contact 

Ready to get in the water? Great. Please email me for additional information on becoming a more confident and joyful swimmer.

Email: suziedods@hotmail.com                             

270 Channing Way, #3
San Rafael, CA 94903
U.S.A.

4155313371

This site serves as introduction of Suzie Dods as a swim teacher and coach, provides her qualifications as a swimmer and teacher, and provides a summary of her offerings and swim philosophy.

 

EVENTS

Upcoming Open Water Swim events in and around San Francisco Bay, Greece  and Beyond


Feb
3
Feb 5

4th Annual 24 Hour Relay

This is planned to be the  fourth iteration of the 24 Hour Relay , modelled after the 24 Hour Swims at La Tuque.

We meet  Friday evening at 5 pm for chatting and dinner and safety review.

After dinner, everyone goes their separate ways and we reconvene at 8AM on Sat Feb 4 with an eye to starting at 9 AM sharp. Teams of 4-12 swim in a set rotation until  9AM Sunday Feb 5.

Pre-registration and payment is required. More details to follow.

Open Water Basic for San Francisco Bay
Aug
14
9:30 am09:30

Open Water Basic for San Francisco Bay

Aquatic Park San Francisco CA

This is a class for those who are new to open water swimming, new to San Francisco Bay Swimming, new to cold water swimming...

We cover the basics of hypothermia,how to prevent it, what to do if you think you might have it as well as how to be aware of the tides in SF Bay and what our aquatic friends are like. We swim as a group for about 45 min, practicing sighting, practicing how to swim as a group, how to get fit and faster in the open water.

We'll talk about other options in the Bay area for open water swimming as well as maybe encouraging you to do some open water swims in other parts of the world.

This is a safe, supportive fun class.Honest.

I love swimming and hope to help you to love it as well.

Cost is $60 pp, max class size is 1 coach to 5 swimmers.

%10 of the cost goes to support Swim Across America.

You must pr-reg and pre-pay by emailing or via Twitter @suzieswimcoach

Introduction to Open Water Swimming
Jun
26
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

A calm , welcoming approach to open water swimming

 

This is a class for those who are new to open water swimming, new to San Francisco Bay Swimming, new to cold water swimming...

We cover the basics of hypothermia,how to prevent it, what to do if you think you might have it as well as how to be aware of the tides in SF Bay and what our aquatic friends are like. We swim as a group for about 45 min, practicing sighting, practicing how to swim as a group, how to get fit and faster in the open water.

We'll talk about other options in the Bay area for open water swimming as well as maybe encouraging you to do some open water swims in other parts of the world.

This is a safe, supportive fun class.Honest.

I love swimming and hope to help you to love it as well.

Cost is $60 pp, max class size is 1 coach to 5 swimmers.

%10 of the cost goes to support Swim Across America.

You must pr-reg and pre-pay by emailing or via Twitter @suzieswimcoach

Introduction to Bay Swimming @ Aquatic Park SF CA
May
15
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Bay Swimming @ Aquatic Park SF CA

  • Aquatic Park Historic Park

Introduction to Bay Swimming 

This is a class for those who are new to open water swimming, new to San Francisco Bay Swimming, new to cold water swimming...

We cover the basics of hypothermia,how to prevent it, what to do if you think you might have it as well as how to be aware of the tides in SF Bay and what our aquatic friends are like. We swim as a group for about 45 min, practicing sighting, practicing how to swim as a group, how to get fit and faster in the open water.

We'll talk about other options in the Bay area for open water swimming as well as maybe encouraging you to do some open water swims in other parts of the world.

This is a safe, supportive fun class.Honest.

I love swimming and hope to help you to love it as well.

Cost is $60 pp, max class size is 1 coach to 5 swimmers.

%10 of the cost goes to support Swim Across America.

You must pr-reg and pre-pay. 

Mar
6
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Open Water Swimming at Aquatic Park

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

Start the swim season off right. Learn about tides, currents,the geography of Aquatic Park, how to handle the cooler water. Meet other swimmers. Learn how to swim straight...

Come away with drills to use both in the pool and in open water.

Class size is limited so you will get individual attention.

Pre-reg and payment required please.

Cost is $60 pp payable by cash check or paypal.

