Open Water Clinic - July 17, 2010

We are excited to announce that Utah Open Water and the Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim will be putting on a free open water clinic this summer.  The clinic will be open to all levels of swimmers and triathletes, but will be more geared towards novice swimmers and triathletes.  There will be dry land instruction combined with practice and drills in the water.  Following the clinic, swimmers are welcome to stick around for a training swim.

The tentative date is set for Saturday July 17th at 8:00am and will be held at Walsburg Bay at Deer Creek reservoir.  The clinic will be free, however participants will be required to pay the $10 per car day use fee for the State Park.  If you bring a few friends you can split the $10 entry fee, making it super affordable.

For those who have been thinking about registering for the Deer Creek Swim, it will be a great opportunity to check out the course, ask questions and meet the race director.  It will also be a great opportunity for triathletes who are looking to improve their open water skills.
We have an outline of things that we think are important to talk about and practice but, since we have never done this before, we would love to hear your suggestions on things you would like us to cover.

Check back for more details as we get closer to summer...


Jeremy said...

The post said "tentative" date. Is it on for this Saturday? Any idea of the water temperature in deer creek?

Josh said...

Sorry about that Jeremy. I have posted a few times since this post that have confirmed that the date of the clinic is this Saturday at 8:00am. When I was at Deer Creek last week the water was in the mid to upper 60's. You can always check the current water temperature at http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/conditions