Kim Brackin, the coach and mentor to Kirsty Coventry and other world-class swimmers, today announced the launch of Brackin Elite Swim Training (BEST), an Austin-based coaching business that focuses on improving technique and efficiency for elite athletes using state of the art aquatic training technology.
Located less than one mile from the University of Texas campus, BEST features an Elite Model Endless Pool complete with video capture, underwater mirrors and the DartFishTV online viewing application for ultimate personalised training.
“BEST allows me to tailor the coach-athlete relationship in a way that’s never been possible before,” says Brackin. “Most coaches never have the privilege of spending one-on-one pool time with each athlete, working repetitiously on technique to improve speed. At BEST, I can provide individualized attention to high-performance swimmers - including college-bound, collegiate and masters swimmers as well as triathletes - in a controlled environment where they can see and feel the difference in their technique like never before."
Swimming statically in the Elite Model Endless Pool, swimmers will receive real-time feedback from Coach Brackin. They can view and correct stroke elements in the moment, as they watch in mirrors below and above the water. Cameras within the pool are synced to DartFishTV, a leading sports video technology, to capture the swimmer’s performance, allowing them to review their footage at anytime, and show the footage to their primary coaches and college recruiters.
Brackin coached Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry to Olympic Gold in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, served as Head Women’s Swimming Coach at the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2012, and acted as Co-Head Coach at Auburn University from 1997 to 2005.
“Kim has so many qualities that make her an amazing elite coach, but if I was to choose one that has attributed to my success, it would be her perfection with technique. I have been honored to have her as a coach,” says Coventry.
For more information on Brackin Elite Swim Training, visit brackineliteswimtraining.com