Padlin wrote:Well pretty underwhelming product support. Disappointing really, considering all the effort that has gone into the presentation of Swim Smooth though the website. Was considering the DVD set, but now reconsidering...
Hi mate, I'm so sorry to hear this, though not being officially representing SwimSmooth myself.
Still I blame myself for not having answered you before, apologies for this. Paul and Adam are very busy coaching and developing the method. They've started certifying coaches just recently, and so we're probably going to see these coaches showing up here on a more regular basis, which will help moderating the forum quite a lot.
I think I remember why I did not answer your question, in spite of having seen it quite long ago. I just changed computer, moving from a PC environment to a Mac environment. My PDF versions of the 6 swim guides are somewhere on my PC hard drive, and was waiting to boot it, find them, to transfer them here on my iMac. So that's why I left this question unanswered for a whilst then forgot that I had this to do.
Padlin wrote:Swim smooth's swim types "The Arnie" stroke correction and training guide. Although I would think that the advice on program structure would be very similar across all swim types.
Well, not necessarily. Here, bare with me.
Among the 6 types, there are 2 that are considered ideal already. If a quick SwimType questionnaire test reveals that you're a swinger for example, and that a coach confirms that you're pretty refined, then you just into a training state. And there, the integration of the development sessions should be coupled with a formal training program.
If you're a bambino that fears the water, short breath after 50meter, then you don't need to actually train. You'd need to stick to development sessions repeated in loop, for better results to be achieved.
So it varies a bit from type to type.
As an Arnie. First I understand your rough reaction
Arnies will be Arnies
Then yes you probably need a bit of a mixed. But if you are very early into your learning process, then you need to stick to development sessions more than to train, until you've tamed the Arnie in you.
Now let me post this, boot my dusty PC' find me guides, and come back for me.