Our competitive squad swim 4 times a week and we also have 1 land training session lead by our strength and conditioning coach. We compete in various competitions throughout the year as a team, including BUCS Championships and London League (which we have won 3 years in a row!!).
As well as training and competitions, we have socials along with the fitness squad every fortnight- some of the highlights include our ‘shark run’ and ‘captains cocktails’. Our annual tour is also one of the best events of the year where we enjoy a week of sun in places such as Croatia, Spain and Malta where we went most recently.
The fitness squad welcomes everyone and comprises of mainly three levels with low and intermediate level being coached by at least one of our fitness captains. We will tailor the general fitness programme according to your ability if you are willing and keen enough to turn up to every session!
Low Fitness: Beginners Welcome!! (YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM 100M FREESTYLE UNASSISTED).
Our fitness captains will aim to introduce you to basic strokes and techniques (all four strokes and basic aquatics), by developing your general “water sense”. Well who knows maybe in just half a term a talented swimmer— you — can progress to intermediate level if you think you can (There would not be a formal assessment don’t worry).
Intermediate Fitness: Our lovely fitness captains will seize to improve on your stroke techniques and develop both your explosive and endurance swimming’s foundation. We will have themed sessions like endurance week, butterfly week haha depending on your behaviours. We would want to polish your stroke techniques to perfection by including drills and demonstrations. (You can decide whether you want to progress to High fitness if you see fit!!)
High Fitness: Our fitness Kapitën would introduce programmes aiming to develop your swimming ability to an advanced level or even develop you as future UCL competitive swimmers depending on your ability. We will have varied fitness programmes aiming to develop your already advanced stroke techniques and aerobic capacity. We will be present in every session in case you want to ask us about some bits and bobs. (You probably swim better than we do, and we might even ask for your advice!!)
We aim to re-introduce swim school in Term 2, so if you’re looking to learn how to swim make sure to check in to our social media and websites so you don’t miss out on the limited spaces that will be available once they go on sale sometime late in term 1.