Following the great success and popularity of our new SUPERCAMPS format our first Super Camp selling out so fast we have arranged for new dates for April this year. Do get booked in as soon as possible as these dates do fill up quickly.
We are very excited to be able to announce that we’re now in partnership with Cape Town Sports Tours!
They offer a complete sports tour plan to sports academies, schools, social or professional teams and their supporters, looking for seamless integration of fixtures, coaching and sight-seeing in South Africa. This is the opportunity to visit, compete, train and relax in South Africa.
If you or you swim club want to join us for a trip of a lifetime on your next training camp then please click the link!
5 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR FREESTYLE TECHNIQUE
BY AMY SMITH
Amy Smith is one of the top British sprinters of the early 21st century. A multiple European and Commonwealth Games medallist, Amy also represented GB at the 2012 Olympics, finishing 5th in the 100m freestyle relay and 9th in the 50m freestyle! Today she runs Swim Swift Elite with fellow Olympian and life partner Joe Roebuck, helping youth and masters swimmers from around the globe improve not only their technique but their confidence and understanding around the sport.
- FIX HEAD POSITION
Maintain a neutral head position with the eye-line always looking down, never straight forwards. Imagine you are wearing headphones, the water line should be where the band goes. This will keep your neck relaxed and stop you arching your back. Think about keeping the back of your neck long.
- FLATTEN OFF BACK AND ENGAGE CORE MUSCLES
Tilt your hips and engage your deep core muscles, these being your pelvic floor, diaphragm, transverse abdominis and other smaller muscles. This will flatten off your back and stabilize you in the water. It could take practice to get the hips to tilt posteriorly and flatten off the back, but try this on land first. Lay on your back with your arms above your head in streamline, and tilt the hips so that you can try to feel the floor with your lower back whilst keeping the rest of your body relaxed. Then try to transfer this to the water (now on your front), floating with a pull buoy between your ankles. Don’t allow your head to dip and your bum to rise, it’s all about the hip tilt. Keeping your core engaged whilst you are swimming will keep your upper and lower body connected and working as one unit, thereby preventing swimmers from wiggling or bouncing. You will also get more power in your stroke
To See all the tips CLICK HERE
Age Group Swimmers: August 25th – 29th
9 sessions, accommodation at Hostel Link and all meals
The INCroatia Swim Camp marches on into the third year, applications now open for Youth Swimmers!
Standard procedure: the sooner you book, the less you pay.
Check out videos from previous years and apply!
We’re very excited to announce our partnership with BSB!
We will be visiting the school a number of times throughout the year delivering masterclasses and swim camps, CPD for the coaches, offering advice and interacting with students in the school. We hope to add our insights to the swim program, sports in general and to be a valuable resource for the school in general.
For more info please check out the link.
More exciting news as following our 3rd successful swim camp in Rijeka this summer we have partnered with INCroatia.
INCroatia pairs international sports and education programs with the superb logistical and economic conditions of Croatia.
We are very fortunate to work with extremely well organised and passionate people who are providing world-class facilities through their local knowledge
and trusted partners in stunning locations!
For more information on INCroatia please visit the following link.
We were also back to Wellingborough this September to visit many of the swimmers at the club for the 3rd time. Thank you very much for inviting us back. J
This time, we worked with 4 groups for an hour each on touch turns. This is a great skill to improve as it is used so much in swimming. It is used for Breaststroke, Butterfly, and during the Individual medley events, so to make it quicker and more efficient can have a huge overall impact on your swimming in general. There were some unusual drills to try, but all became clear once we explained how they relate to the full turn. Again, coaches and parents became part of the session and were welcomed onto poolside to help with certain aspects of the session.
Thank you again for hiving us at the club Craig, and everyone at Wellingborough SC! We hope to see you soon.
This September, we visited swimmers at Oswestry Otters Swimming Club for a session on Dives and Breaststroke.
It was great to work with swimmers across a wide age range, and we hope that they all took away advice and top tips for their technique on these two aspects of swimming. Even some of the parents were able to get involved during the dives to test their own reaction times!
Thank you to Tim, the head coach, for inviting us to the club and to meet everyone. We hope to see you all again.
This September, Amy had the amazing opportunity to travel and work with the GB Paratriathlon team at their World Championships out in Australia.
There as team support, handler in transition, and soft tissue therapist, I was able to watch the team prepare for their final race of the season, and be part of the action! Every member of the team that raced achieved a podium finish which is the best result that the team have had at major championships yet! Congratulations! A very impressive and friendly bunch of athletes and staff to work with. There was even some time to meet the locals (kangaroos!) and to make sure that I quenched my own need to be in the water by trying my hand at surfing after the race. I’ll stick to the swimming!
We are Olympians Amy Smith and Joe Roebuck a pair who have created Swim Swift Elite. Together we offer a variety of ways to improve your swim skills and offer our services to individuals and groups of competitive club swimmers striving for county level and beyond to maximise your speed and performance in the pool.
Swim Camps UK & EU
We hold affordable UK swim camps at various venues around the UK & Europe. Many camps are organised for the school holidays throughout the year. It's your chance to experience a top-class Swim Camp with the in-depth coaching to help you perfect your stroke techniques, improve your starts & turns, work on your race tactics and more.
We Cover the UK
You can book our Swimming Masterclasses, Triathlon Swim Masterclasses or Personal Appearances in most parts of the UK - Mention us to your club. We are also now planning our Swim Camps for the next 12 months so keep an eye out for our latest news and the locations for our next swim camps in your region.