Open Water Swim Clinics

Event Date

Sat, May 31, 2014


Conshohocken, PA

About This Activity

Join us at this open water swim clinic which will take place in the Schuylkill River, at the Philadelphia Swim Club. This is an excellent opportunity to swim in the Schuylkill River, the body of water where TriRock Philadelphia will occur (although this is not the race swim site), and is always an extremely popular clinic.  If you’ve been training in a pool and have not had a chance to swim in open water, we highly recommend that you take advantage of this clinic.  USAT Certified Coaches, Gretchen Cooney & Bob Clowry, will provide an overview on open water swimming, simulate a mass start situation, explain buoy sighting and offer safety tips.  We will offer 750 meter (.5 mile) and 1500 meter (.9 mile) course options.  Lifeguards will be onsite monitoring the swim.

This is always a very popular clinic, so register NOW! We will limit this clinic to the first 100 to register for each clinic and online registration will close at 5pm on Thursday, May 29. There will be no onsite registration.  If you have any questions about this swim clinic, please contact Gretchen at

*Please note: The Philadelphia Swim Club is located approximately ¼ mile south of Gartmore Global Investments.  The building for the Swim Club is unmarked.  Please bring a bathing suit, cap, goggles and towel.  Wetsuits are not required, but recommended, particularly if the water temperature is below 75 degrees. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of the your clinic since everyone needs to sign a waiver before they can participate in the swim practice.

For navigation systems or Map Quest, please use the following address as your destination:  Gartmore Global Investments, 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA, 19428

Event details and schedule

Clinic #1:  7:30 - 9:00 am

Clinic #2:  9:00 - 10:30 am

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