Swim Canary Wharf is about making you a more efficient and faster front crawl swimmer.

With over seventeen years swimming teaching experience, Ray Gibbs has developed a clear step-by-step approach to stroke development. The addition of video playback allows him to quickly identify the major flaws in a stroke and address them by teaching the client tailored exercises that they can incorporate into their swimming routine.

Whether you are a complete non-swimmer, elite triathlete, masters or pleasure swimmer, Ray will help you to achieve your athletic potential in the water.

About Ray Gibbs MIOS, FIOS

Ray took up swimming in his mid twenties when he began competing in Triathlons.

Starting from scratch and frustrated by the lack of clear information on how to become a distance swimmer, he watched the technique of the talented ex-GB swimmers at his local masters club and realised that natural swimmers engaged the water, rather than snatched at it, breathed rhythmically, rather than gasped, and streamlined their bodies to slip through the water instead of fighting their way through it.

He also studied with the ASA in order to learn the theory behind what he was seeing. He became one of the fastest swimmers in his age group not by being fitter or stronger than the next man, but by using sound swimming technique.

His relatively recent journey from 'holiday splasher' to fast open water swimmer gives him an empathy with his clients as they learn, first the basics and then the more advanced propulsive techniques of front crawl.

*LATEST NEWS* Ray takes second in 220 Triathlon magazine's 2012 'Coach of the Year'