Open-Water Swim Clinic

This 14-week program is designed to help open-water swimmers increase their ability to swim distance and get faster through technique drills. Swimmers will become accustomed to a 1.2-mile distance swim (about 2,000 yards) and be able to complete the distance in the allotted time.

14-week clinic on Saturday mornings from 8:05 AM – 9:00 AM

  • October 26
  • November 2, 23, 30
  • December 7, 21
  • January 4, 11
  • February 8, 15, 29
  • March 14, 21, 28

Where: Alumni Arena Pool (UB North)

Parking: Alumni Lot next to the new field house

Cost: $100 for entire clinic, $10 drop-in fee (If there’s availability – please call ahead.) Cash or check made payable to Jennifer Adams. $25 fee for any returned checks.

Requirements: Goggles, Swim Cap, Paddles, Short Fins, and A VALID USMS MEMBERSHIP. (If you do not currently have one, you will be asked to fill out a form that will grant you a 30-day trial period. This form MUST be completed and turned in on your first day.)

Swimming Requirement: You must be able to swim a 500 freestyle NON-STOP in 13 minutes and 45 seconds or less (average 2:45/100 yards or better) to participate in this group.

This program is designed to help open-water swimmers increase their ability to swim distance and get faster through technique drills. Swimmers will become accustomed to a 1.2 mile distance swim (about 2,000 yards) and be able to complete the distance in the allotted time.

We will have a time trial on the first day to determine baselines for all swimmers. You may pick the distance you want to do from the following: 500, 1000, 1650*, or 2000*.

*You will only have 45 minutes on the first day, so please do not select a distance that will take you longer. For those who opt to do a shorter distance, we will be working on technique while the others finish. You will be assigned a lane based on your average 100-yard time.

We may record video of you (with your permission). Each swimmer will get one-on-one coaching during the clinic.

Coaches:

  • Jennifer Adams, USMS Certified Level 2 Coach
  • Jason Ellis, Asst. Coach

Contact us if you’d like to join, or if you have any questions!