OPEN WATER TRAINING

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Private OWS Support

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 Sunday 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 and the Swim the South River 5 Mile event Memorial Weekend 2020!

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Sunday Open Water Training Group:

This training group is suitable for all skill levels. The idyllic venue just outside Annapolis, MD. on the South River (a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay) provides buoy marked courses in 400 meter and 800 meter distances. There is even a lifeguard dedicated to supporting a course to a 50 meter buoy for folks needing to find their open water wings! Participants can expect 90 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 in the Clubhouse afterwards!
Pre-registration is $25 (closes midnight). Walk-in is $30. Packs of (5) swims available for $100, but may not carry over into the next season.

May 3,10, 31. June 7, 14, 21, 28. July 5, 12, 19, 26. August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. September 6, 13, 20, 27

Available Trainings

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).

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

Available Trainings

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

WEDNESDAYS 7:30 – 9 PM β€” June 17, July 15, August 12, September 9

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.