Welcome to September!
Fall is a great time of year to work on your swimming whether it is your weakness and you want to focus on technical improvement or you’re already a proficient swimmer who wants to work on endurance and / or speed. There are classes for everyone!
All sessions are written and run by Swim Smooth Certified Coach Mary Jessey with the intent of helping each individual swimmer reach their goals. Take a look at the class descriptions below and see which sessions are the perfect fit for you!
- Mondays SAIT 7:30 – 8:30pm (60 min swim) Pure Technique Session
- Tuesdays MRU 8:00 – 9:00pm (60 min swim) CSS Development / Aerobic Endurance
- Thursdays MRU 7:00 – 8:00pm (60 min swim) CSS Development / Aerobic Endurance
- Fridays MRU 6:00 – 7:00pm (60 min swim) Technique / Endurance
- Fridays MRU 6:00 – 7:30pm Red Mist (90 min swim)
Class Cost: $225 for 60 min classes, $285 for 90 min classes
Drop-in option: $105 for 5 drop in passes (can be used when space permits)
Pure Technique: The emphasis here is on drill and technique work with plenty of recovery and tips on how to refine your individual stroke. You can expect feedback during this session on how to properly perform the drills and also receive tips on your stroke.
CSS / Threshold: If you want to improve your speed in distances greater than 400m, then this is the place to start. These sessions are challenging and tailored to your own CSS pace (the 100m pace you can hold for 1500m). We do specific fitness testing every 6-8 weeks to monitor your CSS pace and progress. There will be some drill work and speed work, but the majority of the session is focused on you maintaining your speed as your stroke inevitably starts to breakdown. You can expect feedback during this session on how well you are holding pace and motivation to keep pushing when things get tough.
Aerobic Endurance: These sessions alternate weekly with CSS development sessions allowing you to work on holding technique over long periods of time. In these sessions you can put drill focuses into practice. You can expect some drill work, longer intervals and feedback on your stroke during these sessions.
Red Mist: The infamous Swim Smooth “Red Mist” session is the hardest and longest session of the week. Distance covered usually ranges between 4,000-6,000m. This 90 minute swim is the cornerstone of the Ironman, 70.3, and ultra swimming crew given how good it is at preparing you for these distances. Can you hold off the “Red Mist” from descending on you when you’re not feeling your best? You can expect feedback during these sessions on how well you are sticking to your targets and an excited coach urging you on under pressure to add to the sense of stress.
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Hope to see you at the pool soon!