Transform your technique in the water and become a better swimmer with this remarkable new approach to freestyle swimming, suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced, as well as swimming coaches. Aimed at both fitness and competitive swimmers, it explains what makes a successful stroke and how to develop your own swimming style. The Swim Smooth approach, developed by consultants to the gold medal winning British Triathlon team, helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your stroke and provides drill and training tips to make the most of your time in the water. It accepts differences in individual swimmers and shows you how to understand the fundamentals of swimming to find a style that works for you. Technique, fitness training, racing skills and open water swimming are all covered, with photographs and 3D graphics helping you to put theory into practice. Swim efficiently. Swim fast. Swim Smooth.
Paul Newsome's childhood, education and career have been dedicated to swimming - coaching, training and racing - along with his other passion, triathlon. As a typical swim kid at his swimming club, he hammered out tough freestyle and butterfly sets through his teenage years in blissful ignorance of stroke technique work. At 17 he was introduced to the sport of triathlon and switched to elite triathlon competition. He joined the UK's World Class Potential program at Bath University whilst studying for his Sports Science Degree. Notable training buddies during this time were Simon Lessing, Richard Allen, Richard Stanard, Stuart Hayes and Julie Dibens. It was during this period of intense training and racing that he became British Universities Triathlon Champion, came 11th at the World Student Games and set his PB for the Olympic Distance at 1:49:52. After graduating Paul began full time swimming and triathlon coaching in Australia, becoming Head Coach to Western Australia's largest triathlon club. Later he teamed up with Olympic Gold Medallist Bill Kirby at his swim school and in 2004 launched Swim Smooth. The knowledge, techniques and fitness training that Paul spreads through Swim Smooth were developed through one to one coaching of over 5000 swimmers and many hundreds more in his triathlon and swimming squads.