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For Adults

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.

Tailored lessons with swift results.

"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.


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

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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".

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

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