Due to the continuing raise in the number of COVID-19 cases and with HMG’s latest restrictions coming into force from 5th November, we will no longer be able to provide 1:1 swim sessions and our massage services also remain suspended.
We will review the situation in December with a view to restarting our swim and massage services in January 2021.
In the meantime stay safe, fit and healthy and remember we are still providing our 1:1 personal training plans.
Good news – we are able to offer 1:1 Swim Sessions as from Monday 14th September. Sessions are available at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre, Barnwood Gloucester. Please see our 1:1 Swim Coaching page for more details or use the Contact Us page if you require further information.
Archway School Pool remains closed for the time being, we are expecting further details regarding when they will open shortly. We will provide an update once we have further information.
Following last weeks announcement by HMG that indoor swimming pools can open from 25th July and Sport Massage Therapy can now resume, we have been leasing with the facilities that we use to provide our services. Currently neither the pool nor therapy rooms we use are planning to be operational until September at the earliest.
Given the above we will not be running our swim sessions nor providing Sports Massage Therapy until at least September. We will continue to provide updates as and when further information is available.
In the meantime, as noted in our previous post, we are able to provide 1-2-1 coaching and training plans in line with current guidelines from HMG and the relevant sporting bodies.
As the UK COVID-19 lockdown extends for a further 3 weeks how are you maintaining your swim fitness and technique?
To help maintain shoulder fitness and strength you can be doing push-ups, pull-ups and seated dips and you can use a stretch cord to perform the following exercises:
Lateral Arm Raisers – secure cord under feet, hold hands in front of belly-button, palms together, then raise both elbows to shoulder height, moving hands upwards and outwards
Internal Shoulder Rotation – secure cord to a solid object at elbow height – keep elbow tucked into side, forearm horizontal and move hand against cord tension from outside bodyline across the centre of the body
External Shoulder Rotation – secure cord to a solid object at elbow height, keeping elbow tucked into side and forearm horizontal move hand against cord tension from centre of body to outside bodyline
To help you maintain your swim technique you can use the stretch cord to practice the underwater phase of the freestyle stroke. Secure the middle of the stretch cord to something solid at about waist height, hold one end of the cord in one hand the other end in the other hand, bend forward at the waist and extend arms forwards then take a step backwards to introduce tension. You can then pull hands back and push past hips as in the freestyle stroke. Focus on keeping your palm facing backwards and elbow high (don’t let the elbow drop) – and keeping the hand moving back in a smooth straight line. You can do this pulling with alternate hands or do several pulls at a time with one arm.
Good luck with the above and we hope these exercises help keep you swim motivated.