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Thursday, 4 April 2019 at 13:00 - Friday, 31 July 2020 at 13:00 (BST)

Fitness & Technique Squad

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Trial Squad Monthly Subscription Aldershot Pool
This is for a Trial Session for the Squad at Aldershot
1 Ticket 31 Jul 2020 £15.00 £0.00

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Would you love to learn how to swim with an effortless front crawl technique in 2019?

Held at Aldershot 50 metre, eight lane Olympic length pool

Structured weekly swim sessions focussing on fitness and front crawl technique for Triathletes and Master's swimmers on Tuesdays at 8.30pm



  • Participants will improve their stamina, endurance and speed for front crawl
  • Learn new tips and techniques in each session
  • Group sessions can really help when it comes to staying motivated to achieve your fitness goals
  • The team dynamic will have you truly trying your best, which means you'll get more out of the experience, get fitter faster and reach new Pb’s
  • Above all, you'll have great fun!

All sessions are periodised into blocks of 10 weeks according to our annual swim training plan, building structured and progressive sessions so you can see consistent results and improvement. (You can join at any time throughout the course if there is availability. Please do get in touch to enquire if there is space by emailing Nick on    


Each session lasts for one hour and will include 5-10 minute warm up, 45-50 minutes of weekly paced interval training, according to your fitness level and 5 minute cool down with stretches. 

Each week there will be a different focus on a 4 week rolling cycle. Participants will build and improve cardio vascular fitness, lung capacity, muscular endurance, building to threshold sets by early spring. The group will focus on technique, as well as improve distance per stroke, with drills for the 6 phases of front crawl.

We are currently using Tempo trainer based sets to teach the group how to swim at a variety of different paces, and pool based open water skills and drills in these sessions, using their own personal pacing zones from regular time trials. These are adapted to suit their particular race distance. 

The aim will be to improve your strength, speed, pacing awareness, lactate tolerance, anaerobic threshold and open water skills over the months so you are ready to go into the racing season firing on all cylinders at your specific race pace. 

Your coach will keep a record each week of how you're doing, and the improvements you'll be making, so that you see and can track consistent progress on your technique and splits, and enjoy each session fully!

How do you know if these squad sessions are right for you?

These sessions are for intermediate swimmers who can swim in the speed range of 1:30 minutes to 2:15 minutes pace per 100 metres.

We require you to be able to swim at least 6 x 100 metres continuous front crawl with 20 seconds rest in the above pace range before booking on the course.

Examples of the types of swim sessions and technique drills we will ask you to do include:

  • Drills to improve your streamlining and reduce your resistance in the water
  • Swimming faster without a loss of technique
  • Improving your feel for the water with an enhanced catch and pull phase
  • Improved kicking technique
  • A higher body position
  • Improved stroke rate and rotation
  • Achieving a more balanced swim stroke

We also organise regular T paced threshold based swim fitness tests (optional) for you to assess your performance and tracks your improvements.


Our Speedy Swim groups offer a social way to build your fitness. Our friendly coaching will ensure you feel part of the group and in a matter of minutes you’ll be having fun with everyone else as you learn new techniques and tips for triathlon and masters swimming.

Places are limited to 12 swimmers per session, to ensure you receive the highest possible level of coaching available by our Speedy Swim coach.


Please bring your own swim kit, water bottle, swim cap and goggles.

Recommended swim kit list to bring along:

Paddles, pull buoy, fins (optional), a tempo trainer / stopwatch. (A stopwatch is a must!)

If you need any of the above swim kit before starting your session you can order via Race Zone 3 online. We have arranged a 20% discount for you to use with all Race Zone 3 using the code: speedyswim20


Places are limited to 12 swimmers per session per lane.

Sessions are booked in blocks of £110 for 10 sessions, or 20 weeks for £220 (2nd October - 26th February) (plus online booking fee). 


Swim entry is free as it is included in your lesson block booking.

We do not offer refunds if you are unable to attend for a particular week. Please see terms and conditions for more info. 

Contact Nick de Meyer for more information on 07958635142 or email


"I met Malik at the Jubilee swim yesterday and we both had good swims. The temp and flow were good and I was very pleased with my result of 2H54. Last time I did it in 2015 I did 3H36. I'm sure that most of this improvement is because of the tweaks you have made to my stroke during the Speedy Swimming Squad Sessions. So thanks a lot and keep it up." Hywel 

"I had reached a plateau in my swimming and my PB for 1,500 had stuck at 30 minutes for 6 years. After 4 of Nick's group sessions at Guildford lido I raced an Olympic distance triathlon and swam 28.04! I will definitely be signing up for the next set of lessons." Amanda


"As well as being great fun, I picked up some top tips from Nick, my favourite of which was the 3/4 catch up. Thanks to this, and other top tips including rotation, thinking more about the catch and pull phases. Nick was really quite good at explaining all the technical jargon. I recently came in as the fastest old lady swimmer at the Dock 2 Dock, and 2nd fastest crazy lady without a wetsuit.


Thanks Nick!" Naomi :-)

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Aldershot Sports Centre
Rawlinson Road
GU11 2LQ Aldershot
United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 April 2019 at 13:00 - Friday, 31 July 2020 at 13:00 (BST)

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Nick de Meyer -

Welcome to Speedy Swimming!


With 20 years of combined knowledge and coaching experience we help triathletes and swimmers of all levels reach their goals. 


Our skilful coaching will provide practical steps to help you swim with efficiency and more speed. We’ll adapt your swim technique with our stroke analysis methods, teach you cutting edge skills and drills from our Speedy Freestyle swim book, and improve your fitness, so you can swim confidently to your personal best and beyond!


Whether you're returning to swimming, entirely new to triathlon or an experienced competitor we pride ourselves on giving you effective advice in a relaxed and friendly environment.


We offer one to one Pool Sessions and Open Water SwimmingOnline Training PlansSwim Clinics and Group Lessons, in Surrey and South West London.

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