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From 29th March 2021 We are re-launching 1-2-1 Front Crawl Technique Swim Lessons at Guildford Lido

Guildford Lido Front Crawl technique and fitness swimming Lessons 1-2-1

Speedy Swimming has provided high level quality triathlon and front crawl swim coaching for over 20 years. We’ve coached all levels of triathletes, open water, and masters swimmer, plus many beginners. We have a wealth of experience to impart to you and ensure this is done in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Our ever popular lessons are full of practical tips, skills and drills to help you achieve and develop all aspects of your front crawl.

Learn all the skills and technique drills you'll need to swim front crawl with more efficiency, speed and power to help you achieve your training and event / racing goals!

Availability: Guildford Lido

Cold water pre-season lane swimming timetable (All sessions last for 1 hour and start every 15 minutes):

Morning sessions Monday - Thursday 9am - 12noon (last bookable session 11am)

Afternoon sessions Tuesday & Thursday 4pm - 7pm (last bookable session 6pm)

Friday - 9am - 4pm (last bookable session 3pm)


These sessions are for all levels of open water swimmer:

  • Triathletes - sprint to Ironman distance and beyond

  • Beginners who can swim 25 metres

  • To those wanting to improve their open water skills and techniques from 750m to 14km swims.

We also do Endless Pool swim video analysis sessions in Chertsey which can be booked now, to start week commencing 12th April 2021

What to expect from Speedy Swimming 1-2-1 swim lessons:

Each session lasts for one hour and will include a 5 minute warm up and a coach analysis of your front crawl stroke technique above and underwater.

This will be followed by teaching you the skills and drills of front crawl swimming as required and bespoke to your own personal skill set. For example, this can include: learning how to achieve a higher body position, reduce drag and resistance, improve your breathing technique, catching the water better, and how to improve your rotation and becoming more streamlined in the water, plus up to 80 other front crawl techniques and stroke corrections!

You’ll then receive your personal swim drills after each swim lesson by email for you to practice in between swim lessons.


  • Learn how to swim more efficiently using our 6 phase swim skills and drills series

  • Increase your distance per stroke to push more water behind you

  • Enhance your feel for the water improving your catch and pull phases to swim faster

  • Learn how using a high and earlier vertical forearm for greater efficiency

  • Understand how to kick effectively from your hips so you’re not wasting energy

  • Breathing techniques to help you relax and reduce a feeling of panic in the water

  • Better pacing control and awareness from structured swim sessions

  • Learn new tips and techniques in each session


Please bring your own water bottle, swim cap and goggles. Wetsuits are recommended during lane swimming times.

Recommended swim kit list to bring along:

If you need any of the above swim kit before starting your session you can order via Race Zone 3 online.

Are you looking for a Zone 3 wetsuit or other swim equipment items?

Guildford Lido swimming from 29th March 2021 will be winter swimming and as such

We have managed to negotiate a 15% off discount code for Zone 3 for all our Speedy Swimming customers. This applies across the board for all their products. If you are planning on open water swimming we would recommend their heat tech gloves, a tow float and mirrored goggles!

To view Zone3’s full range of wetsuits to hire or purchase as well as other tips and advice articles and videos visit below:

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Sessions are booked in blocks of £280 for 5 sessions for 1-2-1 lessons, or 10 sessions for £535. Single sessions are £65

During the winter swim timetable at Guildford Lido (29th March to 17th May 2021) until Covid restrictions are eased as per Government guidelines we would need to check with the management at the Lido about running 2-2-1 and 3-2-1 swim lessons prior to booking.

All our swim sessions are fully risk assessed and covid secure with measures in place which we will email you about prior to your first swim lessons. We will also require you to confirm you are free from any coronavirus symptoms in the 24 hours before each lesson.

We also do 2-2-1 sessions: single £90, block of 5 for £425, and 3-2-1 sessions: single £130, block of 5 £625, block of 10 £1200

There is plenty of parking during the day.

We do not offer refunds if you fail to give us notice of less than 24 hours. Please see terms and conditions for more info.

Contact Nick de Meyer for more information on 07958 635142 or email

Front Crawl Swim Plan Monthly Coaching Sessions

Alternatively, or in addition to 121 front crawl technique lessons we can offer you a monthly subscription in providing you with front crawl specific planned monthly structured sessions online using training peaks £30 a month

​Do you swim by yourself? Bored of the same old sessions, or not knowing which type of sessions are best for you?

Not sure how to plan your sessions?

Which technique drills or stroke corrections are actually suited best for you?

Can't make our fitness and technique squad sessions or live too far away?

​Did you know you can receive all of the following coaching from Speedy Swimming?

1. Structured periodised swim sets for your goal race distance

2. Swim drills for each phase of front crawl

3. Tempo trainer based sessions

4. Personal pacing zones

5. Technique sessions to improve your efficiency

6. A Training Peaks account and app plus sessions via email

7. Swim golf and fitness benchmarking every 4 weeks

8. 2 - 4 swim sessions a week in Training Peaks

For more info and how to sign up monthly swim subs, email Nick at or call on 07958635142

Testimonials for Group swim sessions:

"Nick ran the swim sessions for David Lloyd Triathlon club for 6 months and in that time he consistently applied his training methods and approach to swim training that enabled me and all of the other members of the tri club to reduce our 400m time trial times. More than that his sense of humour made these sessions enjoyable and the hour in the water fly by! I can highly recommend him as a trainer/coach, you won’t be disappointed. “John Leysen

"Nick's training methods and approach to swim training enabled me and all of the other members of our triathlon club to reduce our 400m time trial times." Richard Wild

If you need a little reminder of how lovely it is at Guildford Lido then watch this video!

We look forward to seeing you there at the lido very soon!

Nick is a level 2 STA Swim teacher, Level 3 British Triathlon coach, Open water swim coach, and Level 2 Training Peaks accredited coach


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