligned even if you fatigue during a race. The bicep and calf release system maintain the kick and catch technique you've refined over the years in the pool. The perfect suit to devastate the field!

Recommended for Swim Smooth Swim Types: Swinger, Smooth

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See also: Swim Smooth's full guide to selecting your HUUB suit

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