Tuesday Swim sessions
Our popular Tuesday swim sessions are now split over two sessions at 7pm & 8pm. Each week the session plans focus on different areas like endurance, threshold or specific technical areas, with the session plans being sent out via email prior to each session. Although not essential to get started, a pull buoy and fins will be a helpful to make the most of the drills. The sessions are very extremely popular, and we are nearly always oversubscribed. As such they are only open to club members, and you must have booked a slot via the doodle poll before hand. Please do not turn up without a slot, and if you have managed to book in and can't make it, please let the originator of the poll know so that the slot can be fairly distributed to the next club member in line. Each week the doodle poll is released for the two sessions at 7 & 8pm, usually on the Thursday or Friday before.
All sessions are covered by a qualified lifeguard. Novice swimmers are welcome, but you will need to be able to swim 100m front crawl without stopping to attend the sessions. We follow the Swim Smooth technique (affiliated with BTF), and you must be over 16 years of age to attend the coached session.
For details of the Swim coaches week by week, please see the table below:
By following a few simple rules the chances of accidents are reduced. To enable a swim session to proceed smoothly swimmers should be aware of the following
• Note which way round your lane is to swim, i.e. clockwise or anticlockwise. You should not be going in the opposite direction to the swimmers on the other side of the rope in the next lane. The lanes are organised alternatively in terms of direction of swim. At Churchers, lanes 1, 3 and 5 are clockwise and 2, 4 and 6 are anti-clockwise.
• You should swim in a lane with people roughly the same speed as you. If they are going too fast or too slow move down or up a lane accordingly. Don’t put yourself at the front of the lane if there are other faster swimmers who can maintain the required pace more consistently than you.
• If someone taps your toes on whilst swimming, wait at the end of lane for them to overtake.
• At the end of the pool stand at the sides of the lane, out of the way of incoming swimmers.
• Don't swim on another swimmer's feet. Set off with at least 5 seconds gap between you.