The following Masters swim sessions at Northolt and Gurnell
Leisure Centre run by Ealing Swimming Club are free for Serpentine members
in April 2013. You MUST book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the session you are
planning to attend.
EVENING Sessions: MON - 9:00pm to 10:00pm @
Gurnell LC (short course) WED - 9:00pm to 10:00pm @ Gurnell LC (long
course) THUR - 8:00pm to 9:00pm @ Gurnell LC (long course) FRI -
9:00pm to 10:00pm @ Gurnell LC (short course) SUN - 8:00pm to 9:00pm @
Gurnell LC (short course)
What is Masters swimming?
swimming for adults. Abilities are split by lane. group motivation and
available coaching make a huge difference.
Am I fast
Yes, if you can swim you will be ok. If you are really not
sure if you can swim there are beginner and improver sessions at Gurnell
Leisure Centre on Monday evenings. Beginners: Group 1 are complete
beginners and swim from 9-9.30pm. Group 2 swim from 9.30-10pm. Improvers:
Can I (I want to) only swim front crawl? Mostly. The
faster lanes tend to swim more strokes more of the time, as it is more fun
and also builds up your overall strength. The slower lanes have some
swimmers that are less comfortable with the other strokes and so more of
the time may be spent on Crawl, but there are kicking and drills (suitable
to the ability of the lane).
What do I need to bring? You can
bring all your swim toys (Paddels, float, pullboy, snorkel...) that are
probably frowned upon by your local swimming pool - but you do not need
anything more than a swim suit and goggles.