Swim Training Sessions

Currently, we run two open sessions for swim training, (Thursday and Sunday).  These sessions can be booked through the Team Up App once you have created an account.  Our Tuesday session is currently running as a 'Course' until July 2021, at that point it will be opened up in the same format as the other two sessions. 

Session Times

Tuesday: 19:00 - 20:30 

Location

Castle Rock Academy

Meadow Ln, Coalville, LE67 4BR

Format

To ensure the best quality sessions and experience we limit numbers to 6 swimmers per lane, and we have 4 lanes available.  

Each lane is based on the swimmer's pace, so we can set sessions that work for each lane effectively 

We use a Critical Swim Speed (CSS) as a guide, if you are not sure what yours is see this article to find out more. 

Lane 1 - CSS Pace ~2:15 - 2:40 per 100m

Lane 2 - CSS Pace ~ 2:00 - 2:15 per 100m 

Lane 3 - CSS Pace ~ 1:40 - 1:55 per 100m 

Lane 4 - CSS Pace ~ 1:20 - 1:30 per 100m


The paces to the left are a guideline, and it is perfectly acceptable to move lanes from session to session if you are on the border of the time ranges

Training

The sessions will reflect the time of the season and cover a variety of session types and will cover ~2000 - 3200m in a 1hr session depending upon the lane and the session.  Main-sets typically consist of ~ 40 - 50min of 'work' with the remainder being warm up and cold down, and maybe some skill work in some sessions. 


 

 

Equipment

It is possible to join our session with no additional 'toys'.  However, to make the most of the sessions it is advisable to have:

 

  • Pull buoy
  • Paddles
  • Fins

Tempo Trainers, kickboards and snorkels are also used but not as much. 

Team Up Booking App

You can buy individual sessions or packs of sessions which reduce the session cost. All packs have a use-by date, at which point any unused sessions will be lost, and you will need to buy more.

The packs can be used on any of the Training sessions. So if you buy an 8 pack, for example, you can book any session on any day that you want to come to.

You only pay for what you use. If you book a session and find you can’t make it, you can cancel that up to 24hrs before the session and it won’t use a credit. If you cancel after this time it will use a credit.

If you go to book a session and find your lane is full, you can still complete the booking and you will be placed on a waitlist. If someone cancels you will be notified that the place is available.

Below you will see a calendar with available sessions on it.  There are 4 Lanes per session, and each lane has a specific speed range within it. These are not the same in each session so please check you are in the correct lane for each session you book.

If you click on a session you can book it after creating an account with TeamUp. This will allow you to book more quickly in future, as we need contact details and a health questionnaire before your first session.

You can also download an app for your phone which provides direct access to the sessions so booking will become even quicker in the future.

Apple App Store / iOS

Google Play / Android

Once that’s all set up, you simply buy your pack or single swim and select your session.

If you click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) you can check the Memberships (swim packs) available, the Sessions and the Courses we have available at the moment, as well as edit your account info.