Welcome to the home of Swim Smooth in Manchester!

If improving your front crawl matters to you – you’re in the right place!

Whatever your reason for improving your front crawl, be it:

  • fitness
  • faster triathlons
  • personal challenge
  • enjoyment
  • an open water swim
  • a swim-run

Or perhaps you’ll come to us with another reason – we can help!

Powered by the world renowned Swim Smooth coaching system, we offer swim coaching for adults (18+) from those new to front crawl up to those swimming at an elite level.

We have a number of Swim Smooth options to help you with your front crawl:


Bringing a little bit of the Perth-magic to Manchester. These are our pool based swim squads. They have a front crawl and open water focus. Ideal for triathletes, fitness and open water swimmers.

We have a range of swimmers in the squad from those new to squad swimming up to elite swimmers. Minimum swimming standard is 400m comfortably on front crawl.

For more information and to join the squad click here

Open water squads – available between June and September

These are like our pool based squads – only with less chlorine and more wildlife!

We believe that that there is nothing quite like training for open water swimming than getting out there and doing it!

We’ve partnered with Salford Watersports Centre at Salford Quays to deliver these sessions. They will cover fitness, and open water specific skills and techniques. Could this give you that extra competitive edge you’ve been looking for?

For more info and to book head over to here

Swim Smooth 1-2-1 video analysis and stroke correction

Over the course of 75 minutes we’ll show you what you need to improve and how to do it. We’ll then get you back in the pool and go through it with you.

For a taster of the session please watch the video.

Click here to book


If you’re not quite up to 400m front crawl (yet), we can also help with our front crawl technique sessions.  These are small group sessions for adults who can already swim 50m (any stroke) up to those who are building up to 400m front crawl.

For more information or to sign up click here

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Squad hats on tour… Posted @withregram • @carolyndawe.swim.tri First week of open water swimming of the season. Love being down at @salfordwsc with the team again and of course in my @swimmingmattersuk Swim Smooth Manchester swim hat and @bigbobblehats 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️ #swimming #openwatet #triathlon @swimsmooth
We are a handful of sessions away from our 200th Swim Smooth 121 video analysis and stroke correction session! Over 75 minutes these sessions will show you what you need to improve and how to do it. We’ll then get you back in the pool and go through it with you. We’ve just added some new availability until the end of August at Wright Robinson College, M18 8RL: Saturdays 1-2:15pm: 18th and 25th June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July 6th, 13th and 20th August Mondays 6:30-7:45pm: 16th May (just had a cancellation) 20th June 18th July 1st and 15th August For more info and to book see link in bio #swimsmooth  #swimming #videoanalysis #triathlonswimming #openwaterswimming #swimtraining #triathlontraining #ironmantraining #instaswim #instatri  #swimbikerun #trilife #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester
It was a SOLD-OUT-SUNDAY @Salfordwsc! There was a good buzz around Dock 8 this morning! A mix of first-timers and familiar faces. It was nice to catch up with some returning swimmers after the Winter. Not only were the coaching sessions sold out but the general swim was too! Well done and thank you to all the swimmers on the coached sessions this morning – top work! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #salfordwatersportscentre #dock8 #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #instaswim #instatri #swimmingtraining #triathlontraining #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester #manchesteruk #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk
So many toys 😁 here’s a snap shot from Coach Lucy’s swim earlier on. Sometimes it’s reminding ourselves to have a play… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today was a chance to explore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🫁 Breathing 💪🏻 Core awareness 🧭 Where we're sending the water 🏊🏻‍♀️ As coaches not only does this help us with our own swimming but it also helps us support our swimmers with theirs too. 🙌🏻
Here’s the @swimsmooth Manchester squad and the lane ‘peletons’ looking good last night! We worked on a mix of core awareness, fitness and pace awareness. Helping athletes getting ready for their 2022 season 💪🏻 Great to support from lane mates to keep going through the tougher sections – well done everyone! 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #instaswim #workhard #measurablegains #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilifemag
We’re so excited for the open water season to begin! ☔️Posted @withregram • @salfordwsc 🏊🏾‍♀️Open Water Swimming at Salford Watersports Centre🏊🏻‍♀️ We are delighted to announce that the main open water season will return on Sunday 10th April, followed by the return of Thursday evening sessions on the 14th April! Monday and Tuesday evening sessions will return mid May (Date TBC) 🏊🏾‍Our sessions offer: - 300 meter and 500 meter course plus a shorter training area - Safety cover provided by our professional water safety team - Regulated water quality - Free on-site parking via our car park or the Whitbread Carpark next door* - Professional coaching for all levels through our partnership with the fantastic coaches at Swimming Matters - Changing rooms and Showers * To use the Whitbread car park (Beefeater), you must register your car via scanning a QR code which is located in reception. 🏊🏾‍♂️Our general swim prices remain the same as previous years and are as follows: - Adult Swim - £5* - Junior Swim - £4* - 6 Swim Pass - £25 - 14 Swim Pass - £50 - 30 Swim pass - £100 * + 10% discount for Watersports Members (£10 annual membership) All bookings need to be made online via the book now button at Salfordwatersports.com If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch via watersportscentre@scll.co.uk https://salfordwatersports.com/activities/open-water-swimming #Watersports #Salford #SalfordQuays #MediaCity #Sport #ThingsToDoInSalford #ThingsToDoInManchester #Outdoors #Education #Fun #Kayaking #Sailing #Paddleboarding #OpenWaterSwimming #VisitManchester #ColdWaterSwimming #ColdWater #Swim #Tri #triathlon
Whilst there wasn’t a novelty hat or pint of Guinness in sight we had a St Patrick’s themed evening for our squad and mini squad last night! We had a set featuring 17 reps (yes, it was Coach’s turn to use the abacus to keep track) and Jackie wore her one-of-a-kind Green Squad hat which she received for attending over 200 squad sessions! #stpatricksday #swimming #openwaterswimmming #triathlonswimming #fitnessswimming #instaswim #swimsmooth #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester