Swimming Tips

New Year’s Resolutions and Swimming Aims 2018

Swimming Client Charles and Instructor Andrew

Client Charles and instructor Andrew have been on a swimming journey together for a few years now. At first Charles, joined Turner Swim to turn his slow, uncomfortable, “head up” breaststroke into a stylish front crawl (click here to read his blog on lesson one). Then Charles was onto a 400m swim in a triathlon, next it was 750m swim sprint triathlons, then onto the Olympic distance triathlons with a 1500m swim before the 70.3 Ironman bug truly took over and he was swimming 1900m before his 90k bike and 21.1k run. Oh, and we shouldn’t forget a couple of 5k open water swimming successes thrown in for good measure too. Not bad for a guy in his early 60’s who couldn’t swim a length of the pool when he joined us!

2018’s new year’s swimming aims

Each year multiple new challenging events are thought up together. Now as… Read More >

Breathing While Swimming – Top Tips

Breathing is an essential component in swimming

Breathing is not only the single most important aspect of swimming, but equally in everyday life. Whilst Mahatma Ghandi survived for 21 days in the 1940s with no food and only sips of water during a display of civil disobedience, he certainly couldn’t have survived that long without breathing!
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17095605 

Most clients who come for our adult swimming lessons tell us that they struggle with their breathing, or at the very least they have identified that this is an area in which they could improve.

You should never feel breathless or panicked at any point while you are swimming, it doesn’t mean that you are swimming hard or taking good exercise, it means that you are breathing wrong! It’s easy to correct, and once you have confidence in your breathing, then your swimming will vastly improve in both endurance and enjoyment.

Why… Read More >

How to incorporate swimming into your weekly routine!

London swimming training

It is 4:35am and my alarm goes off for swimming training. Wow I hate the start of Wednesday mornings! I force myself to get up, get dressed and cycle to training – yes swim training. Why? I imagine you ask, because I want to. I know it doesn’t sound like it (and certainly doesn’t feel like it sometimes) but I love swimming. If for some reason I don’t quite make it out of bed in the morning i don’t feel the same. There’s nothing like the buzz you get after completing a really tough swimming session. And some how with less sleep and a morning swim under my belt, I find I am more alert and awake for the rest of the day.

Swimming is just like any other sport. We have to train regularly to improve. Is it hard to find time to train? Absolutely. But we’ll… Read More >

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