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Intermediate Open Water Swim Clinic at Cherry Beach

The Tri Trek Toronto Team will be hosting a free open water swim clinic tomorrow at beautiful Cherry Beach. The Intermediate Open Water Swim Clinic will be held at Cherry Beach (end of Cherry Street at Lake Ontario, we will meet by the washrooms) on August 7th at 7pm and will last about 1 hour. This is a free clinic (Thanks to the Trek Bicycle Store) that will be geared more towards swimmers with some previous open water swim experience. You will need to bring a swim suit, goggles, a bright swim cap, and a wetsuit (this is not necessary, as I went out on Saturday without one and water was warm)

The clinic will cover:
-a quick recap of sighting, navigating the course and effective buoy turns
-drafting techniques
-passing
– a couple of practice mini races with mass starts were we try to apply the skill learned above (this is great opportunity to practice this as it is tough to do on your own )
-exiting the swim and getting the wetsuit off quickly

Thanks to our sponsor, Cliff Bar, we will also have Cliff bars to give away for all survivors.

To sign up add your name at the link below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AppPbgLcAy1HdGF4ZDVwNzhqNEh4V1N2MjdIX2o4Q3c

Hope to see you there.

Mike Medeiros

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First Beginner Open Water Swim Clinic Date Changed to Tuesday July 10th

Hi all, the Tri Trek Toronto Team has decided to cancel the first open water swim clinic scheduled for July 3rd and instead combine it with the session scheduled for July 10th.

The Beginner Clinic will be held at Cherry Beach (end of Cherry Street at Lake Ontario, we will meet by the washrooms) on July 10th at 7pm and will last about 1 hour. This is a free clinic (Thanks to the Trek Bicycle Store) that will be geared more towards beginners. You will need to bring a swim suit, goggles, a bright swim cap, and a wetsuit (this is not necessary, but highly recommended especially if you get cold easily as the water can be cold)

The Clinic will cover:
-Tips for putting on and getting off your wetsuit
-Sighting & Swimming in a Straight line
-Navigating the course and effective buoy turns
-Mass starts and swimming in crowds (this is great opportunity to practice this as it is tough to do on your own ;))

Thanks to our sponsor Cliff Bar we will also have Cliff bars and gels to give away for all survivors.

To sign up for the Clinic please add you name and info to the list at the link below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AppPbgLcAy1HdGF4ZDVwNzhqNEh4V1N2MjdIX2o4Q3c
Mike Medeiros