Sasha Leigh – Sponsored Swimmer Update

Sasha Leigh – SWS Sponsored Swimmer 2016 Jason’s asked me to write a little intro and update as to what I’m doing and why. So here goes. It all started when I was diagnosed last year with multiple sclerosis. It was a shock, but it also explained some very weird...

The Washing Machine Effect

The Washing Machine Effect  – Swim Starts and Finishes for Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Jason Tait, South West Swim Coaching & Retail The start of a race is for some, the most daunting aspect of the race, a mass of bodies, arms and legs flailing...

i-swam 13-05-2016

This weeks I-Swam set is more of a We-Swam.  This set got some good feedback from our pure technique squad session this week so I have decided to send it out for you to try. The sets focus is on good alignment, symmetry and body position.  Finishing with a few timed...

i-swam 06-05-2016

This week its a nice simple set using our CSS paces at CSS 0, but it will be very tough.  Can you survive the whole distance?.  All sets are performed with 1 BEEP recovery only.  This is a nice endurance set with a mix of threshold pace and spurts of above threshold....

i-swam 29-04-2016

Welcome to this weeks I-Swam set.  This week we performed a skills pyramid in the pool, rising from 100m through to 600m and back again. Feel free to tweak these distances to meet your own session time, for example build in 50m additional increments instead of...

i-swam 21-03-16

After the hectic period of school holidays the i-swum set is back, as I can get back to the lap pool and swim :). Todays I-Swim set is designed to work the body posture and position and the front of the stroke, we have also chucked in some speed work and open water...

I-swam

I-Swam, Rotation Drill Pyramid This week its not so much an I-Swam set, as I took a CSS test on Monday, knocking 2.8 seconds off per 100m, so I am very happy with this. So for this weeks set I have looked up and re-worked an older squad homework set that was being...

I swam…………

If you fancy a nice little tough set to challenge the body and mind try this little number that I swam on Monday.  Use your CSS pace +4 (25m pool you would add 4 seconds to your Base CSS, (for ref 0.25 per length added to the tempo trainer = 1 second over 100m).  I...

Swim Smooth Australia 2016 – Week 2

  Well, its been an interesting week or so back in the UK, which is why this second instalment about my trip has been delayed slightly.  When flying to Australia I found the jet lag quite bad, but manageable.  I could still get on with daily life (albeit adjusted to...

A year on

11th November, A year ago today marks the first anniversary of the BEST professional thing that happened to me. I decided to build South West Swim into a full time business. Gone were the days of being paid by an employer helping make somebody else’s dreams come...

Windermere End to End Swim 2015

This is the story of my Windermere solo swim on Sept 10th 2015.  Many of my swimmers have asked me to give them as much information as possible, so it’s a fairly long read but I hope you enjoy it and get something out of it. Background Windermere has alway held...

Swim Straight & Pace Right

Swim Straight & Pace Right Jason Tait, South West Swim Coaching & Retail   Last week we wrote about the start and finish of an event, see The Washing Machine – Swim starts and Finishes. In the second part of our race skills blogs we are going to look...