Swim Types gives you an overall blueprint for your stroke, showing you how it fits together as a whole. Once you have identified your type the Swim Type system becomes very powerful because it gives you highly accurate, targeted advice to improve your individual stroke.
Many swimmers are frustrated that the stroke technique advice they have received has not helped their swimming. Despite their hard work, their swimming speed and efficiency hasn’t improved a much as they would like. Swim Types shows you that this happens when that well meant advice is better suited to another type of swimmer.
Each type is distinct with different underlying stroke issues. Our deep understanding of each type is contained in our Stroke Correction Guides. The guides – one for each type – give you the understanding, techniques, drills and training sessions you need to improve your swimming.
Swim Types recognises that swimmers have a strong tendency towards their type based on build, height, age, personality and experience. Based on these individual factors, the Swim Type Guides show you the way to develop your stroke bit by bit. The process is evolution, not revolution.
The path to improvement isn’t to tear up your current style and wake up tomorrow and swim like the Smooth type. This would be extraordinarily difficult and its very likely you would end up slower, less efficient and plain frustrated.
Many swimmers are not fortunate enough to be training under an experienced coach who can guide their development. If you are such a swimmer, the Swim Types system is perfect for you.
Without a coach it is very hard to perceive which aspects of your stroke need attention. Equally you can be overly focused on areas of your stroke that are already strong and are not holding you back. By identifying your type we’ll get you focused on the right areas of your stroke with the very best techniques, visualisations and drills available.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Swim Types is how the different types tend to have distinct personality traits. This hints at how and why particular stroke characteristics come about in individual swimmers. Personality has a big part to play in Swim Types.
One of the interesting things about Swim Types is that as a swimmer develops they often transition between types. For instance it is common for a Bambino to become a Kicktastic and for Arnies to become Overgliders.
We’ve summarised that in the chart below: