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WORLD LEADING SWIM COACHING METHODOLOGY

ALL ABOUT OPEN WATER, TRIATHLON AND TRAINING SMART

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Welcome to SWIM SMOOTH AUCKLAND

We are passionate about swimming & we love seeing you become a more efficient swimmer!

We offer swim coaching within our uniquely supportive environment for adults, whether you are a novice or experienced master, triathlete, or marathon swimmer.

 

Alongside our weekly squad sessions that cover all your training needs for any freestyle event, we offer our premium one to one Video Analysis and Stroke Correction Sessions for those who like to have little extra special attention for their stroke technique.

If you want the highest quality swim coaching and are serious about improving your enjoyment and swimming efficiency for whatever purpose, then Swim Smooth Auckland is for you!

 
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FAMOUS SWIM SMOOTH 
VIDEO ANALYSIS

Take your swimming and technique to another level with our famous Swim Smooth Video Analysis session. 

​​Knowing your Swim Type is a game changer in understanding you, your stroke and your training needs.

We believe that every swimmer is an individual and should be treated as such.

WEEKLY SQUAD

Training with a team or friends is fun and challenging.

The squad focuses on different aspects that are important to improving your fitness, technique, and efficiency in the open water swimming.

The program is using the famous Swim Smooth methodology and structured using every swimmer's individual threshold pace (CSS).

 

All the swim sets cover the key elements but each session has a specific focus;

- Technique

- Building endurance

- Threshold swim speed (CSS)

- Famous Red Mist (Race prep)

LEARN TO SWIM
(ADULTS )

Have you just found your triathlon ''bug'' but not sure how to tackle the swimming or would like to refresh skills to become more confident in the water? 

We use our 12 step specific learn to swim program that will make sure that you become a confident swimmer with efficient technique. 

 

 
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After all, you can only inspire others if you are inspired by what you love doing yourself

MERLE MAUD (nee TALVISTE)

Prior to moving to Auckland, I set up and ran Swim Smooth squads in Dubai and then Singapore with video analysis, private coaching, and an improving beginners program. Through this time I have coached swimmers preparing for their first open water event, through Ironman distances to Channel Crossings and Rottenest Island swims. 

 

Together with being a Smooth Swim coach I have well-rounded experience in endurance and triathlon coaching. Bringing this experience to the poolside to ensure swimmers are tailored to their specific event.

 

I am a true believer that the best results are achieved by coaching the athlete as an individual and not a stroke. 

 

I have been a competitive athlete for many years starting with track and field before finding my love of triathlon. I love to race in half ironman distances where I have managed to achieve several international podiums and compete at several Ironman 70.3 World Championship. As a competitive athlete I have a great understanding of how to work with athletes and the importance of quality targeted training. 

 

I love coaching groups and working with athletes one to one to help improve their performance or just making them like swimming! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people achieve their goals. With my competitive race experience and coaching I'm able to relate to all spectrums of abilities.

Coaching Qualifications: 

Swim Smooth Certified Coach

ITU Level 1 Triathlon coach 

Tri NZ Foundation Coach 

ASA Swimming teacher Level 2

EndureIQ associated triathlon coach 

Swim Smooth is the world's leading authority in Adult Swimming, we believe in an individualized approach to coaching.

 

Swim Smooth's home is in Perth, where our head coach Paul Newsom has been leading over 400 squad members since 2004. Coaching swimmers across the world with video analysis that is a game changer in achieving your next level in swimming. 

Not only is the program known for its specific Swim Type*  system that allows our certified coaches to figure out the right technique and training for you. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) believes in our methods and has partnered with us to introduce in their program the new mindset of freestyle learning and triathlon training. That’s pretty cool!

 

Want to know more? Check out our website to learn why this program is the best chance for your swim training and our philosophy on the controversial aspects of swim coaching.