Ray Gibbs MIOS, FIOS
up swimming in his mid twenties when he began
competing in Triathlons.
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.
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.
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
*LATEST NEWS* Ray takes second in 220 Triathlon
magazine's 2012 'Coach of the Year'