2022 OPEN WATER TRAINING
Open Water Skills Clinic
Sunday 8 – 9 AM is a coached clinic offering beginner friendly acclimation to the open water environment. Clinic registration includes entry into the open swim course that follows afterwards (9:30 – 11 AM). Participants will be immersed in the nuances of translating pool readiness to the open water. All participants should possess basic survival skills to include a backfloat and treading water skills. Private coaching is available for those not meeting safety criteria. This is also an appropriate clinic for advanced athletes to mentor the newbies and to receive expert feedback on their stroke mechanics.
Clinic Fee with a Crossing Currents waist belt buoy included ($99)
Clinic Fee with your own buoy ($75)
Dates: May 1, May 15, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24
Sunday Open Swim
Sundays 9:30 – 11 AM (check in 9 – 9:15 AM)
Shallow end only, 100M, 400M, and 800M buoy marked courses are supported by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards on small crafts. Participants may elect to swim any combination of distances for the time of their choosing. All participants are required to wear a waist belt buoy for visibility and safety. CCA offers them for sale onsite ($30). Registration Fee ($30) includes light refreshments post-swim.
Friday Early Birds
Starts when water temp over 65 degrees. 6 – 7 AM (meet at beach).
Intermediate to Advanced Group. This is a 500 meter safety supported course without buoy markers. Participants need be able to swim continuously for 1 hour. Speed is unimportant. This is not an appropriate venue for a beginner. This group DOES NOT access the clubhouse for restrooms or changing.. We are a no-nonsense, start promptly at 6 AM, get- it- done group! Buoy required.
Age-Group (YOUTH) Open Water Clinic &
optional 1/2 or Full Mile Fun Race!
Dates: May 22, June 19, July 17
On select (3) Sundays from 12 – 2 PM, we will host youth specific clinics! This is a forum for ages 9 & over to get open water swim exposure and to practice the skills required to be comfortable and confident! Coach Chris Swensen from the Naval Academy Aquatic Club and Crossing Currents Coach Traci McNeil join forces to present the In’s & Out’s of being skillful in the open water. Each clinic finishes with optional swim distances of either a ½ or full mile for competitive fun!
Participants may choose 1 ($40), 2 ($75), or all 3 ($100) clinics
Waist belt buoys are required and available for purchase ($30)
Long Distance Support Paddler
We are certified professionals with an assorted fleet of vessels to accommodate your training vision! You and your besties (of similar speed) want to customize an adventure? Contact us. Are you looking down the calendar at a long distance swim you want to log safety supported miles for? Contact us. We want to help!
Logistics for Training Events
Unless communicated otherwise, all events hosted follow the same logistics format. Check-in occurs at the Sylvan Shores Clubhouse and parking at either the clubhouse or the overflow ballfield lot. Upon clubhouse check in, participants navigate on foot to the boat launch/beach area. Please contact us if you require special assistance. There is to be no parking on the street for any reason. We are guests in the community and considering our impact needs to be paramount.
The Sylvan Shores Community Clubhouse
Clubhouse offers bathroom access & limited parking. Personal belongings should remain with participants or locked in vehicles.
WALKING MAP OF COMMUNITY FOR REFERENCE