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270 Channing Way, #3
San Rafael, CA 94903


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.



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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