A Full Weekend Focusing On YOU

Our swim camps are all about ensuring swimmers have a clear understanding of what they need to work on and most importantly, all the tools they need to make the suggested adaptations.

– Low swimmer : coach ratios with a maximum of 12 swimmers per camp

– Clear and straightforward methodology devoid of jargon to teach swimmers what good technique should look like

– Continuous individual technique feedback and coach advice, including video analysis

– 3-hours pool time per session with individual debriefs at the end of each session

– Extensive aftercare with post-camp resources, including 3-months’ access to our swim portal containing drill videos, refresher advice and more!

– Camp location is just 35-minutes by train from London


Friday evening

Swimmers will join the RIAK coaching team on Zoom for a run through of what we will be covering during the weekend. This includes a detailed briefing on our methodology and swim technique theory.

This session is a great opportunity for swimmers to ask any questions they might have and allows us to maximise our time in the pool on Saturday and Sunday

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Our focus today will mostly be on Stage 1 of our methodology, Breathing Rhythm/Technique and Kick Form.

Breathing technique is fundamental to good swim form and therefore, no one will be pressured to move beyond Stage 1 if they are not ready.    

How quickly swimmers move through the stages is entirely individual and no one will be rushed.  Our hope is that swimmers will return, so even if they don’t get past Stage 1 over the weekend, there is zero judgment! Our methodology builds on top of itself, so there is no benefit from moving on before a swimmer is ready.

Sunday 10am – 1pm

All being well, we’ll look to move on to Stage 2 – Reducing Drag and Stage 3 – Underwater Set Up & Propulsion.


Post-camp, all swimmers will have access to our swim portal, which includes a fantastic array of resources, drill videos and advice so swimmers can reinforce what they have learnt in camp and continue their progression.

Swimmers will also receive a copy of any recorded footage we have collected to assist our coaching during the camp. Using recorded footage on poolside can be a very effective tool as of course, swimmers can’t see themselves whilst they swim, so it is useful to be able to show them how the changes we are making is effecting their movement in the water.


The Knox Johnston Sports Centre at Berkhamsted School is a fantastic facility and we will have the whole pool to ourselves! 

Berkhamsted is a lovely commuter town, 30-40 minute train ride from London Euston or there is on-site parking for those who wish to drive.

For those in need of accommodation, there are two hotels in the town, the Penny Farthing and The Kings Arms; or there is a Premier inn just off the A41 between Hemel and Berkhamsted.

Fitness & Equipment Requirements

Our swim camps are not intended to be intense.  Whilst 3-hours in the water at a time is a long time to stay focused, the efforts will be short, typically 50m at a time. 

We would nonetheless, suggest a minimum requirement that a swimmer be able to swim 200m continuously.

Kit List
  • swimming costume
  • goggles
  • pull buoy 
  • training fins
  • towel
  • clothes you don’t mind getting damp to keep you warm poolside
  • food and drink to sustain you for the 3-hours (there will be plenty of breaks)


£ 385
  • Full weekend of swim coaching with individual feedback
  • Pre-camp online briefing
  • Access to post-camp resources, including drill videos and coaching advice videos
  • Copy of all video footage taken of you during the camp