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Technique clinics take place in designated Swim for a Mile (SFAM) pools over the course of the SFAM Challenge. Due to the high demand for these clinics, we are now taking bookings for a number of paid Pre-SFAM clinics in our most popular pools.
These clinics are expert led and give you the opportunity, to strip things right back to focus on the core concepts of swimming:
- Body Position
- Phases of a single Freestyle or Breaststroke stroke cycle
All clinics are open to anyone who can swim two lengths of a 25m swimming pool comfortably. Please arrive 30 minutes beforehand to check in and allow time for a short land warm up.
You reserve your place in these fantastic swim clinics by clicking the links below but hurry! These clinics are high demand and have limited spaces.
If you have any questions please direct them to Bethany via email@example.com
Pre-SFAM Technique Clinics Now Open
Technique clinics take place in designated Swim for a Mile (SFAM) pools over the course of the SFAM Challenge. Due to the high demand for these clinics, we are n ...
With this in mind we have been reviewing our existing policies and procedures and have set out some matters below for your information. We want to ensure that you are aware of the new legislation and the main principles thereof.
In this regard, please find attached our updated Privacy Notice for you as a Swim Ireland Member/Volunteer. To clarify: Swim Ireland is a ‘data controller’ as defined in the GDPR. A data controller is defined as ‘a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data’ . Therefore, a data controller is the person that controls how the data is used and processed.
The purpose of the Privacy Notice is intended to make you aware of how your personal data is being used and what personal data relating to you is being processed by Swim Ireland. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact our Data Protection Compliance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be writing to our Regions and Clubs separately with regard to the GDPR to offer support in this regard.
We hope that your training is going well and you are as excited as we are for the Swim For a Mile events to kick off! We hit the road this Tuesday for our first event of 2018, keep up to date on our latest news via our Facebook and Twitter, as we begin our road show around Ireland!
As your event creeps closer, take some time to work on your tactics within your training. Turns are a massive part of the mile and 800m event, if you can make this movement as fluid as possible, it can dramatically decrease your overall time! For those of you that have mastered the tumble turn, you will have no problem on event day and will likely have a faster overall time than those who touch turn. However do not fear touch turners! The’re are plenty of ways to improve the speed of your turn!
Rule number 1: Do not slow down on your approach to the turn! You want to build your momentum into the wall, as this same momentum is what provides that explosive push off.
Rule 2: Only touch with one hand on the wall
Rule 3: Drive your knees to the ceiling when your hand reaches the wall, so that you can plant your feet nice and high.
Rule 4: Don’t forget to breath while at the wall!
Rule 5: You do not need to turn around on your front before pushing off. Push off on your side and then gradually rotate to your front as your glide off the wall.
Try taking 5 minutes at the end of each session, working on your turns from now until your challenge and just watch the different on event day!
WATCH the breakdown of a Freestyle touch turn: Three easy steps!
We will be travelling around Ireland over the next few weeks with our first round of events, so if you have any queries over this time, please get in touch via email@example.com as we will be out of the office.
See you soon!
We hope that your training is going well and you are as excited as we are for the Swim For a Mile events to kick off! We hit the road this Tuesday for our fi ...
Can you believe it’s almost here?! We are eight days out from the first Swim For a Mile Event of 2018 and we are ready for action! You have one last week of hard training (depending on when your event is of course!), then we get to cool the jets for a nice taper! We know week 9 & 10 will have taken it out of you, as the mileage stays high and the intensity ain’t easy! So make sure to enjoy your St Patrick’s weekend, take some time to relax and unwind – you deserve it! Week 10 of the training is similar to week 9. Sustaining that high volume/intensity balance for a second week is what will maximise your aerobic capacities and give you the confidence to rock up on event day and swim your socks off! As we challenge you this week, make sure you are fuelling well for your sessions. Don’t limit yourself because you ate too close to training, forgot to include some electrolytes in your drink or haven’t eaten enough to fuel your energy! Check out week four’s newsletter for our top tips on nutrition! For anyone who is starting to feel those nerves creep in, why not try our simple land warm up. It is a great way to get your mind relaxed and your body ready for the water! Land Warm up:
- 5 Single arm circles – backwards
- 5 Single arm circles – forwards
- 5 Double arm circles – backwards
- 5 Double arm circles – forwards
- 5 alternating arm swings – hand begins at your hips and finishes by touching down behind your neck
- 6 Head tilts – straight posture, bring left ear down to left shoulder and back to middle / right ear down to right shoulder and back to middle
- 6 Semi neck circles – forwards
- 5 Semi body circles – bend at the hips and move forwards from the left hand side round to right hand side in a semi circle motion to open up back and hamstrings.
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We know that #stormemma probably put a spanner in the works for last weeks #SFAM training, but as long as you are safe and well that’s all that matters! We still have plenty of time to prepare for the main event! During the last two weeks of the training programme we are upping the intensity again. We even have a sneaky time trial in there to allow you a practice run for the actual challenge. Before you panic, the time trial is just for 50% of your actual event swim! Use this opportunity to play around with some pacing and find a suitable speed that you can hold for the duration of the mile / 800m, focus on building your speed as you go. Once you have completed your time trial, you will have a better idea of what time you may achieve during your event; although it is likely to be faster than you expect, thanks to all of the event day adrenaline! You can then update your estimated time of completion via your dashboard if you feel that you’re likely to swim faster than you first stated during registration, this will ensure that you are allocated the most suitable lane with swimmers of similar ability. As always, remember all of the technique work we have been focussing on throughout the past weeks, always trying to move fluidly through the water, with minimal excess movement, keeping strokes long and strong to cover more meters per stroke! Don’t sacrifice your technique for speed, as in the long run it will only cause your to tire sooner! If you haven’t already, we would strongly advise that you complete your registration to secure a space at your desired event venue. Spaces are filling up fast and once a venue has reached capacity, we cannot accommodate further entries unfortunately. We hope that you have enjoyed the programme so far, make the most of your final few weeks of training with your fellow SFAM’ers and if you have any questions regarding the event day or training content please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org Bethany Swim For a Mile Team
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