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How to improve Swim technique

This is a question that is often asked.

And there is a lot of catch all, general advice around that misses a fundamental point.

That point being swim technique is individual to each of us and so general advice most often does not produce the benefits you want.

So you need technique improvement advice that is personal and individual to you.

Next you need to portion part of your swim time to practicing your Next Technique Aims that SwimTech provides and that is personal to you.

This is a simple concept but one that is overlooked by many.

Generally speaking swimmers will spend hours upon hours swimming, and pay little or no attention to technique improvement.

Improving your technique will make your swimming, easier, faster and more enjoyable.

Enjoying your swimming with improved technique helps consistency in your fitness routine

About SWITECH

Good swim technique benefits

There are a whole range of benefits when you improve your swim technique.

Below listed are some. Check my Blog Post out for more information.

Benefits include:

  • Improve your swimming speed

  • Improve your swim endurance

  • Be able to glide effortlessly through the water - it feels great

  • Enables more variation in sessions to improve fitness and motivation

  • Improve your competition times

  • Make swimming easier and more enjoyable

  • Easier speed for triathlon swimming

  • Reduce the effort needed to maintain same pace

  • Improve your swimming performance for beginners, intermediate and advanced

Video - How it helps

A personal swim improvement pathway

The SwimTech service is bespoke, with a limited number of clients at any given time.

All coaching instruction provided is by Graham Windeatt.

Graham , an Olympic silver medalist, has a long history as a swim technique coach. He won a silver medal in the 1500-meter freestyle at the 1972 Summer Olympics and has been involved in swimming for decades. His extensive experience and achievements make him a highly respected figure in the swimming community.

 

Graham analyzes and coaches you in all five elements of the freestyle stroke cycle: Propulsion: Entry, Pull stage 1, Pull stage 2, and Recovery: Stage 1, Stage 2

As an Olympic 400 medley finalist and freestyle medalist who has closely followed technique development over each Olympic Games cycle, Graham coaches technique improvement in all strokes.

As a National Surf and Open Water champion, Graham also coaches technique adaptations for triathlon.

Cost effective coaching  

You can select a coaching level that fits your budget.

All levels include:

Video Analysis

  • Regular speed and slow-motion analysis with freeze frame and superimposed coaching instruction in the video

Hard copy Next Technique Aim sheets

  • These sheets provide images of your stroke along with coaching comments to progress to your next technique level

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How the process works

I guide you through the process, which in summary is:

1. You take a video of you stroke; from the front and side (see how to do that below)

2. I send you a Dropbox request that you drag your video into

3. I produce your

  • Full Stroke Analysis - Video 1

  • Next Technique Aim - Stage 1

4. I provide a link to your Personal Technique Library for you to download

How to create your video

The video above shows how to create your video

Using a mobile phone or GoPro

Have a friend  video your stroke:

  • From the front

  • From the side, walking level with the swimmers shoulder

This process takes only a few minutes.

When you have your videos

Upload your videos using a Dropbox link that I send you.

Your Personal Technique Library, accessed via Dropbox, is accessible for all time and is personal to you

It will contain your

  • All your original vision

  • Your Technique Analysis edited video

  • All Next Technique Aim sheets

Your choice of
Swim Technique Improvement
Service Levels

All costs are in $Australian - Payments processed via Square

 

 

Service Level 1

This level provides the most insight and interaction with your stroke.
 

The stroke analysis and feedback phase is over 10-16 weeks approximately - depending on the interval when you send your video (explained below)

  • It is the most detailed in helping you to Self Educate as your technique develops

  • It is the best in helping you with self-analysis during the process and later on

 

FEATURES INCLUDE:

Full Stroke Analysis - Video 1

This video provides an overall perspective of your technique improvement pathway.

It helps connect the dots as you achieve incremental improvements.

  • Uses your original vision and I create slow motion and freeze frame

  • Video is overlayed with text and technique improvement call outs of your style

Next Technique Aim (NTA) - Stage 1:

  • A printable sheet with images of your style with prioritised improvement call outs

  • I also provide swim drill information to help develop your improvements

3 Video Analysis service

3 Next Technique Aim service

As you make technique improvements they interact with other elements of your stroke.

Your NTA sheets prioritise these improvements.

  • So every 2 - 4 weeks you send a front and side video of your stroke (Videos 2,3,4)

  • I then send a new updated NTA sheet (Sheets 2,3,4), so you continually progress

Full Stroke Analysis - Video 5

Again uses your original vision, this time from your 5th video

  • I create slow motion and freeze frame overlayed with text and technique commentary

  • It provides a comparative analysis of your technique improvement since Video 1

    • Being in your Library it can help consolidate and maintain your improved technique

Personal Technique Library
Service Level provides all time access to your Personal Technique Library accessed via Dropbox

  • Contains all Service elements including your original vision

  • Accessing your Library will help you Self Educate and keep your improved technique


Swim Tech Bulletin - Monthly
Service Level includes 12 month subscription to the monthly Swim Tech Bulletin that includes:

  • Swim session programs using the best of exercise science for efficient and effective training

  • Support fitness information: the science behind physical fitness conditioning

  • Special interest information including weight loss, lean body mass creation, flexibility, body shaping

Price: $395 Australian $ including GST

The Buy Now button below will take you to a secure payment process provided by Square

When you purchase

I will email you the next day, to begin your technique improvement process 😊

Graham

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Services

Be your own Technique Coach

I will show you how.

