2022 Clinic Coaches and Group Swim Leaders

In by Jacqueline Broner

Introductory Clinics must be taught by experienced coaches with strong leadership to give confidence to new open water swimmers. Coaches must be able to give instruction on open water safety, show swimmers how to sight, demonstrate basic open water skills and show confidence in all conditions. It is important to keep this class fun and tuned to the ability of those attending. Up to 10 swimmers will be accommodated by two coaches. Coaches must be CPR certified within the last 2 years and attend a CIBBOWS group leader virtual training. Group swims can be led by any experienced open water swimmer who demonstrates strong leadership, positive attitude, and love of the ocean. Coaches must be able to swim at least the pace assigned to the group. Up to 8 swimmers will be accommodated by one coach in each group (medium and medium/fast). …

2021 Clinic Coaches, Group Swim Leaders, and Beach Ambassadors

In by Jacqueline Broner

Introductory Clinics are taught by experienced coaches to give new open water swimmers instruction on how to learn about currents, how to sight, and other basic open water skills. Swimmers should be confident swimmers who may be new to open water or not quite comfortable yet – but this is not a learn to swim class. Swimmers must be able to comfortably swim laps in a pool to attend. Group swims are fun swims without instruction. Group swim leaders decide the distance of the swim based on participants. There will be 2 group leaders for each swim – the fastest leader will lead the front of the back, the other will stay with the slowest swimmer. Please make sure your swimmers are comfortable in open water before allowing them to participate. Group Swims have 2 …