Happy New Year from all the way over here in snowy Canada! I hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forwards to a great New Year and getting back into the swing of things with your swimming if you've had some time off. For those of you who've been keeping ticking over - well done! More than one little birdy has informed me that there's been a regular and veritable gaggle of die-hard squad members down at the pool over the Christmas period.
Just a reminder that we start back tomorrow morning with our 7am and 9.30am "Pure Technique" sessions (Monday 4th January) and all sessions thereafter will be back to normal. I will personally be back on pool deck from Friday at 5.30am - there's just the small issue of a mammoth plane ride via Hong Kong between then and now! Eeeek! Can't wait to see you all and catch up on the 'goss' - I'll be wearing my "moon tan"!
A Special Happy New Year's Get-My-Stroke-Right-Resolution Offer! Offer expires this Friday 8/1/2016 - act quickly!
I've scheduled a special 1-2-1 Video Analysis Offer to be sent out to you on Tuesday morning, but if you want to beat the rush and get ahead of the demand, you can access a 10% discount on a 75-minute 1-2-1 Video Analysis & Stroke Correction Session with myself by entering the promotion code swimsmooth2016 before Friday 8/1/2016*. That makes a First Session fee just $206.10 or $161.10 for a Follow-Up (within the last 12 months).
Now that I've improved our booking system and also taken onboard an additional 2-3 sessions/wk, I have managed to reduce the waiting period for these sessions from 4-6 months down to just 4-6 weeks, so if you or your mates are keen for a session before the Rottnest Channel Swim at the end of February, that will still be possible if you act quickly.
Tying in with the release of Version 2 of our app.swimsmooth.com at the end of this month, the first 30 applications for these sessions will also receive a 3-month complimentary pass to this great training program, worth $60.
*swimmers already working directly with Coach Sally will be receiving a direct email with a similar offer (this code will only work for sessions with myself FYI).
A couple of quick snaps if you will!
We've had a wonderful Christmas vacation starting off with a 8-hr stop-over in Hong Kong at the Disneyland there and then a couple of weeks visiting Michelle's family in Canada and the USA. It looked like all was lost on the snow front initially (it was 22ºC in New York on Christmas Eve for example - crazy warm!) but luckily we got a good dumping and chance to go skiing. My kids have never seen the snow before so this was an awesome experience for them to both try skiing for the first time. Here's a little clip of Jackson picking up skiing and going from absolute zero to black diamonds in 3-days! He had some great coaching from his Grandpa (not me!!!) - you might need to have a FaceBook account to view this video:
Here's the boy wonder going from absolute nought (as in 'never-even-seen-snow-before') to black diamond in 3 days thanks in no small part to Grandpa Dave Smith coaching and Mum Michelle Smith Newsome encouragement. Well done JJ!
Posted by Paul Newsome on Friday, January 1, 2016