Swimming

Our three swim coaches have many years combined experience with the club and are widely valued by club members.

They provide swimming workouts to improve stroke efficiency, endurance and fitness. The coaches are on-hand to provide individual tips on swim technique.

We currently have 4 coached swim sessions on offer per week:

Monday 6am – 7.30am
Cally Pool
Coached by Alex Tegene

Tuesday 8pm – 9:30pm
Holloway School (entrance on Carleton Road)
Coached by Chris Wilson

Wednesday 8pm – 9.30pm
Cally Pool
Coached by Ellie

Friday 6am – 7.30am
Cally Pool
Coached by Alex Tegene

These are all held outside of public hours so we have the pool to ourselves.

The sessions cater for a broad range of abilities with the pool divided into 5 or 6 graded lanes and the training tailored to suit each, though it is assumed that participants have basic swimming ability and are able to swim at least 400m continuous freestyle.  The Wednesday evening session in particular focuses more on technique.

These sessions are charged as a supplement to the club membership fees, starting from about £29 per month for basic swim-only membership with Better, which also gives you unlimited access to most Better pools in London pool (there are some exclusions). This can be upgraded to include use of gyms and classes throughout the entire Better Network.

Bikes may be stored in the lobby (morning Cally sessions) or change rooms (Holloway). However, removing all loose components and locking up is still recommended.  Locking your bike outside isn’t advisable (though many have no choice).

Be sure to bring along your goggles, caps, hand paddles and if you have them, fins. The swimming pool provide kindly provide us with pull buoys and floats.

Contact the Swimming Coordinator should you have any specific questions about these sessions. If you are not a member and have an inquiry about swimming, please direct it to our Membership Coordinator. See the links above (join up) to learn more.

Open Water Swimming:

A list of open water swim venues compiled by Tri27 (in 2012) is available here: http://www.tri247.com/article_9981.html