Youth Swim 7/25

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • July 25, 2021
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
Youth introduction to Open Water Swimming is designed to introduce swimmers aged 14 to 18 to  swimming without lane lines! Younger swimmers will learn how to swim safely in the ocean, how to sight to stay on course, how to pace for longer swims, and gain confidence in the open water. Requirements: Must be confident pool swimmers, able to float, tread water, and swim at least 200 yards in a pool without stopping.  No previous open water swim experience necessary.  Please note–this is not a learn to swim program.  Please read our essentials page before attending.

If you are not vaccinated, please consider wearing a face mask while in the group on the beach. Do not come if: 1) you or your family members are sick, 2) if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days OR if 3)You have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case. 

What does Youth OW Swimming include?

  • Explain the basics of swimming in salt water versus pool swimming
  • Orient swimmers to the beach, jetties, lifeguards, flags, rip currents
  • Discuss swimming equipment, how to avoid chaffing, sunburn, hydration, cramps etc.
  • Practice water entry
  • Check the current
  • Breathing in waves, surfing waves
  • Try out safety strokes e.g. elementary backstroke
  • Learn how to swim together

Registered Attendees

  •  Billy Gantcher
  •  Paul Gutkovich
  •  Peter Gutkovich
  •  Adrianna Quesada
  •  Edwin on behalf of Madison Roberts
  •  Shawei Wang
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Address:
Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235