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One-on-One


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One-on-One


One on One Coaching

Swimming is arguably the most difficult and at times the most frustrating discipline of triathlon. As a sport, it touts an incredibly technical prowess. Swimming recruits nearly every muscle in the body while moving through a dense, resistant medium (water) with your body laying horizontally. Swimming is a blind sport, in the sense that you're unable to see most aspect of your stroke while in the water. With that said, it's easy to understand the potential room for error in the mechanics of swimming. Unfortunately, the learning curve can be steep because of the significant disconnect between what you feel like while swimming and what you look like while swimming...Swimming is anything but intuitive.

My own open water training has taught me that you can't "fake it 'til you make it" or employ the outdated swim ethics that "longer, harder sets will make you better/faster." Swimming requires a trained eye to analyze your unique stroke technique and provide immediate feedback. Through years of experience working with all levels and ages of athletes, I've developed the communication and principles necessary to make swimming approachable and easier to all. Patience is key. Your swimming will improve through repetition and dedication. 

The Swim Mechanic offers one-on-one sessions comprised of stroke analysis using video in real-time, uniquely-tailored swim drills and detailed feedback/reiteration of the finer points via email. I work with you one-on-one in the pool OR the open water. Once the swimmer has developed some key fundamentals with their stroke, these skills are then applied to speed work and open water tactics to produce unparalleled results. I believe that open water application of swimming skills is paramount to the swimmer's success. 

Swim Sessions with Video Analysis
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SMOG Squads


SMOG Squads


SMOG Squads

The SMOG Squads are a complement to the Swim Mechanic Ocean Group (SMOG) sessions that are held YEAR ROUND in Redondo Beach. This structured small-group pool swimming program is catered to triathletes, emphasizing open water swimming technique and race tactics. In addition to the 2 weekly swim sessions, there will be monthly Swim Mechanic lectures exclusive to Squad members. Held at Triathlon Lab in Redondo Beach, the lectures will comprehensively cover the finer points of open water mechanics and the specific application we will integrate in the weekly pool sessions. 

The Swim Mechanic will be on deck providing athletes  consistent feedback in order to hone their technique and elevate their fitness to the next level. The Squad template is a calculated progression of swim workouts that are both triathlon-specific and season-specific. SMOG Squads will proactively prep you for your next race. No larger than 20 people, these small groups allow for individualized attention from the coach, as well as offer a small team dynamic.

The SMOG Squads raise the bar for triathlon swimming and help to instill greater comfort and confidence in the water, which translates to improved performance on race day.

Are you ready to dive in and improve your swimming? 

- Weekly Tri-specific swim sessions

- Exclusive lectures on open water mechanics

- Exclusive discount code on gear at Triathlon Lab

*Sessions are held at a private pool in Manhattan Beach*

Swim Squads - 4 Week Series
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Training Programs


Training Programs


Custom Swim Programs

The Swim Mechanic believes there to be three main components to becoming a better triathlon swimmer:

      1) Technique
      2) Open water skills
      3) FITNESS!

Technique certainly goes a long way, producing efficiency and safe mechanics, and having masterful open water tactics/skills is also quite valuable for a triathlete. Generally, the missing piece of this formula is a swim program that produces proper fitness for the race distance at hand. Most triathletes simply do not swim frequently enough, long enough distances and hard enough efforts. The Swim Mechanic will craft an individualized monthly plan for you, gearing you up for particular race goals. Through your training, you will obtain new thresholds and a better sense of fluency and rhythm in the water, translating into unrivaled improvements in swim times.

Are you ready to take the plunge and develop your swim to its full potential? Check out our programs here.

Customized Swim Programs
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Online Video Analysis


Online Video Analysis


The Swim Mechanic offers one-on-one video analysis sessions remotely with any athlete around the world. The simplicity of sending a video of yourself swimming and receiving feedback on your stroke mechanics provides the same value as having The Swim Mechanic on deck with you each swim. Weekly or monthly sessions are offered, that include detailed feedback on your mechanics, drills/focuses to address your specific needs and how to integrate these into your current training program. The Swim Mechanic virtually coaches a complete spectrum of swimmers, from professional triathletes to age group first-timers. The methodology applies across the board and will give you the efficiency and effectiveness in the water to elevate your swimming success.

