Coach the Swimmer, Not The Stroke.

At South West Swim we know and understand that not everybody swims the same.  You can see this for yourself by looking at elite athletes, Rebecca Adlington with her smooth effortless stroke and the Brownlee Brothers with their fast paced, untidy style.  However both of these strokes are effective and efficient for the individuals concerned.

We coach using the Swim Types system that gives greater flexibility and understanding to how any individual swims, some people are simply the Rebecca’s of this world, others are the Brownlees.

South West Swim offer a variety of sessions to help build and develop your swimming and / or confidence in the water.  We can draw from our vast range of event experiences and coaching expertise to develop your swim in a constructive and progressive way.

Our sessions include:

  • Swim Smooth Advanced Video Analysis and Stroke Correction in our Private Endless Pool
  • Pool or Open Water based 1-2-1 sessions (Endless Pool or Lake)
  • Swim Smooth Pool Squads based in Swindon
  • Open Water Squads based in the Cotswolds
  • Bespoke Sessions for Swim & Tri Clubs or Small Groups / Corporate
  • Workshops and Clinics
  • We will also be offering swim camps at various times of the year

AB5V2865South West Swim coaching sessions are led by Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach and one of the South West Regions ONLY fully qualified ASA & STA Open Water Specialist Coaches.  Jason is also a fully qualified ASA Level 2 Teacher & Coach, a qualified STA Open Water Coaching Tutor.  Jason has also worked with the STA to rewrite the Award winning STA Open Water coaching course, alongside some of the top figures and organisations in Open Water swimming.

We coach all levels of athletes form those just starting out on their front crawl journey, to fitness swimmers, marathon swimmers and Ironman athletes (and all in-between).  We also sponsor various athletes including world champions, national champions and GB age groupers.  All of our athletes are given the same focus in our sessions to make then the very best they can be.

From a personal point, Jason is an Open Water swimmer himself with success at County level (ASA Wilts open water age group winner 2014).  Jason is also an accomplished marathon and long distance swimmer with swims including Windermere, Henley Bridge to Bridge and numerous 10km marathon swims, plus experience dabbling in Triathlon up to Middle (Half Iron) Distance.

Please see the pages under our coaching section for details on all our  services, I am sure you will find something that meets your needs but please contact us if you have a requirement we have not covered, or if you want to discuss your needs or our sessions.