Swimming For Triathlon

Swimming for triathlon is very different from standard pool swimming – watch an elite triathlon race and you’ll notice the stroke of each athlete can be very different yet just as effective.

Variations in build and flexibility make different techniques desirable so we use an athlete-centred approach to ensure the stroke is built around you, you’re not just taught a stroke.

You’ll also notice that elite pool swimmers and elite triathletes don’t swim the ‘classic’ front crawl taught by most teachers and coaches. Competitive swimming has moved on since the days of classic front crawl the sweeping movements of Johnny Weismuller have been replaced with a much more direct and effective stroke. If you understand that Weissmuller’s world records from the 30’s are now the qualification standards for 12 year old girls you’ll understand just how far we’ve come!!

Our Triathlon Swim Coaching offering includes:

  • Assessment of your current swimming technique
  • A tailored swim stroke which suits you
  • Video analysis of your swim stroke
  • The skills for triathlon and Ironman swimming
  • Advice on drills and training programmes to meet your goals

One To One Coached Session

Basic Video Analysis Session

Premier Video Analysis Session

Elite Video Analysis Session

One 2 One 60 Min Coached Session

Beginner Triathlon swim lessons for those new to the sport. Learn to swim for triathlon with expert coaching from the start. Learn the skills and drills for triathlon that will get you from the couch to an Ironman. For Triathlon improvers we offer coaching sessions and programs up to race day. Sessions can be delivered in the pool or open water or be a mixture of both.
1 Session 75 euro
5 Progressive Sessions 325 euro Includes Initial video analysis. ( taken within 3 months)
10 Progressive Sessions 600 euro Includes video analysis at the start and finish of the course. (taken within 6 months)

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Video Analysis

BASIC VIDEO ANALYSIS 100 Euro
30 minute initial consultation.
To set your training goals and discuss your current swimming experience. We’ll perform a couple of basic flexibility tests, take some basic measurements and check your posture. You’ll need to fill in the obligatory medical form and we’ll discuss any injury history. If you have recent times please bring them along.
60 minute in pool video analysis.
After warm-up we’ll film your stroke from above and below the waterline. Once we have every angle covered we’ll watch the footage together (bring a spare towel or robe).
Then it’s back in the pool to work on corrections and drilling for optimum efficiency. At this point we’ll ensure you’re performing any drills correctly and have a much better understanding of how to increase propulsion and decrease resistance in your stroke.
You’ll be sent an email of your video within 48 hours.

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PREMIER VIDEO ANALYSIS 150 Euro
30 minute initial consultation.
To set your training goals and discuss your current swimming experience. We’ll perform a couple of basic flexibility tests, take some basic measurements and check your posture. You’ll need to fill in the obligatory medical form and we’ll discuss any injury history. If you have recent times please bring them along.
60 minute in pool video analysis.
After warm-up we’ll film your stroke from above and below the waterline. Once we have every angle covered we’ll watch the footage together (bring a spare towel or robe).
Then it’s back in the pool to work on corrections and drilling for optimum efficiency. We’ll then take some more footage to compare to earlier. At this point we’ll ensure your performing any drills correctly and have a much better understanding of how to increase propulsion and decrease resistance in your stroke.
30 minute post session evaluation.
When you’re dressed using video analysis software we’ll watch and compare your videos, both your pre and post analysis footage and to footage of elite swimmers where necessary. We’ll discuss your goals and begin work on your six week plan. Your video and bespoke 6 week plan will arrive by email within 24 hours.

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ELITE ANALYSIS. 200 Euro
40 minute Initial Consultation.
To set your training goals and discuss your current swimming experience. We’ll perform a series of flexibility and core strength tests, we’ll record and take measurements of strength and flexibility in key areas. You’ll need to fill in the obligatory medical form and we’ll discuss any injury history. If you have recent times please bring them along.
90 minute in pool video analysis with swim tests.
After warm-up we’ll perform a series of swims recording heart rate stroke count and stroke rate while we film your stroke from above and below the waterline. Once we have every angle covered we’ll watch the footage together (bring a spare towel or robe).
Then it’s back in the pool to work on corrections and drilling for optimum efficiency. We’ll then take some more footage to compare to earlier. At this point we’ll ensure your performing any drills correctly and have a much better understanding of how to increase propulsion and decrease resistance in your stroke.
Your training paces will be set and explained within five training zones: aerobic, anaerobic threshold, high performance endurance, anaerobic and sprint.
60 minute post session evaluation.
When you’re dressed we’ll begin your evaluation using video analysis software. We’ll measure all key angles watch and compare your videos to both your pre and post analysis footage and to footage of elite swimmers where necessary. We’ll discuss your goals and begin work on your six week plan. You’ll take home a DVD of your video and your bespoke 6 week plan will arrive by email within 24 hours.

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