Welcome to the Cornish Swim Academy

Swimmers in the UK join swimming clubs from around 7 yrs old, from this starting point they can then begin to improve swimming technique and strokes development, the important factor is that they develop all four strokes then, once this is in place, its time to develop all strokes training patterns.

Swimming Training as a young swimmer.

What is the correct amounts of swimming for | young swimmers?

There are highly important factors that swimmers of a young age shouldn’t really take part in high volumes of intensity, the main fact of this being that if this intensity takes place to soon,often it will lead to  Swimming "BURN OUT", and full development will not take place. Swim burn out comes in many forms, lack of swimming interest, worn out and total tireness with no real recovery, lack of swimming drills tacking place, and to much high volume distance.

General Swimming Training For 8,9,10,11 years

Swimming skills and drills do therefore play a large part in swimming development at a young age, swimming drills practice and simple aerobic conditioning play a key roll at this age also, Swimming training should really focus  on good swimming ability, primarily SKILL, and then refine this in to speed, more info on LTAD can be found HERESoon young swimmers pass the young developmental stage, its then its really time to start the training properly, from then its all about training the main  training engines of swimming and general speed performance, with the end goal then  fast speed! After all you do enter a swimming race with one thing in mind and thats to win! Swimming training as you move forwards comes in many formats, :Aerobic conditioning , :Anaerobic conditioning and :Anaerobic Lactic conditioning swimming training ?these are backed up by cross over energy systems such as High End Aerobic swimming training usually around 85%-90% + of your M..H..R { Max Heart Rate } Aerobic low end conditioning in the from of further drills, pull sets, and kicking sets with floats are also part of the swim training program:Strength and conditioning land based swimming training plays an important part in swimming performance, land based swim training can be achieved in the gymnasium , but outside land training activities can also take place , running, and biking alsoLight hand weights,  sports resistance machines , and resistance equipment  totaly such as resistance flexi bands can also be used, and most certainly the Swim Fast Ergo machine which is at the top of the tree when it comes to swim training equipment, the swim fast { swim bench } can mirror the in the water movements of swimming, resistance is found in the form of the Ergo air fan, this can be adjusted from levels 1 to 10, the Swim Fast Bench is a long term investment, and for this reason the Swim fast team offer a free no obligation consultation which will allow you full control and understanding..

Looking to improve your swim fitness for Seaside Fun!?

 

Getting surf fit is really , really important!you may wish to consider the Newquay Activity Centre, located on Fistral Beach - the home of British surfing, is a one-stop shop for adrenaline junkies, outdoor adventurists and anyone keen to dabble in some extreme water sports fun. Offering over 30 different ocean-based activities that are open to all ages, levels and abilities, means there really is something for everyone. The action-packed adventures include surfing lessons, surfing hire and surfing coaching weekends, bodyboarding classes and camps, Super SUP tours in Newquay bay, Coasteering along the beautiful craggy Cornish coastline, hand planning in Atlantic rollers, and hilariously fun beach challenges such as the Surf survivor and infamous Cornish Challenges.
All these activities are available to small or large groups, families, private individual lessons, stag & hen parties, corporate events and even military adventure training days. Delivered by a team of water born instructors who are passionate about the ocean, contagiously enthusiastic, highly qualified and who’ll go the extra mile to ensure you have an unforgettable day out in Newquay. With such a wide variety of aqua adventures, animated friendly staff and located in surf central, Newquay, it’s no wonder that they’re ranked number one on Tripadvisor for days out in Cornwall, and are two time Gold winners of the Cornish Tourism Awards.
So what are you waiting for? Book up your outdoor adventure for a day out you’ll never forget!

