Assessment Day

6th October 2019
Health Hydro, Milton Rd, Swindon
12 noon until 6 pm

This assessment is set up to assess swimmers for the SwimTayka English Channel relay teams.

South West Swim run the assessment day, run by Jason Tait (Swim Smooth Certified Coach).

The day will start at 12 noon with a meet and greet at Health Hydro, Milton Rd, Swindon. We will kick off introductions at 12:15 and hope to be in the pool from 1 pm.

This is a special TEAM BASED session, with teams of 2, 3 or 4 swimmers (Max team size of 4) swimming as far as they can in the 4 hrs (Approx) of pool time we have available.

We welcome all to this special session, we don’t get hung up on which coach or club you swim for, that’s not our style. We are looking at this as a big swim giving swimmers a chance to test their fitness, try out nutrition, or just get used to swimming as part of a team in a dedicated session.

We are really excited to be running this assessment event 🙂

During the assessment, interviews to assess your commitment to the Channel swim relay and will be taken by SwimTayka.

We hope to be finished by and heading home by 6 pm but please note timings may change.


Making a £100 donation confirms your place on the Assessment Clinic:


When you signup for the Assessment clinic we also provide you with an Advanced Swim Smooth Video Analysis & Stroke Correction (worth £115) which you can book at your convenience, see details below.

Advanced Swim Smooth Video Analysis & Stroke Correction

What you will get?

Film your stroke in HD, capturing every action and movement above and below the water.

Who is it for?

Video Analysis is aimed at all levels of swimmer, from those who are just progressing into the world of Front Crawl, those wanting to check and tweak their stroke to get the competitive edge, long distance swimmers, triathletes, open water, pool and everybody in between.

Where can you have this done?

South West Swim are very excited to be able to offer video analysis sessions in:

Our own private Endless Pools swimming machine (Swindon).

What do you get?

  • Full HD footage of the analysis with two way commentary with coach and swimmer
  • RAW Footage of your swim
  • 1 Month Free Access to the Swim Smooth Guru
  • Stroke Development plan individual to your swim (via the Guru)
  • Swim type plan for YOUR style of swimming
  • Training Plan for your stated events (via the Guru)
  • Elite Athlete Visulisations (and comparisons)
  • A building block to a better stroke
  • The vast expertise of your Swim Smooth Coach

Duration: Endless Pool session 75 mins-90 mins Max.


Once you have registered and paid your £100 for the assessment programme, you will be given an access key to enable you to enrol on the Assessment course.  If you get selected for the team the registration goes towards your minimum fundraising target of £1,500

If for any reason you can not make the Assessment day you will need to complete the non-attendance Assessment form. Please contact Bryan Avery ( for more details.

We do hope you can join us at Milton Road and very much look forward to meeting you in person.