Junior Mini Pool Workshops 2019/2020

After a successful trial in 2018/19 South West Swim are bringing back their Junior Mini Workshops for this winter.  

We welcome swimmers from swimming and triathlon clubs (or swimmers meeting the criteria that do not swim in a club environment) who are at, or near, a minimum of a county level front crawl time, through to regional level swimmers and above. See http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=133 for information and clarification.

Over the course of the Winter we will be running 4/5 of these workshops, each workshop will have different content.  We will start with a short classroom introduction, followed by a 90 minute pool based session.

Our aim in these workshops is to supplement a swimmers swimming or triathlon club sessions with some further technical instruction that they can then put into practice in their daily training. The session will be designed with both swimmers and triathletes in mind and are therefore  predominantly Front Crawl Technique based, with a high level of technical content,  We will be introducing other skills such as dives, turns and underwater work and we may also coach a mixture of other strokes in some sessions, dependant on the needs of the swimmers.

The sessions will be held at Milton Road Health Hydro, Milton Road, Swindon on Sunday afternoons.

Current dates are:

A swim without drag / Dive Starts – November 3rd 2019 12:45-15:15 

Catch, Catch, Catch / Turns – December 15th 2019 12:45 – 15:15

Other dates for 2020 released shortly.

(Pool sessions will be 13:30 – 15:00)

It is important to note that these are NOT learn to swim sessions and swimmers must be near the times and meet the age requirement as listed above. If in any doubt please contact us before booking.  

Please note the clinics do not include video analysis work, however we can offer a package for a separate video analysis session.  See booking options further up the page. 







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DETAILS FOR 2020 Open Water Juior Sessions will be released in Spring 2020.  Below is information on our 2019 sessions for your reference.  We also plan to run a weekly Junior Open Water club in 2020, starting in mid / late May.

(2019 details fro summer camp information for reference only) Tuesday in August 2019 – Cost includes Swim Hat and their very own Swim Secure Tow Woggle, and is for all 4 sessions.

This session is aimed at our junior swimmers aged 9/10-14 and will teach them all about open water swimming for events, and fun, by following the Swim England Open Water framework.  At the end of the course the swimmer will be awarded a level 1, 2 or 3 Swim certificate and badge from Swim England.  We hope to get swimmers to at least level 2, last year all swimmers achieved level 3.

Swimmers will learn about safety in the water and sessions will be held from 2-3 different lakes so the swimmers don’t get complacent with only swimming in a familiar location.

The sessions will run at 9am or 9:30am (depending on venue) every Tuesday in August, each session will be Just over one hour in length (including lakeside time) and wetsuits are required, however we will be doing some non wetsuit swimming as part of the sessions (advice on wetsuits? please give me a call).

To participate swimmers must be aged 9/10 to 14 years, be able to swim 400m Front crawl comfortably and Ideally swim in a Swim or triathlon club on a regular basis. The swimmer would also need to meet or exceed at least a county level time in front crawl (200m or 400m ideally). If there is doubt about the suitability of your swimmer for this session please contact me before booking.  We need to be quite strict on our entry criteria for both safety of the swimmers, and also the enjoyment and productivity of the group as a whole.
Please note these are NOT learn to swim sessions.

Book your spot below, or head to https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/southwestswim?k_class=144262