It is always a battle to find pool space in a in a city of 6 million people. So listed here are both the swimming training organised by Serpentine and also a range of other options that Serpentine's swimmers and triathletes use.
Reserving a place & enquries
Most Serpentine swimming is based on booking a block of 10-12 sessions and paying in advance.
We run the following block booked fitness sessions:
- Email Serpentine's swimming co-ordinator about Monday sessions at Orchard Lisle Pool, Guys Hospital coached by Love Swimming
- Email the Seymour swimming coordinator about Monday yardage sessions at the Seymour Centre, coached by Serpentine coaches.
We run the following pay as you go fitness session:
- Email Serpentine's swimming co-ordinator about Thursday sessions at Orchard Lisle Pool, Guys Hospital coached by Love Swimming.
What you can expect
You won't be ploughing endless lengths in these sessions; they are yardage and drills based and so are more similar to interval or fartlek training with a specific focus for each part of the session. The sessions are usually suitable for all levels of swimmer but are front crawl only.
Big week training
Serpentine member, Michael Hanreck, took part in the Epic Camp in January 2004; an exclusive training fortnight for ironmen who could go long in under 10 hours. You can read Michael's advice about 'Big Week' training here.