Pool Development Swim Squad 2018

Pool Development Squad 2018 


18th Nov – 16th Dec 2018 -5 week squad – SIGN UP NOW

Sundays – 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Last Sunday 2 hour session xmas Special

Book ONLINE to secure your place:


Venue: Lancaster, 315 Health Club: Mannin Way, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3PE

The Coaching Team: The session are run by all three experienced Triathlon and open water coaches. Between the team we look after the squad swimmers best interest.

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Open to Adults – Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes. 

The squads always show a massive improvements over the 10 week programme, check out how much they improved: http://activeblu.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/what-difference-month-makes_31.html



These sessions are open to Adult Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes, due to the nature of the squad environment, it is advised you can comfortably swim a constant 400m to get the most from the sessions.

Emma-1043These sessions will have 3 main themes: Endurance, CSS and Technique sessions. Every 4 weeks we will have a timed swim or CSS re testing session to monitor progress. 


  • Coached by a British Triathlon L2 or Swim Smooth Certified Coach.
  • Coaching Team:  Tom, Sarah, Paddy and Emma run the weekly squads, with all programmes designed to meet the swimmers needs.
  • 1 hours face to face coaching per week.
  • 2 additional training programmes to follow each week.

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This is a continuous squad, with online payment which will remind you when payment is low. There is a flexible online system that will allow you to miss a session if work, family or something unexpected gets in the way . You must however sign out the squad 12 hours pre squad to ensure you are not charged.


Post 10 Weeks Testimonials:

“I’m 61 now and started swimming late in life. I had hit a plateau when joining Emma’s Squad was suggested to me.Never having done anything like this  I felt nervous on the journey up for the first week but needn’t have been.The squad has been great,very friendly, my swimming now has real focus and I’m off the plateau.It’s 160 mile round trip each week and worth it.” John W – Cheshire

“The squad has been great for me.  It is the first time that I have had focussed coached training with a regular group of swimmers.  As a good swimmer with lots of bad habits it has been hard to increase my pace and my swimming has plateaued for years.  Over the last ten weeks I have seen a significant increase in may pace and endurance.  I have enjoyed the structure of the programme and it has ensured that even in my solo sessions I have pushed myself harder.  Squad members are friendly and everyone is there to develop, it has been good to swim with people who push me.  Emma and Paddy have created an environment which effectively balances fun with a focussed hard work out.  Join us you know it makes sense… ” Jane S – Cumbria.

“The squad is hard work, I won’t lie!  But if you commit to the main sessions and the ‘homework’ sessions, your work will be rewarded – I have absolutely no doubt about that.  The best thing about the squad, apart from the massive potential improvements are the drills; they target specific areas of the stroke, allowing you to understand how each element should feel when done properly and highlighting where your main improvements need to be made.  The experience, atmosphere and most of all the improvements have been great and that has been lead by the coaches, that’s why i’ve just signed up for another ten weeks! ” Rob S – Cumbria.
“My target for the sessions was to swim faster and more efficiently to enable me to tackle greater open water distances, and having got stuck at my pool mile time. The structure of the sessions and weekly training plans have helped me to achieve this and the improvement continues. Emma’s enthusiasm and expertise have picked up several elements of my stroke that I have, and to continue to improve. Through regular training my fitness has also improved, so I feel that I am swimming faster with less effort. Also very important to me was the feeling of being a member of a team, everyone has been really friendly and encouraging – and it was great to feel that everyone was improving together. I have been so impressed that I have signed up again – and have encouraged colleagues and friends to come as well!” Nigel – Lancashire. 

If you are interested in what I have been up to in Perth, working on the Swim Smooth pool deck the last few months – Check out this: http://swimsmoothperth.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/80-of-you-could-drastically-improve.html


For more information please email: emma@activeblu.co.uk.