 

Online Video Analysis
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Coaches Mentorship


Coaches Mentorship


Hiring a triathlon coach is nearly requisite these days in order to successfully move up in distance, balance training with work/family life and keep up with the competitive nature of the age-group fields. As a coach, you're in high demand but surely want to always offer a service that represents you in the highest of regards. In order to sufficiently address each of the athlete's needs in all three sports, as well as their recovery and nutrition, a cumbersome time investment is required, as you know. I've found that an optimal way to streamline this, maximizing both your time and the quality of the athlete's coaching, is by creating allies with a swim coach(es). The full-time swim coach will be able to break down the specific stroke mechanics of the athlete, diagnose their needs and help you prescribe and tailor their weekly plan to address these items. 

I mentor Triathlon coaches all over the country, helping them dissect the subtleties and specifics of their athletes' swimming. Together we can create fitter, healthier athletes by increasing their performance ceiling. Communication is imperative, and I will be able to provide you with language that helps you to best outfit the athletes training program to reach the goals you two set together. Fill out the form below to start some dialogue. I look forward to helping both yourself and your athletes better address swimmer's unique needs. Also, take a look at an article I did for Triathlete Magazine, further breaking down why to hire a swim coach. 

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Testimonial


Testimonial


After years away from the water, Bryan’s attention to detail and form to function helped me to quickly gain the confidence in the pool and open water that I felt many years ago as a child. Thank you Bryan, you are absolutely the best.
— Barbi Conner
Bryan can quickly see where my stroke needs adjustment and more importantly, can communicate how and why. I truly value our sessions!
— Jeff Pickering
Bryan did a masterful job of first building and then expertly walking me through our open water sessions in preparation for my first triathlon. I look forward to each session now, with the experience of becoming a significantly better swimmer in each hour we spend in the water.
— Greg Huntoon
Bryan is the real deal! From beginners to long-time swimmers, Bryan has the knowledge and expertise to improve your swimming. He’s great at breaking down stroke mechanics and body position in an easy to follow manner. You can’t go wrong working with him!
— Chris Axley
My experience with Bryan has been very positive. After years of disappointing triathlon swims, Bryan taught me how to swim much more efficiently.
— Robert Rumpler
Thank you for making what is really a complex sport, achievable. Your ability to teach, articulate proper technique and make hard core swim workouts fun in both the pool and open water is an absolute gift! I am still in awe that through your teaching and encouragement you graduated me from sprint distances in the pool to Half Ironman distance in the open water, truly making what seemed to be an insurmountable goal a reality! You are the best!
— David French
After years of swimming, with very limited formal training, I was lucky to find Bryan. In a matter of just a few weeks, I could feel a complete shift in how I moved in the water. My stroke felt more fluid and powerful. With his clear, concise direction and expertise, Bryan can help you to recognize your weaknesses and make the adjustments needed to significantly improve your swimming.
— China Adams
A few lessons with Bryan was a true game changer in my swim and probably the biggest bang-for-the-buck investment you can make in improving your time in a triathlon. I had major gains in speed at an easier effort level, and in my last Ironman I hit the bike feeling fresher than I ever had before. Bryan is a dedicated, thoughtful and engaging swim coach and I can’t recommend highly enough.
— Eric Reavis
Working one-on-one with Bryan was the foundational part in my understanding of how the mind, breath, and stroke interconnect. He does an excellent job explaining how each part of the stroke connects and was patient in helping me progressively break down how each part of the stroke effects my movement through the water. Joining Bryan through both his swim squads and open water swimming clinics further expressed Bryan’s expertise in open water swimming. Through focused workouts that utilize open water swimming tactics he helped me develop my stroke to work in a more advantageous and efficient manner.
— Caitlin Standifer
Bryan has made swimming fun and accessible! It’s a highly technical activity that Bryan was able to break down and teach effectively and to my skill level as a beginner. He works individually with you on your mechanics and helps you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. I went from founding in the water to swimming miles comfortably. Highly recommended!
— Jose Acain