IMPROVE YOUR SWIMMING WITH OUR NEW CLINIC

If you are wanting to improve your swimming you need to consider two factors: technique and training. If you haven’t got a thorough understanding of both of these you will not be getting the improvement you want. While there is no ‘quick-fix’, our clinic can get you heading in the right direction and for most people will deliver an improvement in just one session!

The 2.5 hour clinic is a great way to get a better understanding of the technical details of swimming, how to train and how to practice effectively. We will also film you above and below the water so you can see what you are doing and this will help a lot to improve your swimming.

Elements of the clinic:

  • Welcome, introduction, and a little chat about your swimming

  • Brief explanation of some underlying mechanics of swimming and training principles

  • Hop into the water to do a little mini-training set and get filmed

  • Hop out to look at yourself on the monitor - instant feedback!

  • Hop back in and try and apply some of the things we discuss

  • Finish up the swim with a warm shower or steam room!

  • Gather for a coffee and a discussion about what you can do to improve

    PROGRAM COST: $125 (maximum 5 people)

    DATES: Dates will be announced soon.

    Enquiries: If you have a group you would like to do this with, get in touch via email and we can find a date for you.

HOW TO TRAIN FOR “THE RIP”.

It is essential that you prepare well to swim "The Rip". This body of water demands respect and you need to be ready for some unusual conditions. Here are 10 tips to help you get ready for your big day.

  1. Assess your current ability by completing our Swimmer assessment - see image below.

  2. Decide whether you need help from us or are in a position to improve on your own.

  3. If you need help, complete the assessment, email us your results and we will be in touch.

  4. Swim approximately 10 - 15km per week in your lead up to the swim

  5. Do approximately half of your training in the open water

  6. If swimming without a wetsuit, be ready for 16 degree water (lower end of what to expect)

  7. Practice staying next to your fellow swimmers as this is a team swim!

  8. Do plenty of swimming on choppy and rough days to be ready for adverse conditions

  9. Practice navigating so you do not waste time and energy zig-zagging

  10. Consider enlisting a coach to set you a thorough program or find a regular open-water sessions

Download the program here

SWIMMING SPEED 

Upon entering, swimmers will need to provide evidence of being able to swim 3km in under 60 minutes. This can be a recent open water result or can be verified by a coach. You could also do this at one of our nominated training days that will be announced later in the year. Sign up to be advised.

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