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 Helly Hansen Water Sports 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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We have 1️⃣ more @swimsmooth 121 video analysis and stroke correction session left in October and then after that the next availability (subject to booking) is 20th November! These sessions give you the chance to see what’s going on with your stroke as sometimes this is different from how it feels or what you think you’re doing. We’ll film you from 4 angles so that you can really see what’s going on. We’ll then show you the key areas to improve and how to do it. We’ll then get you back in the pool and go through it with you so you know how it feels. To find out more about why they’re so popular or to book, check out the link in our bio. #swimsmooth  #swimming #videoanalysis #triathlonswimming #openwaterswimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #swimtraining #triathlontraining #ironmantraining #instaswim #instatri  #swimbikerun #trilife #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #manchester
Join us @salfordwsc this Sunday for some open water coaching. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have spaces in our intro to open water 9:45-10:30 and our open water training group 10:30-11:15. For more info on the sessions see @salfordwsc profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See some of you dockside on Sunday morning 😎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #salfordwatersportscentre #dock8 #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife 📸 @utahhiker55
As the open water and triathlon season is starting to draw to a close, we’re already hearing how some people have planned their 2022 season! The Winter is a great time to work on your technique and give yourself time for it to feel natural for the 2022 season. With our Swim Smooth 121 Video analysis and stroke correction sessions, we can show you what's going on and how to fix it. We've just released the next set of dates (October to December 21): These sessions are at Wright Robinson College, M18 8RL on: Saturdays 1-2:15pm Mondays 6:30-7:45pm To book and for more info on the sessions, see link in our bio
It may have been hammering it down when we drew back the curtains this morning, but what a glorious morning it turned into! ☔️☔️➡️ 🌤😎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We love how in this photo you can still see the wet foot prints going along the pontoon @salfordwsc! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We had a mix of group and 121s this morning. Thank you to everyone for their hard work 🙏🏻 See you next Sunday for more coaching! For more info on sessions see @salfordwsc profile 📸 @utahhiker55 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #salfordwatersportscentre #dock8 #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
Yesterday was our 150th @swimsmooth 121 video analysis and stroke correction session! 🥳 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It has been a privilege to be able to share these with swimmers and get them thinking differently about their swimming. They take so much away from these sessions. By seeing what’s going on with their stroke it can be like a missing part of the puzzle. We then show them how to correct it and then get back in the pool to so they know what they’re aiming for when they’re swimming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to all the swimmers for their enthusiasm and hard work 🙏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more info and to book see link in our bio ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #videoanalysis #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #instaswim #workhard #measurablegains #trainsmarter #thinkdifferently #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife
Come and join us tomorrow for the last evening of open water coaching for the 2021 season! The general swim will continue after this week and Sunday morning coaching will too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have our full range of coached sessions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌅 open water development - ideal for tuning up your ow skills, front craw technique and some sneaky fitness (last one of the season) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌅 121s - these are bespoke so we can work towards your open water swimming aims ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌅 ow training group - a bit like a pool training session but in open water. We work on fitness, open water skills and front crawl technique ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌅 ow intro session - ideal if you’re new to open water and want to learn how to enjoy open water safely. We only have one space left for tomorrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more info and to book see link in @salfordswc profile #salfordwatersportscentre ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dock8 #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife 📸 by @utahhiker55
This morning had a distinctly chilled out Sunday vibe! The water felt warmer than it has done in weeks. It was in the high 19s! The mini heat wave during the week made all the difference! We had a good intro to open water session with swimmers learning about how to put on their wetsuits correctly (it’s the little tweaks that make the difference), learning about the buoyancy of the suit, how to keep themselves safe and introducing key open water skills. The open water training group had a technique focussed session where each swimmer received individual feedback and the morning was rounded off with a 121. Nice work everyone! 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏽🏊🏿‍♂️ We must also say a Happy 160th Anniversary to @agecroft_rc who were celebrating their anniversary today around Dock 8 today! They are one of the oldest open membership rowing clubs in the WORLD! 🥂🍾🥳🎉 🚣‍♀️🚣🏾🚣🏿‍♂️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #salfordwatersportscentre #dock8 #triathlon #openwaterswimming #swimming #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #instaswim #swimsmoothmanchester #swimsmooth #instatri #salfordquays #salford #mediacityuk #manchester #manchesteruk #swimtraining #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #trilife