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Open Water Swim Clinics

July 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- $40

Swim in your own backyard!


Swimming in the open water presents unique challenges over swimming in a pool, and is a delightful experience when safely managed. Whether you are a new swimmer, a triathlete, or interested in endurance swimming, come learn techniques or refresh your skills. The freshwater clinic at Goss Lake may be of interest to those preparing for the Whidbey Triathlon. The saltwater clinic at Seawall Park is ideal for stronger swimmers. Topics include:

  • Sighting Techniques • Starts, Finishes & Turns • Pacing for open water • Breathing Techniques • Swimming Safety • Training & Fueling • Open Water Swim Gear • Wetsuits 101: sizing, choosing, putting on • Currents &Tides, Weather & Critters • Getting Past the Panic

Participants should already know how to swim.

Bring: Wetsuit (optional for lake), swim cap, goggles, ear plugs, towel.

Instructors: The team is comprised of experienced open water swimmers and/or USA Masters swimmers, led by Jeff Jacobsen. No certified lifeguards will be on duty.  For more information, email: info@swpaf.org

Location: July 7 at Goss Lake; July 8 at Seawall Park.

Freshwater Clinic: Sat | Jul 7 | 1-4pm | $40

Saltwater Clinic: Sun | Jul 8 | 1-4pm | $40

Clinics benefit the South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, whose mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey Island community by raising money to fund capital expenses, operating endowments, and scholarships, as well as supporting new and existing parks and aquatics programs. www.swpaf.org.

Min 3/Max 8


July 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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