Monday, November 14, 2016

An Awesome 2 Weeks in the US Making Swimming Great in America Again!

Dear Swimmers

I hope you're doing well and have enjoyed your time with coaches Sally and Cyndy in my absence. I will be back on pool deck this Friday for the 5.30am squad, and shall meet some of you down at the Claremont Jetty at 6am for an open water swim on Thursday morning - just a 40hr flight stands between me and that - phew!

We've had a fantastic time with 40 coaches from around the world attending our two 3-day coach education courses in Carlsbad, CA and Cocoa Beach, FL. Former squad swimmer, John Chipponeri, has been a legend coordinating and arranging all the venues on the US side for us - he's going to be an invaluable member of the Swim Smooth team as we look to expand our coaching operations into the US. Exciting times!

All of the coaches and the 20+ swimmers who also attended the courses as "guinea pigs" were always thoroughly interested in what we do in Perth on a day-2-day basis as the "life and source of Swim Smooth" - many of you in fact have celebrity status with these coaches from far-flung reaches of the globe as I use anecdotes from our squad sessions to expand on key ideas. So fret not, despite the massive interest over in the USA for what we do, I will still be very much running the show here in sunny Perth!

Anyway, here are some photos from the course - enjoy and see you poolside Friday morning!


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