Swim Clinics


For information on Individual or Small Group Open Water Swim Instruction go to individual Coaching Sessions.

3-Session ClinicWharf

Join Terri Schneider for an open water swim clinic that will change the way you prepare for your upcoming races. Are you curious about how to transfer your pool swim skills to the ocean or lake? Are you apprehensive about swimming in open water? Have you done some open water swimming but are looking to refine your speed and skills? Or, do you want to safely try open water swimming for the first time? Then these clinics are for you.

Train with experts while learning to love open water swimming!

“Your class has actually left me looking forward to the ocean swims…..never thought I would say that! Your class has helped me tremendously – I will be taking it again!”
- Carin

3-Session Open Water Swim Clinic for 2013

Due to popular demand Terri will offer another 3-Session open water swim clinic in 2013. This clinic includes sessions preparing specifically a swim around the Santa Cruz Wharf in preparation for the Santa Cruz and Big Kahuna Triathlons. Huge race-swim prep value! See below for times, dates and locations:

3-Session Swim Clinic Dates:

  • August 24, Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15 AM, Seacliff Beach, Cement Ship, Aptos, CA
  • August 31, Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15 AM, Cowells Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
  • September 7, Saturday, 8:30 – 10:00 AM, PRACTICE WHARF SWIM FOR SANTA CRUZ AND BIG KAHUNA TRIATHLONS, Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA

REGISTRATION: Cost for 3-Session clinic: $85 if you pre-register, $105 if you register at our first session.
Register Now for 3-Session Clinic
Space is limited.

Need to miss a session? The registration price for each clinic is the same for those attending all 3 sessions and for those who may need to miss a session or two. We will not modify the price nor offer a make up swim, if you need to miss a session. If you do need to miss a session or so, you will still gain information value in attending the sessions your personal schedule allows.

In addition to our swims the following topics will be covered over the 3-Session schedule:

  • Working with negative and positive “self-talk” before and during open water swims and events
  • Gear issues
  • Efficient sighting for straight swimming
  • Specific techniques to work with fear and apprehension
  • Training tips to swim faster in open water
  • Drafting techniques
  • Working with waves and swell

“Swimming round the wharf today was my first swim that length in open water, and it was FUN. The swim clinics, and the insights and encouragement you’ve provided have been a huge confidence builder. I’m really glad I signed up, and would recommend your clinics to anyone. Thank you!”
- John









Practice Wharf Swim for the Santa Cruz and Big Kahuna Triathlons 2013

Saturday, September 7, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Main Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Cost: $30 if you pre-register, $40 if you register on event day

This is a practice swim around the Santa Cruz Wharf with some included tips and instruction on how to tackle this swim effectively on race day. We will have Lifeguard safety paddlers for this swim. (you must be able to swim comfortably in a pool in order to participate)

Register Today (on Active.com)

For more information Email Terri.

“I have learned so much in this clinic our last session was my best ocean swim yet! Thanks for giving us all the support and guidance! I know that I am ready for my next race.”
- Billy

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