Swimfassst Testimonials & media

Peta  Paramore - Windang NSW

Hi Craig
Just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU!!!!! For your amazing swim fassst!
The difference it has made to my 11 and 10 yr olds swimming is beyond amazing.
Madison alone knocked 20 second her 100 free in two weeks. She trains at least a km a week on the swim fassst and had an issue with not being able to really grab the water.

The kids teachers and coach are absolutely blown away at the difference. One who coaches state champs for surf said she has NEVER seen such a huge improvement in such a short period.
The head coach of our swim club and owner of the swim school is amazed and will soon be in contact to purchase some for the swim squad and pool.

So again thank you!!!!! I will make sure everyone knows what a brilliant product this is....although it will give away our secret weapon hahahahaha.
As soon as I have some free time I will put together the videos I have of the kids before and after, it's awesome!!!
Thanks again
Kindest regards Peta

Peter Joseph,AM (Masters and ocean swimmer)

 

Thanks again Craig for the Swimfasst session at the glorious Freshie pool yesterday afternoon. It was the best 30 minute coaching session I've ever had ! The before and after effect from Swimfassst was remarkable and something to be honest I did not expect. Your coaching and translation was also a key factor in this. I've been trying for years ( I'm a slow learner) to get the hand elbow forearm alignment and positioning right for the catch and pull. This actually does it! I'm looking forward to more practise and getting some muscle memory going. And helping my breast stroke will be an added bonus

Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you at Tatts on Friday 11

Richard Cahalan - Director Carlile Swimming/Past Australian Swimming representative

Hi Craig

I recently tried the new "Swimfast" swimming device and was really impressed with how quickly it identified weaknesses in my stroke which, until then, I didn't even know existed. Once identified, strengthening the stroke in the critical areas was easy.

The device takes the guesswork out of how to replicate the correct swimming stroke. Simple, but effective, it greatly assists in learning an efficient underwater pull in the freestyle stroke.

I think the "Swimfast" could be really useful in learn to swim, especially to teach little guys propulsion and older swimmers the correct underwater freestyle pull.

Paul Bailey - Masters swimmer Narrabeen

Hi Craig,
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Matt McSorley had me try the Swimfassst yesterday. Mate...the Swimfassst is sensational, It really helps one of my weakness and an aspect of swimming that I am sure only elite swimmers understand and execute properly.

I'm very involved in Masters pool swimming these days and go to most events in NSW each year (around 25), so am good mates with 100's of masters swimmers and am well known by all the NSW clubs (hopefully that's a good thing). I also go to a lot of interstate meets and have a lot of friends involved in Masters swimming around Australia too. I also administer Masters Swimming NSW's Facebook page so can get some exposure for the product out that way too.

I am always thrilled to help people get exposure for fantastic ideas or who are doing great things helping other swimmers. I'd be delighted to help in any way I can Craig. E.g. put you in touch with clubs or some swimmers with influence at their clubs.

I've started spreading the word via my own Facebook page. Best wishes Craig. You are obviously a champion in AND out of the water

Michael Bohl - Australian Olympic Swim Coach, past Australian Swim Champ

The device is a great "tool" that can be used by swimmers of all levels. Feel for the water is essential when learning and mastering technical skill. This device is an asset and is beneficial in addressing stroke problems and I believe can help swimmers of all ages in their swimming development

Lars Humer - Head Coach - Swim Ireland Performance Centre (Limerick)

Report after one weeks use

General
• It has added value to our programme
• It has highlighted the importance of a high elbow catch to the swimmers (& other coaches)
• It has made it simpler for swimmers to understand and execute the high elbow catch
• The fact the swimmer locks into the device makes a big impression on them re technique

Results
• All swimmers said it helped them feel the correct front catch position
• They were able to transfer that feel into their full swim stroke (some better than others)
• It was visible that they had made an improvement (again, some better than others)
• Para swimmer has a stroke fault on one arm entering and pressing too wide, after Riddo Drill, massive improvement
• Same result with 15 year old girl (9.15 800 Free) with similar fault
• A couple of the better swimmers with an already strong catch felt they benefit from the Riddo Drill
• Older triathletes all showed some level of improvement, they need more time working with it

See all of Lars's Summary at bottom of page

 Media

Daily Telegraph 6/11/15, Manly Daily 4/11/15

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Anton
Mark Simpson - Cronulla Swim School

The device 100% ticks all the boxes for any swimmer looking to improve their stroke. There is no other device to my knowledge that can give a swimmer the feel for catch/pull of the water.

Bruce "hoppo" Hopkins - Bondi Rescue

Great to use for improvement of stroke. Perfect for strength and feel for the water.

