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We have a mix of swimmers and multi-sport athletes We have a mix of swimmers and multi-sport athletes on our coaching staff. Coach Lucy is a pure swimmer (pool and open water). As part of our new mantra of ‘focussing on what we can do’, she needs a government-approved cardio-fix and following the advice of our friends over at @smilingtricoach, she is building up her running fitness gradually via the couch to 5k method. This is to help minimise injury risk and to help with motivation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Her previous running experience is that she completed several Great Manchester 10k runs whilst at Uni (dabbled with training and ran around 45 min). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pre-lockdown, she discovered that her last pair of trainers are 15 years old… 😱😱😱 She went to @run_north_west to get a new pair of trainers fitted and these have turned into her lifeline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the start of week 2, she’s surprised to be already be seeing the improvements. Thanks to everyone who is helping this swimmer learn to run again!  #stayathome #stayhomestaysafe #mondaymotivation #c25k #couchto5k #learningtorun #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
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Met a lovely couple this morning whilst out on my Met a lovely couple this morning whilst out on my government approved ‘one form of exercise a day’ outing.
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They too were saddened by not being able to swim. 😢
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Good to see that they’re also exercising responsibly by:
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✅ Only exercising with members of their household
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✅ Ensuring they’re 2m away from anyone outside of their household
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Our first ever online swimming squad session last Our first ever online swimming squad session last night! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Great to chat and catch up with everyone and outline our plans for this ‘training block’, which we’ve code named ‘focus on what you can do’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’ll still be working on @swimsmooth’s three keys of technique, fitness and open water skills - albeit we’re just having to ‘think differently’ about how we go that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#stayathome #drylandswimming #dryswimming #sociallyresponsibleexercising #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #hhwc #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife#
We've had a lot of people asking us, 'Is it safe t We've had a lot of people asking us, 'Is it safe to swim at the moment?' Here is the official advice from @swimengland (the National Governing Body) and the Water Treatment Advisory Group: 👉🏻 https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-advice/

In short, we're ok to swim (phew!) and it recommends to follow official government guidelines around how to keep yourself and others safe at this time. 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️
🐝There was a great buzz last night - thanks guy 🐝There was a great buzz last night - thanks guys 🐝🐝#Repost @cazdawe13 with @get_repost
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Feeling great in the pool! Swam with @swimsmooth @swimmingmattersuk  Manchester squad last night and felt strong and smooth.
My aim for this year was no time or event but just to swim regularly and enjoy the training. Definitely on that so far! 
What’s your swim aim for the year?
#swimming #triathlon #openwater #manchester #manchesterbee @finisuk @speedouk @tyrukireland @salfordwsc
⚡️ What a way to start 2020! We’re absolute ⚡️ What a way to start 2020!  We’re absolutely buzzing after last night! 🐝 the energy in the pool was electric! ⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We had a full house for our Thursday @swimsmooth Manchester Squad session. It was an open water inspired technique session.  Here’s the whole session condensed to 30 seconds!!
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Our technique sessions blend front crawl technique, and fitness work. The fitness work is done off effort levels rather than times so if you’re recovering or getting back into the swim of things,  you don’t have to worry about times and can concentrate on how you’re swimming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you can comfortably swim 400m front crawl and you’re interested in joining us, check out the link below:
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➡️ bit.ly/Sw1mSmoothMcr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#wintertraining #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #workhard #measurablegains #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester #swimsmooth #instatri  #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
Happy 2️⃣☺️2️⃣😁‼️
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Overheard at the pool: ‘I like 2020 as you can make smiley faces out of the 0s’
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Chat with the SM Team: Does 2020 look like a bit like two front crawl swimmers in a drafting formation? 🤔
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Here at Swimming Matters we like to get you ‘thinking differently’ about your swimming, for example some things people might say to us when they first get in touch:
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏊🏻‍♂️ “I don’t feel like I’ll ever learn to swim”
🏊🏻‍♀️“I just survive the swim in order to get to the bike and run.”
🏊🏻‍♀️“I’ve lost my swimming mojo.”
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Our aims are to help you see things from a different perspective. To understand more about your swimming and get you enjoying it.
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May your 2🙂2🙂 go swimmingly! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#happynewyear #happynewyear2020 #wintertraining #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #workhard #measurablegains #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester #swimsmooth #instatri  #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
Here are our top liked photos from this year. What Here are our top liked photos from this year. What a great way to reflect on our 10th Anniversary year! Thank you everyone! 🙏🏻
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1️⃣ Our final coached open water session for the 2019 season @salfordwsc when Lucy got thrown in
2️⃣ Bex, Carolyn, Lucy and Louisa at #SEMasters competition
3️⃣ Lucy and the rest of @bigrickswimteam Chicks get ready for their Medley English Channel relay
4️⃣ Spooktacular – the @Swimsmooth Manchester Squad at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre Halloween swim
5️⃣ Excitingly announcing our partnership with Helly Hansen Watersports Centre
6️⃣ The first Sunday swim of the 2019 season – a balmy 13 degrees
7️⃣ A glorious sunny day coaching our ‘Intro to Open Water Swimming’
8️⃣ Our front crawl tumble turns blog for @swimengland ‘Just Swim’ Membership (free to join)
9️⃣ Some of the Swim Smooth Manchester Squad, cooling down after their open water squad session ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#topnine #top9 #reflectingon2019 #wintertraining #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #workhard #measurablegains #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester #swimsmooth #instatri  #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
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