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Kirsten Kramer

In by Jacqueline Broner

Kirsten is a synchronized swimmer, open water swimmer and speed swimmer from Brooklyn, NY. Her swimming career began in Buffalo, NY at an early age, competing in synchronized swimming and speed swimming throughout middle school and high school. In 2003, she joined the US Masters certified LGBTQ+-friendly aquatics team, Team New York Aquatics, of which she has been an active member and ally for almost two decades. Kirsten participates in international competitions with TNYA, competing with her team in synchronized swimming and open water swimming. Kirsten found CIBBOWS for the first time in 2005, participating in the Grimaldo’s Mile race. It took until 2017 for her to find her way back into open water swimming and the CIBBOWS community. The spring and summer of 2020 inspired Kirsten to dive deeper into her open water practice, …

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Michael Adams

In by Jacqueline Broner

Michael is thrilled to be teaching again this summer with CIBBOWS! His classes are designed to be accessible for all levels and give a special consideration for swimmers’ bodies. There will be modifications offered for all of the postures so that they can be safely attained by all participants. The classes begin with breathing awareness to center the mind and to establish a mind body connection. They then move mindfully through gentle mobility exercises in a standing position- flexing, extending, and rotating the spine, torso and limbs to warm up the body. There is generally a sun salutation sequence to further warm up the body and begin to access more dynamic variations. The class will then move through select standing postures(i.e. Warrior I, II, III, Crescent Moon, Triangle) and then finish the standing work with …