New Swim Session

Big news, we have secured an extra hour of swim coaching for the club. This is a new session and currently there are no plans to move people around the sessions until at least after this block of bookings, please be patient with us.
This session is for those who have been waiting to join swimming and have put their names down on the waiting list. We welcome other enquiries though, as we wish to fill the session as much as possible.

The new session will be at Rhydycar Pool in Merthyr and will start on Sunday 16th February, it will be for Adult swimmers. The coaching is for those who already swim, but need to improve their technique and fitness.
The session will be from 5pm to 6pm and will be coached by Tony Dally and Louis Adams.
The cost will be £30 and will cover the sessions from 16th Feb 2014 to 6th April. Swimmers will need to join the club too, forms can be downloaded from the fb page.
Any questions please feel free to get in touch.

Pool Swim Etiquette

Firstly, try to pick a lane that matches your speed.

Make you sure you have enough room to swim the stroke you intend to swim. Therefore if you are swimming breast-stroke or  butterfly, be careful of your wide arm swings and pulls either above or below the water.

If you are using equipment, ensure that you will not hinder or injure other swimmers. For example, if using paddles or fins, take care not to hit other swimmers. The life guards will often have issues with you should you look like you are flailing around the pool.

If you are swimming one or two lengths at time, try to pick a gap at which to join in, preferably behind a swimmer who is faster than you.

If you do catch up with a slower swimmer, then go around the swimmer to the centre of the pool aiming to complete the length before the overtaken swimmer has touched. This can often be challenging as it may involve a sprint.