Product Review: Swim Smooth Catch Masterclass DVD
Created On: 26 January 2011
I was lucky enough to get a preview of the latest HD video
content that is used in the new Catch Masterclass DVD offering when I took part
in the Swim Smooth Coaches' Workshop at Loughborough last
Technical Content 9/10
Having absorbed all of the information at the workshop and then
taking the opportunity to put the techniques into practice with
swimmers of all ability levels over the last few months, I can
happily vouch for the value of this video resource to help swimmers
reflect on what they are trying to achieve, and learn fundamental
techniques that will help them develop injury free, efficient and
powerful swim strokes.
I have an open mind about different coaching methods and
practices absorbing information from many different sources of
expertise - but I find that I can really empathise with the Swim
Smooth approach, because it doesn't assume "one size fits all".
Coaching Delivery 10/10
Paul Newsome's style is relaxed, well rehearsed and easy to
follow. He has developed a pragmatic approach acknowledging that
everyone is different and has different learning styles. Which for
me certainly comes through in this DVD but is expanded upon in more
detail with the Swim Smooth Swim Types
Value for Money 9/10
With benefit of hindsight and bitter experience, having
purchased lots of sports coaching DVDs over the years, I would
advise anyone thinking of buying a sports coaching DVD that if
there isn't a decent free preview available - don't bother, its
probably not up to scratch! The guys at Swim Smooth are that
confident that their DVD is worth every penny they have put some
really good HiDef clips on their website for you to see for
Camera Work and Picture Quality
Adam's camera work and video editing is second to none, I am
sure we have all seen some really useful underwater video footage
over the years and YouTube clips of the swimming greats in action.
But believe me these video sequences are incredible to watch time
and time again.
Overall Rating 9/10
About the Author:
Steve Casson is a British Triathlon Federation Level 3
Coach and a GB Age Group Triathlete. At the beginning of
2009 Steve set up a triathlon performance coaching studio in
Northampton to fulfil a vision of providing a range of 1-2-1
technical coaching sessions and performance testing services to
complement his interactive coaching support package.
During 2010 Cassonz Performance Coaching helped a wide range
of triathletes from Novices to Age Group World Championship
medallists achieve their goals.
Find out more at www.cassonz.com/