* This is a special service for Service Level 1 users

In Service Level 1 the combination of the

  • Stroke Analysis Videos and the

  • NTA Stages and sheets

will provide the technique information you need to self educate.

 

Having a friend take a video of your stroke, you will be able to use

that information to do a self analysis.

 

From experience, one of the problems in doing a self-analysis,

is identifying technique issues when you see your technique in real time.

 

Slow Motion Self Analysis

This service is available at any time with your Service Level 1.

Simply  send your videos of your choice i.e. Front, Side or Both

 

I will edit the video and produce a

Slow Motion Self Analysis video

which will be added to your Personal Technique Library

* You can use this service, at any time during your use of Service Level 1,

or at any time after the Service is completed

 

In the interest of helping you to Be Your Own Technique Coach

this service is at a special pricing of  $25 Australian $, per Slow Motion video

 

Click Buy Slow Motion to purchase

Then when you are ready, Upload your video

to the Dropbox request that I send you.

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Service Level 2

This level is similar to Level 1, however it offers less interaction and therefore not as complete in helping you to glide through the water.

  • It does not provide the Video 5 Analysis which helps consolidate your improvements

The stroke analysis and feedback phase is over 6 - 12 weeks approximately - depending on the interval when you send your video (explained below)

FEATURES INCLUDE:

 

Full Stroke Analysis - Video 1

This video provides an overall perspective of your technique improvement pathway.

It helps connect the dots as you achieve incremental improvements.

  • Uses your original vision and I create slow motion and freeze frame

  • Video is overlayed with text and technique improvement call outs of your style

 

Next Technique Aim (NTA) - Stage 1:

  • A printable sheet with images of your style with prioritised improvement call outs;

  • I also provide swim drill information to help develop your improvements

2 Video Analysis service

2 Next Technique Aim service

As you make technique improvements they interact with other elements of your stroke.

Your NTA sheets prioritise these improvements.

  • So every 2 - 4 weeks you send a video of your stroke (videos 2,3)

  • I then send a new updated NTA sheet, so you continually progress (Sheets 2,3)

Personal Technique Library
Service Level provides all time access to your Personal Technique Library accessed via Dropbox

  • Contains all Service elements including your original vision

  • Accessing your Library will help you Self Educate and keep your improved technique

 

Swim Tech Bulletin - Monthly
Service Level includes 12 month subscription to the monthly Swim Tech Bulletin that includes:

  • Swim session programs using the best of exercise science for efficient and effective training

  • Support fitness information: the science behind physical fitness conditioning

  • Special interest information including weight loss, lean body mass creation, flexibility, body shaping

Price: $289 Australian $ including GST

The Buy Now button below will take you to a secure payment process provided by Square

 

When you purchase

I will email you the next day, to begin your technique improvement process 😊

Graham

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Service Level 3

This level offers the least service of the 3 levels.

  • It does not provide the Video 5 Analysis which helps consolidate your improvements

The stroke analysis and feedback phase is over 2 - 4 weeks approximately - depending on the interval when you send your video (explained below)

FEATURES INCLUDE:

 

Full Stroke Analysis - Video 1

This video provides an overall perspective of your technique improvement pathway.

It helps connect the dots as you achieve incremental improvements.

  • Uses your original vision and I create slow motion and freeze frame

  • Video is overlayed with text and technique improvement call outs of your style

 

Next Technique Aim (NTA) - Stage 1:

  • A printable sheet with images of your style with prioritised improvement call outs;

  • I also provide swim drill information to help develop your improvements

1 Video Analysis service

1 Next Technique Aim service

As you make technique improvements they interact with other elements of your stroke.

Your NTA sheets prioritise these improvements.

  • So after 2 - 4 weeks you send a video of your stroke (Video 2)

  • I then send a new updated NTA sheet, so you continually progress (Sheet 2)

Personal Technique Library
Service Level provides all time access to your Personal Technique Library accessed via Dropbox

  • Contains all Service elements including your original vision

  • Accessing your Library will help you Self Educate and keep your improved technique

 

Swim Tech Bulletin - Monthly
Service Level includes 12 month subscription to the monthly Swim Tech Bulletin that includes:

  • Swim session programs using the best of exercise science for efficient and effective training

  • Support fitness information: the science behind physical fitness conditioning

  • Special interest information including weight loss, lean body mass creation, flexibility, body shaping

Price: $229 Australian $ including GST

The Buy Now button below will take you to a secure payment process provided by Square

When you purchase

I will email you the next day, to begin your technique improvement process 😊

Graham

Swim education - For easier, faster and more enjoyable swimming

This free information service will help you:

  • Improve swim speed and stamina

  • Make swimming freestyle easier

  • Improve your swimming for triathlon


See these current topics

Lets you know how to improve your freestyle technique within your individual style

Provides an understanding about why improving swim technique is difficult and encourages patience so you can improve your swimming

Contact

Ask a question - Get more information

Simply fill in the detail below

Or Email me at:

 

gwindeatt@swimtechniqueimprovement.com

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User Feedback

"These videos are the best. I know how much we get out of them." Serena J.

Kate M.

This is just fantastic Graham, seeing my stroke in slow motion with your instruction really helped . So great to have a plan for improving my stroke, thank you! 

Ken B.

Thanks Graham. You have seen things in my stroke that  no other person has commented on... the fixes are working

Andrew B.

Amazing the improvement and different feel I am getting with your technique comments. Been labouring for years, now improving. Great.

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