Before we talk about Wednesday, we had another fine turn out for our first Tuesday turbo session of the off season. Between 6 and 8:30 we had 24 club members taking part. We hope you got some benefit out of it. It is a quality session so make the effort to attend it each and every week over the winter months.
If the current numbers attending our training sessions continue, we will easily break our club weekly training session attendance record. It is fantastic to see such enthusiastic support from newbies and golden oldies alike. Keep up the good work!
So what’s on the menu for Wednesday………………..
It’s time to find your swim suit and goggles and get back in the water.
Our beginner friendly swim starts on Wednesday at 8:00pm in the Nenagh Leisure Centre.
We will have 3 lanes in operation – a fast lane, an improver lane and a beginner lane.
Beginner lane – if you are able to swim at least one length of the pool then you will be suitable for this. If you can’t swim at all then you would need to start by getting individual one on one lessons. Last year, we had 10 or so beginner swimmers with most unable to swim for more than one length at a time. Through attending our swim programme from October to April most of those swimmers were eventually able to swim 750m (30 lengths). It wasn’t easy and progress was slow but they got there in the end. We start with the basics and try to improve your stroke / breathing etc a little each week. Bring a positive can-do attitude with you and you will do fine.
Improver lane – many of our beginner swimmers from last year are now well able to move up into the improver lane. The first few weeks should be pretty easy so don’t be afraid of it.
Fast lane – as the name implies, they go fast.
Cost – coaching is free for club members but you obviously have to pay the €5 entry fee for the pool.
If you are serious about improving your swimming then you need to be making at least 2 – 3 visits to the pool every week. It might make financial sense to take out a 6 month or yearly pass if you are committed to getting your swimming right over the next few months.