 

 

Open Water Safety 

The summer is upon us, and swimming in the open a water is normal, many types off swimmers participant in open water swimming, lakes, the sea, and rivers, but how safe are they, very often, quite safe, if you are in a lake or in a sea swim event very often water safety markers will be out, often branded with the event, these sometimes stay well after the event is over, they then become a great beacon in the water for all swimmers, some may be swimming alone, some in small groups but all benefit from the water safety marker: Open water swimming events are often advertised on swimming websites such as Triathlete.com  and other Triathlon Websites such as UK Triathlon.com  these types of websites offer really good advice about open water swimming, the safety and the benefits, the websites do offer other advice for triathletes this can be really useful if your undertaking a Tri for the first time:

Triathlon Training Camps 

Training for open water swimming is TUFF, nothing can prepare you for the elements of the open air, and many swimmers find it hard to get going at first, these first few open water swims can be quite tricky, at the Cornish swim Academy swimmers can get the opportunity to swim with a coach in the sea and they find confidence, the wind and sea conditions can be a major factor in the time it can take to swim from one point to another, even a small wind chop can make things tricky , its really important to remember this when swimming in the sea, and again open water can or may not suit everybody for this reason. The Triathlon Training Camp can really help, Cornish Swim Academy will soon be offering Open Water Training Camps, Tri Training Camps. For Adults and Juniors, websites like Which Training Camp can really be helpful, finding a great place to practice with expert advice can make a world of difference, you really should set the bar high, aim for best performances and a finish line with a smile on your face!

How To Train for an Open Water Race

So once you have been practising in open water and maybe found some swim coaching workshops and boot camps it s time to start training properly , unfortunately the UK winter gets in the way for most when it comes to swimming open water, the sea drops down in temperature during Dec and Jan after taking all year to warm up to around a balmy 12-13 degrees in most areas, this varies across the UK, the only real way to train for open water swimming is going to be in a swimming pool, these, of course, can be found all over the UK, long course swimming pools 'ie 50m swimming pools can be slightly better for long distance training but swimming for open water can also definitely be improved in 25m swimming pools, most swimming pools allow swimming training fins, and swim training snorkels, these can be an important factor, having the correct kit can really help. Training with hand paddles can also really help and build upper body strength: The best training sets are longer sets, such as 400m 600m 800m and 1500m even bigger sets such as 2,000 m sets at certain heart rate sets that develop a solid aerobic base can be import, you should also consider a little sprint work, miles and miles of the same steady swimming can not always be best.

Additional swimming Kit for Open Water

Some swimmers only really swim in wetsuits, these are an important factor in enjoyment, but also sometimes simply in performance, the neoprene in wet suits offer a better body position in the water, this can often be a factor in many swimmers performance, experts in wetsuits such as SNUG WETSUITS Cornwall can really benefit the open water swimmer or triathlete, custom made suits like this allow a good range of movement in the water, and keep out the cold. Some swimmers like to wear a warm neoprene swim cap, these can keep the cold out if the head, and really do allow the swimmer to swim a little longer in the season, many swimming caps are bright and these can be really useful to keep boats and other watercraft away,swimming goggles play an import factor in the open water swimmers kit, they really are an important factor, swim so many types, and brand its really important to get the correct fit, style and socket type, smoked or clear!

 

 

 

 

 

Are you into getting Surf Fit?

 

Getting surf fit is really , really important!you may wish to consider the Newquay Activity Centre, located on Fistral Beach - the home of British surfing, is a one-stop shop for adrenaline junkies, outdoor adventurists and anyone keen to dabble in some extreme water sports fun. Offering over 30 different ocean-based activities that are open to all ages, levels and abilities, means there really is something for everyone. The action-packed adventures include surfing lessons, surfing hire and surfing coaching weekends, bodyboarding classes and camps, Super SUP tours in Newquay bay, Coasteering along the beautiful craggy cornish coastline, hand planing in Atlantic rollers, and hilariously fun beach challenges such as the Surf survivor and infamous Cornish Challenges.

All these activities are available to small or large groups, families, private individual lessons, stag & hen parties, corporate events and even military adventure training days. Delivered by a team of water born instructors who are passionate about the ocean, contagiously enthusiastic, highly qualified and who’ll go the extra mile to ensure you have an unforgettable day out in Newquay. With such a wide variety of aqua adventures, animated friendly staff and located in surf central, Newquay, it’s no wonder that they’re ranked number one on Tripadvisor for days out in Cornwall, and are two time Gold winners of the Cornish Tourism Awards.

