We will continue the theme from last week and continue to add some more faster-paced swims.  This week we’re going to pick up the pace by basing our main set on one of Will Clarke’s favourite sets, from his recent blog.  I think he has some good things to say about what is important when increasing your swim speed in his blog.  Two things I would pick out of particular attention:

  1. The importance of technique and especially maintaining it at the end of a long set.  This is usually where most of us find it hardest to maintain our technique and where we get the most benefit .  Every session – and set – should be a technique session no matter how hard you are working!
  2. The importance of frequency in swimming as it is very easy to lose your feel for the water.  It can be difficult to fit in multiple sessions for many of us with job and family commitments but even if you can squeeze in an extra short session you will often feel the benefit.  Even if you are staying away from home with work, with only a short hotel pool to use, you can benefit from time in the water just practising sculling or other drills to try and keep your feel of the water.  So please do take any opportunity you can.

We will continue the theme of increasing pace in future weeks and also be doing some time trials so you get a chance to see how you are all doing.  I want to do them slightly differently though, this year, and will let you know ahead of time when we are doing them as well as providing some more details.

Thanks to Will Clarke for the inspiration for this week’s session.  See you Saturday!