Regular Swim Training Sessions

Winter Pool Training
Typical periodised programme

Each year the club runs Off-season pool training which starts in early October and continues, on consecutive Fridays, through to our return to Open Water in June.

The sessions are progressive and are aimed at improving speed, endurance and technique.  As such, the sessions are aimed at people who already have basic frontcrawl skills and are comfortable swimming at least 100m. The programme is fully periodised and designed to build from the end of race Season 'Transition' phase through Preparation, Base, Build and Peak to Race fitness in early June.  Sessions will include technique, fitness and skills sessions such as drafting, turning and Open Water skills.

The programme has been designed and modified by our coaching team and all the sessions are coached by the club's British Triathlon qualified coaches.

Swim fins and hand paddles are used during these sessions.  Some are available at the pool, but if you have your own, please bring them with you.  More advice on swim 'toys' can be found on the Training aids page, which gives a breakdown of various aids and some simple drills.

The sessions start at 7:00pm at the Helston Sports Centre, last an hour and cost £4 for Members and £5 for non-members. We have the entire pool booked, which gives us the ability to cater for varying pace and ability.

Summer Open water Training
Gyllyngvase beach, one of our OW swim spots.

In the summer the club leaves the pool and transfer the Friday night swim to a variety of the local beaches.  These sessions are designed to cater for those wanting to move into open water races, build open water confidence or just carry on the progress they have made over the winter.  For safety reasons, minimum ability levels will apply and these will be posted closer to the time.

The exact format for the Open Water sessions for 2018 will be announced later in the year.



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