WELCOME TO SWIM SMOOTH
We are Swim Smooth - the worlds leading authority in adult swim coaching!
We offer swim coaching for adults from the ages of 18 and from the total beginner to the professional triathlete, all within our uniquely supportive training environment.
Powered by the world renowned Swim Smooth coaching system, we work with a huge range of ability levels across 100+ triathletes, pool and open water swimmers per week without bias unless of course you're a breaststroker then you might be subject to a little heckling here and there!.
Alongside our weekly squad sessions that cover all your training needs for any freestyle event, we offer our premium 1-2-1 Video Analysis and Stroke Correction Sessions for those requiring a little extra special attention for their stroke technique. We fundamentally believe that every swimmer in our squad is an individual and should be treated as such.
Our Swim Types coaching system recognises that we are all built differently, that we come from a wide range of swimming backgrounds and experiences and even varied learning styles too. We're not all 6ft 6in tall with the wingspan of an albatross and a swimming resumé that might make even Thorpie wince. Nor are we all training solely for pool swimming - which is VERY different from swimming well in the open water - so why should we all be coached in the same way? We feel you shouldn't, and you won't.
If you want the highest quality swim coaching known to fishkind and are serious about improving your enjoyment and swimming efficiency for whatever purpose, then Swim Smooth Channel Islands is for you!
1-2-1 Video Analysis & STROKE CORRECTION
Make the change your hard work and dedication deserves by investing in our most premium and internationally acclaimed service - a private 1-2-1 Video Analysis and Stroke Correction Session with Swim Smooth's Channel Islands Head Coach & Founder, Russ Smith.
A Swim Smooth video analysis consultation is perfect if you have unanswered questions about why you might have plateaued-off with your performance, or even if what you're doing in your swim training sessions is the most efficient way for you to personally improve. This session is suitable for any level of swimmer - from those of you learning to swim the freestyle stroke for the first time, to those looking to break world records (and everywhere in between!).
You cannot undervalue how important it is to get yourself off on the right track even if you are just getting into swimming. Don't waste hours of your time thrashing up and down the pool with poor technique.
Let us guide you through a comprehensive 75-minute consultation which includes:
Complete HD video capture;
Full recorded analysis to take home on a special USB drive for later review;
A thorough stroke correction component with radio assisted communication between your coach and you whilst totally submerged in the water;
And a take home training plan to ensure you maximise your application of your new strokes going forwards.
This really is "the bomb" with 1,000s of swimmers around the world having dramatically improved their swimming from just one or two sessions 1-2-1 Video Analysis Sessions.
Swim Smooth Guernsey Squad Sessions
The Technique Session is a great way to start your week. The emphasis is on a lot of drill and technique work with plenty of recovery and tips on how to refine your individual stroke. A common mistake many people make is to rush through the exercises to try to keep up with the others in the lane. Don’t! There is not need to do this. Take your time and focus on YOU! Leave the ego in the locker room and give your stroke the TLC it deserves.
CRITICAL SWIM SPEED or the Fresh & Fruity Sessions
Regarding becoming a better swimmer, your stroke technique is very important but so too is your fitness.
Without a good level of swimming fitness you won’t be able to sustain your stroke technique over distance, leading to that horrible feeling of your stroke ‘falling apart’.
The key to developing fitness specific to swimming is to introduce the right sort of training so that you can simultaneously improve your stroke technique and fitness. The best way to do that is using something called Critical Swim Speed (CSS) training.
Even if you are relatively new to swimming freestyle, don’t be afraid to introduce some CSS sets into your swimming routine, your swimming will come on leaps and bounds! CSS training is Swim Smooth’s preferred form of fitness training set for distance swimmers and triathletes.
It gives you the biggest bang for your training buck and also has a strong focus on developing your pacing skills – which are critical to swimming as fast and efficiently as possible. Swimmers moving from conventional masters training to CSS sets normally see improvements in their distance performances after just a few weeks, which is very motivating in its own right.
THE INFAMOUS RED MIST SESSION
Red Mist is a great way to boost your specific endurance ability, and really suit anyone competing regularly in events of 1500m and above, or simply for sado-masochists who like a good solid work out!
A Red Mist session is a long, hard endurance session, but it will tap into a variety of energy systems from endurance up to and including threshold pace. Really the term “Red Mist” simply implies the feeling that you will get from performing one of these sessions as it’s very easy to lose control of your emotional state when working consistently hard over a long period of time and start to see “red”! As such, learning to control this is very much a part of the session.
This session was designed to replicate the sensation of completing an Ironman-distance type of event (3.8km) where a solid (but not super-fast) pace is maintained over a long distance, often with very little in the way of a proper warm-up. Enjoy, you’re going to love them if you just give them a go!
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WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe that each swimmer is unique and an individual.
The Swim Types coaching style recognises that we are all built differently and come from different swim backgrounds. Therefore no cookie cutter or one size fits all programs here.
Every drill, session and analysis has a specific purpose to improve your technique or build your specific swim fitness. No garbage workouts or fluff here. Just focused driven and progressive training that produces measurable results.
Our Swim Types system allows our coaches to work out exactly what stroke technique suggestion and what training volume / frequency / intensity is right for you – not only that, we know how to communicate that with you better than any other swim coaching program you will find.
In short, if you consider individuality important and like the notion that you will always be addressed by your own name not “you over there!” then you’re onto a winner with us!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"The main bonus which I love about SS is the structure of sessions and building towards the stroke in a gradual way which allows development of the stroke and celebrates great technique reinforcement even at slow speed to get it right first time. Love the flexibility in your session, the system is key for me.."
LUCY LE COCQ
" I love your technique tuition, as well as the motivation to do a distance each time that I would not probably push myself to complete on my own"