Swim 2017-05-25T14:31:19+00:00

Swim

Our coached swimming sessions are designed to help you develop your technique and build your stamina for both triathlon and stand-alone open water events.

 

The Club has allocated lanes in the 25m pool at Knutsford Leisure Centre where we have developed a simple but effective system that allows swimmers of all standards to work at their own pace.

 

Our sessions attract an average of twenty members and are based on the 1500m Olympic distance. The main session on Wednesday focuses on short, intense sets while on Friday it’s more about longer, less intensive work.

 

To bring our training closer to the competitive environment, between May and September we attend open water sessions organised by Uswim Openwater at their venues which include Dock 9, Salford Quays and Boundary Park, Holmes Chapel.

 

When it comes to competing, while we target entry into a wide range of specific events such as The Great North Swim at Windermere, much of our competitive swimming activity is driven by the members themselves.

Example Swim Sessions

We typically have 3 or 4 swim sessions a week – for latest swim timetable members should refer to the Weekly Update or our Facebook Members Forum. Non members are welcome to join a trial session, please email info@knutsfordtriclub.co.uk.

  • Monday Early Morning
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Friday Morning
  • Sunday Evening

All Swim Sessions held at Knutsford Leisure Centre

About KTC Coached SWIMMING

Session starts at 9pm sharp
Goggles are a must
Hats optional
Advisable to bring water for hydration throughout the session (even though some of us will swallow half the pool..!)
Each lane has a different level of ability with the fastest swimmers in lane 1 through to beginners/early intermediates in lane 4

 

Can you let me know what the swim Etiquette is?

Session starts at the shallow end of the pool
Lane 1 and 3 swim in a clockwise direction
Lane 2 and 4 swim in an anticlockwise direction
Swimmers go off on 5 second intervals, with the strongest swimmers going off first
If you need to overtake the person in front, please tap them on the foot towards the end of a lap and then they will move aside at the end.
At the completion of your set, finish at the wall and then move to one side to let the next swimmer finish or continue.
Please ensure you do not lean on or move the lane ropes.

 

What other training sessions do you do?

It’s all about the Wednesday night swim. It is the founder session for the club. We are looking at developing other sessions, so keep you eye out here and on Twitter and Facebook.

 

What standard do I need to be?

All standards are catered for. We run 4 lanes, ranging from regular Ironman competitors through to complete tri beginners.

Who IS the SWIMMING Champion?

The Wednesday session is championed by one of our Ironman men, Andy Dines.

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Hi Knutsford Tri Club Members

We are looking for a potential volunteer guide to assist a partially sighted young Paratriathlete who is a member of the Northern Paratri Academy and lives near Macclesfield.

The main part of the role will be to learn how to pilot a tandem and be available to attend Academy Days on 7th January and 11th March near Edge Hill University, Ormskirk as well as being available to ride roughly every other week initially. This will lead into competing at the British Paraduathlon Championships at Bedford Autodrome on 25th March.

Looking further ahead there will be Paratriathlon events as listed on the website here:
www.britishtriathlon.org/…/paratria…/national-events

Guides will need to be male aged 17-50 ish and as a very rough indication be able to swim 200m in under 3 minutes be a competent cyclist (tandem experience not essential) and be comfortable running between 20-25 minutes for 5km.

The Paraduathlon distances are 5km run 20km bike 2.5km run.

The usual Paratriathlon distances are 750m swim 20km bike and 5km run.

This is a purely voluntary role, although there may be some travelling expenses available by agreement. In the medium to long term it may lead onto further opportunities for the right person.

Please send me an email to:

northwestacademy@britishtriathlon.org and I will reply asap.

Thank you
Mike Myers
TENW Regional Academy Lead
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