Swim sessions

Swim update as at 10 May 2021:

Club swim training restarts on 17 May!

We still have restrictions and requirements, so please refresh yourselves on the details below.

Pool swimming – where and when:
We restart with 3 swim sessions split between Christleton and City Baths. All sessions are mixed, with lanes arranged by speed. We will secure more lanes/sessions when there is enough demand.

Christleton:
19.15 – 20.15 Mondays & Fridays, 5 x single width lanes

City Baths:
18.00 – 19.00 Sundays, 5 x single width lanes

To be reintroduced:
06.30 – 07.30 Wednesdays @ City Baths
15.00-16.00 & 16.00-17.00 Saturdays @ City Baths

Important to remember:
Book in advance via Nifty Entries (bookings go live 1 week before each session). Cost £4 + 30p transaction fee.
Come in your swim wear (no/limited changing facilities).
Read full instructions on the club website restart page.

Open water venues – please check their websites/FB for details (see links on open water swimming page).

If you are going to swim outdoors, we suggest to refresh/prepare yourself with some outdoor swimming tips from sensible sources. You can find various resources about open water swimming here on the club website. We don’t recommend open water swimming alone, particularly in cold weather.

Our next swim sessions

Sunday 13 Jun
18:00 - 19:00

Swim session - 5 lanes

Monday 14 Jun
19:15 - 20:15

Swim session - 5 lanes

Friday 18 Jun
19:15 - 20:15

Swim session - 5 lanes

Sunday 20 Jun
18:00 - 19:00

Swim session - 5 lanes

Monday 21 Jun
19:15 - 20:15

Swim session - 5 lanes

Friday 25 Jun
19:15 - 20:15

Swim session - 5 lanes

Sunday 27 Jun
18:00 - 19:00

Swim session - 5 lanes

Swim sessions are £4.00 for members (£5.00 for non‐members) + 30p transaction fee.

Non‐members can join 3 sessions and should be people who are considering joining the club.

Technique swim sessions

At the moment there are no specific sessions dedicated to technique. Coaches are introducing technique into squad sessions as most people have not trained for some time, but we can’t hold learner sessions yet, sorry.

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Technique sessions are usually held at Chester City Baths on Saturdays 16:00 – 17:00.

Our Technique swim session is for all abilities who would like to improve their front crawl technique. It’s also appropriate for novice swimmers who are learning front crawl or those recovering from injury.

  • New to swimming.
  • Limited understanding of technique.
  • May lack fitness.
  • May include post injury rehab.

Training Focus

  • Learn to swim front crawl.
  • Develop stroke, using drills.
  • Begin swim endurance.
  • Develop lane discipline.
  • Priority on technique, no pressure on speed!

Intermediate swim sessions

Temporarily, as of September 2020, intermediate swimmers can train:

Mondays 1930-2030 @ Christleton,

Wednesdays 0615-0730 @ Northgate,

Fridays 1930-2030 @ Christleton and

Sundays 1500-1600 @ Northgate.

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Sessions are usually held at Christleton Sports Centre on Mondays 18:00 – 19:00 and Fridays 19:00 – 20:00, then at Chester City Baths on Sundays 18:15 – 19:15.

There is also an early morning session on Wednesdays 06:00 – 07:00, and an afternoon session on Saturdays 15:00 – 16:00, held at Chester City Baths.

Our Intermediate sessions are squad sessions that cater for a wide variety of abilities. As a basis, swimmers should be able to swim front crawl for at least 200m without stopping. The coaches will help you in terms of which lane you will most benefit from and if this session is suitable for you.

  • Reasonably fit.
  • Technique: still in need of development.

Training Focus

  • Mondays and Fridays – CSS development.
  • Wednesdays – Speed work and CSS development.
  • Saturdays – Fitness.
  • Sundays – Endurance.

Advanced swim sessions

Temporarily, as of September 2020, advanced swimmers can train:

Mondays 1930-2030 @ Christleton,

Wednesdays 0615-0730 @ Northgate,

Fridays 1930-2030 @ Christleton and

Sundays 1500-1600 @ Northgate.

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Sessions are usually held at Christleton Sports Centre on Mondays 19:00 – 20:00 and Fridays 18:00 – 19:00, then at Chester City Baths on Sundays 18:15 – 19:15.

There is also an early morning session on Wednesdays 06:00 – 07:00, and an afternoon session on Saturdays 15:00 – 16:00, held at Chester City Baths.

Advanced swim sessions are squad sessions for those who are able to maintain a pace of approximately 1:50 per 100m or quicker over longer distances.

  • Fit and competent swimmer.
  • Good level of technique.
  • Good lane discipline.

Training Focus

  • Mondays and Fridays – CSS development.
  • Wednesdays – Speed work and CSS development.
  • Saturdays – Fitness.
  • Sundays – Endurance.