- POOL SQUADS
- OCEAN SWIMS
- TRAINING PROGRAMS
- GOAL PREPARATION
- BOOKINGS & FEES
- SWIM CAMPS
- SWIM EVENTS
- MY ACCOUNT
5km swims in Sydney supported by NSW Swimming is the best way how to introduced open water swimming for public swimmers. In 2017 Swimming NSW joined forces with some of Sydney’s most iconic 5km open water events to create the Summer Swim Leader Board. Swimmers earn points by competing in one or all five designated swims. At the last event, Swimming NSW announces the category winners. In 2017 many Vladswim swimmers participated in these 5km events and won or placed in the top five of their categories.
In 2018 NSW swimming added two new swims in Leader Board and increased opportunity for swimmers collect more points. Swims are displayed on NSW Swimming website https://www.snswsummerswimleaderboard.com.au/
The Summer Swim Leader Board provides a new and exciting opportunity for open water swimmers. Anyone can sign up for our specific preparation program and be ready for these 5km events. You will have lots of fun, learn about yourself, achieve new swimming goals and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone and take the first step to adventure. It’s easy.
So what’s next?
What does the program involve?
You will participate in three to four pool sessions and one open water swim of 3 - 5km per week. You will benefit from the expertise of our coaches who provide constant feedback on your progress.
How long is the program?
Your preparation starts from September and covers 31 weeks of training including all seven swim events.
The first 8 weeks will focus on improving your endurance. Pool sessions will focus on technique and vary in intensity. Your weekly millage will build and you’ll create a great foundation for the swim season ahead. First 5km swim will be on October in Jarvis Bay
The next seven weeks from November to December will focus on quality and high intensity. In January and February, a specific six-week plan will focus on preparation for the next two 5km events held at the end of January, February. The last 8 weeks we will focus on maintaining weekly millage and improving speed to the last swim in April.
The preparation plans Group
The plan is set up for four different swim groups. Every group is designated for different swimmers level.
We will create three training groups.
Group A - for swimmers taking on a 5km event for the first time. Your plan will focus on technique, pace and intensity to increase overall endurance. This will enable you to swim in consecutive 5km events. We want you comfortable enough to enjoy these great events in any surf conditions.
Group B – for swimmers who competed in 5km swims last year, want to improve their strength and endurance and complete all five swim events in the coming season.
Group C – for experienced and elite swimmers who want to improve their times in 5km events and possibly place. Your plan will help you to improve your overall speed and importantly your ability to maintain and increase pace at the end of these races. Elite swimmers will focus on maintaining high intensity throughout races.