Monday Night Swimming

Swimming sessions are postponed until further notice.

All coached training sessions require advance registration. Please go to the 'Calendar' or the 'Training Sessions' column on the right side of the screen to find the registration links.


Until we can resume coached swimming sessions, here is a simple reverse pyramid set that you can do on your own, now that public pools are open:

400M easy
300M moderate
200M fast
100M sprint
200M fast
300M moderate
400M easy

This is a total distance of 1900M, which most swimmers should be able to fit into a one hour slot. 30 seconds rest after every interval. If you’re a faster swimmer looking for a challenge, see if you can make it back up to the 100M.


When coached swimming resumes, Wimbledon Windmiler swimming sessions will take place on Mondays at Wimbledon College, which is on Edge Hill, at 7:15pm and 8:15pm.


Important information on the swimming sessions on Monday evenings.

The sessions are for Wimbledon Windmiler club members only. (Subject to potential new joiners trying sessions before deciding to join).

· A block of 10 consecutive sessions is priced at £50. This will guarantee your place in your chosen session (7.15pm or 8.15pm), but may be subject to a maximum number of participants. Email mailto:multisport for confirmation of available places, before making direct payment to the Windmilers bank account: (Account num.: 71296182. Sort code: 60-60-02 – add “swim” and your name). If you prepay please indicate which session you are most interested in. If you need to change your session please email so we can make sure there is a space for you.

· If a session is cancelled (sometimes the pool breaks), the pre-pay period will extend to the next available week).

- We don't swim on bank holiday Mondays

- If you can't come and have pre payed - we can't refund you but - do tell us so we don't worry about you, and so we can free up space for people to pay on the night (that's how we keep it cheap)

· If pay as you go places are available, they are charged at £7 on the night. You would need to pay on the night or you won’t be able to swim.  Arrive early enough to have time to sign in and pay.

· For safety and insurance reasons, if a session becomes too busy we may have to ask pay as you go swimmers to wait until the (usually) quieter 8.15pm session.

We encourage as many of you as possible to pre-pay for your block of 10 sessions – this will help us to better organise the sessions, and help you to save money, and not have to rummage around to find £7 AND your goggles.

Monday sessions

The session is split in two, each lasting one hour. The first session starts at 7:15pm, and usually led by two coaches. The second session starts at 8:15pm. The swimming pool is divided into lanes of various speeds so you’ll find you are usually swimming with people of a similar swimming ability. We do ask that you are able to swim at least 100m front crawl without needing to stop to attend and get the most out of the first session, and 200m in under 4 minutes for the second.

The focus for the coached sessions is on front crawl, and improving your technique, speed and endurance. We have had a range of motivations for swimming, including cross training, injury rehabilitation and those looking towards triathlon/multisport events. More information and coaching notes can be found here:

If you are interested in joining one of the sessions, please email the Tri Team at before attending so that we can ensure we aren't overcrowded any week.

Please refer to the attached swimming etiquette and if you have any questions, please ask.

Directions to the Wimbledon College pool:

From Worple Road end, turn up Edge Hill, and go on past Darlaston Road on your right. You will then come to a large old church on your right, and just after this, the modern Sacred Heart Church building. Just after this, is the entrance to Wimbledon College. Drive/walk through there, and follow road round to the right, until you end up at the car park. The building is in the right hand corner and will be lit up. Enter the building and the pool is the first door on your left.

If you are unsure whether these sessions might be appropriate for you please just ask. If you need advice on learning to swim, we can also advise.