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Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:30 AM
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Pool open water is an excellent introduction in a safe and controlled environment to the main elements of open water swimming, including mass in-water starts, pack swimming, choppy water swimming, turning around buoys, and mass wall finishes.
Traditional Open Water swimming is done in oceans, lakes, rivers, et cetera. In our climate this allows only a very brief season, but by having a pre season open water pool format we can prepare for our open water on a “short-track open water swimming.” Basically, take out the lane lines in a large pool, set 4 turn buoys at the corners and swim laps around a rectangular course. The race is run in a counter-clockwise direction. See special rules below.
We will host a pre race clinic with overview of: Safety, sighting, passing and much more
Blueseventy and Northwest Tri and Bike will have sample training shorts to try in the pool.
CORRECTION 02/15/2015: The information sheet stated that wetsuits were not allowed. Wetsuits are allowed for this event. Sorry for the confusion.
Event is funded by Swimming Saves Lives grant. No cost to participants.