Tuesday, March 01, 2011

SMU offers ‘Tri Swimming’ clinic March 7 – April 30

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University is offering “Tri Swimming,” an open-water swim training and triathlon clinic, March 7 through April 30. This clinic is for beginning or advanced swimmers who are looking for a swim clinic to complement their triathlon training goals.

Many people are hesitant about triathlons because they lack confidence in their swimming abilities. This course is designed to complement the already-training tri-athlete’s workout, and also to encourage those who are intimidated by swimming, especially in open water. Participants will learn and improve swimming skills and techniques necessary for endurance training.
Athletes must be able to swim one length of the pool without the assistance of a flotation device.

The group meets three days a week, Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The clinic will be held at the eight-lane Jules Gernes Pool at Saint Mary’s. The instructor is Jami Severson, the assistant swimming coach at SMU, who has competitive and open-water swimming experience.

The course fee is $125 ($100 for SMU community members). Register and pay online at www.smumn.edu/ageless. For more information, call (507) 457-6921.