goTriAqua copy copyTo celebrate Women's Sport Week, we are inviting local women to take part in our Go Tri Aquathlon at Larkfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 25th June. The event is non-competitive and we welcome women age 15+ of all abilities and disabilities. With two distance options available, this event is great if you are new to swimming and running.

tmactive is extremely excited to be part of this event and with fantastic partners on board, we are very proud to be supporting this inspiring campaign. We hope you will join us too! #womenssportweek #thisgirlcan.  

 

Aquathlon Event Option:

OPTION 1: Swim: 8 lengths, Run: 2.5k

OPTION 2: Swim: 16 lengths, Run: 5k

OPTION 3 Relay: Swim: 16 lengths, Run: 5k

Online entries will open on Monday 24th April 2017. To enter please visit the Go Tri website here: GO TRI AQUATHLON

Open to participants age 15+. Entry Fee: £4.00.  Participants will be emailed a time slot between 10am- 2pm once online entries have closed.

 

 

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Natalie - Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, tmactive

"We are extremely excited to be teaming up with Larkfield Athletic Club and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council to support Women's Sport Week. As a Trust we are very committed to engaging more people in physical activity and improving healthy living opportunities for local people. The Aquathlon promises to not only be great fun, but inspiring and a chance for women to try something new!"

 

Larkfield Athletics ClubPenny - Larkfield Athletic Club and Tri Larks

"We as a club pride ourselves in helping people achieve their goals, whether it's a 0-5k run, a marathon or your very first GoTri. We're a small friendly local club based at Larkfield Leisure Centre  with members of all ages and abilities from 19 to 75. Some run for fun, some to keep fit or to race but all are welcome!"

 

Trevor Walker- Aylesford Borough Councilor

"Women's Sport Week is a great campaign that encourages more women to try a new sport or physical challenge. We need to try and find as many events for this week for woman and girls."

 

 

Training Plans

Getting ready for the swim section of the Aquathlon.

First start by getting used to the temperature of the water! Then put on your goggles and cap and put your head in the water to check they don't leak.

Warm up by swimming 25m (one length) in front crawl or breaststroke, try not to stop, slow your stroke down or try a different stroke. Rest at the end and swim back. Again try not to stop. The following sets are designed to get you to 200m or 400m swim distance and the rest period, which is the amounts of breaths you take before starting the swim again will get lease as you improve. Try not to go off too fast as you will only tire. See if you can swim each length at the same time. Watch the clock!

 

200m swim set (8 lengths of a 25m pool)

Week

1. 4 x 25 rest 20 breaths
2. 4 x 25 rest 15 breaths
3. 6 x 25 rest 20 breaths
4. 6 x 25 rest 15 breaths
5. 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
6. 1 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, 6 x 25 rest 15 breaths
7. 1 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest for 20 breaths, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
8. 1 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest for 15 breaths, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths

 

400m swim set (16 lengths of 25m pool)

Week

1. 1 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
2. 1 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 15 breaths, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
3. 2 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, repeat once, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
4. 2 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 15 breaths, repeat once, 8 x 25 rest 15 breaths
5. 2 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 10 breaths, repeat once, 10 x 25 rest 15 breaths
6. 1 x 75 (three lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, 1 x 25 rest 15 breaths, 2 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 15 breaths, repeat 2 times. 6 x 25 rest 15 breaths
7. 1 x 75 (three lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, 1 x 25 rest 15 breaths, 3 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 15 breaths, 6 x 25 rest 15 breaths
8. 1 x 75 (three lengths without stopping) rest 20 breaths, 1 x 25 rest 15 breaths, 3 x 50 (two lengths without stopping) rest 15 breaths repeat three times, 6 x 25 rest 10 breaths.

These sets are designed to be achievable and will increase your stamina to be able to swim your chosen distance on the day. Should you have any medical conditions please consult your doctor before proceeding with any form of excises.

 

 

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