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Sunday Open Water Swim with Arlington Masters

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Arlington Masters swim team has produced many top tier open water swimmers over the years. Now, we are making the 90 minute Sunday practice open to more triathletes through the new 6 punch entry card being offered by Arlington County. Now it is easier than ever for athletes who train with other swim programs to join the Arlington Masters and Codeon coach Mike Stevenson on Sundays for a world-class distance workout.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

WHEN: Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm

WHERE: Washington & Lee Pool, 1300 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22201

PERIODIZATION: The Sunday workouts will be coordinated with upcoming distance swimming events (see Calendar).

YARDAGE: The Sunday workouts will have up to 5,000 yards covering endurance, aerobic, force, and drill intervals.

TIME TRIALS: Every few weeks, we will conduct a 1,000 yard time trial as part of the workout to measure each swimmer’s progress. The times will be entered into a Google Doc with formulas that can be used to calculate freestyle intervals during weekly training and provide estimates for 1500m, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile swim times.

OPEN WATER DRILLS: The workouts will include open water drills to work on sighting. On occasion, we will remove the lane lines to provide additional challenges.

COST: around $6 per swim, depending on punch card

POST WORKOUT FOOD: each week many of the athletes go to a local restaurant afterwards to refuel

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

I: US Masters 2013 registration (Online)
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH US MASTERS BEFORE ATTENDING THESE WORKOUTS!
USMS fee is $45
Membership is valid until 12/31/2014
Print out registration card & bring to front desk at Washington & Lee pool
http://www.usms.org/reg/members/reglinks.php?LMSCID=10
II) Arlington Masters Swimming Application (PDF)
Print out, complete & bring to front desk at W&L (along with above USMS card)
Club fee is $8 (payable to Arlington Masters)
http://arlingtonmasters.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/arlington_masters_swimming_application-4.pdf
III) Buy a swim punch pass online
6, 12 or 36 swim passes are available
Under Sports menu, select Master’s Swim
After purchase, print out receipt & bring to front desk to exchange for pass
Sign-up with Arlington Masters’ Yahoo listserv group or visit us at
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About Mike

Mike is a USAT Level I Certified Triathlon Coach and ASCA Level II Swim Coach based in Arlington, VA. Mike is a top tier Age Group triathlete and coach for the Arlington Masters swim club. A lifelong athlete, he has competed in more than 30 triathlons, 10 marathons, 5 Ironmans, and numerous open water swims and endurance cycling events. He races as a member of Ignite Endurance.

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