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270 Channing Way, #3
San Rafael, CA 94903


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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.