2023 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). Group leaders must be CPR certified within the last 2 years and attend a CIBBOWS group leader virtual training.

Note: In 2022 we have added a waitlist coach. If there are more than 6 people on the waitlist, the waitlist coach will be notified. If there are less than 5 people signed up the class will be canceled and you will be notified.

By signing-up to be a Coach or Group Leader you are indicating that you are competent to deliver the assigned program. You are also indicating that you will do your best to follow the CIBBOWS Group Leader Cheat Sheet, to provide a high quality and positive experience to our community, and you will do so in a respectful manner consistent with CIBBOWS goals of inclusion. You are also indicating that you are aware of the risks associated with COVID-19. Note: We highly recommend all Group Leaders are vaccinated against this disease.   

We reserve the right to cancel a clinic or group swim for inclement weather in which the lifeguards deem swimming unsafe, or if there is not enough enrollment to make it financially feasible to hold the group.

If you’d like to sign up as a Beach Ambassador – please do so here.

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Select Task(s)Volunteer PositionWhenName
Select Task(s)Volunteer PositionWhenName
Introductory Clinic - June 3
Clinic CoachJune 3, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJune 3, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
Introductory Clinic - June 10
Clinic CoachJune 10, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJune 10, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
Introductory Clinic - June 17
Clinic CoachJune 17, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJune 17, 2023#1: Lloyd Miller
Race Training - June 17
Race Training CoachJune 17, 2023#1: Caroline Matthews
#2: Louise Twining-ward
Introductory Clinic - June 24
Clinic CoachJune 24, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJune 24, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Race Training - June 24
Race Training CoachJune 24, 2023#1: Louise Twining-Ward
#2: caroline matthews
Learn to Love Clinic - July 1
Clinic CoachJuly 1, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJuly 1, 2023#1: Caroline Matthews
Introductory Clinic - July 8
Clinic CoachJuly 8, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Kirsten Kramer
Waitlist CoachJuly 8, 2023#1: Molly Arnn
Introductory Clinic - July 22
Clinic CoachJuly 22, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
#2: Constance Sasso
Waitlist CoachJuly 22, 2023#1: Tiffany Ramgolam
Learn to Love Clinic - July 29
Clinic CoachJuly 29, 2023#1: Valerie Farber
#2: Catherine Fukushima
Waitlist CoachJuly 29, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Introductory Clinic- August 5
Clinic CoachAugust 5, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
#2: Pauline Shu
Waitlist CoachAugust 5, 2023#1: Lloyd Miller
Sensory Swim - August 12
CoachAugust 12, 2023#1: Louise Twining-Ward
#2: Kirsten Kramer
#3: Lloyd Miller
#4: Caroline Matthews
#5: Christina Gantcher
#6: Abby Jordan
#7: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#8: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Accessibility Swim - August 13
CoachAugust 13, 2023#1: Louise Twining-Ward
#2: Pauline Shu
#3: Lloyd Miller
#4: Caroline Matthews
#5: Valerie Farber
#6: Laura Gibson-Rimer
#7: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#8: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Introductory Clinic - August 19
Clinic CoachAugust 19, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist CoachAugust 19, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - June 4
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJune 4, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJune 4, 2023#1: Phyllis Ho
Waitlist LeadersJune 4, 2023#1: Molly Arnn
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - June 11
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJune 11, 2023#1: Lily Wong
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJune 11, 2023#1: Phyllis Ho
Waitlist LeadersJune 11, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - June 18
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJune 18, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJune 18, 2023#1: Caroline Matthews
Waitlist LeadersJune 18, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - June 25
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJune 25, 2023#1: Katherine Moriwaki
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJune 25, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersJune 25, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: Christina Gantcher
Group Swims - July 2
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJuly 2, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJuly 2, 2023#1: Caroline Matthews - if anyone else interested, you can take my spot. email caroline@cibbows.org
Waitlist LeadersJuly 2, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - July 9
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJuly 9, 2023#1: Katherine Moriwaki
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJuly 9, 2023#1: Caroline Matthews
Waitlist LeadersJuly 9, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - July 16
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJuly 16, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJuly 16, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersJuly 16, 2023#1: Molly Arnn
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - July 23
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJuly 23, 2023#1: Molly Arnn
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJuly 23, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersJuly 23, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - July 30
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceJuly 30, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceJuly 30, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersJuly 30, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - August 6
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceAugust 6, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceAugust 6, 2023#1: Lily Wong
Waitlist LeadersAugust 6, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - August 13
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceAugust 13, 2023#1: Terri Gumula
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceAugust 13, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersAugust 13, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - August 20
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceAugust 20, 2023#1: Kirsten Kramer
Group Swim Leader - Fast PaceAugust 20, 2023#1: Juliet Kadlecek
Waitlist LeadersAugust 20, 2023#1: Tiffany Ramgolam
#2: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Group Swims - August 27
Group Swim Leader - Medium PaceAugust 27, 2023#1: Molly Arnn
Group Swim Leader - Face PaceAugust 27, 2023#1: (empty) - sign-ups closed
Waitlist LeadersAugust 27, 2023#1: Catherine Fukushima
#2: Lily Wong