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Open Water Swim & Run Clinic

How it Works

August 10th - 9:30am Sharp

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced swimmer, there is no substitute for training in open water. So don’t miss this opportunity to train in the Atlantic and calm some of those fears you may have. The swim is followed by a 40:00 - 60:00 run along the board walk. Please arrive by 9:20am!

What To Expect

This is a great opportunity to pick up valuable open water swimming experience with coaches and other athletes to help make your race a better experience! We will work on all the basics -- what to expect, open water swimming techniques, swim starts & exits, drafting & pacing, breathing & sighting techniques, strategy for rough & calm waters, mental preparation & conditioning, and safety. After going through some basic drills, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy some swimming! All swimmers welcome!

Where We Meet

We meet on the Cooney Island boardwalk behind the aquarium at 8th Street. Please arrive 9:20a and the swim discussion will start promptly at 9:30a - MAP IT

How To Get There

Subway
Take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Alternatively, take the N or D trains to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station, then walk two blocks east on Surf Ave.

Buses
Take the B36 to Surf Ave. and West 8th St. Or take the B68 to Neptune Ave. and West 8th St., then walk south along West 8th to Surf Ave.
Please note that other bus routes in Brooklyn, as well as buses from other boroughs, intersect with B36 and B68.

By Car
Using a GPS unit to navigate to the Aquarium? To reach our parking lot, please plug the following address into your GPS unit: 602 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224.

From Manhattan - Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (I-478) to the Brooklyn-Queens Expwy (I-278 West). Take Exit 22 to the Belt Pkwy East. Take to Exit 7 (Ocean Pkwy). Turn right onto Ocean Pkwy and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.

What To Bring

Bring your wetsuit, swim suit, goggles, cap, all running gear and snacks for afterward!

Swim and Run Cost

$40 - SIGN UP HERE