Swim Smooth

The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes

Paul Newsome, Adam Young

Date Published :
June 2012
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Illustration :
447 color photos and 43 diagrams
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ISBN : 9781119963196
Pages : 253
Dimensions : 9.96 X 7.68 inches
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ISBN : 9781119968054-epub

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Transform your technique in the water and become a better swimmer with this remarkable new approach to freestyle swimming, suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced, as well as swimming coaches. Aimed at both fitness and competitive swimmers, it explains what makes a successful stroke and how to develop your own swimming style.

The Swim Smooth approach, developed by consultants to the gold medal winning British Triathlon team, helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your stroke and provides drill and training tips to make the most of your time in the water. It accepts differences in individual swimmers and shows you how to understand the fundamentals of swimming to find a style that works for you.

Technique, fitness training, racing skills and open water swimming are all covered, with photographs and 3D graphics helping you to put theory into practice.

Swim efficiently. Swim fast. Swim Smooth.

About The Author

Paul's life in competitive swimming started at the age of 7. At 17 he was introduced to the sport of Triathlon and switched to elite triathlon competition. He joined the UK's World Class Potential program at Bath University whilst studying for his Sports Science Degree. During this period he became British Universities Triathlon Champion and came 11th at the World Student Games. At this time Paul discovered his real passion for teaching and coaching, finding that he loved sharing his knowledge with friends and training partners. After graduating Paul began full time swimming and triathlon coaching in Australia and in 2004 launched Swim Smooth. The knowledge and techniques that Paul spreads through Swim Smooth were developed through one to one coaching of over 5000 swimmers and many hundreds more in his triathlon and swimming squads. Swim Smooth are consultants to British Triathlon. Paul was swum the English Channel and continues to compete in open water swimming events, notably winning the Round Manhattan Swimming Race in 2013.

A former age group triathlete and swimmer, Head Coach Adam Young became a partner in Swim Smooth in 2008 and heads up Swim Smooth's coaching in the UK. Adam is the brains behind Mr Smooth, most of what you see of Swim Smooth's websites and the forthcoming Swim Smooth app.


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