London Bike Show 2018
In Association With
Become a Better Swimmer
15:30 - 16:15 (Friday)
10:45 - 11:30 (Saturday)
13:45 - 14:30 (Sunday)
Paul's life in competitive swimming started at the age of 7 in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. As a typical swim kid at his swimming club, he hammered out tough freestyle and butterfly sets through his teenage years in blissful ignorance of stroke technique work.
At 17 he was introduced to the sport of Triathlon and switched to elite triathlon competition. He joined the UK's World Class Potential program at Bath University whilst studying for his Sports Science Degree. Notable training buddies during this time were Simon Lessing, Richard Allen, Richard Stanard, Stuart Hayes and Julie Dibens.
It was during this period of intense training and racing that he became British Universities Triathlon Champion, came 11th at the World Student Games and set his PB for the Olympic Distance at 1:49:52.
Whilst studying for his Sports Science Degree, Paul discovered his real passion for teaching and coaching, finding that he loved sharing his knowledge with friends and training partners.
After graduating Paul began full time swimming and triathlon coaching in Australia, becoming Head Coach to Western Australia's largest triathlon club. Later he teamed up with Olympic Gold Medallist Bill Kirby at his swim school and in 2004 launched Swim Smooth with the ground breaking Freestyle Technique DVD 'Clean Up Your Stroke'.
The knowledge and techniques that Paul spreads through Swim Smooth were developed through one to one coaching of over 5,000 swimmers and many hundreds more in his triathlon and swimming squads.
Paul is proud that this quest for greater insight and better techniques is on-going. In fact he and the rest of the Swim Smooth team have some great new material under development which is soon to be launched - watch this space!
Paul continues to coach his swimming and triathlon squads in the idyllic location of Perth, Western Australia. He takes significant time out to mentor other swimming coaches and learn from their perspectives and their experiences. To expand and accelerate this, Swim Smooth operate their Coaches Network which is open to any coach or prospective coach anywhere in the world.
The continued development of Swim Smooth is a great passion of his and he is regularly seen travelling the globe to run Swim Smooth Clinics.
We're delighted Paul will be joining us at London Bike Show. Don't miss the chance to learn from one of the world's best swimming coaches.
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