Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club

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Personal Best times

When you record your personal best times it is important you keep your long course (50m) and short course (25m) times separate. You can't compare the two as swimming long course is vastly different to swimming short course. Some of you at Counties were disappointed that you hadn't beat your short course time when swimming long course. Grant Hackett from Australia the best distance freestyler over the last decade had a long course pb for 1500m of 14.34.56 (World Record) and a short course pb of 14.10.10 (World Record) a difference of 24 seconds. For the second weekend of the County Championships we did a better job at aiming to beat your long course times if you have some already. If not then the times you achieve will become your long course best times and the next time you compete long course you should aim to beat these times.



September to December is where the foundation for the season is laid

Training- Lots of skills, Distance Freestyle, Individual Medley, Kick and pull.

Competition - Race practice on a wide range of distances and events. No need to rest for competition or reduce training hours.


January to March - The beginning of the racing season

Training - Lots of skills, Distance Freestyle, Individual Medley, Kick, pull and an increase in quality speed work for your better events, strokes and distances. More rest for County Champs where you aim to swim fast. Faster starts, turns, finishes and times in training building on from the previous 4 months of work.

Competition - More focus on better events at County Championships


March to May - Racing season

Training - Continued work as above

Competition - Last chance meets for Regional / National Competition


June to early August - Major competitions

Training - Focus is specific for your events at Regional and National competition where you aim to swim your fastest all year.

Competition - Regionals / Nationals / NSC End of Season Summer Festival



August - Off Season





Updated 10/01/16