The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is proud to introduce the 5th Annual Open Water Swim Clinic Series! These clinics are designed to help new triathletes safely enter into, and properly prepare for the sport of triathlon. Separate swim instruction will be offered for both new and experienced swimmers and swimmers will be placed into groups with similar experience levels and goals.
Clinics will cover:
- How open water swimming differs from the pool
- Rules of the triathlon swim
- Swim etiquette at Ohio Street Beach
- Properly wearing / removing a wetsuit
- Common triathlon swim issues (hyperventilating, breathing, sighting)
2016 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic Schedule
Location: Ohio Street Beach
Start time: 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28: Open Water Swim Clinic #1
Tuesday, July 12: Open Water Swim Clinic #2
Tuesday, July 26: Open Water Swim Clinic #3 + Aquathlon
Tuesday, August 9: Open Water Swim Clinic #4 + Aquathlon
- Tuesday, August 23: Open Water Swim Clinic #5 + Aquathlon
The Open Water Swim Clinics are complimentary, although we recommend a $5 suggested donation. Wetsuit retailers may ask for a separate cash donation (on-site) for those who plan to rent a wetsuit. Wetsuit reservations cannot be scheduled in advance. 100% of ALL proceeds will be distributed among all Transamerica Chicago Triathlon charities.
Registration for each clinic will open the day after each previous session. Visit the “Events” section on the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Facebook page for the registration link. Don’t delay! These events, much like race day, sell out quickly.