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Swim

Swimming for triathlons is more than just lengths, it is also about battling the elements. We organise weekly pool swims focusing on technique and in summer we swim in the Lido and organise open water outings at key times during the season.

Session

Time

Location

Coach

Cost

Who is it for?

How do I book?

Wednesday PM


19:45-21:00

 

Ernest Bevin College, Tooting - SW17 7DF

Andrew Potter - BTF Coach and triple Kona Ironman

£5

Caters for all abilities from novice (must be able to swim 4 lengths freestyle) to fast swimmers (can swim 1500m in under 27 minutes).

Each session will focus on a specific technical skill for improving your freestyle.

Sign up to the 'Wednesday PM Swim Pre-Registration' event on the Chasers Events section of the website.

Once you've done this, turn up on the night with £5 cash and you're good to begin swimming! Places are on a first come, first served basis but we have the whole pool so there's usually plenty of space.

Sunday PM

17:50-19:00

Clapham Leisure Centre - SW4 6DB

Tim George - BTF coach and REPS Personal Trainer

£5

No set ability, but must be comfortable to be in the water for 1 hour. Easier and harder sets available depending on ability

The Sunday PM swim event goes live under 'events' on the Chasers website at 21:30 on Wednesday nights. 

Ensure you are logged in to the website with your member details.

Click on the event, pay through PayPal and you're all sorted. Be sure to book on quickly as spaces are limited to 12 and go within minutes!

Friday AM

06:20-07:30

Clapham Leisure Centre - SW4 6DB

Tim George - BTF coach and REPS Personal Trainer

£5

Intermediate Swimmers - currently able to swim 1500m in a pool in 30 mins or less. 

A more technical session- focus is on HOW you swim 

The Friday AM swim event goes live under 'events' on the website at 21:30 on Wednesday nights. 

Ensure you are logged into the Chasers website with your member details.

Click on the event pay through PayPal and you're all sorted. Be sure to book on quickly as spaces are limited to 12 and go within minutes!

Wednesday AM

06:20-07:30

Clapham Leisure Centre - SW4 6DB

Tim George - BTF coach and REPS Personal Trainer

£5

Advanced Swimmers - currently able to swim 1500m in  a pool in 25 mins or less. 

Progressive sessions with the aim of peaking at 1500m in June/ July. 

The Wednesday AM swim event goes live under 'events on the Chasers website at 21:30 on Monday nights. 

Ensure you are logged into the website with you member details. 

Click on the event, pay through PayPal and you're all sorted. Be sure to book on quickly as spaces are limited to 12 and go within minutes!

Shepperton Open Water Swims (Saturday Spring/Summer)

08:45-10:00

Shepperton Lake TW17 9LH

Tim George and Andrew Potter

£7

You must be able to swim 400m comfortably in open water

Once 2017 dates are confirmed, the event page will go live one week prior to the session. Click on it, pay through PayPal and you're all sorted. Places limited to 20 people

 







About our swim coaches: 


Andrew Potter

Andrew is an experienced triathlete having raced at all distances from Sprint to Ironman since 1989. A sub 10 hour “Ironman”, Andrew is also a triple Hawaii Ironman, always in the top 5 UK finishers. He is still racing competitively in the age groups and represents the GB Age Group team. For more information please visit http://www.t3performance.co.uk/

Tim George

Tim George has been coaching the incredibly popular Wednesday and Friday morning swims since 2014. A qualified Level 3 advanced personal trainer and BTF triathlon coach he brings with him an abundance of coaching experience and an unrivaled level enthusiasm at each session.

 


Shepperton Open Water Coached sessions

 

WhereShepperton Lake, Ferry Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 9LH - www.sheppertonopenwaterswim.co.uk

When: It will run monthly from May through to September. 2016 dates to be confirmed.

Time: You will need to arrive by 8.45am to get ready. The session will take place 9.00-10.00am. 

What This is a coached session led by Andrew Potter and Tim George. The session will involve a series of drills to practice open water techniques, group starts and main swim sets in the lake. A Facebook event will be set up one week before each session with information about the upcoming session. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and plan transport.

Ability required: This session is for those that can swim at least 400m open water. It is not appropriate for complete beginners.

What you need: Swimgear - can be normal swimming attire or a trisuit, wetsuit, hat (maybe two if it's still chilly!), goggles, towel, food, drink.

Cost: You will need to pay £7.00 which covers the entry to the lake and the cost of the coaches.

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