Would you love to learn how to swim with an effortless front crawl technique in 2021?
Held at Guildford Lidos 50 metre, 10 lane Olympic length pool starting 6th April 2021! (We are then planning on the Aldershot Garrison 50 metre pool sessions will revert to 830-930pm on Tuesdays from mid September 2021). Open water coached swim sessions will commence from Saturday 5th June 2021 at Southsea beach in Portsmouth.
Structured weekly swim sessions focussing on fitness and front crawl technique for Triathletes and Master's swimmers on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 7.30pm at Guildford Lido.
REASONS TO ATTEND
Participants will improve their stamina, endurance, speed and technique for front crawl
Learn new tips and techniques in each session
Reduce stroke count by up to 10%
Better pacing control and awareness from structured swim sessions
Understand interval training and rest periods for maximum results
Group sessions can really help when it comes to staying motivated to achieve your fitness goals
The team dynamic will have you truly trying your best, which means you'll get more out of the experience, get fitter faster and reach new Pb’s
Training Peaks account to track and log swim sessions
Above all, you'll have great fun!
All of our Swim sessions are fully Risk Assessed and organised in line with our Covid safety procedures and with British Triathlon and the STA, and Guildford Lido (Operated by Freedom Leisure).
All sessions are periodised into blocks of 10 weeks according to our annual swim training plan, building structured and progressive sessions so you can see consistent results and improvement. (You can join at any time throughout the course. Please get in touch once the course has started to join though by emailing Nick on ).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each session lasts for one hour and will include 5-10 minute warm up, 45-50 minutes of weekly paced interval training, according to your fitness level and 5 minute cool down with stretches.
Each week there will be a different focus on a 4 week rolling cycle. Participants will build and improve cardio vascular fitness, lung capacity, muscular endurance, building to threshold sets by early spring. The group will focus on technique, as well as improve distance per stroke, with drills from our 10 phase method of teaching front crawl.
We are currently using Tempo trainer based sets to teach the group how to swim at a variety of different paces, and pool based open water skills and drills in these sessions, using their own personal pacing zones from regular time trials. These are adapted to suit their particular race distance.
The aim will be to improve your strength, speed, pacing awareness, lactate tolerance, anaerobic threshold and open water skills, so you are ready for the triathlon and open water season.
Your coach will keep a record each week of how you're doing, and the improvements you'll be making, so that you see and can track consistent progress on your technique and splits, and enjoy each session fully!
How do you know if these squad sessions are right for you?
These sessions are for intermediate swimmers who can swim in the speed range of 1:30 minutes to 2:20 minutes pace per 100 metres.
We require you to be able to swim at least 6 x 100 metres continuous front crawl with 20 seconds rest in the above pace range before booking on the course.
Examples of the types of swim sessions and technique drills we will ask you to do include:
Drills to improve your streamlining and reduce your resistance in the water
Swimming faster without a loss of technique
Improving your feel for the water with an enhanced catch and pull phase
Improved kicking technique
A higher body position
Improved stroke rate and rotation
Achieving a more balanced swim stroke
We also organise regular T paced threshold based swim time trials (optional) so we can benchmark your fitness levels and see how you're improving. We want to know your training/racing goals and personal best times across our set swim distances, so we can help you achieve your goals as effectively as possible!
Our Speedy Swim groups offer a social way to build your fitness and our friendly and intuitive coaching will ensure you feel part of the club.
Places are limited to 10 swimmers per lane, to ensure you receive the best possible level of coaching available by our Speedy Swim coach.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own wetsuit, water bottle, swim cap and goggles.
Recommended swim kit list to bring along:
Paddles, pull buoy, fins (optional) and tempo trainer / stopwatch. (A stopwatch is a must!)
If you need any of the above swim kit before starting your session you can order via Race Zone 3 online.
Places are limited to 10 swimmers per lane per session currently until 17th May under Government Covid-19 regulations and guidance.
The first set of sessions are booked in a block of 6 until week commencing 17th May 2021. To continue afterwards, sessions are on a monthly subscription.
Swim entry is free as it is included in your payment.
We do not offer refunds if you are unable to attend for a particular week. Please see terms and conditions for more info.
Contact Nick de Meyer for more information on 07958 635142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials for squad sessions:
"I had reached a plateau in my swimming and my PB for 1,500m had stuck at 30 minutes for 6 years. After 4 of Nick's group sessions at Guildford lido I raced an Olympic distance triathlon and swam 28.04! I will definitely be signing up for the next set of lessons." Amanda
"As well as being great fun, I picked up some top tips from Nick, my favourite of which was the 3/4 catch up. Thanks to this, and other top tips including rotation, thinking more about the catch and pull phases. Nick was really quite good at explaining all the technical jargon. I recently came in as the fastest old lady swimmer at the Dock 2 Dock, and 2nd fastest crazy lady without a wetsuit.
Thanks Nick! :-)" Naomi