Open Water & Freestyle Clinics

Open water clinic

Begin or grow your open water swimming experience by taking one of the most thorough open water training clinics available today! Taking both a classroom and in-water approach, you'll learn the skills necessary to swim safely and effectively in the open water, whether you're swimming for fitness, in open water races, or participating in triathlons. From beginner open water swimmers to the more experienced, our clinic provides valuable skills and important information for you to swim faster, more safely, and to have more fun in any type of open water event.

Swimming in the open water is vastly different than swimming in a very controlled environment like a pool. The open water environment brings with it many different characteristics that a swimmer must understand, be aware of, and accept. Our course takes you through everything you need to become a better open water swimmer and teaches you what to do to overcome those anxieties and fears associated with swimming in the open water.

Classroom course outline:
  • Getting started in open water swimming
  • The open water environment
  • Overcoming/coping with anxiety/panic in the open water
  • Safety guidelines
  • Equipment for open water swimming
  • Swimming techniques
  • Choosing the right open water event/race
  • Training
  • Racing

In-water course outline:
  • Race starts and finishes
    • Lining up on the beach (beach starts)
    • Running into shallow water
    • Dolphin diving in shallow water
    • In water starts
  • Swimming in the open water
    • Bilateral breathing practicing
    • Swim straight drill
    • Head up drill
    • Sighting swimming freestyle and breaststroke
    • Swimming with a pack
  • Buoy turns and drills
    • Normal swimming turn
    • One hand rudder turn
    • Body rotation turn
    • Buoy turns swimming in a group
  • Safety techniques (getting help)
  • Race finishes
    • In water and on dry land

Classroom and in-water clinic: $89 per person
In-water only clinic: $60 per person

Race directors: Are you looking to provide an open water clinic prior to your race for all of your participants? If so, we can run the clinic for you. Contact us to work out the details for your event.
Freestyle clinic

Want a faster freestyle? Looking to improve your triathlon swim, pool training, open water swim, or all of the above? If so, our freestyle clinic is for you! This two-hour intense focus on freestyle stroke technique gives you the tools you need to build a better freestyle. We’ll help you improve your efficiency and body position, reduce drag, improve your body rotation, timing, breathing, and streamlining through focused drills and immediate instructor feedback. Take these drills with you for continued improvement when practicing on your own. Multiple coaches are on deck coaching you the entire time!

What you need to bring to the clinic:
  • Goggles
  • Swim Fins
  • Hand Paddles

Clinic fee: $45 per person

Contact us if you're interested in having us come to you for a clinic and check back often for local clinics.