Friday, November 28, 2014

How CSS Training Works & Our New Charity: Level Water


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The most common questions we get tweeted to Paul Newsome's and Swim Smooth's twitter accounts are about CSS (Critical Swim Speed) training. Why does it work? Is it for me? Why am I getting strange results from the test?

To answer those questions we've just released this new video on Youtube:



In it Paul explains:

- What CSS is
- Why the CSS test works
- Understanding what sort of athlete you are
- How you should go about trying to get faster as a distance swimmer

To get you started with CSS training you can see the CSS test here: www.swimsmooth.com/css

Consider using a Tempo Trainer Pro which is the perfect tool to pace yourself accurately through a CSS set: http://www.swimsmooth.com/finis-tempo-trainer-pro.html

And you'll find plenty of CSS sessions in one of our excellent Waterproof Training Plans: www.swimsmooth.com/trainingplans.html

Consistent CSS training through the winter will really take your swimming to another level - let us know how you get on!



Things We Love: Level Water

Level Water is a new UK swimming charity. They find disabled children who are being left out of group lessons and teach them to swim one-to-one lessons until they're good enough to join group swim school or competitive clubs. They're growing fast and they need your support!


We've signed up to their newsletter and encourage you to do the same - you'll be entered into regular prize draws for free Speedo and Level Water swim kit. You'll also stay informed of where they're working and when they're holding fundraising events - Open Water Swims and Triathlons.

Sign up and find out about the UK's new national swimming charity here.

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3 comments:

Unknown said...

Can I do the CSS test with pool buoy, and are the results meaningful. I am training for a half iron man event in Wanaka, NZ. The swim is a wetsuit swim. Thanks
Stuart

Annie Oberlin-Harris said...

Hi Stuart,

You can take the test this way, it just means your results will be specific to your pull buoy times. Depending on how you swim with the pull buoy you might find a retest without pull buoy would give you different results. If you're faster, then this speed is probably closer to your wetsuit speed. You could go one better and CSS test wearing your wetsuit!

http://tapthetech.org/ said...

This is very interesting. I would really like to be a part of this, though I think it is a little to late already :) I hope maybe there is a chance such events will repeat again. Thank you for posting.