NEW TO SOUTH WEST SWIM SQUADS?  Grab our “Try Us Out’ 4 session pack to enable you to get a taste of what we do/
An amazing offer to get you into our Pool Group Swims / Swim squads.  Swimming with a group of likeminded individuals can make a huge difference to your swimming.  We encourage and support all the way, from our coaching to you fellow swim squad members.

We are  always expanding our pool squads and we want you to see and feel what we do to make sure we fit your expectations.  Swimmers who have not swum in the pool with us before can sign up for 4 pool sessions for just £24, thats much cheaper than a public swim but with Swim Smooth: The World’s Most Passionate Swim Coaching! Certified Coaching icing the top of your swim cake.  Book below selecting the special Try Us Out pricing option.  If you want to find out about our pool squads and the way we train see our Blog Post Here


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Pool Squad CoachingSwim Smooth Pool Squads – A choice from 6 Sessions a week to help refine and develop all aspects of your swimming, supported by your coach, squad mates and the Swim Smooth Guru.  Swim once a week or as often as you like, the choice is yours.  Our PAYG system ensures you only pay for the sessions you want to book into.

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 so you get the most out of each session and you’re training week.

Sessions can be purchased either as one session only, through to session credit blocks of 5, 10 or 25.  This means you can join (depending on availability) any of our squad sessions to meet your training needs or work / life / training balance.

We offer 6 Pool Squad sessions per week (5 in Spring Summer) that are based in Swindon, see booking screen below.


NEW SQUAD FEATURE:  As part of our squads you will also get exclusive squad access to the Swim Smooth guru website.  This amazing tool will allow you to look at key drill videos to make sure you are doing them correctly, get an understanding of key concepts of your swimming and allow interaction between yourself and coach both before and after your sessions.  Access will be granted on a monthly basis.


AGE:  Our pool squad sessions are focused on Adult Swimmers and Triathletes.  We operate an age policy of:
a) Swimmers need to be 14 years or older to join and meet the criteria of the session with a parent swimming in the same session
b) Swimmers aged 16 years and over meeting the squad criteria may swim by themselves in the session
c) We may have swimmers in the session who are younger than 14, this is done on a case by case basis of ability and maturity to handle the sessions, these swimmers are usually those whom the lead coach has already coached or assessed in either a junior, club or 1-2-1 session and deemed suitable for our squad swimming..  A parent MUST swim in the same session with the swimmer in these cases and the swimmer would be of a county level standard as a minimum.

Swim Smooth Monday Movers - Technique Endurance Squad (Starts April 1st)

Monday Movers Squad  – Technique Endurance
Location: Swindon, Health Hydro
Time: Mondays 6-7am

a dedicated “Technique Endurance” session. These sessions are a halfway-house between Pure Technique sessions (which we hold on a Tuesday & Thursday) and the fast paced “Red Mist” Endurance Sessions or CSS pacing sessions, which we deliver on a Friday.  The addition will be a great way to add in an element of structured endurance work without being quite so “scary” as a full-blown Red Mist session. 
The new slot is not a replacement for the other sessions you may come to see us for, as they will all work a different focus of the front crawl stroke. The addition of the Monday morning slot will blend nicely with either the Pure Technique Sessions in the week (as the swimmer would get some longer distance work in), and would be a huge complement to those who come to our ever popular Friday blasts (as you would gain the elements of technique thrown into the new session).  The session would be part of your standard squad credit packs, so you can just book on freely as with all our current pool sessions.


The Technique Endurance sessions will be designed to complement our Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday squad sessions 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 - Tuesdays (x2) and Thursdays (x1), 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)
Thursdays 8-9pm (Set 1)
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 delivered by Jason Tait, certified Swim Smooth Coach and will focus on low mileage but great form and technical learning.  We will also be teaching key open water skills during some sessions to add that South West Swim open water 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.  Thursday sees a repeat of Tuesdays set 1, enabling those swimmer who want to join both days a variation of workout.  this squad undertakes a CSS Benchmark test every 8 weeks approx, and we will also run Open Water technique sets through the winter months.

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 Early Risers Friday Squad - RED MIST or Threshold Development (CSS)
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 Sunday Squad - A varied session with a different weekly focus

Sunday Pool Squad – Fitness, Endurance, Technique & Open Water Skills (rotating session types)
Location: Swindon
Time: Sundays 15:45-16:45
Coached By: Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach
As with all our sessions this squad is multi ability so various levels of athlete take part.  The Sunday squad has a different swimming skills focus every week, getting attention to all aspects of your swimming 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

Try Us Out Special – 4 sessions
£24.00 (will only show for swimmers not attending a pool squad session before, if you have had another session type with us before you are still eligible for this offer, however please contact us to arrange)
Standard Pricing
Single Session PAYG
5 Session PAYG (BLUK)
10 Session PAYG (03mth EXPIRY)
25 Session PAYG (BLUK)
PAYG (BLUK) =Pay As You Go,  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.  
With our Session you book your squad in advance and you can cancel at any time up to 24 hours before the start time at no cost.  Cancellations for any reason (including illness) within the 24 hour start time are charged as if you attended the session. 
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, 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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