Swimming and water running

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FIT has several sessions each week of swimming and water running – there are swimming lanes, so there’s room to stretch out and do some laps and drills and practice stroke improvement.

Swimming

We run two swimming sessions a week over summer, and one during winter. There is a fee for these sessions to cover pool and lane hire fees.

Monday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Canberra Girls’ Grammar School pool, Deakin
Pool Entry Fee: $4.00. Please give to the coach on the night.

There are four coached lanes, allocated as follows:

  • One lane for skills development and less confident swimmers;
  • The three other lanes for a short (approx. 1500 metres), medium (approx. 1700 metres) and longer (approx. 2000 metres) program

The pool is located on the corner of Melbourne Avenue and Empire Circuit. Take the small set of steps on Empire Circuit leading to the basketball courts, the pool is on your right hand side (down a set of steps into the adjacent building).

Please follow CGGS rules:

  • No access to the pool prior to 7.30pm (not even to get changed)
  • Everyone must have left the pool by 9.00pm so the pool operator can secure the building
  • Please observe parking restrictions (which are enforced at all times) around Girls’ Grammar Empire Circuit entrance. There is NO parking in the school grounds and do not park on the school neighbours’ nature strips or grass verges!

Thursday, 6.00 – 7.00pm

Sessions will commence from 22 October 2020, when the National Capital Authority commences their water quality testing for the recreational season.

Lake swimming goes ahead weekly subject to water quality test results as published by the National Capital Authority.

Location: Yarralumla Beach, map available here (not to be confused with ‘Yarralumla Bay’, which is further east).

Please note that this is an uncoached session. Be sure to wear a brightly coloured swim cap for this session, to make you more visible in the water, and buddy up with at least one other swimmer.


Water runningwater-running

Water running is tougher than you might think – but because your whole body is supported, it’s great for general recovery after other training and for rehab if you have an injury. Lots of members who run and cycle swear by a weekly water running session to aid recovery, build strength and increase endurance. There are currently two sessions per week:

Monday, 6.00am – 7.00am

Location: Civic Pool
Pool Entry Fee: $7.50 (adult) / $5.30(concession) / $4.00 (pensioner). Pay to pool staff – let pool staff know that you’re with FIT for discounted entry.

Monday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Canberra Girls’ Grammar School pool, Deakin 
Pool Entry Fee:
$4. Please give to the coach on the night (see above for location and pool rules).

Wednesday, 6.00am – 7.00am

Location: Civic Pool
Pool Entry Fee: $7.50 (adult) / $5.30(concession) / $4.00 (pensioner). Pay to pool staff – let pool staff know that you’re with FIT for discounted entry.