So what are you waiting for? Book up your outdoor adventure for a day out you’ll never forget!

 

JOIN OUR SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL 2017

 

Cornish Swim Academy are running a summer swim school during the month of August at Newquay View Resort, so if your little swimmers are looking to gain more confidence in the water, improve technique and have fun learning to swim then please read on….

The summer swim school will run over your chosen week and there will be 4 lessons to attend in that particular week. The cost of the weekly swim school is £24.95. If you have some really keen little swimmers’ then there is no reason why you can’t book for more than just 1 week!

Daily Timetable of Lesson Available:

10.00 ASA Puffins (Beginners 3yrs+) totally new to swimming

10.30 ASA Stage 1 (Beginners 3yrs+) Non-swimmer- water confident

11.00 ASA Stage 1 (Beginners 3yrs+) Non-swimmer- water confident

11.30 ASA Stage 2 (Basic Improvers) swimmer 5m+

12.00 ASA Stage 3 (Improvers and able to swim) swimmer 10m+

12.30 ASA Stage 4/5 (Improvers and able to swim) swimmer 50m -100m+

Dates Available

WEEK 1 - Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August

WEEK 2 - Monday 7th August to Thursday 10th August

WEEK 3 - Monday 14th August to Thursday 17th August

WEEK 4 - Monday 21st August to Thursday 24th August

WEEK 5 - Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September

 

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Booking the Swimming Lesson Term | Swim School Newqauy 

The spring is coming and so is summer! kids will soon hit the beach and sea, but are they safe, is your little swimmers swimming up to standard:?

Also can they even swim?if not you may consider a term of swimming with us here at Cornish Swim! BOOKINGS are now taking place for the term and places are filling up fast!

We are super happy to announce the start of our new lead swim teacher Teresa Sweet! She s looking forward to working with us, and comes with a welth of expertise in the field of swimming!

 

Amounts of young childern that cant swim

Its true, almost half of the primary school kids in the uk cant swim! or are totaly unable to swim 20-25ms with out the use of aids! according to the uk reasearch its saying that more than 1,200)jnr schools are not providing swimming lessons and thats despite it being on the main national curriculum! and while other schools are not ensuring young childeren spend enough time in the pool, and how to learn to swim properly, and according the ASA - there needs to be more awarness and action to ensure that young kids learn the skills of swimming and are able to stay safe around the uk and Cornish water..

Also its beeen found that 45-55% of 7 upto 11 year olds are totaly unable to swim 20+ m which is about the lenght of a main LC pool, and an averaged sized pool.. unaided again, a bit better than last year, however still very low, so our uk childeren are at risk!

Its true that childerne should leave school at a young age with the ability to swim, and be safe, and also have the knowlegde of resuce with water safty skills to help another in trouble.. the uk latest finings show that 1,400 + of JNR schools only have about 20 swimming lessons a week, which is about 12 hour a week in the pool.. so its clear that after school swimming clubs and lessons schools are highly important!

Sign up to our new term in the run up to SUMMER !

 

Water Safety and Survival Swimming Lessons 

The ASA have a Water Safety and Survival Award, this is designed to offer just a little peace of mind for all parents and child guardians in terms of safety in the surrounding waters of Cornwall.

This award covers survival for open water, and awareness of water dangers and vital water life saving information..

The Prelim Skills Safety Award will offer your childeren a great introduction to water safety, in and around the waters of Cornwall. The Award is open to swimmers who no longer require buoyancy aids.. and moving on from the prelim Skills Safety Award there is the Personal Survival Awards, these are in 2 levels and complement the stages of the L 8 -10 levels frame work: Finally - the follow on from the Personal Survival Awards, there is the Water Rescue Award, this award teaches the child super basic lifesaving techniques!

Check out your Summer Swim School | and Spring Term Classes For Booking.

More info on whats required please click HERE

 

Looking for Swimming Coaches in Cornwall?

