We are sure you’ve been there – looking at a swimmer’s stroke and wondering where to begin? Perhaps unsure what’s at the root of their problems?
Swim Smooth’s Swim Types gives you insight into any swimmer’s stroke, fast tracking you to the underlying issues in their technique. And furthermore, providing you with tried and tested methods to effectively develop their swimming.
As you get to know the system you’ll find it easy to identify a swimmer’s type very quickly, simply from watching them swim. In fact just from talking to a swimmer it’s often possible to take a highly educated guess of their Swim Type.
Whilst very powerful, the Swim Types system has limits. Of course not every swimmer fits a type perfectly and it’s possible to have cross-breeds between two types. We’re not suggesting that you throw out all your stroke correction knowledge and start again. Quite the opposite, Swim Types sits happily alongside conventional swim coaching and complements it. The power of the system is that it brings the process of analysis, identification and resolution into sharp focus.
If you’re an experienced swimming coach we’re sure that you will have noticed common characteristics between swimmers. It’s likely you employ certain methods that you find work well with particular strokes and personalities. From doing that we’re sure you’ll appreciate how we’ve developed this system. We hope that Swim Types helps solidify some of these ideas and methods in your own mind.
To help swimmers identify their type, you may find it useful to refer them to our Swim Type Questionnaire on our Type Identification page.
However, the most accurate way to identify a type is simply to watch a swimmer in action – from the information on this site you’ll soon be able to identify the six types very easily. You might like to make use of our Observation Sheet on the Type Identification page.
On this site swimmers can purchase our Stroke Correction Guides for their individual type. These contain a full explanation of their stroke type, clearly show them what they need to work on and provide them with key training sessions to correct their strokes.