FREESTYLE CLINIC FOR TRIATHLETES AND OPEN WATER SWIMMERS SET TO RESUME SUNDAY, OCT 4 AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
What: Curl Burke Masters has resumed their freestyle stroke techiques for all levels of swimmers - beginner, intermediate and advanced tailored to the triathlete swimmer. The beginner group will focus extensively on stroke mechanics and body position. The intermediate group will continue to to improve technique as well as introduce the fundamentals of interval training and pace work and begin to develop endurance. The advanced group will be a Masters level swim practice geared towards open water and distance swimming. Swimmers will be placed in groups based on ability. All swimmers will have the opportunity to view their strokes through special feedback tools that will be made available for the clinic. Advanced techniques and workout training fundamentals to develop efficient open water swimming will be emphasized. Extra individual coaching is available.
When: The classes will be held at Reeves Aquatic Center, located on the American University Campus from 6:15 - 7:30 pm on Sunday evenings.
Where: Reeves Aquatic Center - American University Pool in NW DC. The closest metro is Tenleytown (Red Line) and is about 1 mile away. During the school year, there is a free shuttle from metro to AU. Parking is free in the indoor parking garage located right next to the pool, which is located in the Jacob's Fitness Center.
Enter the Fitness center through the elevator on the 1st floor, or through the big glass doors from the street. You will enter into the Fitness center, sign in at the front desk in the Pink binder, and head downstairs to the locker rooms, out to the pool.
Who: To participate, you must have a valid USMS license (either through the DC Tri Club team, CUBU team, or other team of your choice). To register for USMS go to USMS Registration. Check out their website for details on master swim locations, fees, and schedules.
How: Instruction will be led by ASCA Level Five (highest level ) certified coach with a maximum 1:10 coach to swimmer ratio. The cost is $75 for the 6 week clinic. Parking is free in the indoor parking garage located right next to the pool, which is located in the Jacob's Fitness Center. Registration also includes attendance at any or all of the Curl Burke Masters team weekend workouts at American University for no additional cost, which provides workouts from 5-6:30 pm on Sat evening and from 8-10 am on Sun mornings.
For registration and more detailed information, please contact Coach Tamara Lowengrub at Tamaralowengrub@yahoo.com. 301-512-0555 (c)
Just wanted to say to anyone hesitating about joining a masters team that this is a really great group to be part of. The coaches have helped me iron out some issues with my stroke, and the practices are well run. A lot of triathletes seem to think the swim is a small part of the race and you can "get through it", but in my experience, the difference between a good race and a tough race often starts with how comfortable I am getting out of the water. Doing 2.4 miles and feeling fresh and strong is a nice way to approach a long ride. These folks will definitely help you get to that point.