Each weekend CIBBOWS offers various programs for our members. See our calendar for exact dates and registration pages.

YOGA

Yoga on the beach offers the opportunity to stretch and tone muscles as you breathe and relax into the day. Beginners are encouraged to attend this relaxing, go-at-your-own-pace class. The yoga style that is taught varies by each instructor, so check the schedule before you come, regardless you are sure to feel balanced, stretched, and ready to swim after this beach yoga.  

Yoga is free for members and the public, so come by, and bring a friend!


INTRO TO OPEN WATER

Join us for an Introductory Open Water Clinic led by two experienced CIBBOWS instructors. This program starts with a safety briefing on the beach so swimmers learn what to look for and how to orient themselves when swimming in open water. The group then practices water entries and exits, swimming short distances from the shore, treading water, floating, and being aware of other swimmers, and landmarks. The clinic lasts for one hour of which about 45 mins will be in the water.  

Requirements: No previous open water swim experience necessary but participants must know how to swim about 200 yards without stopping, be able to float, tread water, and not be prone to panic attacks.  We have another program, Learn to Love Ocean Swimming, for those with open water fears. Please note this is not a learn to swim program. 


LEARN TO LOVE OCEAN SWIMMING New program as of 2023

Are you nervous or afraid to swim in the ocean? Do waves scare you? Our new program Learn to Love Ocean Swimming is designed especially for you! 

The program is led by two experienced CIBBOWS instructors.  It starts with a safety briefing on the beach where swimmers learn best practice tips for ocean swimming, how to orient themselves while swimming, and strategies to work with their fears should they arise so they can stay safe.  The class then moves to the water to walk through the basic elements of the ocean environment, entering and exiting the water, swimming short distances from the shore in a group, treading water together, using floating techniques, and having fun in the water. The program lasts for one hour of which about 30 mins will be in the water.  

Requirements: No previous open water swim experience necessary but participants must know how to swim about 200 yards without stopping, float on their backs without assistance, and tread water comfortably. 


GROUP SWIMS

CIBBOWS group swims are a great way for members to connect with others who are of similar pace and ability and for those looking to gain experience swimming in a group. This program is led by experienced CIBBOWS members and moves at a medium pace, swimming parallel to the shore and pausing at each jetty for a safety check. Depending on conditions of the day most swims will be approximately 1 mile. Swimmers will be expected to swim freestyle for at least 200 yards without stopping and slower paced participants are encouraged to use fins.

Note: This swim will be in deep water and is for swimmers with open water experience. If you’re a beginner try the Introduction to Open Water program. If you have anxiety swimming in the ocean, please try our Learn to Love Ocean Swimming program. 


RACE TRAINING

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.


There is a nominal cost for members to take these clinics. If you are a member who cannot afford to pay the cost of clinics, please contact us and let us know. 

Our weekend programs are for CIBBOWS members. A limited amount of spots may be available to non-members who are traveling from out of town or want to try a class before joining. Please contact us for more information.