"THE WORLD NEEDS BETTER SWIMMING", said Paul Newsome, a top swimmer, triathlete and especially swim coach one sunny day in Perth, Australia in 2004. About four years later, together with his friend Adam Young, an avid swimmer, but also an excellent software programmer, introduced Swim Smooth’s unique training system.
How the method Swim Smooth differs from other swimming techniques? What makes her special, unique, and why should you choose this method?
The Swim Smooth method SUPPORTS THE DISTINCTIVE EXPRESSION OF THE SWIM STROKE, does not attempt to match the swimmer with a single, "ideal" model of swimming technique, but adjusts it according to individual dispositions, skill level and racing discipline.
Swim Smooth distinguishes swimmers by SWIM TYPES (Bambino, Arnie, Kicktastic, Overglider, Swinger, Smooth) according to their bodytype, personality traits and swimming experience. This is unique not only in our country but around the world.
Swim Smooth is a method suitable for the youngest children, adult beginner swimmers, as well as for performance swimmers and triathletes.
We also tutor swimming coaches and clubs.
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GABRIELA MINAŘÍKOVÁ became the first Swim Smooth certified coach outside the UK and Australia in 2013. She is also the founder of the world first Swim Smooth competitive club, Swim Smooth Czech Republic, o.s.
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).
We are the club "Juklík". We accompany children and babies through the aquatic environment from an early age. It requires constant training of our swimming instructors. Gabriela has enhanced our professional development by theoretical lectures and through practical trainings in the pool ...
more We are the club "Juklík". We accompany children and babies through the aquatic environment from an early age. It requires constant training of our swimming instructors. Gabriela has enhanced our professional development by theoretical lectures and through practical trainings in the pool.
All our club coaches have attended two special trainings. We verified, completed and extended our theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of swimming. We got acquainted with the Swim Smooth method, with video analysis and the swimming technique andwe discussed common issues and corrective exercises for front crawl and Basic Swimming Skills in adults and children. Under the leadership of Gabriela we have tried practically everything in the water. The second training was aimed at creating a training plan, its meaning and form of writing.
Cooperation with Gabriela was always of professional. She prepares very carefully and conscientiously for lectures. She gets to know the audience she will train in advance, so that she knowsin what direction sheshould lead the training. She communicates with ease with the group, but also with individuals. From trainings with Gabriela we've learned new knowledge that we can use in our business as well as in our own development. Our cooperation is not over. I'm sure there's still a lot of interesting topics in the field of swimming.
I personally met Gabriela in the summer of 2013 and her Swim Smooth swimming teaching immediately got my attention. When we planned training for coaches of our club, I just spoke to her. The training took place in the spring of this year ...
more I personally met Gabriela in the summer of 2013 and her Swim Smooth swimming teaching immediately got my attention. When we planned training for coaches of our club, I just spoke to her. The training took place in the spring of this year. It was very helpful and so more will follow.
Gabriela is friendly, kind and professional. She is thoroughly prepared for trainings and swimming lessons. She is used to talking with swimmers and coaches during the lesson, asking about their feelings and opinions. Feedback is very important to her. This I highly value. I highly recommend the Swim Smooth method and Gabriela as a coach.