What makes a Fearless Swimming Class unique?
If the swim is your weakest triathlon skill, this class is for you especially if you have fear issues in open water. The workshop will focus heavily on skill, equipment, strategies and techniques to keep you calm during triathlon swims. Instruction will be as much on land as it is in the water. No one will be left behind. PLUS, you can repeat the class as often as you wish to gain more skill and confidence.
What is included in the fee?
90 min lecture on anxiety management and open water skills followed by 90 min of water work where athletes will learn the Fearless Swimming Skillset and do an optional 500M swim. Wetsuit rental, Fearless Swimming book, Neoprene and latex swim caps are included. Repeat the class as often as you wish in 2012.
How well do I have to swim?
You should be able to swim 500M in a pool without difficulty.
If you can't you should attend a Freestyle Improvement Workshop or get some lessons before you do this class. The last thing you need is to be struggling in the water as you are trying to overcome your anxiety.
What is the Fearless Swimming Club?
Participants are automatically enrolled in the Fearless Swimming Club which lets you return to future sessions of the Open Water Class without additional fees. Go to the Fearless Swimming website for more details about the club.
What equipment do I need?
A wetsuit is mandatory. The water will be chilly and we can't teach you if you are freezing to death! You will receive a neoprene cap and A wetsuit will be provided for you to use if you need one.
Consider also bringing a booties and gloves for added warmth.
Where can I get additional information?
Go to the Fearless Swimming website or contact Ingrid at IngridLoosMiller at gmail.com.
What if I sign-up but can't attend the class?
There are no refunds but we will issue a raincheck for a future class.
What if I want more work on swimming technique?
We offer Total Immersion-based workshops each month in Irvine and sometimes in Long Beach. Please see our website for upcoming classes. It is best to polish your technique in the pool before getting into open water.