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Pool Squad CoachingSwim Smooth Pool Squads

We believe we think differently when it comes to pool training, and our swimmers seem to agree, both new and established. We train athletes from the early stages of their front crawl development through to Ironman athletes and long distance and channel swimmers………… and everything in between.

We have had huge success with our athletes using our methods.  We are Swim Smooth Certified (Jason Tait, Head Coach) and separate our sessions into the different aspects of training.

We offer 5 Pool Squad sessions that are based in Swindon:

  • Our three Mid Week evening sessions are all about technique and getting the movements in your stroke refined and correct (Tuesdays and Thursdays).
  • Our Friday morning squad ups the pace with either a Red Mist or Endurance technique set, which will use CSS paces to work your endurance and pacing skills.
  • Our popular Sunday squad takes a little of all our sessions on a weekly basis for a rounded training plan.  This would include our Cross training and Open Water Pool Sets.

You can book onto sessions via our Mobile app (Apple and Android devices, search South West Swim in the app or play store) or online at www.booking.southwestswim.co.uk.  Our squad sessions are flexible and you can use the app or online system to cancel out of sessions if you cannot attend, rebook or book additional sessions (cancelation terms apply).

Special Offers

Recommend a friend to us and receive a session credit to your account. If they book a block of 5 sessions or more you will get an additional session credit on your account.  Just let us know your friends name and a credit will be added to your account.

Book at www.booking.southwestswim.co.uk under Swim Smooth Pool Squads, or on the Mobile App for Android or Apple devices.

Swim Smooth Pure Technique Squad - Tuesday Technique, Mixed ability, highly focused swim technique sets

Tuesday Pool Squad Technique, Fitness and Open Water skills
Location: Swindon
Time: Tuesdays 8-9pm (Set 1) and 9-10pm (Set 2)

Coached By: Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach

A focused technique session to make your stroke better and more efficient over the winter.  This session will be highly technique driven but in turn will build fitness and speed.  Training is based on Swim Smooth methods and we will also be teaching key open water skills to add that South West Swim twist.

On a Tuesday we will run two different sets, Set 1 & Set 2.  This means athlete brave enough to take on 2 hours of swimming can do so, back to back.

The Technique sessions will be designed to complement our Friday & Sunday squad session so you can partake in 1 or both types with a structured progression (dependant on availability).

In order to get the best out of the session a pool kit will be required (its not 100% vital but will help).   Book Now

Swim Smooth Pure Technique Squad - Thursday Technique, Mixed ability, highly focused swim technique sets

Thursday Pool Squad – Pure Technique, Fitness and Open Water skills
Location: Swindon
Time: Thursdays 8-9pm
Coached By: Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach

A focused technique session to make your stroke better and more efficient.  This session will be highly technique driven but in turn will build fitness and speed.  Training is based on Swim Smooth methods and we will also be teaching key open water skills to add that South West Swim twist.  The Thursday session will use either set 1 or 2 from our Tuesday Pure Technique set, meaning athletes have the opportunity to take both sessions during the week and perform a different session.

The Technique sessions will be designed to complement our Sunday squad session so you can partake in 1 or both types with a structured progression (dependant on availability).

In order to get the best out of the session a pool kit will be required (its not 100% vital but will help).   Book Now

Swim Smooth Friday Squad, session type RED MIST or Technique Endurance

Friday Pool Squad – RED MIST / Endurance Technique
Location: Swindon
Time: Fridays 6-7am

Coached By: Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach

A hard and fast session, but within ALL athletes abilities as paces are calculated on YOUR CSS pace.  This session will be highly driven and use CSS or RED MIST pacing from your tempo trainer, this will build endurance, fitness and speed getting you race ready.

This session will alternate between a RED MIST set and a Endurance Technique Set to give a well rounded training approach.  Expect a great wake up call, lots of team working and improved endurance, speed and skills in your swimming.

Tempo trainers are provided but we highly recommend this pete of equipment if you also train outside of our sessions.

This session will be designed to complement our other squads so you can partake in all our session types with a structured progression (dependant on availability).

In order to get the best out of the session a pool kit will be required (its not 100% vital but will help).   Book Now

Swim Smooth Pacing, Endurance & Open Water Skills - Sunday Squad

Sunday Pool Squad – Fitness, Endurance, Technique & Open Water Skills (rotating session types)
Location: Swindon
Time: Sundays 15:00-16:30 (with optional 30min extra non coached pool time from 16:30-17:00 where available)
Coached By: Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach
Our Sunday Squad runs year round, in Spring / Summer between 15:00-16:30 (this may change to 2 x 60minute squads during winter periods).  As with all our sessions this squad is multi ability so various levels of athlete take part.  The Sunday squad can focus on all aspects of your swim from pacing and longer distance swims, Shorter sprint sessions, Technique sessions as well as open water skills and occasional cross training sets (a swimmers favourite).

We use CSS based training methods so tempo trainers are well used, session distances can vary from 2km to 4km.  We encourage all abilities of swimmer so don’t let speed and distances worry you as we write different versions of the set for different ability groups.

In order to get the best out of the session a pool kit will be required (its not 100% vital but will help).   Book Now

Costs
Single Session PAYG
£10.00
5 Session PAYG (BLUK)
£42.50
10 Session PAYG (03mth EXPIRY)
£82.00
25 Session PAYG (BLUK)
£205.00
50 Session PAYG (BLUK)
£400.00
100 Session PAYG (BLUK)
£750.00
BLUK = But Let Us Know, meaning you have flexibility in cancelling individual sessions but you just let us know within the given time scales or your account will be charged.
IMPORTANT - Pool Kit Required

Recommended kit to bring to a session:

  • Paddles (pref FINIS Freestyler paddles and Finis Agility Paddles)
  • Fins (to aid kick drills)
  • Pull Buoy
  • Finis Tempo Trainer Pro
  • Nice to have item – Centre Snorkel (to aid body position drills)

Kit can be purchased (if needed) from our online store at www.southwestswim.co.uk/store, please let us know if you find it cheaper elsewhere and we will try our best to match.  It must be noted that you may not be able to use some of this kit in your own public sessions, this is very much dependant on your pool policies.
In addition to the above the other item I would highly recommend is a Finis Tempo Trainer Pro as this will help build pacing skills into your swimming and is a good aid to guide and build fitness levels.  We will occasionally use these in our Sunday squad sessions for our fitness and pacing sets.  Again, this tool is not vital but will help you dramatically and become your best ever training buddy outside of our coached sessions).  This product is available through South West Swim here.

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