SPEEDY SWIMMING - Guildford Lido Squad Training Sessions 2nd Block from 10t...

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Guildford Lido

Lido Road

Stoke Park

Guildford Lido


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We are excited to announce the return of our very popular Squad Training Sessions.

Held in the 50 metre pool at Guildford Outdoor Lido, on Tuesdays at 7.00pm, starting on 10th July 2018.


  • Participants will improve their stamina, endurance, speed and technique for front crawl
  • Learn new tips and techniques in each session
  • Reduce stroke count by up to 10%
  • Better pacing control and awareness from structured swim sessions
  • Understand interval training and rest periods for maximum results
  • 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. Please get in touch once the course has started to join though by emailing Nick on speedyswimming@gmail.com or call him on 07958635142).


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 and muscular endurance. The group will focus on technique, as well as improve distance per stroke, with drills for the 6 phases of front crawl. This will be followed by interval based sets to improve strength, speed, pacing awareness, lactate tolerance, anaerobic threshold and open water skills.

There will be pacing awareness and control sets to teach the group how to swim at a variety of different paces. We'll also include some pool based open water skills and drills in these sessions.

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 best possible level of coaching available by our Speedy Swim coach.


Wetsuit swimming is recommended at the beginning of the season.

The pool temperature will be a balmy 24 degrees. The perfect way to end your day feeling refreshed!

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

Recommended swim kit list to bring along:

Paddles, pull buoy, fins (optional), and 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.


Places are limited to 12 swimmers per session per lane.

Sessions are booked in blocks of 10 for £110 (plus online booking fee).

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

There is parking available at the Lido, but please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to start the class.

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

If you miss the start of the 10 week block, but would like to join, don't worry you can still sign up. Just contact Nick to book your place.

Contact Nick de Meyer for more information on 07958635142 or email speedyswimming@gmail.com


"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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