Open Water Clinic

Race Training 6/25

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • June 25, 2022
    10:15 am - 11:30 am

Race training for open water is designed to better prepare you for your open water swim or triathlon race. You will practice beach and in-water starts, buoy turns, beach  finishes, drafting, strategy and basic open water swim race rules. This swim is a great way to get race-ready for those who are new to open water racing or triathlons.  Requirements: This swim is for competitive swimmers who are comfortable swimming at least a mile in the open water. Please be sure to hydrate beforehand, bring extra water, Gu or equivalent swim feed (something that can fit in your cap) and plenty of sunscreen and read our essentials page before attending. We will swim rain or shine, but we do not swim in thunderstorm conditions.

What does a Race Training Session involve?

  • Introductions
  • Rules of OWS racing, pacing, strategy, feeding and training
  • Safety orientation of the beach
  • Running starts, lifting lower legs with heels up over waves and dolphin dive
  • Practice swimming in a group
  • Practice swimming straight and sighting
  • Breathing in waves, surfing waves
  • Buoy turns using a backstroke technique around the coach
  • Practice feeding with GU or equivalent while in water
  • Drafting with explanation of drafting rules
  • Racing in waves (if conditions allow)
  • Sprint finishes – switching to sprint swimming and running up the beach

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable

Registered Attendees

  •  Gaby Bonilla
  •  Katarina Gois
  •  Lloyd Miller
  •  Ivana Nitzova
  •  Robert Peras
  •  Elaine Poleshuck
  •  George Vallas
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Venue:  

Address:
Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235