Swimming as Lockdown eases

Regular Weekly Swims

Regular club training sessions are held in Cally Pool. Out Holloway School sessions are not  currently running, but will hopefully return in September.

Cally Pool

Monday 6am – 7:30am
Coached by Patrice

Wednesday 8pm – 9.30pm

Friday 6am – 7:30am

Session Details

Monday and Friday sessions overlap with public hours, but the club has dedicated lanes for these sessions. Wednesday evening is 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. 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.

These sessions are charged as a supplement to the club membership fees, starting from about £35 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 school). However, removing all loose components and locking up is still recommended.  Locking your bike outside isn’t advisable (though many have no choice).

Contact the Swimming Coordinator should you have any specific questions about these sessions.

Open Water Swimming

Many Open Water venues are also open. We’ve compiled a list of locations below, including links to their websites to let you book onto a session.

Cycling during Lockdown

The club is not currently running group cycling sessions due to lockdown. Club sessions are run under the guidance of British Triathlon; current guidelines are available here.

Team GC Zwift

There are a number of Virtual Training sessions being run as part of Team Giant Camden. This includes 3 FTP-crushing Zwift meet-ups and one team time trial each week. For details and set-up instructions, join the Team GC Zwift Facebook group.

RIAK Online

Riak turbo studio has gone online for lockdown, offering dozens of coached turbo sessions each week – perfect for dialing in to specific growth areas. Access to all of these sessions is only £15 per month and the RGT software is free.

Running as Lockdown eases

Regular Weekly Sessions

British Triathlon guidelines for training during Covid conditions are available here. England Athletics guidelines are available here.

Tuesday: Hill Runs on Hampstead Heath

Every Tuesday morning from 7:00am. Meet at Parliament Hill Lido for an easy warm up jog and some hill repeats. All standards of runner are welcome. We warm up together and people complete different amounts of hill reps depending on how hard they want to push themselves.

Thursday: Track Session with Terry Collins

Every Thursday evening from 6:50 – 8:00 pm, club members are coached by Terence Collins at the Parliament Hill track. The club members pay £4.50  before entering the track area at the Hampstead Heath track office and the coach hire fee is paid by Tri London.

Training starts at the 200m line. The track facilities include changing rooms, lockers (£1 coin needed) and showers.

Seasonal Sessions

During the year the club takes part in several races (road and trail) around London and in the south of England, including trail runs and cross-country races in the winter. For the 2021/2022 winter season club members are racing in the London Cross Country Championships and the Sunday Cross Country League. Dates for races are below, with transport to each race organised on Teams.

17/10/2021Sunday Cross Country League Round 1Cheshunt
20/11/2021London XC ChampionshipsHampstead Heath
12/12/2021Sunday Cross Country League Round 2Trent Park
19/12/2021Sunday Cross Country League Round 3Stevenage
16/01/2022Sunday Cross Country League Round 4Watford
13/02/2022Sunday Cross Country League Round 5Royston