Mary Pereira – New Bedford

January 1st, 2020

My daughter attended Giles Smith and Tayla Lovemore’s clinic in Wellesley, MA for two sessions (starts and flip turns). What a phenomenal experience! The clinic was well paced, informative for swimmers and parents and skills were broken down for more understanding. The question and answer period was an opportunity for the swimmers/parents to ask questions. My daughter got some excellent advice on returning to swim after an injury (patella). She has taken their advice. The also stayed to sign autographs and pose for pictures. My daughter has already asked to attend more of these clinics. Thank you Tayla Lovemore and Giles Smith. You ran a great clinic! Hope you continue to do these events.

Rebecca Burrell – Wellesley, MA

December 30th, 2019

Everything clicked for my swimmer thanks to Giles and Tayla. At the end, he came up to me and said “I understand now how all these things they wanted us to do make me faster. I’m getting halfway down the pool on my starts and turns where before I barely made it to the flags.” I was involved through the coach’s program as well, and came away feeling excited to bring what I learned back to my club. Couldn’t be happier and we both really enjoyed the experience. Giles and Tayla were professional, engaged with the kids, and a huge thank you to both of them.

Worth every penny!

December 20th, 2019

They were both fantastic. Nick is a great communicator and really connected with the kids. I appreciated that they were both in the water and gave solid, practical advice that participants can work on in practice. The individual attention was invaluable, if only for the confidence boost! The whole experience was worth every penny.

  • Tyler, TX
  • 13 years old
  • Dec. 2, 2019

The whole clinic was wonderful! 

December 20th, 2019

My daughter and myself learned so much! There were so many effective drills and strategies to improve her times. I watched all sessions and really felt like each drill was taught effectively. Both of us are excited to incorporate these drills into practice and can’t wait to see the outcomes of the new strategies. Kristy and Joey were great speakers and very personable. The whole clinic was wonderful! A huge thank you to both of them. Thank you for helping with stroke improvement and being an inspiration and role model for my daughter and all the young people you coach. We really enjoyed the weekend.

  • Bay City, MI
  • 15 years old

First Clinic!

December 20th, 2019

Huge thanks to both Kristy and Joey. I was involved as a Club Board Member & Parent and ran the Merchandise table both days. Watching & listening to them was a pleasure. They related everything so well to the kids and their excitement & positivity was really unmatched. They worked well together, and made it fun as well as educational. My daughter and her friends could not stop talking about the excitement and energy that Kristy exudes. And the confidence that Joey brings. By the end of the 2 days, it felt like everyone had known each other for ever – very comfortable and positive atmosphere for the swimmers and parents. The experience far exceeded my expectations. I was curious what we would get for the investment we made, but it was awesome. From the speaking portions, to the pool instruction and Q & A – great stuff! And getting autographs and the chance to wear an Olympic medal is pretty special. Joey has a lot of new fans rooting for him this year as well.

  • Bay City, MI
  • 13 years old
  • Dec. 16, 2019

Cannot wait to participate in more!

December 20th, 2019

This was a fantastic camp for my 8 year old swimmer. He was able to learn so much about proper technique and practice drills to help develop his swimming strokes. He was so thrilled to work with such amazing and talented swimmers who have given him lifelong role models to admire and look up to!! We are so grateful and happy with the this swim camp and cannot wait to participate in more!

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec. 16, 2019

Approachable and great!

December 20th, 2019

I appreciated the individual feedback given to my kiddo during camp. Clinicians were approachable and great at meeting the kiddos where they are in their own swim journey. I appreciate the patience with my child who takes a little more time to learn things, and needs more specific directions. I appreciated that I could “age down” my new 12 year old to the lower level class. Her swimming and development are not appropriate for the older class. She also would not sign up if she had to swim with the older kiddos.

  • Marysville, OH
  • Dec. 16, 2019

Very happy, had a lot of fun, and loved Kristy

December 20th, 2019

My daughter, Kendall, absolutely LOVED Kristy Kowal. She loved how she was able to break down each step of a stroke in a simple, easy to learn approach. Kendall lucked out because she was in lane 3 all weekend and Kristy did most of her group instruction in lane 3. There were a few times where Kristy stopped Kendall, corrected her approach, and then let her keep swimming. It felt like a private lesson. Excellent event. Kendall was very happy, had a lot of fun, and loves Kristy. As soon as Kendall got home, she wrote down every phase of the movement so that she could remember and apply it.

  • Bay City, MI
  • Dec. 16, 2019

Interactive and Inspiring

December 20th, 2019

It was pretty amazing for these young swimmers to be beside these very successful swimmers in the water. I loved how interactive it was. Very inspiring and great technical coaching too. The coaches were very welcoming and friendly. I was going to drop off and leave… but ended up staying the whole time to listen.

  • Penfield, NY
  • Dec. 16, 2019

Fantastic job!

December 20th, 2019

Fantastic job by both Kristy and Joey. They presented the material in a way that everyone understood and could easily apply themselves. Can’t say enough about them both, very personable, professional and down to earth. Great clinic!!

  • Bay City, MI
  • 15 years old
  • Dec. 16, 2019