WHAT WE OFFER IN OUR PERFORMANCE COACHING PROGRAMME:

1. Private lessons. Private lesson form is to book one-2-one lessons with any of our swim instructors.

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Gary Vandermeulen teaching fine swim skills at a swim camp 2012

2. Competitive Swimmer Training. PHOENIX AQUATICS.

  • We work with Phoenix Aquatics Swim Club providing them with swimmers from the learn to swim programme.  Many of our swimmers also move on to local clubs like Stirling Swim Club, Perth Swim Club and Alloa Swim Club. Some of coaching staff at Phoenix Aquatics also work for Sheppard Swim School.  Phoenix Aquatics has  training sessions open to competitive swimmmers to learn swim skills.  We currently at these venues:

Glenalmond College, Tuesdays (5:30-7pm) and Saturdays (12:00-1:30pm)

Wallace High School.  Tuesdays (6:30 - 8pm)

Dollar Academy Mondays  5pm - 6:30pm

Bannockburn High School. Sundays 9:00 - 12:00 (learn to swim only)

Phoenix Aquatics is a registered swim club with Scottish Swimming and is a member of FINA.

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3. Swim Camps. Our camps for 2017 are finalised. Our dates are: 17 - 21 July 2017 and 31 July  - 4 August 2017 (full).  To download swim camp form email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and he will send a form to you. We have camps in the Summer and we run clinics throughout the year.  Discounts available for booking early. These camps are very popular so do not wait long to email your interest, we will put you on our email list for once all the details are ready.  Our swim camps are attended by swimmers from around the world.  Our camps have had swimmers from the following countries: Kuwait, France, Spain, Portugal, Isle of Man, Ireland, Germany, China, Malasia, Kenya, Oman, Italy, USA, Canada and every corner of the UK.  Many swimmers have returned year after year.  Gary's coaching style is open, honest and thorough.  Many coaches attend the camps as their own personal education.  Gary teaches how to balance correctly, how to have correct timing and the basics of pacing, sprinting and aerobic training.  Private lessons are encouraged at the swim camps for an additional fee.  These private lessons book up quickly prior to the start of each camp.  If you are interesting in what Gary has to offer in terms of coaching expertise you can visit his coaching blog: http://swimcoachingblog.wordpress.com There have been hits on this swim blog from over 150 countries and more that 30,000 hits.  Re-tweeting is making the articles very widely read.

Our summer swim camps are almost full however some spots remain.  We have our coaches in place and chaperones in place.  Please email for more information.  We have swimmers from around the world attending this summer!  I look forward to hearing from you!  Gary

4. Swim Clinics.  I am now running swim clinics which have been extremely popular.  I have been publishing this information via our email lists.  These clinics are covering the following topics in the next school term : TBA

Please find further information in the following documents:

Sheppard Swim School Private Lessons Booking Form Private Lessons with Gary Vandermeulen or any of our instructors