Olympic athletes have long practiced and seen the rewards of high intensity interval training (HIIT), however, recent sports science research has shown the benefits of such a training method to the general exercising public.
HIIT in the pool is performed by simply alternating short bursts of intense fast swimming, interspersed with recovery periods of steady swimming (or rest). HIIT can easily be modified for people of all fitness levels and swimming standards. Our HIIT sessions will be tailored to your swimming standard, speed and swim fitness. HIIT workouts provide similar fitness benefits as continuous endurance workouts, but in shorter periods of time. This is because HIIT workouts tend to burn more calories than traditional workouts, especially after the workout. These intense exercise bouts are performed at 80% to 95% of your maximum heart rate. So rather than swimming for a whole hour to burn those calories, HIIT will save you time and maximise your fat burning potential. In fact, clients often express the ‘high’ they feel after completing a HIIT swimming lesson, hence the rise in its popularity.
If you feel like taking your swim and triathlon training to the next level, please contact us for more details.Our Strictly Swimming Gift Voucher can be used in any of our venues.
BENEFITS OF HIIT
Swimming is a total body workout as it uses all muscle groups and uses the resistance of the water. Combine this with HIIT and you have the ultimate swim training method.
Disclaimer & Safety concerns
HIIT is perfectly safe when done correctly but please be aware of the risks. The risks of not exercising far outweigh the risks of exercising, however, people in the early stages of developing their swim fitness should be careful of high intensity training (consult you GP if you have any doubts or please contact us for advice). Before booking a HIIT session, you will be required to fill in our health questionnaire. Please see our disclaimer.
Tips for keeping HIIT safe
Only aim for the hardest workout that you can recover from quickly
Start with one session per week
Refuel the body otherwise you will be unable to swim at maximum effort
Maintain concentration on your body
Monitor you heart rate throughout to determine the intensity of your laps
CANCELLATION | Please be aware that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy for all lessons. If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason, please call us immediately. Full payment is required for lessons cancelled within 24 hours. Refunds will not be given for packages and courses. EXPIRY PERIODS | All sessions must be completed within a 4 months period for packages of 6 lessons and 6 months for packages of 10 lessons.