Channel Swimming and the Distance Club!

Are you thinking about a Channel Swim or other long Distance Marathon swim?


We can help!

Long Distance Experience

In 2018, Coaches Andrea and Tom swam the English Channel as part of the relay team, Brutal Green. Tom has subsequently completed two more relays and a solo swim to France and we have both completed numerous other Marathon swims!


At the end of 2020, Swim Smooth Wales was recognised by the Channel Swimming Association as approved coaches!

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How can we help you on your journey?

Swim Smooth's methods are perfect for distance swimmers, working on technique, training and working on open water skills, our blend of pool and open water squads give you a great base for your training.

We are also able to help you through the booking process for a channel swim, sign off qualifiers and if your swim is closer to home, offer observing services to allow a swim to be ratified - in 2020 we observed two successful swims across the Bristol Channel, ratified to MSF rules.

In addition, we are pleased to introduce our distance swimmers club; this will run along side our open water sessions over the summer months

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and give swimmers looking for longer training sessions or qualifying swims a helping hand. These sessions will be open to swimmers looking specifically for long distance training, it will not be coached directly but you will have the backup of our beach base, lifeguard and safety support. The team will look after your bags, help you with your feeds and be there to support in any way we can. Additionally there is a private facebook group to be used as a support network and to discuss distance swimming and training with your fellow swimmers and coaches. 





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