Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Do you know someone in desperate need of tuning up their stroke? If so, we want to help, for FREE!

Dear Swimmers

Some of you have requested seeing some of the photos that I took at Ceinwen's wedding last weekend at Cave's House in Yallingup. With Ceinwen's kind permission she has said it's OK for you to view this selection - enjoy:

http://gallery.me.com/swimsmooth/101057 (username = andy , password = 2012)

The ANZAC Day Challenge - can you help us find someone to help with their swimming for FREE??

Here is a great challenge for you this ANZAC day...next Tuesday 1st May (12pm to 4pm) and Thursday 3rd May (9am to 3pm) we hope to conduct a series of mini 1-2-1 stroke correction sessions at Claremont Pool and Challenge Stadium respectively...do you have a friend in desperate need of tuning up their swimming who would benefit from this entirely FREE mini session?

Each session will last ~30-45 minutes and will be filmed above and below the water with the swimmer receiving a copy of this footage to take away with them. Adam will actually film me delivering the session to the swimmer as we will use this footage to share with other swimmers and coaches around the world on how to fix the most common stroke flaws - as such consent to use the video footage is essential. The swimmer will be shown how to correct the biggest single thing holding them back in the water, and to this extent we are hoping to film a variety of swimmers who have had limited coaching experience in the past (although anyone is welcome to apply...even you guys in the squad!).

Swimmers will need to be available during these two periods but will be notified by Friday 5pm this week on whether they have a) been selected for the challenge and b) what time slot we will allocate them.

This will be of massive help to us and whilst the filming will be done primarily for the benefit of others seeing how to address these common issues, of course the swimmer going through the session will see how our unique processes work to simply correct things holding them back. It will be a lot of fun and very insightful! Each swimmer will also go away with a complimentary copy of the most appropriate www.swimtype.com guide for their stroke, worth $20.00.

So, can you help? Can you nominate a friend or do you think you fit the bill yourself? If so, please ask your friend or yourself to complete the questions below as fully as possible and we'll take the selection process from there. 

We cannot guarantee that every swimmer will get selected as we only have a limited number of slots available and are looking for some very specific aspects to work on, however, we do of course have our highly regarded 1-2-1 Video Analysis Session available as per http://www.swimsmooth.com/perth_videoanalysis.html should someone wish to consider these down the line (currently fully booked till the third week in July for your reference).

This could be an excellent chance for a last minute tweak for someone prior to the Busselton Half Ironman...??!!

Questions to answer (in full):

  • Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Age:
  • Occupation:
  • Number of years swimming:
  • Are you available for both days?
  • What is your time for 400m?
  • What do YOU think is the biggest single thing holding you back with your swimming (be as detailed here as you see necessary)?
  • Are you faster or slower with a pull buoy?
  • How often do you swim per week and what do you do in your sessions?
  • How would you rate your enjoyment of swimming (1 = a necessary evil, 10 =  can't get enough of it!)?
  • What are your swimming aspirations (be as detailed here as you see necessary)?
  • Have you ever been filmed before and if so, what did you see as the most obvious flaw within your stroke?
  • Have you ever suffered any shoulder soreness, pain or injury?
  • How do you fare in the open water compared with the pool?

...responses to be received by no later than midday on Friday 27th April 2012.



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