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Swim Clinic – Open Water


Open Water Swim Clinics & Triathlon Race Preparation





547776_10150987141248144_1808932206_nOpen Water Swim Clinics teach the fundamentals of open water swimming and efficient transitions as they relate to successful triathlon racing.






Clinic will include:

—  Learn the ins and outs of the water

—  Saftey

—  Sighting and swimming in a straight line

—  Open Water starts, turns, finishes

—  Methods to manage nervousness or panic, dealing with crowds or anxiety

—  Turning Buoys

—  Positioning –  Drafting

—  Strategies for smart racing.


You’ll be a safer, faster and a more confident swimmer.  See Below for schedule


Your safety is our top priority.  All Open Water Swims and Swim Clinics have kayak support.

None currently Scheduled – contact Coach Sean if your are interested in scheduling one

Dates and times subject to change, please check back and confirm.


Total Cost:   —   $60       $25.00


Open Water Swim Clinic
Please Put Date You Will Attend


***Prepayment is required

***Registration fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

*** Weather and refund policy ***



 Clinic Schedule

times will be adjusted based on start time

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

7:15 – 7:30am Welcome/Registration, gathering of group

7:45 – 8:00am 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 8-9am 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
    Certified Metabolic Coach/Tech
    USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
    USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
    RRCA Certified Run Coach
    Bio Force Certified HRV Pro Trainer
    American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
    American Red Cross Professional Rescuer- First Aid/CPR/AED

    Triple Crown Elite Athlete

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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“Last year I did my first half ironman, and my goal was to just finish the 1.2 mile swim under the maximum time limit. After training with Coach Sean for the past 9 months, I just completed my second half ironman and improved the swim by over 12 minutes!  Thanks Coach Sean for all your training and help-it was really nice getting to pass other swimmers for a change!”  ~~~Christy Householter



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