Saturday, 18. May 2019, Aldershot Sports Centre, Introductory Offer - Fitness & Technique Squad

from 18. May 2019 - 15:00
till 30. September 2020 - 15:00

Aldershot Sports Centre

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Speedy Swimming are offering 10% off your first 10 Squad sessions, held at Aldershot Olympic 50m pool on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.
Would you love to learn how to swim with an effortless front crawl technique in 2019?
This squad provides structured weekly swim sessions focussing on fitness and front crawl technique for Triathletes and Master's swimmers.

Participants will improve their stamina, endurance and speed for front crawl
Learn new tips and techniques in each session
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
Above all, you'll have great fun!

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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 if there is availability. Please do get in touch to enquire if there is space by emailing Nick on    
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 for the 6 phases of 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 open water 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 this squad is right for you?
If you can swim 6x100m front crawl at a pace of 1:30 - 2:15 consistently per 100 metres on 30 seconds rest, or a 400m time trial in 6-9 minutes pace per 100 metres, then this swim group is perfect for you!
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 fitness tests (optional) for you to assess your performance and tracks your improvements.
Our Speedy Swim groups offer a social way to build your fitness. Our friendly coaching will ensure you feel part of the group and in a matter of minutes you’ll be having fun with everyone else as you learn new techniques and tips for triathlon and masters swimming.
Places are limited to 12 swimmers per session, to ensure you receive the highest possible level of coaching available by our Speedy Swim coach.
Please bring your own swim kit, water bottle, swim cap and goggles.
Recommended swim kit list to bring along:
Paddles, pull buoy, fins (optional), a 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. We have arranged a 20% discount for you to use with all Race Zone 3 using the code: speedyswim20
Places are limited to 12 swimmers per session per lane.
The first set of sessions are booked in blocks of £110 for 10 sessions (plus online booking fee). 

Swim entry is FREE as it is included in your lesson block booking.
Enter this promotional code at the checkout to receive your 10% off voucher: speedyswim10
We do not offer refunds if you are unable to attend for a particular week. Please see terms and conditions for more info. 
Places on the squad don't often become available, so early booking is advised to secure your place.
For more information email Nick or call 07958 635142


"I met Malik at the Jubilee swim yesterday and we both had good swims. The temp and flow were good and I was very pleased with my result of 2H54. Last time I did it in 2015 I did 3H36. I'm sure that most of this improvement is because of the tweaks you have made to my stroke during the Speedy Swimming Squad Sessions. So thanks a lot and keep it up." Hywel "I had reached a plateau in my swimming and my PB for 1,500 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.
#somewhatsurprised #wellchuffed
Thanks Nick!" Naomi :-)

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