Swim Art Open Water Swims
We offer group swims, clinics, and expeditions swims.
If you are new to open water swimming, get started at our Intro Clinic. If you are looking for a place to swim, train, and improve your skills and endurance, you may enjoy our Group Swims. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, swimming a longer distance in the "real" San Francisco Bay, look into our expedition swims.
These are structured training swims led by on-the-water coaches. Most of are swimmers are out to have fun, train hard, practice their open water skills, acclimate to the cold, and avoid smelling like chlorine. Our swims follow two different formats: Coached Swim and Workout Swim. Coached Swims will be on Monday nights; Workout Swims will be on alternate Wednesdays nights. The Coached Swim offers drill work, skill work, stroke technique work, etc. These swims are appropriate for people who still need help developing comfort and skill in the open water environment. At our Workout Swims we offer a 45-minute swim, including a few breaks, focusing on endurance, speed, and race-like practice. At either swim, we are always happy to watch your technique and give feedback if asked to.
In 2013, Swim Art will offer Group Swims only on Saturday mornings, April 13 through June 15, because of America's Cup activities at Aquatic Park.
Big Bay Swims
Jump into the REAL BAY! We offer swims from Alcatraz, swims from the Golden Gate Bridge to Aquatic Park, swims from the Bay Bridge to Aquatic Park, and swims UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge. See the Bay from a unique and very special angle. For more information, see the Expedition Swims page.
What to do a swim not offered on our public calendar? We can arrange it for you - in San Francisco Bay or in Lake Tahoe! For more information, see the Private Swims page.
Intro to Open Water Swimming Clinic
These clinics are a great way to ease yourself into the open water. We'll take you in slowly and teach you everything you need to know! Perfect for beginner swimmers and experienced swimmers getting in open water for the first time!
For more information, see the Clinics page.
Click here for more info about swimming in the Bay.