All club swimmers should aim to arrive early to training sessions and competitions to perform a land / pre-pool warm up routine.  Doing this prepares you physically and mentally for your session / races and assists in injury prevention.  Performing these routines daily will assist with coordination, core strength and general stability.  Consult your coach or our lead S and C coach for details and advice on performing your pre-pool routine.

Preparation and lifestyle are also key to improvement and success.  Take a look at the info graphics and presentation of performance lifestyle for some sound advice to help you improve!


A series of presentations from Swim England dealing with the psychological aspects of competitive swimming.

Support 4 – Self Talk

Support 2 – Exploring process goals

Support 2 – Grounding and staying present

Support 1 – Processing the news


Nutrition and hydration are key to training and racing well day in / day out.  If you fuel your body in the right way this will assist training performance and recovery as well as increase performance at competition.

Take a read through these documents to guide your nutritional intake:

Nutrition at home / Nutrition to maintain

The Swimming Parent – Advice and Tips

Swimming is a demanding sport and the further swimmers progress the more time you will invest in the sport.  As a swim parent the best things you can do is support your child, show them unconditional love win or lose and leave the coaching to the coaches.  Below are some links to some useful guides on how best to support your child and their swimming goals.

Technique and Skills  

The number one avenue for improvement and, most importantly, long term improvement is to continually invest and focus on improving your technique and swim skills (starts, turns, underwater kicking, streamlining etc.).

Improving technique centres around improving streamlining (the reduction of drag / resistance) and improvement of power development and efficiency (stroke length).  Below you will find some guidance and presentations on improving swim technique and skills as well as a check-list questionnaire to help you improve your training.

Top tips (All strokes)

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NASL South Premier Division Club 5 years running

207, 2018, 2019, 2020 (2021 not contested) Sussex County Champions and Top Club

Sussex League Winners 2016, 2018, 2019 (2020 and 2021 not contested)

Sussex relay champions 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (2021 not contested)

Highest number of national qualifiers from Sussex County Four years running

130+ Sussex County records broken 2016-2020

Highest placing Sussex club in the South East region championships 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 (2020 not contested)

Extensive training programme to suit all levels training out of 5 locations

Already swimming at Regional / National level? Contact our Head coach Steve Murphy to discuss your options and our performance training programme here at Mid Sussex Marlins swimming club.

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