Swim Smooth Perth & Paul Newsome Testimonials
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Paul's coaching techniques, philosophies and apparent knowledge are outstanding. His video analysis on deck alone is remarkable. I have seen and witnessed many of the world's best coaches; there is no doubt that Paul will become one of them. His rapport with clients and children is only one thing that set him apart.
Bill Kirby OAM, Olympic Gold Medallist and proprietor of the Kirby-Swim swim school in Claremont.
Finally, a huge thanks to you for all your support and encouragement over the past 3 years. You've been an absolutely awesome coach. I've especially appreciated all your swim advice, i would've never dropped minutes like I have done without it, thank you!
Keira Macfarlane, Rottnest Double Record Holder
Coaching and athletic achievements aside, Paul is a great guy who really cares about the athletes training under him. Last night was a perfect example of this. In spite of extreme leg muscle soreness sustained from the City-to-Surf 12km Running Race (he could hardly walk), and driving wind and rain, Paul turned up to run us through over two hours of an outdoor circuit-training program. Such dedication goes far beyond simple remuneration, and can only be attributed to his love of the sport and desire to transfer his wealth of knowledge to those who he trains.
Ben Jarvis, former WA Young Australian of the Year
I believe Paul to be in a different league with regards to other swim coaches that I have trained under in the past. Paul is a unique as a coach due to his tertiary qualifications in sports science. His understanding of physiology allows him to coach and instruct at a far more scientific level than any of my previous coaches. His enthusiasm and understanding of sports psychology is highly motivating, these attributes combined with his understanding of physiology and advanced training techniques and his own elite level talent in the separate and combined sports of triathlon makes him truly a great coach. In one-on-one personal swim training, Paul is able to explain the physics behind good swim technique while being able to put his own personal experience into the instruction. This is a formidable combination and will ultimately raise the standard of swimming (especially in relation to triathlon) in Australia.
Wayne Galea, Principle Process Engineer for GRD Minproc and Triathlete
Paul has an excellent rapport with young people and those of all ages. His relaxed, friendly but knowledgeable manner encourages students to ask questions and feel comfortable about trying the sport of triathlon. Paul has been extremely easy to work with and communicates in a positive, non-threatening manner with both students and colleagues alike.
Mel Farley, former Triathlon Western Australia's Secretary on behalf of the then-President Mark Batten
I have witnessed the changes to the Stadium Triathlon Club and to its members since Paul joined and became STC's coach (2002 to 2005), taking the club and individuals to new heights of achievement. Paul's ability to coach athletes from the Junior and Novice ranks to the Elite levels in WA has been unquestionable. With the dedication he has shown in promoting the Sport and in coaching he is elevating depth of competition and increasing enjoyment of the Sport by individuals.
Stuart Fuller, Chair of Triathlon Australia's Technical Committee
Whilst working at Challenge Stadium, Paul was a genuine hard working young man and valuable employee who went about his tasks efficiently and with initiative.
Mr. Robert Verboon, former Centre Manager, Challenge Stadium
Paul is a very motivating and encouraging coach and approaches his work with true professionalism.
Lauren Jones, Ironman Triathlete and 20-24 Age Group Champion at the Busselton Ironman 2004
Paul is a very friendly and positive person who finds no difficulty meeting new people and always greets them with a smile.
Pierre Sylvain, Health and Fitness Coordinator, Challenge Stadium
I have been extremely impressed with Paul's professionalism, knowledge and advanced training techniques, which have been designed specifically for the sport of triathlon and look forward to working with him in the foreseeable future.
Graeme Uren, Ironman Triathlete
Thanks again Paul! You're an inspiration of what real genuine people should be!
As a very "passive" member of STC it is very apparent that you have been a great source of energy and enthusiasm to many at the Stadium Tri Club. Whilst I am not actively involved I can see what you have done for others and your departure will be a great loss to the local scene. We need guys like you.
Bob de la Motte
With such a supportive, energetic and inspirational coach, it's no wonder that the SHIM group did so well in Busselton, I'm just sorry that my Forster training program prevented me from being a part of what from all accounts was a wonderfully friendly and supportive training group. I think that it goes without saying that you will be sadly missed by all and Stadium really won't be the same without you. With all of your energy and enthusiasm, the world truly is your oyster and I've no doubt that your path will be an incredible and enjoyable adventure.
Although I didn't train with your squad much whilst I was in Perth last year you certainly were very friendly and very enthusiastic. (I could go on but no doubt you have been told that you are very good at coaching but also as a person - something some coaches just can't do!) No doubt Stadium Tri will miss you.
Christina Van der Hulst
Your wonderful coaching style will be missed, especially by the WAG ladies!
What can we say? For me Paul you have greatly enhanced my athletic experience, both enjoyment and performance wise. You brought a much needed breath of fresh air to the scene in Perth, and dragged many of us to new levels. Thanks so much.
Congratulation on a job well done in Perth.
Darren Sergeant, Australian Olympic Team Podiatrist
I just wanted to wish you all the best and good luck for your soon to be adventure. From what I have heard from both kids, parents, TWA you were a fantastic coach and am sure you will be sorely missed by all in WA Triathlon Community and also the local leisure centres. Thanks for all your hard work with TRYstars in its first year. Once again WA leads the way with the program enjoying great success and the opportunities the clubs and TWA provides to the kids.
Shellee Duncan, Triathlon Australia
You have been terrific - you always seem to have a smile on your face. But I am sure you will excel wherever you are.
Elicia Kennedy, The West Australian
Hi Paul - just wanted to say thanks for taking the time and trouble to explain to everyone for coming to your decision to move on - it is really very much appreciated and although I for one, selfishly would love you to stay, we know you have made the right decision - the world is out there waiting for you!! I know we will still be seeing you between now and the end of May but I would just like to say how much I have got out of the Tuesday and Thursday "WAG" sessions over the last 3 years. You have an amazing capacity to make everything seem achievable - I can't tell you how many times I have dragged myself along to swimming, particularly on those cold, wet, winter days, feeling like swimming was the last thing I felt like doing, but somehow after an hour of you working your magic, I leave feeling like I can conquer the world - or at the very least, the next triathlon!! You have a wonderful gift Paul and it will take you anywhere (and hopefully maybe back to Perth!). Of course we have all made some lasting friendships too from the Tuesday and Thursday sessions - the friendship and camaraderie (and occasional competitive rivalry!) always provides a welcome boost to the day.
We think your attitude as a coach is fantastic, you are very positive and encouraging and are able to support all levels of athlete, which is a very important skill.
Anna and David Price, Kalgoorlie
You are worth your weight in gold!