You'll need your swim gear, a snack and something to drink are nice (although I usually make muffins) Wear warm clothes and wear shoes suitable to walk to the beach.

Pre-reg by emailing me 

You must be able to swim 200 yards non stop unassisted.

Details of meeting place to follow. 

This is a warm welcoming class. No judgement! 

Sep
20
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Open Water Swimming Sept 20 2015

A 2.5 hour session on  open water swimming

Looking to get into open water but not sure where to start? Feeling a little tentative about swimming in San Francisco Bay and open water in general?

This 2.5 hour class covers the basics of Open Water Swimming: sighting,tides, currents, cold water as well as physical and mental preparation.  We will have about an hour of Q/A and lecture .We'll then get into the bay at Aquatic Park and practice some drills, swim some and get some tips on your technique. Afterwards, we'll get out and debrief and plan your next swim! 

You'll need two towels,suit , cap goggles, ear plugs if you wear them, and flip flops for walking on the sidewalk. It is suggested you bring a thermos of something hot to drink and a snack. Wear warm, loose clothes as well.

If you are participating in the San Francisco Swim Across America your cost is $55.

All others, the cost is $65. Pre-reg is required by contacting me via the contact page.

Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Bay Swimming August 16 2015

Learn to swim confidently in San Francisco Bay 

Looking to get into open water but not sure where to start? Feeling a little tentative about swimming in San Francisco Bay and open water in general?

This 3 hour class covers the basics of Open Water Swimming: sighting,tides, currents, cold water as well as physical and mental preparation.  We will have about an hour of Q/A and lecture .We'll then get into the bay at Aquatic Park and practice some drills, swim some and get some tips on your technique. Afterwards, we'll get out and debrief and plan your next swim! 

You'll need two towels,suit , cap goggles, ear plugs if you wear them, and flip flops for walking on the sidewalk. It is suggested you bring a thermos of something hot to drink and a snack. Wear warm, loose clothes as well.

If you are participating in the San Francisco Swim Across America your cost is $55.

All others, the cost is $65. Pre-reg is required by contacting me via the contact page here!

Jul
11
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Bay Swimming @ Aquatic Park San Francisco

Introduction to Bay Swimming

Looking to get into open water but not sure where to start? Feeling a little tentative about swimming in San Francisco Bay and open water in general?

This 3 hour class covers the basics of Open Water Swimming: sighting,tides, currents, cold water as well as physical and mental preparation.  We will have about an hour of Q/A and lecture .We'll then get into the bay at Aquatic Park and practice some drills, swim some and get some tips on your technique. Afterwards, we'll get out and debrief and plan your next swim! 

You'll need two towels,suit , cap goggles, ear plugs if you wear them, and flip flops for walking on the sidewalk. It is suggested you bring a thermos of something hot to drink and a snack. Wear warm, loose clothes as well.

There is about 45  min of swimming but it's broken up into manageable bits. You do need to be able to swim 200 yards unassisted.

There are limited spaces so please pre-register. No refunds given within 48 hours of event. The cost is $65 pp. Swim Across America participants pay $55.

To register please contact me via the contact me link or at suziedods@hotmail.com

May
23
9:30 am09:30

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

A 2.5 Hour introduction to Open Water Swimming

There is about an hour of Q/A, with about 45 min of swimming. We will cover pre- swim check list as well as "apres swim" care.

We will focus on hypothermia, tides, sighting as well as the mental aspect of swimming with no lane lines. Please be prepared to swim and be able to swim  at least 200 yards unassisted.

We will practice sighting, swimming in a group as well as learning how to swim safely in  new areas. This is all done in a supportive and caring environment. 

Please rsvp to reserve a spot. Spaces are limited to 5 swimmers.

Cost is $65pp payable in at the event or in advance. 

Swim Across America participants may attend for a reduced fee of $50

 

Mar
14
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

A warm , welcoming, small group session to give you the confidence to swim open water.

We cover both physical and mental preparation as well as sighting techniques and the geography of Aquatic Park in San Francisco CA. Come prepared to swim. A list of gear will be available when you register.

Please contact me with questions and to register.  

The cost is $65 per person.The class is 2.5 hours long 

An RSVP is required. No refunds given within 48 hours of the class.