Minsthorpe Marlins Squad Training Times


      • Friday        18:30 – 19:30  - 3 lanes – Pontefract
  • Wednesday    18:00- 19:00- Featherstone Swimming Pool
  • Friday              18:30- 19:30- Pontefract Swimming Pool


  •  Each swim is £2 a session
  • A Membership charge of £3 per week is, payable to the club. 



We advise that you should not be late to any session due to missing your warm up.

It is very important to warm up the body before exercising. This aids the athlete in preparing physiologically and psychologically for exercise, reducing the chance of joint and muscle injury.

Warm up exercises prepare the body for exercising by increasing the blood flow to the muscles allowing them to loosen up, which can raise the flow of oxygen to the muscle cells. Doing this gradually increases the body's temperature. This then increases the speed and force of muscular contractions, because nerve impulses travel faster at higher body temperatures, and muscles become less stiff or more pliable.

They also help to gradually increase the heart rate and ensure that the demand made on the circulatory and metabolic systems is gradual as well.  In a safe and gradual way they allow blood to be diverted away from other parts of the body such as the digestive system to the muscles being exercised. This initial part of your exercise session helps to improve neural function and co-ordination, protect major joints as it takes time to increase the supply of lubricating synovial fluid and to thicken the articular cartilages – the body’s shock absorbers.

A warm up usually lasts for 5-10 minutes in duration.





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