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Introduction to our swim coach!

-By: Tomas Swift-Metcalfe

Last modified: August 22, 2014

Ricardo Correia has been a swim coach for eight years

Basically I (Tomas) don’t believe in reinventing the wheel and although I can coach swimming (going back to first principles) I haven’t got the depth of experience to accompany this. Hence I set out in search of a swim coach to work with and provide a much better service to my triathlete clients (no swimmers yet). I’ve personally been trained by Ricardo and went from barely scrapping 13:30 for 750m to 11:30… and if I’m honest, I haven’t exactly been strict with my training -its been very little and erratic!

Meet Ricardo our swim coach

I’ve been a competitive swimmer for 15 years, and won the regional open water swimming cup three times over all and six timers as an age grouper. In this time I’ve won several of these grueling events. Now I do it for fun just and in support of young local athletes that I train professionally at my club, F.C. Armacenenses.

In 2010 I turned to triathlon, simply because I wanted to get fit, healthy… and I needed a personal challenge!

open water swim coaching is my passion

In terms of my studies, I’ve got a degree in Sports Training and many certificates specifically in swim training.

I run several workshops throughout the country, both with SMS and for my team and friends.

What I love about swim coaching is that it allows people to improve dramatically and measurably in a short period time.

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