January Swim Block

The next block of swimming (January-February) will go on sale Wednesday, 5th January at 10am for GTC Members

Sessions will start Monday 11th January for 7 weeks at a cost of €70 for Ocean Fitness, €63 for NUIG, €56 for Renmore (1 week will be without a coach but the set will be provided) – Lane rental price has increased at Ocean Fitness and this is the reason for the higher price compared to Renmore / NUIG

Booking can be made via the GTC Memberzone by selecting “Make A Booking” -> “Swim Block” and selecting the appropriate session

  • As numbers allowed per lane are still limited due to Covid restrictions we had to increase the prices slightly to get closer to covering costs. We will decrease prices for future blocks as numbers allow
  • The timetable will remain the same as the Sep/Oct block (details below). Please choose a session suitable to you based on your 100m time and stamina. If you do not choose the right session for you, you will be moved to a different session (if space) or refunded. This is so you and your fellow swimmers get the most out of each session
  • There will be no limit to how many sessions members can purchase so be sure to do so early so you don’t miss out on your preferred session (If you miss out please email swim@galwaytri.ie know and we will add you to a waitlist)
  • Due to COVID-19 admin and contact tracing requirements, as well as to ensure consistency at sessions, swimmers will not be able to swap/give sessions to another member
  • Please check your emails in advance of each session in case of any important updates
  • We have taken every suitable session available to us in Galway, if more become available at suitable times for members and coaches we will add. This depends on other clubs dropping their sessions
  • We have an option of a 7am Wednesday session in Renmore Kingfisher with Jonathan, email swim@galwaytri.ie with your level if you would be interested in this. If we get sufficient numbers we will run the session
  • Swimmers must follow all restrictions in place at individual pools and the Triathlon Ireland COVID-19 guidelines
Day Time Location Level Coach
Monday 7am-8am Ocean Fitness Improvers Robert
Tuesday 7am-8am Ocean Fitness Intermediate Patrick
Wednesday 7am-8am Ocean Fitness Advanced Patrick
Wednesday 7:30pm-8:30pm Kingfisher NUIG Intermediate Robert
Friday 6am-7am Ocean Fitness Advanced Brendan
Friday 7am-8am Ocean Fitness Advanced Brendan
Friday 7am-8am Kingfisher Renmore Intermediate Jonathan
Sunday 6pm-7pm Ocean Fitness Improvers Patrick
Sunday 7pm-8pm Ocean Fitness Intermediate Patrick
  • 100m time without rest: 2mins/2.05
  • For swimmers who require a lot of stroke correction and enjoy a little more rest
  • Not speed or endurance focussed
  • Suitable for previous level 2 swimmers or slower swimmers from the level 2+/3 sea swims
  • 100m time without rest: 1.50/1.55
  • Sessions will generally cover 1.5k+
  • Suitable for previous level 3 swimmers or slower level 4 swimmers
  • 100m time without rest: 1.40/1.45
  • Sessions will generally cover 2k+
  • Suitable for previous level 4 swimmers or faster level 3 swimmers

ALL sessions, regardless of level, will include technique but there will be a stronger focus on speed and fitness (intermediate/advanced) throughout this block in preparation for race season.


All the best,

GTC Swim Officer