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MOTIVATION MATTERS  

Triathlon and distance swimming coaching

SWIM SMOOTH Auckland SQUAD 

WHAT OUR SQUAD OFFERS YOU:

 

  • Coaching is based on the world-renowned ‘Swim Smooth’ methods, which focuses on specific swimming fitness and individual swimming technique.

  • A variety of swimming sessions each week to cover all your training needs

  • High-quality professional coaching

  • Regular benchmarking to demonstrate your improvement that will happen!

  • Stroke correction and development feedback

  • Squad numbers managed to maximise the opportunity for quality training.

  • Fun & social squad that includes some positive competition!

 

WHO CAN JOIN?

 

To get the most out of these sessions, you should ideally be able to swim 200m of front crawl in one go.

Swimmers are grouped in the lanes according to their threshold pace. We cater from novices and improvers right up to the advanced swimmers.​ We ensure that each of you gets quality sessions and don't need to fight over lane space. 

If you are still in doubt, give us a call, and we can work out the best option for you to take your swimming to the next level! 

HOW TO JOIN?

EASY! We don't ask you joining fee or quarterly commitment as we know LIFE HAPPENS! 

  • The first session is always on us. Use promo code WELCOME as you check out!

  • You can buy 5 or 10 session cards to use them for up to 2 or 3 months accordingly. It is valid to use for any session (60 or 90 min). We ask you to book in before you come and reduce the credit from your account. 

  • Or you can buy a one-off session from time to time when you can tag along! 

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PURE TECHNIQUE - 5.30- 6.30am MONDAY 

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After a busy weekend, this is a great way to start your week. This session will focus on technique work to refine your stroke. Take your time and focus on YOU! The goal is to improve form and efficiency for your long-distance swimming.

 

There will be minimal emphasis on target times during this session. Instead, we keep you focused primarily on certain aspects of your technique. 

We typically focus on one to two key areas during the session to ensure you get the drills' full benefit. 

Squad members will get access to drill videos that we are using in the sessions. (coming!)

You will get feedback through the headsets if you wish! 

 

What to bring:

fins, p.buoy, bands and paddles 

Cost: 12.50$ with 10 session card or 17.50$ (both include pool entry)

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THRESHOLD - 5.30 - 6.30am WEDNESDAY 

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If you want to enhance your speed in the pool and the open water over distances greater than 400m, then this is the place to start. 

 

It's an excellent challenging session and relies upon you knowing your current CSS (threshold) pace. If you haven't done testing, no worries, we have expertise on how to solve that. 

Intervals will range from 50m to 800m, and we will be using Tempo Trainers to maximise the pacing skill training. Swim Smooth are proud to bring CSS training to the wider swimming community and see HUGE swim gains!

There will be a few drills and a few sprints, but most of the session is focused on you maintaining your racing speed and becoming sufficient to hold your form. 

 

What to bring:

fins, p.buoy, bands and paddles 

Cost: 12.50$ with 10 session card or 17.50$ (both include pool entry)

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RED MIST - 5.30 - 7.00am FRIDAY 

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Are you ready to become a diesel engine and swim your next race without burning through the matches too soon? 

The infamous "Red Mist" Long Endurance Session is one tough 90-minute session. 

 

This session tests your mental and physical toughness, preparing you for long-distance racing (half and full distance triathlons or open water races). Interval distances range from multiple 50m intervals up to 1000+m with very little rest.

Depending on the timing of the season, we focus on either building your swim specific strength (paddles +p.buoy mostly) or honing up the race-specific pacing and fitness. 

 

What to bring:

p.buoy, bands and paddles 

Cost: 12.50$ with 10 session card or 25$ (both include pool entry)

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OCEAN SWIM - 6.30 - 7.30am Mon/Wed/FRI 

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During the Covid restricted time, the squad is swimming in the ocean three times a week. It will be weather-dependent and communicated through group WhatsApp group (link provided as you sign up). 

Monday and Wednesday, we are swimming at Castor Bay, where we have a specially marked course for the squad training and surf lifesavers for your safety. The session is run like '' a squad session'' with interval training and in 3 ability groups (1. Group 2.20 - 2min/100m/ 2.Group 2 - 1.45min/100m/ 3.Group faster than 1.45min/100m )

Friday we have group long-distance swimming without surf lifesavers & all at own risk.

 

What to bring:

toa float ( must Group1), paddles 

Cost: 7$ (Mon/Wed), 0$ (Fri)