Newsletter w/c 22 Aug

Welcome to this weeks newsletter - included in this week is a reminder about entering the club races in Sept (Wantage has a closing date of 2 Sept....) and why you might want to swim like a duck, but walking like one is a no-no! A quick thank you to Coach Philip for the tumble turn specific session in swimming last week - it was great to see so many members turn up and give it the full AVTC advanced warning, tumble turns will be expected from now on - see the training session for more information. The new autumn/winter timetable will be out shortly so keep your eye on the website and/or Facebook for the schedule. Please feel free to send any content you would like adding, or suggestions for future editions to and we will include it in the next update. The Committee


Monday - 19.00 - Swim/Run Training - Berinsfield Lake, Berinsfield

Whilst this is not a coached session, it will help develop your swimming and running endurance, technique and confidence. There is no standard route but the idea is to swim in groups, practice a bit of transition skills and then run the off road route around the lake. Do as little or as much as you would like and no-one gets left behind.

Tuesday - 19:00hrs - Run Bike Run / Cycle Time Trial / Junior Run Bike Run - Dalton Barracks, OX13 6JB ***This is the last of these sessions for the season as we will be heading indoors, come along and see how much you have improved over the season***

Come along for a real blast of exciting training that is guaranteed to improve your biking, running and Transition speed.

There will also be the option for you to do the Bike Loop as a Cycle time trial.

During the year we will keep a record and there may be some prizes available at the end of the season. Best attendance / Most improved / Series winner. For the session you will need to bring: Bike (preferably with rear light), Helmet, Bike shoes (if you use), running shoes, drink and any other equipment you may use during a race.

Thursday - 20:00 - 21:00, Radley Leisure Centre, Radley School

Our new venue for a few weeks whilst the White Horse Leisure Centre pool is being refurbished. We have the whole pool to ourselves but will be restricted to exactly an hour, so please make sure that you are changed and ready on poolside for 8pm sharp with your £3. As our equipment is still in Abingdon, if you do have fins, paddles or pull buoys, then please bring these with you and don't forget a drink. Now that we have had a specific tumble turn session, we will be encouraging you to continue with tumble turns throughout all our sessions, remembering that we are all learning at the same time so it doesn't matter if you stuff it up as the person behind you is also practising!

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