Author: Wiley Nautical
"Gosh where do I start? From the date of ordering to the day of delivery was really fast.
Because I have enjoyed your weekly blogs I didn't expect the wow factor that I get every time I open your book.
As a coach I like the logical angle that you and Paul use to explain the why. I did a program last night using parts of your warm-up build and set sequences and the group of masters I had training loved it. Although one of my swimmers said it was truly oxygen deprivating.
Was joking but did stretch him to the max. I have been showing your book to fellow coaches and swim teachers and they are just as enthralled as I am. I must say that my name is indelibly printed inside the cover, decreasing the chance of misplacing"
Robyn Norma Schwass, Taupo, New Zealand
"The Swim Smooth book has become my most useful and powerful training tool for improving my swimming. As I am from a running background, I struggled to keep up with the faster athletes in the swim which put me at a massive disadvantage going onto the bike and it took a lot out of me. They say you can't win a race from the swim, but you can sure lose it!
Since buying Swim Smooth's brilliant book I have progressed in literally all aspects of my swimming. I have gained more speed, power, flexibility in my shoulders and more importantly confidence in my swimming, all for the same if not less effort by simply following their taining plans and studying their HUGE knowledge base.
The work is paying off as my race results of PB's, World Championship qualification positions and University BUCS Championship medals show...THANK YOU SWIM SMOOTH!"
George Robinson, Sheffield, England
"This is by far the best swimming book that I have every read. This has immediately become my swimming bible. I plan on building my entire training program around the principles described in this book. I particularly like the three key approach of technique development, swim training and open water skills.
Many other programs focus only on technique development which makes it boring. My only complaint about the Swim Smooth program (not the book) is there are no Swim Smooth clinics in Houston, Texas. Please fix this! Keep up the good work!"
Rick Robertson, Houston, United States
"I love your book, it explains everything clearly without oversimplifying. It explains stroke technique but also how to correct issues in a way that you can actually work on by yourself. I like the workouts you can put together, planning workouts in your training schedule and the specific tri swim tips. I own several books on swimming but this is by far the most complete and most useful and usable"
Saskia Holditch, Fonthill, Canada
"I just finished Swim Smooth, The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes, and to use an applicable American phrase, I was "blown out of the water". I already have the Catchmaster Class DVD and the waterproof Ironman distance training program and have used both extensively, so was not sure there could be too much additional information in the book. I was pleasantly surprised to find the book filled with addtional instruction and training. Paul and Adam's relaxed easy to read style make the learning enjoyable and I was really sorry when it ended. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who wants to improve their swimming"
David Calcagno, Camp Hill, PA, USA
"Superb!!...As a triathlon coach, the Swim Smooth book has provided me and my other coaches with a more complete approach to our coaching. The book isn't simply about technique but balances it out with other elements such as conditioning and open water techniques, which gives it a more holistic approach. This book is as absolute must for swimmers and coaches alike!"
Benjamin Eitelberg, Auckland, New Zealand www.fitnesslocker.co.nz
"This fantastic book brings the broad range of valuable insight and guidance from Swim Smooth together into one coherent and easily readable whole. This book is a standalone guide for those wanting to advance their swimming, especially in the open water.
A great reference, swimming development manual and training guide for intermediate and advanced swimmers"
Greg Oosterbaan, Hamilton, New Zealand
"The new book, "Swim Smooth," is exactly what I expected from the folks who have become my go-to resource for swimming technique, training and fitness. The book is a complete resource to analyze swimming style, pinpoint what needs to be done to make improvements and offer precise drills to do the job. Illustrations and photos are right on. No coaching group understands swimming like Swim Smooth"
Scott Richardson, ITCA certified triathlon coach/IronMan finisher
"Excellent! Love the structure + dip in and out all the time. Have also read cover to cover. 'Swim Smooth' lies in prime place on bedside table with key message (selected according to mood) revised at night in relaxed 5 mins for practice in the pool before work the next day.
Great photos! Love reading Paul + Adam's stories of how Swim Smooth evolved. Enjoy!!"
Ruth Nieuwenhuis, Birchgrove, UK
"The best swim book available. Great reading, full of all the right information to help all swimmers & triathletes improve their technique and swim performance. Covers all aspects to build an efficient freestyle stroke. Excellent graphics that make the clear writing more easily understandable and effective.
Inclusion of the 'Swim Types' is a brilliant idea, helping athletes can identify their own style and use the appropriate drills and corrections. Plenty of ideas to build your own programme, no manner what your current standard. Brilliant book - thank you Paul & Adam"
Martin Wood, Lincoln, UK www.lincolntri.org.uk
"THANK YOU!! The book is gr8. Sooo good to have everything from the blog between two covers. Its all there, even a dummy can get it. The appendix is very useful & the workouts r a wonderful variety. I learnt to swim freestyle 2 years ago on the Swim Smooth blog & I think the book was a fantastic idea, my immediate reaction was "finally they've made a book!!"
Thank you so much & for being the best coaching support online ever. Its a long way to Egypt where I live & come from but u've definitely made the distance"
Dolly Degwy, Cairo, Egypt
"I am so pleased I ordered this book. It has made a huge difference to my swimming. I have gone from being a triathlete that has to swim to bieng a triathlete that loves the swim sessions. Thank you...I have recommend both this book and you web site to all my friends!"
Emma Marshall-Telfer, Lincoln, UK
"Excellent! As a newbie to swimming front crawl the classic Arnie techniques hit a number of nerves with me... That is why it's a great book - because I can relate to the flaws in my swim stroke and you have identified key root causes for those flaws and how to improve with appropriate training drills that are easy to understand"
Steve Parkinson, Beverley, England