Swim clinics are a great way to learn about stroke improvement, swim technique and overall knowledge about swimming in the bay. The clinics goal is to help participating swimmers to improve their swimming technique. Becoming more efficient; avoid injuries; and actualize goals like being faster, being able to swim further, the ability to stay in the water longer, and being more comfortable and safe while swimming out of the SERC is also part of the purpose of these clinics.
A few times a year we will also present information on topics that will aid you in your swimming like- SF Bay animals; hypothermia, reading the tide charts; Swimming in the Bay 101; and Intro. To Ultra marathon swimming)
Every swimmer is given personal attention, a reasonable amount of instruction, and is tasked with two or three things to work on that would most improve their swimming technique. It has been our goal to do one of these clinics per month. The amount of participants depends on how many coaches we have for that days session.
Questions about swim clinics? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Swim Clinics
- Monday 3/20/2023
- Sunday 4/16/2023
- Sunday 11/5/2023
View Website Calendar for Swim Clinic Dates and registration information
Cook Shack Discussion
Starting the clinics in the cook shack, allow the instructors to give a classroom-like discussion. This is where they start sharing information about stroke technique and other important things to know like hypothermia. Again, this is a classroom so questions and discussion is important.
The next part of the clinic is the in-water instruction. Members jump in the water to show their stroke to their instructors and identify ways to improve for speed, breathing techniques as well as avoiding injury.
We have a group of volunteers that support these swim clinics. These are professional swim coaches and very knowledgeable South Enders that have the expertise of how to improve swim techniques for our members. These clinics are completely free, so please make sure to thank your instructors for their time!
Information about Bay Tides
The tides and currents are very important part of swimming in the Bay. Please watch this video to learn more!
Swimming in Cold Water
Jeff Gunderson and Sue Free talks about what its like to swim in colder water and understand the challenges.
Ginny Duncan explains the signs and different levels of hypothermia.
Vanessa Lea talks to us about what to expect when swimming in the San Francisco bay.