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Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
CREATED: 09/29/09 by nicoleshue REPLIES: 4
nicoleshue's ravatar nicoleshue    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 136
Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
POSTED: 9/29/09 9:51 AM


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 301-512-0555 (c)

hilarysmith    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 47
RE: Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
POSTED: 10/05/09 8:29 AM

For those of you who missed it, last night's AU swim clinic was awesome! As advertised, it included a mix of drills, stroke technique and feedback, and pace/interval/endurance work. Coaches Tammy and Denis make a great pairing and provided their usual dose of motivation, guidance, and humor (much appreciated by Ashley, Jeanne, Jotika, Carl, and Mr. T. Kittay). A great workout and so much fun!

hppeabody's ravatar hppeabody    JOINED: 9/17/09    POSTS: 193
RE: Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
POSTED: 10/05/09 9:41 AM

I concur! Also, for those that might be newer to tris and really not feeling so confident on their swimming or just want some help on their stroke (like me!), this group is perfect! I swam with the beginner group last night and despite that coming into it I thought maybe I should be more intermediate, I found out that I really had a lot to learn! I got some great tips and we did some awesome simple drills to improve form and technique to make ourselves more efficient in the water. So don't be afraid to come out and join the group! I believe that they have another 6 week clinic that starts after this one ends also.

lotus975    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 33
RE: Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
POSTED: 10/05/09 3:08 PM

i completely agree with the prior posts, always great coaching. who is this curious Mr. T. Kittay? possibly a new enrollee? nontheless, welcome Mr. TK

nomisdc's ravatar nomisdc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 621
RE: Sunday Curl Burke Freestyle Swims
POSTED: 10/12/09 11:38 PM

Hope they do another session for the winter as we prep for early races - this is da bomb for our club.
Perhaps T Kittay should pay a club membership fee just like everyone else.

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