Deborah Swims Effortless & Efficient Swimming

by Deborah Phillips in Gosport, England, United Kingdom

Deborah Swims Effortless & Efficient Swimming

Total raised £4,518

raised so far



To help swimmers to have an efficient and effortless swimming stroke. To improve mental health and help people get fitter.

by Deborah Phillips in Gosport, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 31st January 2021 we'd raised £4,518 with 14 supporters in 62 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If I get extra funding I will buy more safety equipment for the open water part of my coaching, as well as some pool equipment and a better underwater camera for videoing my clients. 

As many of you know, I have turned my passion for swimming into helping others now I have achieved my own goals.

Over the past couple of years I have helped many swimmers refine their stroke as well as teaching many adults and children to learn to swim, such an important life skill.

All was going swimmingly and then the pandemic happened. with pool closures I have had to adapt some of my sessions but after lockdown have managed to continue my small business by taking some of the sessions that would have been in the pool into the sea. Unfortunately have not been eligible for any of the governments grants so far, but through this Crowdfunding project I can sell my sessions and courses in advanced and I may be given 50% match funding if I reach my target, which would go a long way to replace all the lost income over this year. My clients will be helping me as well me helping you achieve the most beautiful effortless and efficient swimming stroke, 

I have to have ten individuals book and pay for sessions in advance to get the initial pledge and then reach my target to secure the funding. If you are planning to have sessions with me in 2021, or were thinking about it, this would be wonderful if you could book your sessions in advance.

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them. 

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This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Safety kayaking support

During the winter months it’s not safe to swim alone and not always possible to find a buddy. I can kayak alongside you offering support and reassurance. I have my life saving qualifications and can offer lots of advice about winter swimming having been doing it for 7 years. These sessions are for approximately 20- 30 minutes or shorter for safety. Longer sessions are available during the summer for £50 per hour.

£50 or more

Introduction to Open Water Swimming and Mentoring

During the lockdowns, open water swimming has become immensely popular for both mental and physical health. I can offer many advice for how to enjoy the open water safely and help with swimming stroke advice. The session is one hour long, with up to 30 mins in the water during the winter months, with help and advice before and afterwards, I can support from in the water with you, or from a kayak.

£60 or more

1:1 Video analysis of your stroke

1-hour video analysis Your videos sent to you after the session with full analysis to help you improve and suggestions for going forward. (If pool based) Base times recorded in different distances in the pool to measure your stroke improvement over time if you go onto to take a course. A pool based or an open water training programme for the following week.

£75 or more

1:1 Coaching for Channel or Solent swim x 1

One x 1:1 coached session and full monthly training programme geared towards your event.

£125 or more

2 x 1:1 coached sessions for Channel or Solent

Two x 1:1 coached session geared towards your event and full training plan for the following month.

£250 or more

Stroke analysis and coaching x 5 sessions

Stroke analysis 1:1 coaching. For all levels of swimmers Do you want to become a more efficient swimmer and glide through the water? Do you want to your stroke to feel effortless for long distance swims or want to go faster? Then this is the course for you. 5 sessions ​£250 and will include: Video analysis on sessions 1 and 5 Your videos sent to you with full analysis to help you improve 1:1 coaching in the water or from a kayak

£495 or more

Learn to Swim in 10 lessons

Have you always wanted to swim? Swimming is such an important life skill and I can help you learn to not on,y swim, but to swim effortlessly, efficiently and with confidence. You would need to agree to put in the work between our sessions, practicing the drills I give you 2-3 times a week in the shallow end of the pool where you can stand up and if you do, I can guarantee you’ll be able to swim after our 10 x 1:1 coaching sessions,

£100 or more

Coaching for Bob H

2 x 1:1 coaching sessions and a month’s training plan.

£260 or more

Channel Relay Team

Channel relay team - coaching and training plans for March-June.

£840 or more

Year’s training

1:1 coaching every two weeks until Sept. *special discount for paying for 24 sessions up front from the new price of £50 to £35 per hour long session in the pool or open water.

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