If you aren’t already familair with “Mr Smooth”, visit http://www.swimsmooth.com/ for a comprehensive on line guide to swimming, this only covers the theory of course and most definitely will need supplementing with the practical swim sessions and advice from our professional club coaches.
The following pool based training sessions are available throughout the year, each with a dedicated coach and lifeguard, to anyone who can swim at least 200 meters front crawl.:
Saturday 16:30 – 17:30 Health Hydro 33m Pool (Swindon Town Centre)
Health Hydro, Milton Road, Swindon SN1 5JA (01793 465630)
Saturday swim sessions focus on technique improvement whilst also tailoring to individual needs
Monday 21:00 – 22:00 Link Centre 25m Pool (West Swindon)
Thursday 20:30 – 22:00 Link Centre 25m Pool (West Swindon)
Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL (01793 445566)
Monday & Thursday swim sessions are suitable for the full range of swim distances from Sprint to Ironman. Sessions are planned in 6 week training cycles starting with an easier recovery / preparation week and building up endurance work to finish the cycle with an evaluation – a timed swim, test swim set etc. This is to assess swim fitness levels and progress. Monday sessions are generally easier than Thursdays to allow for recovery from heavy training over the weekend or competition. 90% of the training is aerobic with 10% anaerobic or sprint.
The spring/summer swimming program also includes open water lake swimming at the Cotswold Water Park (Lake 32) from 1st April where daily swims before 10 am are possible, or on Tuesday & Thursday evenings after 5.30 pm. There is however an additional annual membership fee to swim at the lake of £75.00 or £5 per swim as an alternative. An early bird discount is available if booking before 1st April.
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (www.ukwatersports.co.uk) can be contacted on 01285 861 202
Alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Cotswold Water Park – Lake 32
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Nr Cirencester, GL7 6DF
Grid Reference SU027 953
The club also arranges open water swim coaching once a season with Justin Robbins (see “our coaches”)