Thursday, February 19, 2009

Open Water Swim Clinics - Feb 28th and March 1

I am conducting 2 open-water swim clinics, on the last weekend of the month in San Diego, one on Saturday, and another on Sunday. If you are entered for SuperFrog, SuperSeal, or Oceanside, this is a great chance to get in the water and learn, refresh and practice the skills you need for those race events! I am only allowing 15 people per clinic, and these always sell-out, so respond quickly.

TrainingBible Open Water Swim Clinic – Presented by Jim Vance

Are you doing well in the pool, but having issues with your open water swimming? Want to make a big leap in your race performance? Come to the TrainingBible Open Water Swim Clinic presented by Jim Vance to learn the skills he used to win 2 Amateur World Titles, and now races professionally with, including 3rd overall at the 2006 Ironman Florida. After this simple clinic, Jim ASSURES you will know the skills to be faster in the open water for your next race, without any more effort than you’re already giving! No matter what your swim ability, fast or novice, this clinic will help you!

Topics Covered:

  • Basic Swim concepts and techniques
  • Breathing
  • Surf Entry
  • Surf Exits
  • Dolphining
  • Sighting
  • Swimming straight in the open water!
  • Currents
  • Turning at buoys
  • Transitioning quickly - out of wetsuits, goggles, etc.
  • Drafting
  • Pack swimming – dealing with crowds
  • Dealing with choppy water, big waves
  • Small tricks of the trade to help you swim FASTER!

COME PREPARED TO SWIM!!! (Bring wetsuit)

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AND Sunday, March 1, 2009

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. (Clinic begins at 12PM!)

Where: Ventura Cove at Mission Bay. Click here for directions:

It's right next to the Bahia Hotel, north side of the road. Bring everything to swim in, wetsuit, goggles, etc. Don't forget your chaffing cream, as this will be a workout as well!

Cost: $50 per person, ($40 for TCSD members!)

*********RSVP to reserve your spot, clinic will be capped at 15 people to keep instructional quality high. Email Jim Vance at to reserve your spot. PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE WHICH DATE YOU LIKE TO ATTEND*******

More information about Jim and his coaching/racing background can be found at and

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