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Welcome to Chester Tri Swim Section.

Please use the calendar as your guide to what sessions are running and where they are taking place.

The Swim Lead is responsible for co-ordinating the swim section. If you have any questions, then get in touch at


The City of Chester Triathlon Club (“Chester-Tri”) swimming discipline provides organised swim sessions supported by qualified coaches. Both experienced triathletes and those new to the sport are catered for. Most training is currently conducted in the organised pool sessions at City Baths and Christleton Sport Centre.  Check out the calendar for up to date session information.

Programmed Swim Training

The current swim training program is outlined in the table below, all sessions are £4 for members and £5 for non members, non members may attend for a maximum of 1 sessions before you must join so come along and try it out first!

What is expected from you?
All you need to do is turn up with suitable swim wear and goggles and pay the required subs.
The coaches will help you in terms of which lane you will most benefit from. For guidance on the different swim standards, see below:

Novice Intermediate Advanced
Ability Level New to competitive swimming.

Limited understanding of technique.

May lack fitness.

Reasonably fit.

Technique: still in need of much development.

Fit and competitive swimmer.

Good technique.

Able to maintain a pace of 1:50 per 100m or quicker.

Training Focus Learn to swim.

Develop stroke, using drills.

Begin swim endurance.

Develop lane discipline.

Priority on technique, no pressure on speed!

May include: post injury rehab.

Stroke development.

Technique is king, speed follows.

Develop endurance.

Event preparation.


Speed sets.

Quality drill & stroke sets.

Event specific.

Technique maintenance.