**Our open water swim clinics meet the NYC Triathlon Swim Requirement**
No black line to follow, No hard wall to push off! Take the mystery out of the open water with this race day dress rehearsal. RTA will offer you the tips, tricks, and techniques that will develop your comfort and shave minutes off your open water swim. Heighten your knowledge and boost your confidence, leaving the beach with a new appreciation for the open water!
There will be lifeguards on duty and coaches in the water on kayaks/paddle boards. We will divide the group by ability to provide the best experience possible for each athlete.
Less talk, more swimming! Based on the feedback we have received, we will spend only a brief time having our dry land discussion prior to swimming. We’ll provide our TOP TIPS to avoid anxiety and have the best swim to your ability on race day. Then we’ll review the basics of the various techniques that you will practice once in the water. The remaining time will be spent swimming and practicing on your own with the supervision of coaches and lifeguards.
Please visit our website for what to bring and what you will learn: https://www.rtatri.com/open-water-swim-clinics.html
Event details and schedule
Clinics will take place at The Crystal Lake Beach Club in Oakland, NJ. The gates to the beach will open at 6:30 and we will start promptly at 6:35pm; 65 Lakeshore Dr.; Oakland, NJ 07436.
*The Lake will be opening at 6:30pm specially for us! Kindly wait in your car if you arrive sooner as Crystal Lake’s staff will not open up until 6:30pm. Thank you.*
In the event of inclimate weather (i.e. electrical storms), we will do our best to communicate via the email and text message based on the info provided in your registration. We will communicate by 5pm on the day of the clinic as the latest.
If we are forced to cancel due to circumstances out of our control, you will be able to choose from one of the remaining clinics as your make up. If there are no remaining clinics, we will do our best to add one. Anyone unable to attend a make up clinic that was canceled as a result of such an event, will be able to defer to the following year.