Posted on Thursday 10th March, 2022

Act, Belong, Commit Couch to 2k – Somerset

All existing participants were fully refunded on 05-05-2022

About the 4-Week Clinic

In collaboration with Somerset Masters Swimming Club, Kareena Preston will be coaching a Couch to 2k at Aqualife Centre that aims to help you be more confident in the water and improve your technique and endurance.

The clinic will run once per week from 12 May to 02 June 2022. The Thursday morning 1 hour sessions will be held 10am – 11am at Aqualife Centre, 42 Somerset Street East Victoria Park 6101.

An early bird discount of $20 is available until 15 April 2022. See costs below.

In order to get the most out of the clinic, you must be able to:

  • Attend all 4 sessions and complete at home activities as directed by the coach.
  • Be able to swim at least 25m of basic strokes unassisted.
  • Provide your own bathers, towel, goggles, fins, kick board, and water bottle

This clinic is suited to swimmers of all abilities. You must know the basics of freestyle / general swimming strokes to participate. Please reach out if you need help determining if this program is for you.

If you need to purchase equipment, our official supplier is Swim Tek:

Session Times (need to attend all): CANCELLED

  1. Thursday 12 May 2022, 10.00am – 11.00am
  2. Thursday 19 May 2022, 10.00am – 11.00am
  3. Thursday 26 May 2022, 10.00am – 11.00am
  4. Thursday 02 June 2022, 10.00am – 11.00am


Early bird (until 15 April 2022 ): $80
Regular pricing (15 April 2022 onwards): $100

One ticket covers all 4 sessions.

More Information:

Who can attend:

  • Any swimmer 18yrs +
  • Able to swim 25m of freestyle unassisted

We limit the capacity of the group to ensure you get the instruction and feedback you need to improve

Please Bring:

  • 1L water bottle
  • Kickboard and fins (long or short fins are fine but if you are purchasing new fins go for short silicon fins, we recommend purchasing these from SwimTek)
  • Goggles

What do we do?

  • We provide a safe, judgement free space for you to comfortably improve your swimming with a group of likeminded individuals.
  • We introduce gentle warmup exercises on deck each week to safely prepare you for swimming.
  • We provide information on hydration and nutrition to assist you to get the most out of your sessions.
  • We provide a steady, gradual build up of skills and drills to efficiently and effectively have you comfortably swimming a lap or more of the pool in freestyle.  This will focus on;
  1. Head and body positioning
  2. Feeling the water to propel you forward efficiently
  3. Correct kick mechanics
  4. Breathing techniques
  5. Drills to improve stroke efficiency – a lot of our drills are done with fins on to assist you

Sessions are adjusted to cater for swimmers who are just learning to swim their first laps up to more confident swimmers who are wanting to challenge themselves more towards a 2km session by the end of the 4 weeks.

What do we NOT do?

  • The sessions do not extend more than 2km on the final week.  Some swimmers many not make it to this distance, depending on their starting point and their progression.
  • We do not push swimmers beyond what they are comfortably prepared to do.  Encouragement and information is key so you can choose what you want to do.
  • We do not do lots of other strokes. We focus on freestyle first and foremost.  We will introduce other strokes if there is time and the desire from the swimmers.  No one is forced into doing anything they do not wish to do.