OPEN WATER

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Swimming without lane lines is bliss. Scary, Glorious, Adrenaline Producing, and Zen discovering, Bliss. Crossing Currents provides training groups and clinics to prepare your skills and to support your goals. Whether it’s getting tri-ready or simply to experience open water swimming with good people, there is a program offering for you! In addition to regular weekly Training Swims, OWS Strategy & Skills Clinics, Glow UP Swims & Private Coaching/Crewing found below, be sure to check out the events page for the Open Water Swim Camp on the Eastern Shore October 3rd and the Swim the South River 5 Mile event October 11th, 2020!

Open Water Training: 

This training is suitable for all skill levels. The idyllic venue just outside Annapolis, MD. on the South River (a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay) provides courses tailored to small groups. Participants can expect 60 minutes of training at their own pace in a lifeguard supported and welcoming atmosphere! Waist belt buoys are required and provided. Coaching feedback is available upon request. For concentrated skill building with focused guidance, athletes should register for an OWS Strategy & Skills Clinic. Enjoy our signature Coffee & Munchkin Donuts To Go Style afterwards!

Pre-registration is is required at $30/visit. Discounted Credit Passes are available for multiple practices in a single week. (2) practices = $45, (3) practices = $60, (4) practices =$75.

Parking Instructions Located HERE.

Monday – Friday

M/W/F: 7 AM

TU/TH: 8:30 AM

W/TH 4 PM

Saturday
8 AM
9:30 AM

Sunday
8 AM
9:30 AM

Summer Open Water Clinics:
Skills & Strategies for Successful Races

This 90 minute clinic is suitable for all skill levels desiring a closer look at the ins & outs of swimming in the open water. Participants will practice water entry/exit techniques, sighting, buoy turns, and tips and tricks for open water success! Athletes will learn how to trouble shoot fatigue, veering off course, and the challenges of swimming with others. Bring snacks and consider also registering for the Training Group meeting after to put your new skills into further action! Fee is $75 and includes a Crossing Currents Aquatics waist belt swim buoy ($30 value).

Parking Instructions Located HERE.

Sundays
7:45AM – 9:15AM
May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30

Register for Clinics

GLOW UP Swim Series:

NEW IN 2020! We learned our CCA waist belt buoys are the perfect for lighting up! We will swim into the setting sun with glow sticks tucked in our goggles and suit straps! Our illuminated waist belt buoys and swim pods will guard us from the boogey man and allow us to experience a new dimension of open water swimming and community! Extra Guards on Duty! Pre-Registration Required. $35

Parking Instructions Located HERE.

WEDNESDAYS 7:30 – 9 PM — June 17, July 15, August 12, September 9

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Private OWS Coaching & Support Crewing:

Need to log some training at your own schedule? Our certified coaching and support staff can help! Whether you are conquering newbie fears in a safe environment or completing a (6) hour training swim, we have you covered. Contact us to schedule.

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Time Trial Tuesday:

One Mile Series

July 21

August 4th

August 18th

1st WAVE | 5:00PM
2nd WAVE | 6:30PM
Rankings by Age-Group | Club Awards | Swag Finale!

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Bridge To Bridge 3 Mile Pod Swim:

Certified Lifeguards guide swim pods of 3 swimmers on a 3 mile adventure!

Sunday, September 13th

Start Time : 7:00AM
Top 3 Pod Awards!
Form your pod (Or we will pair you with similarly speeded swimmers)!