Swimming Coaching

Swimming Coach Raquel

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.

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

Swimming Options (Groups or Private):

Group Swimming Sessions – 40 minute session


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.

Join a swimming program and develop your swimming technique, build efficiency and distance!

LOCATION: Clovelly

NEW PROGRAMS: (November & December 2021)


8-Week Program

Monday afternoons from 12:20pm to 1:00pm – 40 minute lesson

Monday 1 November to Monday 20 December 2021


8-Week Program

Monday evenings from 6:10pm to 6:50pm – 40 minute lesson

*This session might start 20 min later at 6:30pm (Please check) + Later times on Monday evenings will be available soon

Monday 1 November to Monday 20 December 2021


8-Week Program

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

Wednesday 3 November to Wednesday 22 December 2021


$280 – 10-swim package *Special fee for people who renew a program

$320 – 10-swim package

$290 – 8-swim package

$200 – 5-swim package

*Sessions and packages valid until end of 2021.


Saturday mornings & Saturday afternoons – Contact for more details.

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).

Swimming Technique Online Coaching

STEP 1 – Video Feedback – $200 – Provide Raquel your swimming video and she will analyse your swimming technique and provide feedback with corrections for you to follow.

STEP 2 – Video Review – $100 – Optional: every time you would like to have new feedback to track your progress you would apply for this fee.

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 best swimming achievement:

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

Raquel´s next swimming goal:

  • 20-km swim:National Kimberley Lake Argyle Marathon Swim, in Australia. One of the most popular swimming events in the world.

To see more Programs and Training Sessions CLICK HERE

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Swimming videos

Raquel swimming at Coogee Beach


Raquel swimming at Merewether Ocean Baths in Newcastle


Raquel swimming in the ocean at Maroubra


Raquel swimming in a rooftop pool in Sydney


Raquel swimming at Coogee Beach & Wylie´s Baths


Swimming photos


Raquel´s 10 Swimming Tips:

  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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Personal Trainer Fitness

“Do what you love and love what you do”

Raquel Holgado, Personal Trainer & Coach


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