Encouraging and supplementing young club swimmers along their swim pathways
South West Swim offers individual coaching to junior swimmers from around the UK. Our aim is to provide supplementary technical coaching on a 1-to-1 basis, sessions in the open water or providing session types that may be difficult for a club to deliver. We have delivered sessions to swimmers from some of the top clubs in the South West of England
Having competitive swimmers in the Tait household we know what it is like to be swim parents, and have eager swim children. Our SWS Junior offerings are designed to complement a clubs training program, not replace it, and we provide in-depth technical stroke coaching and open water sessions.
South West Swim Junior Coaching
Support not replace
We look to support swimmers journeys and not replace their club training. We have worked with and alongside various clubs across the South West, but have also coached individuals from some of the biggest and most successful clubs in the region. All of our coaching services are provided as supplementary support to clubs and individuals, we do not run our own junior swim club.
Head Coach Jason Tait has spent years working with age group swimmers across all four strokes. Volunteering for a local club he has coached learn to swim beginners through to national qualifiers.
Jason is a level 2 Swim England coach & teacher and specialises in stroke correction and open water swimming.
Learning through technology (Endless Pool Sessions)
We are able to use technology to show the swimmer how they are interacting with the water, which is a fantastic learning tool. Couple this with coach to swimmer headsets to correct the swimmer whilst swimming and we can really develop results in our sessions.
Our endless pool facility in swindon offers a unique opportunity for close up coaching and stroke development. We can offer Junior Video analysis sessions for front crawl stroke.
Open Water Swimming
We can coach junior swimmers on a 1-to-1 or group basis. We work together with our lake providers to give swimmers the safety, knowledge and skills to swim in open water and offer ‘lake sign off’. We work towards the Swim England Open Water Certificate standards in the open water environment.
We can offer bespoke sessions for clubs in both our endless pool, open water or as front crawl swim smooth clinics. If you are a club official and wish to enquire about our services please email us, we would love to be able to get involved.
Full commercial insurance
South West Swim holds commercial level insurance for all activities we undertake. Commercial level insurance is required for coaches offering paid for (professional) services. If clubs utilise our services then our insurance is in effect for the session, rather than any club insurance.
How to book Your Junior Swimmers Session
Once you have decided what session type you would like to join us in booking is pretty simple.
All of our sessions are scheduled and booked online through our booking system, or our funky South West Swim mobile App.
The session MUST be booked in the Junior swimmers name, this is for insurance purposes. You can register an account for yourself as a parent account, and then add a ‘child account’ in the swimmers name and switch to that account to book the session. Alternatively you can just create 1 account in the junior swimmers name and book. Please see the videos opposite / below for video guidance.
Scheduling a 1-to-1 means that you can search for the best time and venue to suit your needs without emailing us back and forth to agree a time. Simply head to the booking system on the links below (or download the app), create an account, search for your ideal 1-to-1 session time, select it, pay and then sit back and wait excitedly for your session to come around. If you can’t see a date and time that suits you then please do contact us. We are a full time coaching company and may be able to offer a bespoke time for you.
Group sessions are also booked online, just choose the date and time of the session you wish to join and book in.
Of course we are always open to talk and discuss your needs further so please do get in touch via email if you need additional advice, guidance or want to ask about specific times.