For the past 4 years, WaveOne has come down to Lake Anna the day before PeasantMan to set up buoys for athletes to do some practice open water swim. As part of this effort, WaveOne is also doing a swim clinic to help everyone become better open water swimmers. Whether you are a newbie looking for some open water swim instructions or veterans looking to log some yardage for your IM/HIM training, this is a great opportunity for you.
It's not everyday that you get to practice your open water swims with buoys, kayakers, and other swimmers next to you to simulate race-like conditions. Opportunity like this is rare. Here's your chance to take advantage of it during the early part of your training season.
WaveOne is run by Denis Crean. He is an avid open water swimmer and competitor, with an accomplished race record to include the following long-distance achievements:
1st place (overall): 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (2004)
2nd place (male), 4th place (overall): 41k Lake George Marathon Swim (2007);
2nd place (male), 3rd place (overall): 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (2006);
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): 5.85 mile Little Red Lighthouse Swim (2009)
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): Swim Around Governors Island, NYC (2012)
Denis’ calm and approachable demeanor, combined with his motivating coaching style, have led him to be one of the top coaches of choice for Washington, D.C.’s open water swimmers and triathletes-in-training.
To sign up for the open water swim, please register at the below URL. There is a discount code for PeasantMan people. Use "PMAN" and pay pocket change for the swim. Please sign up and support them. They are in charge of looking after your safety, in the water as well as marking the PMan swim course. Last year, there were 100+ DCTri folks who participated in this organized OWS. Let's repeat that this year.
Sign up -->> https://waveone.webconnex.com/openwater
As a bonus, the PeasantMan folks will be organizing a group bike ride around the Kinetic Half course. There were at least 40 cyclists, not including the NTPers who only rode withing the park, that did the bike ride last year. Here's your chance to preview the Kinetic bike course for this year or future years. Some people will be doing 2x of the Kinetic course to get in 100+ miles. You don't have to do PeasantMan to take advantage of this opportunity ... although, you should. If you are going to come down, you might as well join the fun and do PeasantMan :) 90% of the people there will be DCTri folks. It's a very social atmosphere.
Maureen ... will you be on the paddleboard on Saturday before the race?
We need volunteers also.
There will be a bike ride beforehand for anyone interested