Hows your swimming? are you looking to get swim fit, swim in an Open Water Swimming Race? Improve just for fun? learn Front Crawl and improve?If so here at the Cornish Swim Academy we offer amazing Swim Coaching for ALL, from 3yrs and up wards, Adults can learn with us:We have an amzing facility, a learner pool, and 7 lane main pool, and an Endless Pool Elite The Endless Pool Elite offers a warm, and private way to learn

Rookie Lifeguard | Cornish Swim | Newqauy | Tempus Lesuire 

We are looing forward to starting our Rookie Lifegaurd program soon here at the Cornish Swim Academy!

The Rookie Lifeguard Program

What is it?

Its aimed at young swimmers, primarly at childeren aged from eight years old..and ubove:

Its a couse which lasts until youve passed.. and has been designed by the RLSS UK in partnership with the ASA, it offers lifesaving skills, allowing participants to enjoy swimming, and learn how to protect lives! 

3 levels to pass!

 
 

Book onto Junior Tri Training Camp!

10th - 13th April 2017

The Training Camp will take place at the amazing Sir Ben Ainsile Sports Centre 

Coaches lee Stanbury and Becky Miles will be running the weeks Tri for Jnrs activitys..

The training camp will run over 4 days.. 10th April to Thursday 13th April 

The age range will be 8-14yrs, places are booking up fast, book here for more info! 

 

The Essential Top Triathlon Gear

So, its your first triathlon in Cornwall,you will need some equipment, dont worry it shouldent need to be exspensive!

A swim suit, and good pair of swim goggles that dont leak,and posibly polorised to keep the sun out of your eyes!

A good swim cap for training is quite important

Your bike should really fit you, and certainly in good working order, this could be a road race bike, a good hybrid bike would work well also..

Its really going to be best to get a pair of cycling shorts, and these can also be worn for swim training also..

A Tri Suit is a must if your competeing out side, they will also help with floatation, so if your kicking is not great they can really help!

Cycling shoes are not totally required

A basicwater bottle will also be highly important, with possibly some energy gels

 

We will soon launch our swim challenge awards starting with Click here for more info : BRONZE!

The sections to complete will come in to parts:  

Section A

Jump into the deep end of the pool: 

Then Swim 10m quickly followed by a surface dive ( dive under the water ) at least head high: then swim for 5m + staying under the water.

From here tread water in a vertical position for 3 minutes:

Then Scull head first on your back for a further 15m with your feet near the surface.. 

Once you have completed this section move on to 400m using 2 different strokes:

Then simply climb out!

 

      Events for the 2017 Triathlon Season | Cornwall

      Swimming coaching in cornwall is on offer with us, to prepare your swim skills for the 2017 Triathlon season:

      We are offering 121 - private - small group sessions:

      If your looking to improve your swimming fitness, improve your swim times, get up the national rankings, or simply improve your cornish swim times, drop us a line!

      We also offer help with open water swimming training, we take you out into the open water and help with open water understanding..

      Drop us a line for any free advice!

      Private swimming lessons 121

      Learning to swim at any age is a tuff order, humans arent really designed to swim, 4 thin limbs, and not much on the way of under water dynamics!

      This being said, we can swim and swim well.. so its definatly worth learning, any age from as early as possible, but.. if youve missed your boat a little and your now an adult but cant swim, here at the Cornish Swim Academy we can help! 

      We have highly skilled staff that will take you through the learn to swim step by step process, we have a 7 lane pool to hand but also for privacy an endless pool elite, 32 degrees of water means that you can learn in lovely warm water,   confidant that your in safe hands!

      We also offer 121 swimming lessons for 3yrs and upwards, so why not drop us a line!

      Private swimming lessons and coaching | Cornwall

      Here is Cornwall we are now going into winter, dark months, very cold, so not much surf lifesaving activity, surf lifesaving heads for the pool in preperation for the still water championships.

      During this time training is via the main swimming pools, swimming training and nipper board training, also work on general fintess..

      We offer private 121 swimming coaching for all swimmers, this maybe that you require swimming lessons or beginners swimming coach up to advanced..

