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My whole life has been connected with swimming. First I attended elementary swimming sport school, then trained in the sports high school and lastly in the sport center Strahov ...
more My whole life has been connected with swimming. First I attended elementary swimming sport school, then trained in the sports high school and lastly in the sport center Strahov for top swimmers. After graduating from FTVS (Faculty of Sports and Physical Education at Charles University) I immediately joined a swimming club, bringing up youth swimmers, where I spent 12 years. Later I coached swimming juniors at Sports High School and ended up back in Strahov coaching seniors. I am currently a coach of the national swimming team in the University sports center run by Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. I write this lengthy introduction because I want to emphasize the long period of time when I could have practiced the “Swim Smooth” swimming method .Unfortunately, I did not know about it. I got to know the method a few years ago through knowing Gabriela. Too bad, I could have used it a long time ago when teaching techniques and improving my protoges. It could certainly have shortened the learning time which is so expensive. Many coaches don’t pay too much attention to swimming technique just because it takes time and they need to concentrate on other activities. I am convinced that this "new" method, alongside coach Gabriela’s excellent interpretation, can help swimmers at all performance levels. I would not hesitate to entrust my children to her care. I see Gabriela daily coaching at the pool, and have witnessed her consistency, accuracy, individual approach and knowledge of technique. I recommend Gabriela to everyone interested in swimming.
Currently I am working with Gabriela at perfecting the technique of our fastest sprinter, Tomas Plevko. I believe that it is also because of her that Tomas has twice won bronze in the final part of the relay 4x50 IM mix bronze at the European Championships (2012 Chartres and 2013 Herning).
I "discovered" Gabriela on the Internet, when I browsed through different swimming sites. Veronika, my daughter, has been dedicated to competitive swimming for several years and so we are all involved in sport. I contacted Gabriela ...
more I "discovered" Gabriela on the Internet, when I browsed through different swimming sites. Veronika, my daughter, has been dedicated to competitive swimming for several years and so we are all involved in sport. I contacted Gabriela in the summer of 2013 and since then my daughter Veronika has commuted from Mlada Boleslav to Prague for individual technique trainings to improve all her swimming strokes. Gabby is a very professional coach and she is dear and friendly. I appreciate the personal approach to swimmers and thorough preparation for lessons. I highly appreciate that she communicates with a swimmer during practice. After each exercise the swimmer has to evaluate the feel of the workout with the coach. Finally, what you need to focus on is reiterated and what you should keep in mind next time you swim or race. I can highly recommend Gabby as a coach.