Participating in endurance sports can be a major undertaking for a lot of people and without the right expertise and support things can go pear-shaped quite quickly. That is where I can assist, by providing valuable information regarding training, nutrition, race plans, etc. to help you avoid many of the common mistakes & pitfalls that can occur throughout a training program. It's about enjoying the process knowing you are doing things right first time.
My name is Russell Smith. I have been participating in endurance sports both competitively and socially for over 30 years and coaching for over 5 years. I was the 2012 Triathlon 45-49 year age group World Champion as well as 2012 Asia Pacific Ironman age group Champion. I have a Physical Education degree from Otago University and I have been coaching athletes to compete in triathlons, Ironmans, running, duathlon, swimming and cycling events for over 5 years.
I also run Swim Smooth Hamilton which was established in September 2015. I saw a need for quality adult swim squad sessions directed at triathletes, open water swimmers and the recreational swimmer in a safe open water and pool environment. I provide a professional service, progressing swimmers’ fitness, technique and skills, as well as encouraging individuals of all levels to achieve their aspirations. Located at Fastlane Fitness's Pool in the central city of Hamilton we provide regular weekly squad sessions as well as 1-2-1 video analysis sessions for those looking to improve their swimming technique.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Training Camps, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis
Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, XTERRA, Swimming
9 Commerce Street