Instructional Clinics

Intro to Open Water Swimming Clinics

These three-hour clinics will prepare you to swim comfortably in open water. We will teach you everything you need to know: how to relax in the open water, how to work with the cold, how to swim with the currents, how to swim more efficiently, how to sight, and how to enjoy yourself. The program includes a one-hour talk / Q&A, a 60-minute swim (with lots of resting), and a short debrief (more Q&A) after the swim.

If you are interested in trying open water swimming for the first time, have had a bad open water swimming experience in the past, are apprehensive about the cold water, or want to know more about what swimming in a natural environment feels like, this intro clinic is perfect for you. Please note this is not a technique clinic. This class is intended for people brand new to open water or who have tried open water swimming and struggled with it or hated it. Swimmer to coach ratio will not exceed 5:1. We require pre-registration. Links to registration follow below.

Requirements for Participation: We require that you are able to cover 500 yards (20 lengths) of the pool, doing the crawl stroke, without stopping.


Dates for 2014:
Saturday, April 12, 11:30am - 2:30pm, Aquatic Park
Saturday, May 17, 12pm - 3pm, Aquatic Park
June and July dates will be posted in April.

Registration: Please register through Eventbrite.

Price: $80, $95 (within 24 hours of clinic)

Clinic includes: Three hours of instruction (two hours on land, one hour in water), individual feedback on stroke and open water skills, question and answer time.

Wetsuit Rental: $45 for 30 days
Rent a wetsuit through Fit2Race website; click the "Store" link and then click the "Rent a Wetsuit" link. Rental instructions and size info is also on their site. They will even MAIL the wetsuit to you, and it is yours to use for 30 days! You can also rent a wetsuit at Sports Basement. More wetsuit tips here.

Directions:
See the Information and FAQ page.

Refunds: Eventbrite will process your credit card at the time you register. A full refund (not including Eventbrite's processing fee) is available up to six days before the clinic (for a Sunday clinic, this would be the Monday before the clinic). After six days, a refund is not available. You may transfer your registration to clinic at a later date with no extra charge. To transfer a registration you must let us know at least 24 hours before the clinic that you are signed up for.

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