lane swimming

We offer lane swimming across our pools for anyone wanting to improve fitness, master technique or simply enjoy the mindfulness experienced during distance swimming. Whether you’re a swim-master or just getting started, swimming is a great activity with its own community of like-minded people. And of course, we’re here to help you get the most out of your time in the pool.

choose your lane

Our centres typically provide lanes for swimmers with different abilities and speeds. As a guide:
Fast lane is for continuous length swimming at 30 seconds per length (25m) or faster, predominantly front crawl.
Medium lane is for continuous length swimming slower than 30 seconds per length (25m).
Slow lane is for continuous length swimming.

mastering technique

front crawl / freestyle

A faster arm stroke doesn’t always improve your swimming speed. Longer, efficient strokes are always better than shorter, aggressive movements.

A good freestyle breathing pattern fits naturally within your body rotation, and delivers optimum oxygen to allow you to train efficiently.

The stronger your leg kick, the more propulsion you can achieve. Your leg kick will help increase your swimming speed, while also assisting the stability of your stroke.

A streamlined body position will allow you to move through the water faster, while power can be generated through the rotation of your hips.

breaststroke

An arm pull which is strong and efficient will allow you to move through the water faster.

Your breathing and stroke timing are linked, and are crucial to the efficiency of the stroke.

The stronger your kick technique, the more propulsion you will achieve, and the faster you will be able to swim.

The correct body position for breaststroke needs to be as close to a straight line as possible, with your arms, head, back and legs all in alignment. This makes the body more streamlined to the water, therefore less resistance is created.

backstroke

Learn the correct hand positioning and arm placement tips needed to hone your stroke technique for a faster, more efficient swim.

Breathing more comfortably during your backstroke swimming session means you’ll enjoy an efficient and more relaxed swim.

The stronger your kick technique, the more propulsion you will achieve, and the faster you will be able to swim.

The correct head and body positioning results in better energy conservation and a reduction in drag.

butterfly

Improve your arm placement and hand entry for a stronger, faster swim.

How frequently you breathe during butterfly depends on your experience and level of fitness. Some swimmers breathe once every stroke cycle; others prefer to breathe every second or third stroke. Experiment to find the most effective and comfortable breathing method for you.

The stronger your kick technique, the more propulsion you will achieve, and the faster you will be able to swim as a result.

Becoming streamlined improves your efficiency in the water.