Each weekend CIBBOWS offers various programs for our members. See our calendar for exact dates and registration pages.
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!
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 severe open water fears. Please note this is not a learn to swim program.
LEARN TO LOVE OCEAN SWIMMING – New program for 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.
Maybe you’re new to CIBBOWS and want to swim in a group instead of on your own, or you are an established member who just wants company in the ocean. These small group one hour swims are a great way to meet up with others and perhaps find other people your speed to plan future swims with. Medium pace group swim is designed for those people who like to take the medium or slower lane in a pool (1:45+ for 100 yards). Medium/fast pace group swim is designed for those people who like to take the medium or fast lane in a pool (<1:45 for 100 yards). You will head out with an experienced group leader and swim as a group, pausing at each jetty to allow slower swimmers to catch up. Medium pace groups will swim three quarters of a mile to a mile out and back, parallel to shore, past the jetties. Medium/fast pace groups will swim at least one mile out and back. Slower swimmers may bring 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.
Join us for a fun, challenging, and unique ocean workout that will focus on improving your streamline, form and speed. Progressive drill sets/sprints from jetty to jetty with a small group. We will be doing drills for all 4 strokes, but I will suggest alternatives for those who only know freestyle. Drills are adjusted to the particular needs and experience of each group; no two workouts are alike. This coached swim is for intermediate/advanced swimmers who are comfortable in open water and swimming 1-2 miles. Slower swimmers may bring fins.
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.