      We offer basic to advanced swimming training programs, these can be created by our small team of swimming coaches in house, the programs are put together with a full back up service which will be - contact any day any time for extra free advice...

      Back into swimming 2017, Cornwall.

      Looking to get fit for swimming in cornwall, during 2017? if so how about some private 121 swimmimng coaching, here at cornish swim we offer 121 swimming coaching, any age and any standard!!

      It maybe that your entering a swimming open water event, or surf lifesaving event, it maybe that you have an age group swimmer in the family!? we have a 7 lane pool, and an endless pool elite..!

      We offer stroke improvement for all strokes, we have 45 years experinced combined in swimming coaching! 

      Also we have our after school swim lesson program, open to 3 years and up wards, these lessons are 30 mins long, and run for 12 weeks at a term, for more info drop us a line today!

       

      Booking your Swimming Lessons | New Term 2017 Cornwall

      Here at Cornish Swim Academy we are looking forwards to our new Swim School Lesson Term which will start in 2017, we will run swimming lessons for children 3yrs and upwards, covering the ASA Awards Scheme.

      The ASA Program allows young swimmers to develop fully into well rounded swimmers, with focus on developing all the swimming strokes, water skills are highly important to develop also.

      Here in Newquay where we are based we are lucky to have a 7 lane swimming pool: this is backed up by a fantastic learner pool with amazing viewing and seating areas - perfect for watching the lesson.

      2017 will also see the start of our Run - Sun Bi Athlon club, we are very excited to be starting this club, ages between 9 - 14 skill development for swimming and running training on the same day after the swimming training, 50 minute sessions, with a 10-15 break in-between each session: bookings are now taking place:

      Aside from our learn to swim school and Bi Athlon Club we are in a position to offer Private 121 swimming lessons, for ALL ages, we also have a great ability to offer swimming coaching for ALL swimmers, Tri Athletes and surf lifesaving participants : Age group swimmers in cornwall are also welcome for stroke correction and improveme

      Cornwalls Cornish Swim Academy  Run - Swim Coaching 

      We currently have a small group training for Bi athlon training, if your interested in 121 run/swim coaching please drop us a line..!

      Whats Biathlon!?

      Bi-athlon the term , is basically a multi sport event, for example, Skiing and then target shooting, all in one race..

      The most well know Bi-athlon sport know in the swimming world is the Run and Swim event, with many events taking part in the UK, and fully supported by Pentathlon GB The aim is to encourage participants into Pentathlon, however many Bi-athlon competitors do migrate into Triathlon so Bi-athlon events are a great way for young athletes to get into try and multi sport events!

      Every year there is the British Modern Biathlon series of competitions perfect to aim for if you any age and wish to get started in this fast multi-discipline sporting event and environment, there is a full program of ages with the distances depending on the age: 

      For more info on booking a place drop us a line for more info!

       

       

       

      Swimming Required for Surf Lifesaving Club

      Swimming plays a major roll in surf lifesaving, in the sea or in the pool, its the number 1 key element! so improving swimming or in fact learning to swim is super important!

      If your interested in joing a Surf Lifesaving Club there are some key requirements, even if your as young as 8 yrs which is when most surf lifesaving clubs take young memebrs on, this can varity and sometimes, it can be 9 or even 10 years, but one thing is clear, a minum requirment is needed suh as swimming 25m, and very often 50m with relitive ease and confidance.

      At Cornish Swim Academy we can assit in the learning program, we have a fantasic learn to swim program, and this is backed up by our 121 private lesson program, and stoke improvement group sessions.

      There are many clubs on the north coast of Cornwall that have a winter pool training and still water fixtures, along with the beach competitions come the spring and summer, some of the North Coast Surf lifsaving clubs are listed below, just click on them to link to there web sites!

      Crantock Surf Lifesaving Club

      Harlyn Surf Lifesaving Club

      Holywellbay Surf Lifesaving Club

      Newqauy Surf Lifesaving Club

      Lusty Surf Lifesaving Club

      Water gate Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

      And if yourt interested in joining a Surf Lifesaving Club in your area try contacting Surf Lifesaving GB HERE