Anton Kapal - Manly

Craig - I'm enjoying the SwimFast device. It had an impact on my stroke from the first session, and after only three weeks I was seeing improvements in swim times. I'll definitely keep on using it. (Anton in image with Swimfasst 001)

Kevin Bloor - North Balgowlah - masters triathlete

Hi Craig - The device is certainly improving my feel for the water - each session I am learning more, feeling more as the body gets used to the motor pattern. The forearms, shoulders & upper back aren't as sore and are much more relaxed which I think is why I'm feeling more/increased awareness

My goal is to get down to a 1:30 per 100 - currently around 1:38 admittedly with pull buoy but no paddles. I'll do another test on Friday. I can sit on about 1:40 per 100 for about 30 of my long swims (pull buoy & paddles) of 40x100 then it falls away - my goal is 1:30/100 for all 40

I'm using the device for around 15 minutes each session - it's getting a bit of attention at Mosman pool but no ones asked for a go - yet

Hope that's useful - but the real test will be next year when I race another ironman - hopefully I'm out of the water around 1:10 - 1.16, Yep 2 minute 100's will do it - I'm now 1:35 - 38 and saving that 20 minutes will dramatically change my race

Cheers
Kevin

Sue Scott - Murwillumbah NSW

Hello Craig,
I have been staying in Corrimal for a few weeks with my grandchildren, and I swim regularly at Corrimal Pool. Ken Holloway, who, as you know, works there, showed me your Swimfast invention and suggested I give it a go.

After only two laps using your device, and then swimming freestyle, I was amazed at the difference - I was more streamlined and swimming became effortless. I was also swimming faster! It has continued to make a huge difference to my style and I have borrowed the Swimfassst device a couple more times.

My husband, who swims 2km of laps 6xweekly, is always looking for ways to improve his style and efficiency in the water. I told him about your Swimfasst device and he is very keen to give it a try.

Dave Foodey - Balgowlah heights

I had instantaneous material improvement in my lap times after one use of the Swimfast. I'm a recreational swimmer swimming around 8 to 10kms per week but found my increased effort and kms in the pool weren't be reflected in faster times or less fatigue.

Swimfast improved my technique and saw my 50m freestyle times fall by 2 seconds to low 30's and my 200m free fall by 5 seconds after a couple of uses.

By highlighting the correct catch it showed which muscles to switch on (lats) and how to relax my shoulders which improved my streamlining in the water. These all translated into faster times with less effort. After having already swum for 30 years it was very difficult to change my technique but the Swimfast device made me correct bad habits in a very short period of time.

I would highly recommend anyone who is serious about improving their technique and speed in the water to try the Swimfast device.

Lars Humer - Swim coach Limerick Ireland

Here's a bit of a report re the device

General
• It has added value to our programme
• It has highlighted the importance of a high elbow catch to the swimmers (& other coaches)
• It has made it simpler for swimmers to understand and execute the high elbow catch
• The fact the swimmer locks into the device makes a big impression on them re technique

Drills
• We have just been doing the front catch press (short dog) with the device
• Doing 2-4 x 25 with device and then transfer to swimming & highlighting the front catch
• We haven't used it for kicking or sculling
• Re kicking, we would do 50% of our kick without a board in streamline position

Who's used it
• Well trained swimmers, some in Irish National Squad
• Paralympic swimmer with CP diplegic (S8 Class)
• Older age group triathletes (35-50+ age)
• A couple of younger swimmers

Results
• All swimmers said it helped them feel the correct front catch position
• They were able to transfer that feel into their full swim stroke (some better than others)
• It was visible that they had made an improvement (again, some better than others)
• Para swimmer has a stroke fault on one arm entering and pressing too wide, after Riddo Drill, massive improvement
• Same result with 15 year old girl (9.15 800 Free) with similar fault
• A couple of the better swimmers with an already strong catch felt they benefit from the Riddo Drill
• Older triathletes all showed some level of improvement, they need more time working with it

Lessons learnt in Limerick
• Riddo Drill works best with the head down in swim position
• Most swimmers preferred to use snorkel so they could focus more on the skill
• Weaker swimmers found it easier with fins, easier to balance and keep a bit of forward momentum
• Swimmers can learn/ execute/ progress quicker when they have a good body position and reasonable kick - develop feel quicker
• 2-4 x 25 at a time seems plenty to get an effect
• Possibly go a small skill set E.g. (2 x 25 Riddo Drill + 4 x 50 Swim Tech) x 3
• I think they should learn to progress the Riddo Drill to without the device (keeping same arm position/ short dog)
• Possibly add to set (2 x 25 Riddo Drill/ 4 x 50 Tech/ 2 x 25 Short Dog/ 4 x 50 ↓ 1-4 to Strong Pace) x 3

That's it for now, we'll keep working and developing.

Cheers

Lars

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