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2017 Mountain Man Swim Clinics

SwimSuite's Mountain Man clinics are designed to help new and first-time triathletes prepare for open water swimming/racing at Lake Mary, and triathletes of any ability prepare for swimming at altitude. Clinics in June and July start with short introductory talks about open water swimming, how to adjust your racing for altitude, mass starts, and buoy sighting. Swim segments give participants ample time to practice techniques that help you become comfortable or faster in open water. Space is limited. To register for a summer clinic, click on the clinic name.

                                                 -- For the triathlete that does not feel very confident in the water, especially in open water. The first two weeks are pool instruction and the second two weeks are at Lake Mary. Dates, times, & location: Tuesdays in June, 6 - 7 PM @ MEMS, FAC, or NAU and Lake Mary. Limited to 16 participants. Cost is $75.

                   -- Clinic covers open water swimming techniques and triathlon racing strategies, and will prepare any triathlete for swimming confidently at altitude. Sessions start with a presentation on technique, training, and how to swim at altitude, then moves to the pool for group practice and instruction. Clinics end out of the water with discussion, debrief, review, and Q&A to address individual needs. The pool session includes practice with a variety of open water swimming techniques, triathlon race simulations, and stroke technique instruction. Dates, times, & location: June 10 & 24, July 22 & 29, in the afternoon at MEMS, FAC or NAU. Limited to 16 participants. Cost is $50. 

                                    -- This meets at Lake Mary near the boat dock. We will have a short talk on the beach about mass starts, buoy turns, and race/open water strategies at altitude. Then we will have a practice swim, with a couple of race starts and an escorted short swim. This clinic will be offered June 25, and July 2 at 6 and 7:30 AM. Limited to 16 participants. Cost is $20.

At a recent open water clinic, coach Kathy has participants simulate stressful race situations.  In this video, participants fill their goggles and then practice clearing their goggles, to simulate what would happen if they got kicked in the face.

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