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Independent Coach Education

I.C.E obviously agreed with us that Abingdon School has some great facilities and is an ideal place to host a swimming training day. This was another great opportunity for us to help explain and refine the complex and intricate techniques that are involved in swimming for teachers and coaches. Hopefully this way there will be some more up to date swim teaching and coaching occurring in UK and international schools. As always all who attended were very keen to learn as much as possible over the day and to get as much information from us as they can so that they are able to help their students and swimmers improve. Fantastic for us to work with some keen and driven adults. They even all got in the water and gave the drills a go!

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The King’s High School for Girls – Warwick

Swim Swift Elite do not solely work with UK based swimming clubs, we have visited school swimming teams both nationally and internationally. So when The King’s High School for Girls asked us to work with their swimming team and said that they could do with some help with their Freestyle and Dives, we were happy to help!

The girls did a great job getting involved with everything that we asked them to do even if some of the technique ideas were very new to them. The visit was then completed with some swim specific land training exercises during an hour’s circuit training. All the girls were very keen for autographs and to talk to us before we left. We wish them good luck and hope that we’ll see them again in the future!

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Back to Croatia

After the success of the inaugural Swim Camp in September 2016, INCroatia is teaming up again with Swim Swift Elite and Jamieson Swimming (Michael Jamieson) to host the Three Olympians Camp 2017.

Working with Olympian, World, European and Commonwealth medal winners, swimmers will immerse themselves in a world of elite swimming techniques while improving already acquired ones.

Camp 1: August 27th – 31st

Camp 2: August 30th – September 3rd

Both camps are open for:

Age Group 1 (10 to 13)

Age Group 2 (14 to 17)

Master Swimmers

BOOK NOW TO GET THE BEST RATE

Check out the video here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5rQkjaPPfY

To sign up and for more information click the link!

http://www.incroatia.co/croatia-swim-camp/

Summer Swim Camp 2017

‘SUMMER CAMP!

Exciting news! We are holding another two day swim camp at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire over the Summer holidays, come and join us!

The camp will be held on the 12th & 13th of August and will cover all 4 strokes over the 2 day camp, including live demonstrations.

There will also be land based sessions focusing on pre-pool work and injury prevention, and classroom sessions where swimmers will be able to get involved and ask Amy and Joe any questions they may have.

The camp will cost £75 per day, and you will get a free Swim Swift Elite swim cap. You will be able to attend either one or both days.

If you would like to sign up for the camp or would like any more information, please get in touch either by email at info@swimswiftelite.co.uk or by phone on 07815 021591.

Not long to go to secure your place! We hope to see you there!’

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Easter 2017 Swim Camp

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Very exciting news! We are holding another two day swim camp at Welbeck Defense College, Leicestershire, this Easter holidays, come and join us!

The camp will be held on the 8th & 9th of April and will cover all 4 strokes over the 2 day camp, including live demonstrations.

There will also be land based sessions focusing on pre-pool work and injury prevention, and classroom sessions where swimmers will be able to get involved and ask Amy and Joe any questions they may have.

The camp will cost £75 per day, and you will get a free Swim Swift Elite swim cap. You will be able to attend either one or both days.

If you would like to sign up for the camp or would like any more information, please get in touch either by email at info@swimswiftelite.co.uk or by phone on 07815 021591.

Not long to go to secure your place! We hope to see you there! See more Swim Camp Information here.

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Swim Camps 2017

After the success of the inaugural Swim Camp in September 2016, INCroatia is teaming up again with Swim Swift Elite and Jamieson Swimming (Michael Jamieson) to host the Easter Camp 2017.

Working with Olympian, World, European and Commonwealth medal winners, young swimmers (aged 13 to 19) will immerse themselves in a world of elite swimming techniques while improving already acquired ones.

Sign up, perfect your swimming technique during this memorable week in Croatia!

Price: 610 EUR per person (10% discount for returning swimmers).

Check out the video here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5rQkjaPPfY

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Norfolk ASA.

We were lucky enough to be invited to speak at Norfolk ASA regional development day in November about our journeys & experiences leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the trials, tribulations, and also fantastic highs we faced along the way. We spoke to around 25 swimmers, and some parents & coaches, hoping to motivate the young swimmers to shoot for the stars and not be afraid to do something different with the aim of reaching their goals. Best of luck to everyone there, we hope to see you all again in the future.

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Independent Coach Education Day.

This was another new venture for us. When we were contacted to run a CPD course for teachers and coaches, helping them “update their subject knowledge and make lessons more relevant, varied and effective”. We analysed each stroke through a variety of drills and demonstrations which the teachers and coaches were encouraged to try in the water. These practical sessions were then followed up with some video analysis in the classroom, showing above and underwater videos of Amy and Joe demonstrating all four strokes, starts and turns, highlighting what makes each discipline as efficient as possible. We really enjoyed working with a different audience who all gave us thanks and brilliant feedback. We are already looking forward to future CPD course and a working relationship with Independent Coach Education!

The next course is Wednesday 18th January.

Follow this link for more info.

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Hitchin Swimming Club.

November saw us pay our first of 5 visits to Hitchin Swimming Club. After video analysis with individuals, and chatting over the skills required for fast efficient Freestyle, we moved down to the pool to put some of the drills & skills into practice. As always, we look to break the stroke right down back to basics before building it back up again. It was great to be able to give the swimmers individual feedback and give them something to take away and use in day to day training. All 8 swimmers had a great session and were so attentive, and we look forward to seeing them again and progressing.

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International School Moshi.

This was one of the very best highlights we have had so far! What a fantastic experience for us to venture out to the exciting continent of Africa! This venture all started with a keen swimming parent asking about our interest to work with the schools swimming team. After finding out more information we jumped at the chance.

Set on the foothills and in plain sight of Kilimanjaro we were welcomed into the school by the extremely friendly and enthusiastic staff. Each morning at 5.30am (before the Sun had risen) we had made our way to the pool to begin land training with the senior team and then into the pool for a training session before school started at 7.35am. The morning swim was designed for more rigorous sets, tapping into different energy systems and testing stroke mechanics and technique. The afternoon practice was for stroke demonstrations from Amy & Joe and was more technique focused, with each day examining on one particular stroke. The junior swimmers we met once a day and had a mix of the two types of workouts in their daily session, and both groups added dryland training in order to strengthen muscles associated with swimming and increase flexibility.

This alone we enjoyed immensely, seeing these swimmers learn new skills and techniques and surprise themselves with how much they could physically and mentally improve. We were hugely impressed by how much they raised their game, training 8 times in 4 days plus land work! Well done!

Over the four days we were in the school we stood up in front of every student in the school in a mixture of assemblies and classroom visits. Sharing our journeys, values, highs and lows. This was really well received by all age groups and we were very impressed by the level of excitement, attention, interaction and manners from the students.

We loved every minute of our visit and would like to say a special thanks to Mary Fitzpatrick, Annalee & Bob Horton and Ryan Sullivan for all their efforts to make this happen!

Hope to see you all next year!

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