Head Coach Roy Shepherdson is proud to present Deep Blue Swimming where swimmers, coaches and committee members can access our knowledge, expertise and secrets to swimming success.
Deep Blue Swimming offers swimming training camps & clinics, underwater videoing & analysis, coaching support and club support for a range of abilities and levels.
Our specialist camps & clinics for Club swimmers, Masters swimmers, Triathletes and Open-water swimmers provide you with the opportunity to learn advanced techniques to improve starts, turns, relay take-overs, sighting and stroke performance.
Our video clinics provide a great opportunity to see the parts of swimming you don’t normally get to see as we all receive personalized feedback with advice on how to improve your stroke technique and competition times.
Our coach and club support ranges from one-to-one mentoring of coaches through to aiding with the planning and preparation of squads and swimmers. We deliver talks on all aspects of coaching or the running of clubs helping where ever we can to ‘raise the level of swimming’.
All levels of swimmers are catered for with our range of courses, from beginners who are looking to gain confidence in the water and learn the basics of swimming to the more accomplished swimmer wanting to improve elements of swimming technique.
July 13th, Adults Under Water Video and Stroke Clinic
We've just added another video clinic to our Events page, this time in Hartlepool on Sat. 13th July. For more details you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07983 356718
This clinic is for anyone between the aged 17 and over and will include a stroke clinic along side the video and analysis. These clinics are proving very popular so book quick to avoid disappointment!
Driffield SC sign up to some Coach Education with DBS
Following on from the great work done in partnership with Scarborough Kingfishers, Driffield Swimming Club have agreed to do some work Deep Blue Swimming. e're looking forward to some great sessions and seeing the swimmers making some big leaps forward.
First up is a Butterfly workshop in early June.
Latest Coach Interviews
Graeme Antwhistle is without doubt one of GB's best young coaches. Not only has he built his own programme from scratch, won European Junior titles and become one of British Swimmings ITC Coaches, he has also put a swimmer in an Olympic Final at the first attempt.
From the North East of England he took his local club, Stockton Aquatics, from next to nothing to being a genuine force in British Swimming. From that programme that produce many Junior International swimmers came Jemma Lowe who in 2008 made the final of the 100m Butterfly in the Olympics.
Here Graeme talks about some the sets he likes to do, his views on kicking is to his programme and also gives advice to young coaches on what they need to do to follow in his footsteps
Latest Swimmers Interviews
Matthew Johnson is one of GB's biggest swimming prospects. At 17 years old he finished 3rd at the recent Olympic Trials in London. Not that that is a suprise to those who have followed his career from the early days as Matt has broken over 80 National Age Group Records along the way.
Matt talks here about his relationship with the Sheffield coaches, Russ Barber and Mark Lappin, his aims for this summers European Juniors and what he loves about his training with the City of Sheffield team.
Matt loves the good old fashioned tough sets that most people avoid and also goes as far as telling us about the set he ASKED to do at Christmas!
Latest Stroke Videos
Continuing our goal to help swimmers of every level improve we've put together another sculling video to help you work on your feel for the water.
With any sculling you want to reduce the amount of body parts that are doing the work and keep things simple.
The Elbows up sculling is traditionally used for Breastroke development but we like to use it to get Freestylers and Butterflyers thining about the use of their elbows as it's easy to forget the elbows when you catch. This scull really makes you think about the elbows use in the catch and can be used in combo with full stroke swimming to really highlight it.
4x75m as 25m Scull-Swim-Scull
100m Swim (Lowest Stroke Count from perfect Technique)
4 Sets Through