Open Water Swim / Tri Clinic Series
This series is perfect for beginner to intermediate level triathletes or for those wanting to refine their skills.
You may attend one or all of the clinics based on your individual needs. Clinics are open to all levels of swimmers and all will include a 500 m open water swim in a safe and fun environment.
Clinic 1 May 5th 8am-11am
OVERCOMING OPEN WATER ANXIETY AND WETSUIT SWIMMING: Tips on purchasing a wetsuit, how body position changes, and quick transitioning in a wetsuit. Participants will receive a special discount for wetsuit purchase in The Sport Factory Pro Shop.
MASS STARTS, ENTRIES, SIGHTING & SWIMMING IN A STRAIGHT LINE: Navigating the course, effective buoy turns and sighting without compromising your stroke.
TRANSITION DEMONSTRATION AND RALLY: Bring your transition gear. We will teach you the tricks and tactics to free speed and discover your transition "sticking points."
Clinic 2 June 2nd 8am-11am
TACTICS/DRAFTING: Tips for swimming in a pack and how drafting will help you to conserve energy for the bike/run.
SIGHTING & SWIMMING IN A STRAIGHT LINE: Navigating the course, effective buoy turns and sighting without compromising your stroke.
RUN FORM AND DRILLS: A primer on running technique and improving economy. How running drills can improve your form and how to apply them.
Clinic 3 August 25th 8am-11am
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Beginner friendly! We will review the swim leg of triathlon from top to bottom- selecting equipment, race starts, entries, sighting, buoy turns, drafting, pacing, and exits. We will have several "mini" open water swims for each participant to practice and refine their individual limiters.
FREE: BICYCLE TACTICS FOR NON DRAFT RACING 10-11am: Did you know you can shave minutes by refining your cycling skills? Knowing when to sit up, stay aero, how to corner, descend, and pace are essential race days skills. We will teach you the secrets the pros know and execute on race day (you do not need to bring your bicycle). This clinic is free and open to all.
What to Bring- You will need a swimsuit, swim cap and pair of goggles for the swim portion and necessary equipment for the run/bike/transition portion. These clinics are HANDS ON.
Fees- $55 / $45 for Team Members (the parking fee at Lanier Park is $4.00)
Refund Policy- A partial refund of 50% will be issued 72 hours prior to the clinic. No refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the clinic.
Map To Lake Sidney Lanier Park
Lake Lanier Park is located on Lanier Park Road off of Buford Dam Road in Buford, Ga
From 400 North Take Exit 14(Cumming/Buford)
Go Right at the exit towards Buford
Take a Left at the Second Light (Sanders Road)
Take a Right at the light onto Buford Dam Road.
Cross the Dam.
Go straight through the intersection/light of Buford Dam Road and Suwanee Dam Road.
Lanier Park is the first entrance on the left.
Once you are in the park and have paid for parking, you will take a right to head to the beach/parking area for the clinic.
From Interstate 85 North Take Exit 111(Suwanee)
Go Left onto Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The name of this road will eventually change to Suwanee Dam Road.
You will cross Buford Hwy, Peachtree Ind. Blvd, and Cumming Hwy (Hwy 20)
Stay on this Suwanee Dam Road until it intersects Buford Dam Road. Take a right onto Buford Dam Road. Lanier Park will be the first entrance on the Left.
Once you are inside of the park and have paid for parking, you will go right at the fork to head down to the beach/parking area.