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Open Water Swim Clinic For LifeTimeTri Dallas

Open Water Swim Clinic For LifeTimeTri Dallas

Are you racing in the Life Time Tri Dallas (formally the US Open)?

Are you an avid pool swimmer who is curious to experience open water swimming?

Are you nervous about swimming in a crowd where you cannot touch the bottom or see where you are going?

Are you an experienced open water competitor hoping to refine your open water skill set to shave off time?

This clinic provides a safe, non-competitive environment to learn from seasoned professional instructors/coach.


 Dates & Locations

Date: September 8, 2013
Time: 7am – Swim starts at 7:15 am
Location: The Habor, Rockwall Texas
Registraton: $25.00


Provided with the clinic:

Goodie bags, hydration products, sponsors product discounts and giveaways.

Thanks to our sponsors we have been able to lower our clinic fees!!


Swim Clinic – Sept 8

Open Water Swim Clinic:

The clinic will give you the skills needed and the safety knowledge to become a successful and confident open water swimmer, whether you want to enter open water competitions, triathlons or simply want to take advantage of fitness swimming in lakes and oceans.   The Open Water Swim Clinic teach the fundamentals of open water swimming and efficient transitions as they relate to successful triathlon racing.

Open water swimming  requires a different skill set and training. Open water clinics do not cover how to swim, but cover a new skill set, which is not commonly discussed in the average swimming pool community.

This is a great opportunity for those who may be new to open water swimming or triathlons to learn some of the needed skills, in a non-competitive and safe environment with a seasoned coach, to feel confident to take part in a race.

For seasoned veterans, this is a great opportunity to refine and to advance your skills and to gain knowledge of the US Open race-course.

Open Water Clinic Schedule

7:00 – 7:15am Welcome/Registration, gathering of group

7:15 – 7:45am Dry-land instructions, which will include, but will not be limited to:

-  * Safety
–  * Basic Race Procedures
–  * Reading the course
–  * Equipment preparation

A) Wetsuit fit and how you know it fits right, body glide where to use it.
B) The right googles and how to stop them from fogging up – two pairs of goggles for different daylight needs (Clear or dark)

-  * Warm-Up and pre-race nutrition

A) The importance of the warm up
B) What should you do and how far to swim
C) Skills and drills

7:45 – 9:00 am In Water Skills

In Water Skills

-  * Managing the Start & Crowds

A) What is the environment for the swim start?

B) How to exit the swim and when to stand up.

-  *  Confidence in the open water

-  *  Sighting and navigation (swimming in a straight line)

-  *  Pacing

-  *  Reading and adjusting for the conditions

-  *  Drafting, passing, turning buoys

-  *   Strategies for smart racing.



Your Coach

Coach Sean Gassman

      • Tri Life Racing Head Coach
      • LifeTime Fitness Garland Cycle Club Coordinator
      • Life Time Fitness Masters Swim Coach
      • Life Time Fitness- Garland, Triathlon Coach
      • USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
      • USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
      • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
      • American Red Cross Professional Rescuer- First Aid/CPR/AED



What to Bring

Open water swim clinic – Warm clothes for before and after, goggles, wetsuit recommended but not required, swimsuit, towel, sandals for entry and exit of water, sunscreen. Food, Hydration fluids, gel, swim cap, and water provided.


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