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Swim kit

Outlined below is a suggested kit-list which our coaches have put together and encourage athletes to bring along to pool sessions. This will allow the coaches to incorporate relevant drills and practices to aid your swim training. They are not mandatory but will make certain drills and practices easier to complete.

If you’ve any questions, please ask one of our coaches. We have an ‘Affiliation’ with Swimshop who offer a 10% discount on equipment and have put a bundle package together for Edinburgh Triathlete members which will give you everything you need.

  1. Pull Buoy: A generic adult sized foam swim buoy will be fine.
  2. Hand Paddles: We recommend the Finis Freestylers, technique training paddles, rather than strength training paddles, which help with stroke/catch development.
  3. Kick Board: A generic adult sized foam kick board will be fine.
  4. Fins: Typical rubber fins with a heel cup as pictured will be fine and will allow a wider repertoire of kick drills to be incorporated into sessions. For those who suffer from achilleas pain, fins such as the AquaSphere Alpha (the blue ones in the picture) allow greater ankle flex and may be easier to use. Those who suffer badly from cramp may even want to look for longer length diving-type fins which also reduces load on the calf.
Our next swim sessions: 
This Week
Thursday 24 Sep
17:00 - 17:45

Swim Session - 5-5.45 pm Commonwealth Pool

Thursday Swim – Commonwealth Pool (training pool) –

5-5.45 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Thursday 24 Sep
17:45 - 18:30

Swim Session - 5.45-6.30 pm Commonwealth Pool

Thursday Swim – Commonwealth Pool (training pool) –

5.45-6.30 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
06:00 - 07:30

Swim Session - 6-7.30 am Leith Victoria Pool

Friday Morning Swim – Leith Victoria Pool

6-7.30 am

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
20:00 - 20:45

Swim Session - 8-8.45 pm Commonwealth Pool

Friday Evening Swim – Commonwealth Pool (main pool) –

8-8.45 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.
Friday 25 Sep
20:45 - 21:30

Swim Session - 8.45-9.30 pm Commonwealth Pool

Friday Evening Swim – Commonwealth Pool (main pool) –

8.45-9.30 pm

We are happy to reintroduce indoor swimming and we will be following the swimming pool guidelines. Please ensure you have read/watched the specific swimming pool guidance issued by Edinburgh Leisure, Midlothian Council, and our club prior to attending any swim session. The set up for each location is likely to be different.

Spaces for each session are dependent on the specific for each session.

Cancelling your space:

We have had people cancel their sessions on the Facebook main page, with people taking the slots offered. We have not been receiving those before the session. For track and trace purposes, we MUST keep a record of everyone attending sessions. So can you please email at membership@edinburghtri.org to cancel your spot instead. Please don’t make a slot available on a Facebook public post as it makes it difficult for us to monitor and please do not attend a session without booking your session. This is for everyone’s safety, so we need to be strict about this.

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.