Having had no swimming training since I was a small child, I was pretty nervous but Jason very quickly put me at ease. I have a shoulder injury that I resolutely refused to blame on swimming but it appears that I might have been wrong (hard to believe I know). I will practise the drills & I hope Jason will notice a real improvement when I next see him. Can't believe how different it felt straight away!
I had an introductory session with Jason. He was absolutely brilliant: clear instructions in advance of the session re. the changes due to Covid 19 and we had a brief chat when we arrived discussing the session. We then did some acclimatisation, sighting and breathing work. He gave and demonstrated some drills and gave great tips and guidance. I would fully recommend and will use again.
HI Matthew, many thanks for you comments and I am so glad you enjoyed the session. Onwards and upwards now and getting into open water swimming for your big event. Keep practicing and #JKS. (Just Keep swimming)
Thank you Jason and South West Swim for a great 1-to-1 session - I really enjoyed it and feel the coaching was really valuable.
We discussed where I felt my swimming was going wrong before Jason took a good look at my stroke. He quickly identified a couple of key areas and worked on these. His explanations are clear and suggested drills for improvement logical. His obvious enthusiasm is motivating and I'm really looking forward to putting his advice into practice to realise my goals. Thanks again!
So glad you enjoyed your session Anthony and thanks for the kind words. Keep on practicing and if you have any questions drop me an email. Hope to see you and your new stroke again soon.
Fantastic group coaching session on sighting and swimming in straight lines etc.
Olympic 2024 here I come
I am glad you enjoyed the session Anthony, thanks for being part of it. I have just sent over the follow up booklet, enjoy the practices :)
What a great chap! So passionate about swimming and sharing his knowledge.
Focused today on body rotation, hand entry and catch. Can’t wait to practice the drills and rebook a follow up session. Thanks Jason
Ah, thanks for your kind words Kirstie. So glad you enjoyed the session and I look forward to seeing you again soon with your new stroke :)
A great session with Jason. It was good to be to break down the various areas that I am struggling with and we worked out that I am tensing my arms and shoulders in recovery instead of relaxing and then pushing down in the water instead of back. Having Jason swimming next to you allows him to pinpoint what's happening and offer advice on drills and technique. He is extremely knowledgeable and creative in his approach and demonstrates the various aspects. I've come home with a much better understanding of me and my swimming.
Thanks for your kind words Yvette. Was great to see you swimming again and I look forward to getting back to regular sessions in the pool (and lake) with you.
Although I have been a member of a masters swimming club and I am still a regular pool swimmer, I have never been swimming in open water wearing a wet suit. I asked Jason for an introductory session covering preparation for swimming, safety and sighting of marker buoys while in the water. We had a very enjoyable and informative teaching session. Jason gives great feedback and advice while in the water and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking training. I also found his website videos excellent. They helped me to arrive at the lake knowing how to put on my wetsuit without tearing it, and gave very clear advice about what to expect, including the specific requirements for meeting COVID19 rules. I will certainly book another session with him in future if I need further advice, which is likely!
Hi Roger, Many thanks for your kind words and review. I am glad you enjoyed the session and were able to look at tomse of our content beforehand to help with the wetsuit etc. I hope you enjoy your open water journey and your new swim venues
Great 1-2-1 with Jason yesterday been suffering with shoulder pain and turns out my stroke was a bit crooked along with a few other issues so now working on straightening out thanks Jason for your patience looking forward to putting into practice without the pressure of speed and distance stats nice to have some structure again looking forward to the next session
Thanks Steve, great to see you today and be able to help try to identify the niggles. I hope it is easing with the corrections we made, take it easy and focus on the form. Any questions or problems let me know and i will see you in squad or at the lake again soon.
Thank you Jason for a super session. Sighting, kick and stroke guidance all welcomed and today I've been back in the lake to practice. It was a much smoother swim over the distance. I was impressed with Jason's comments, insight and easy to follow guidance. Very positive also. I will be back next month for a follow up. Keep up the good work, I enjoyed it!
Hi Johanna, thanks for the feedback and so glad you had a great session with us. It's great seeing you practicing in the lake when i am up there, you're always smiling so I am guessing things are continuing to go well :). I look forward to seeing you and your new stroke for your follow up.
Highly recommended. Jason does not take a one size fits all approach to coaching. He has a skill for noticing and responding to individual needs and works to develop them.
Thanks Jeanette, was great to coach the boys again and start getting them into the water before a return to the pools (soon hopefully).