We coach all levels of triathletes, open water and master’s swimmers, plus many beginners.
Petersfield Lido 25 metre pool
We have a wealth of experience to impart to you and ensure this is done in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Our adult swim lessons are extremely popular, whether you're looking to improve your freestyle or completely new to front crawl. We'll teach you all the skills and drills specific to your swim level 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: Petersfield Lido
Petersfield Lesson booking times: (All lessons last for 1 hour and start every 15 minutes):
Monday 09:00 - 14:00 - (depending on availability)
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00
What to expect:
We offer 1-2-1 private front crawl technique swim lessons at Petersfield Lido in Hampshire. (We are hoping to be able to offer 2-2-1 and 3-2-1 swim coaching for front crawl too)
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 year I'd like to swim the length of Coniston. I'm not a natural swimmer, but I joined Nick for his Pool to Open Water Masterclass and my 25m length times dropped from 32 seconds to 19 seconds in just 4 lessons! Being a self-motivator I get demotivated by pushy teachers, but Nick gets it bang on, targeting those areas which generate maximum gain in the shortest time, but also in a relaxed way. Really comprehensive follow-up with drills to practice means his door is always open with friendly advice, support, and follow up lessons when needed. I'd definitely recommend. " Stuart Payne
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 and timing
Improve your entry phase
Catching the water better for better distance per stroke
Reduce your stroke count
Tune your stroke rate
Focus on your arm timing for more consistent swimming
Increase your propulsion through the water
Improve your long axis hip driven rotation
Becoming more streamlined in the water
Kick more efficiently with straighter legs to move better
Plus up to 80 other front crawl techniques and stroke corrections!
"Nick has provided excellent coaching which has built my confidence in the pool." Nick Rich
Swim drills are provided after your swim lesson by email
Summer Swim time availability:
Swim lessons are available all year round during the week, including day times and some evenings.
Throughout the autumn and winter months swim video analysis front crawl technique coaching is available at Ripley Endless Pool, and other pools in and around Surrey.
During the summer months swim lessons are also held at Petersfield Lido, as well as continuing the 1-2-1 front crawl video analysis lessons in the endless pool in Ripley, Surrey, and Open Water swim lessons at Hayling Island Beach in Hampshire.
These sessions are for all levels of swimmers, triathletes and masters:
Triathletes - sprint to Ironman distance and beyond
Beginners who can swim 25 metres
Non-swimmers wanting to learn front crawl
To those wanting to improve their open water skills and techniques from 750m to 14km swims.
"I can’t recommend Nick and Speedy Swimming enough, I came to see Nick 3 weeks before a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon, with little confidence in my swimming, within a couple of times seeing nick and some small tweaks I was swimming much more efficiently and completed my first 70.3 in 36 minutes! Post pandemic I look forward to working with Nick again!
You’ll then receive your personal swim drills after each swim lesson by email for you to practice in between swim lessons." - Harrison Thomas
Benefits of private 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 to use 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
Select below how many lessons you wish to purchase, fill in your details and we'll contact you to organise the perfect swim lesson package just for you.
Spring & summer prices for Petersfield Lido:
Front crawl technique prices for the endless pool in Ripley near Guildford Surrey (inc. full video analysis):
"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".
"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".