I'm awful at swimming but have been dragging myself to a pool in Bloomsbury (next to where I work as my Home pool Harlow has closed) to try and improve it. Trouble is I think I am making just about every common error that you can make. I dont think its fitness that is leaving me gasping after 10 lengths but technique. The pool doesn't offer any sort of coaching (just a sleepy life-guard) so I went out and bought the total immersion swimming book and it helped a little but I'm worried that I'm burning all my bad habits into my stroke.
Has anybody tried the triathlon swimming in a weekend type courses? they seem quite expensive but if I could just get the basics down then I could start improving. It seems all the swimming lessons that I find are switching to open water at this time of year which may be good for me in the future just not yet!!