Starts & Turns

Swim Skills courses are for swimmers who want to improve their starts and turns technique for all four strokes

It's an amazing opportunity to work on these vital skills in a structured, technique focused environment with expert coaches

The Swim Skills method, developed by our International coaches will simplify these sometimes confusing skills enabling you to start, turn and finish faster

Using a carefully structured programme of progressive skill development, you will be guided to make real improvements in your starting and turning techniques - the smarter way to a PB

Ability Level:

ASA registered competitive swimmers aged 9-16 years

Max Number per Lane:



1 day - begin with registration at 8.30 am and finish at 4.00 pm


Please bring a packed lunch and water for the day. Bear in mind you will be in the pool twice and will need dry kit for the second session. You will require gym kit including suitable trainers.

Parents / Coaches:

Parents are welcome to attend all sessions at a cost of £10 for the day which includes hot drinks. If you are a coach and would like to attend, please contact us.

  • All Pool Sessions are led by a GB coach
  • This is not a training session – you don’t have to fight for your place in the lane. All the work is short distance, high quality using drill progressions developed by a GB coach
  • Learning in the pool is reinforced by interactive lectures using video footage of top swimmers - the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of swimming technique
  • A GB coach will lead you through a highly structured sequence of drills and practices that will enable you to put in place the fundamental skills of starting and turning
  • Age-group appropriate land training for flexibility, core stability and injury protection by expert strength and conditioning coaches
  • Understand how the techniques work and why the skills we teach you are important
  • A GB international swimmer will give demonstrations, assist with the pool coaching, give a talk on their swimming journey and sign autographs

Book 2 days and save £22 or book 3 days and save £41*

*Our IM day is not part of the 3 day series offer

1 Day courses

Leeds Grammar School

2 Nov 2018

Radley College

30 Dec 2018

Series featuring Starts & Turns

Leeds Grammar School: Oct-Nov 2018

Freestyle & Backstroke: 31 Oct
Breaststroke & Butterfly: 1 Nov
Starts & Turns: 2 Nov


Radley College: Dec 2018

Freestyle & Backstroke: 28 Dec
Breaststroke & Butterfly: 29 Dec
Starts & Turns: 30 Dec