Raquel Holgado is a qualified and highly motivated personal trainer, fitness coach, swimming Australia coach and running coach. Raquel is qualified in Australia and Spain.

Raquel has been swimming since she was 4. She swims in open water, outdoor ocean rock pools or outdoor swimming pools. She does triathlons, runs marathons and completes swimming events all over the world. She coaches all swimming levels, from beginners learning to swim to advance swimmers who want to improve their swimming technique or prepare for a competition or long swims.

Fastest marathon run – 42.2km: 3:33:30

Longest swim – 10km: 3:29:48

Raquel is a Member of AUSTSWIM Swimming Australia, Fitness Australia, Triathlon Australia & Athletics Australia.

20% off on ORCA wetsuits for Raquel´s clients.

Specific Swimming Qualifications:

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, Sydney, Australia
Swimming Instructor, Spain
Water Lifesaving, Spain
Endurance Sports Certificate, Spain
Certificate IV (Personal Trainer) Fitness Australia
*More qualifications on Home Page.

Raquel´s longest swimming achievement:

10-km marathon swim:Lake Burley Griffin long swim in Canberra, Australia. (Race time 3:29:48) – SEE VIDEO HERE

Swimming Coaching Options

Ocean groups - Pool groups - Private lessons - Online coaching

Weekly group swimming sessions to improve your swimming skills, your fitness and build confidence, efficiency and distance.
The programs include swimming improvement, training, drills, intervals, stroke coordination, breathing improvement and many more specific and useful exercises to help you to become a better swimmer.

*OPTION 1 – Group Swimming Sessions – 45 minute heated pool swimming sessions (30/35 min if beginner)*
HEATED POOL ADULT SWIMMING SESSIONS

AVAILABLE CURRENT PROGRAMS:

Swimming programs at Juniors Pool Kingsford – HERE

*OPTION 2 – Group Swimming Sessions – 40 minute ocean swimming sessions*
OCEAN ADULT SWIMMING SESSIONS
JOIN ANYTIME! Flexible packages available!

Clovelly NSW 2031

Wednesday mornings 6:10am to 6:50am – 40 minute lesson

NEW 10-WEEK PROGRAM AVAILABLE FROM NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT! LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS AVAILABLE!

September 2024: From Wednesday 11 September to Wednesday 13 November 2024

OCEAN FEES:

CLIENTS – Renew a program: $320 – 10-swim package / $290 – 8-swim package / $200 – 5-swim package/ $120 – 3-swim package

NEW CLIENTS – Join a program for first time: $350 – 10-swim package / $320 – 8-swim package / $230 – 5-swim package/ $150 – 3-swim package

*Sessions and packages valid until the end of the purchased programs. Sessions do not accumulate for new programs.

*If the water condition does not allow you to get into the water, which is very unusual, the session will be outside of the water, practicing swimming movements and technique, or you will have the extra option to join another group (swim, bootcamp or run) another day before the end of the swimming program.

*OPTION 3 – Private Swimming Sessions – 30 minute session*

1 person – $85 a single training session or $75 x 3-package lesson ($225).
2 people – $60 each ($120) or $50 each if upfront payment for 3 lessons ($300).

*OPTION  4 – Swimming Technique Online Coaching*

VIDEO FEEDBACK OPTION – $150 for 3 corrections + $40 per extra correction  – Provide Raquel your swimming video and she will analyse your swimming technique and provide feedback with corrections for you to follow.

TRAINING PROGRAMS TO FOLLOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL – $120 every 4 weeks.

To see other group sessions or programs CLICK HERE

Other Videos:

9-km swim: Lake Burley Griffin long swim in Canberra, Australia. (Race time 3:10:53) – SEE VIDEO HERE

Raquel´s ocean swim at Malabar Beach + 5 quick swimming tips – WATCH VIDEO

Raquel swimming at Coogee Beach, Sydney + 10 swimming tips – WATCH VIDEO

Raquel swimming at The London Sky Pool at The Embassy Gardens – WATCH VIDEO

  1. Head and body position – Face down. Your head directs the rest of your body so that will keep your body straight (less resistance).
  2. Breathing – Inhale outside of the water (mouth) and bring the oxygen to your lungs (not only to your throat). Then exhale inside of the water (80% mouth 20% nose).
  3. Breathing – Don´t hold the air in your mouth, breathe out continuously.
  4. Fingers – Not too close to each other and not too far part. Enough to relax and create a kind of net so you have more power to move more water.
  5. Arm – Stretch your arms forward and far from your shoulders every stroke and don’t cross the midline. Then a full range of arm movement every single stroke.
  6. Back – Use big upper body muscles instead of smaller ones. Use your back strength for your arm strokes so that you have bigger muscles working and supporting your swim so you won’t get tired easily.
  7. Legs – Don’t bend your knees while kicking. Have your legs straight and kick from hips, not from knees. Use glut strength.
  8. Feet – Extend feet and point toes
  9. Long swims – Increase time and distances progressively to avoid injuries.
  10. Hydration – Remember to drink water when you swim, you are in the water but you are exercising.

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