Your personal swim coach Matteo

Meet Matteo

Training experience:
Swim instructor, swim trainer, lifeguard

Nationality:
Italian
Italian swimcoach flag

In the Netherlands since:
September 2019

Languages:
Italian, English, some Dutch

You can find Matteo at:
Utrecht

Profile:

I started swimming when I was 5 years-old. In the beginning, I was afraid of deep water, but I realized soon it was nothing to fear and quickly learnt how to swim. By the age of 9, I was swimming competitively, something I am still doing. 

During my experience as an athlete and coach, I realize that swimming is not the same for everybody. I see a huge variation in how swimmers acquire the necessary skills and water sensibility. However, helping everyone reach their potential is very rewarding for me and for the swimmer. Gliding through  water is an awesome feeling: swimming skills are the closest to flying skills.

Currently, I am finishing my studies in Sport Movement Sciences. In addition to training triathletes, I also train water polo players and I teach young children and adults how to swim.

 

Coaching Style:

I am a good observer. I understand the swimmer’s abilities and limitations and I work in a subtle way with them to improve their technique. I allow the swimmers to acquire new skills at their own pace. I do not push beyond the swimmer’s limits, but once the technique is at a sufficient level, we take small steps so it can become more natural and improve performance. I am kind and encouraging and make people feel included, even when I have people with different levels in my group.

 

Specialities: 

In general, I always try to find the most effective way of working together with an athlete. This means different drills and focus points for each individual. I am also experienced in helping athletes adjust their swimming technique to counter any pain symptoms due to bad movement habits.  

‘’Water is our friend. My passion is to make people feel connected with it as much as I do.’’

Our adult swim classes

Your Personal Swim Coach will help you become a more confident you, a stronger, fitter and healthier you, a happier, care-free you and ensure your success in learning to enjoy and feel safe in and around water!

Beginners

If you cannot swim at all and are fearful and/or challenged in water generally.

You took classes before and   failed or it has been a  very long time ago. 

Stroke Improvers

If you can float and swim but are afraid of deep water.

You can swim but are complete exhausted after swimming a short distance. 

Advanced

If you have no issues in  deep water and able to swim more than  200m without getting exhausted.

You want to become fitter and stronger and swimming is your weekly workout. 

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