While Robert has reached the highest level of coaching he is now exploring and expanding his knowledge by alternative swim coaching method – Total Immersion. When you open your mind up to the alternative approaches available with progressive kaizen learning you experience a fundamental shift in your thinking on how we should approach the skillful art/science of swimming technique leading you to challenge your creative thinking and pushing boundaries of current methodologies in swimming. Being introduced to Total Immersion Swimming did this for him. Total Immersion is a proactive well thought out principle and applied approach to swimming which made perfect sense to him both mechanically and psychologically giving the missing links in my understanding of swimming in today’s market. Robert has greatly enjoyed Total Immersion both on a personal level by applying it to his own swimming but also passing this knowledge on to others who are keen to improve themselves.
Whether you want to try Open Water Swimming for the first time or want to improve your technique come along to our Vigour Events Open Water coaching sessions.
The sessions are held by fully qualified Open Water Coaches with appropriate safety cover in place.
Coaching sessions are avaiable at Bardowie Loch, and Pilmuir Quarry.
You can also come and swim the length of Loch Lomond or any Scottish Loch with us !
If you want to swim the Loch as a solo swim or as part of a relay team Vigour Events can help you on your journey.
Vigour Events can help you train for you swim, set a date & provide support in the day/days for your swim.
Vigour Swim are very pleased to announce the latest developments that have taken the company to a new level of swimming skills offering Total Immersion coaching in Glasgow.
Assistant Swimming Teachers
Swimming For Disabilities
Assistant Club Coach
Swimming Teachers Certificate pre 96
Level 3 Club Coach
Halliwick Therapy for disability Swimming
Aquatic Health and Development - Diploma Middlesex University
Swimming Teachers Tutor
Swimming Teachers (STC-F) Full
Swimming Teachers Ass
Pool Emergency Procedures
National Open Water Coaching Association - Coach
National Open Water Coaching Association - Tutor
National Tutor - National Open Water Swimming
LEVEL 2 Triathlon Coach
Open Water Safety Management Programme
Water Safety Management Programme Instructor
UK Pool Lifeguard
Emergency First aid at Work
First Aid Foremost
First Aid at Work
Automated External Defibrillator Certificate
Pool Lifeguard Tutors Certificate
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Trainer Assessor 8th Edition
AED Trainer / Assessor
Life Support 3
Award in Education and Training
Open Water Lifeguard
National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) 6th Edition Trainer Assessor
Aquatic Therapy in Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA) Trainer/Assessor
RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard Trainer/Assessor
Emergency Response Trainer/Assessor
Trainer / Instuctor CPR & First Aid 2016 Update
First Aid Trainer/Assessor
Paediatric First Aid Trainer/Assessor
Emergency First Aid Trainer/Assessor
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
Open Water Lifesaving Endorsement
Occupational Water Safety
Activity Personnel Protective Equipment
Level 3 PTLLS (QCF)
RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2)
Level 1 Certification in Coaching
Multi Stroke Certification in Coaching
Total Immersion Fast Forward 2.0
Total Immersion Level 3 Certification in Coaching
Total Immersion - Workshop Director - Effortless Endurance
Robert Hamilton set up Vigour Events in 2011 and since then Vigour has grown to be the premier provider for Open Water Swimming in Scotland. Find out more about Robert's background below:
With over 25 year’s experience in the swimming industry from introductory level Instruction, Learn to swim Development Officer posts then progressing to owning and managing programs for 15 years delivering to children of all ages at grass roots level.
In addition Robert have also been involved at the other end of the spectrum training elite level swimmers, the culmination being 3 Butterfly swimmers at the Olympic trials in 2000 to Sheffield. Other significant achievement at elite level include having swimmers representing Great Britain and winning scholarships to prestigious universities.
Robert has also translated his depth of knowledge to expand on his wide range of qualifications and experience in the Aquatic Industry. This includes lecturing in Swim Teaching, Water Safety Management, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator, Pool Lifeguard and now also runs the very successful Vigour Events Open Water Swim Event Series.