Master the skills that will keep you calm in open water. This course is based upon the Ironman Series book , "Fearless Swimming for Triathletes" and is taught by the author, Ingrid Loos Miller. Participants will get plenty of attention learning to manage the mass start, panic, dizziness, navigation,cold water,murky water, equipment, sighting, drafting, and how to calm your body and mind. This is a gentle introduction to open water swimming.
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. Participants will be able to demonstrate competence in the Fearless Swimming Skillset at the end of class. No one will be left behind!
What is included in the fee?
Participants automatically become members of the Fearless Swimming Club ( A USAT Club) which entitles them to retake the class as often as they wish for one year. Wetsuit rental, latex swim cap, 12 week training plan and a copy of "Fearless Swimming For Triathletes" is included.
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 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 a 2-day Total Immersion-based workshop each month in Irvine. Please see our website for upcoming classes. It is best to polish your technique in the pool before getting into open water.