IT'S ALL ABOUT SWIMMING FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY!
The HFP Racing Open Water Swim Clinics consider the experience and skill level of the participants at each clinic. The clinics are able to work with swimmers with a wide range of skill levels: from the beginner swimmer to those with several or more years of organized swim event experience. Our swim clinics are attended by swimmers who are doing their first ever triathlon all the way up to Ironman and swim endurance athletes.
The series is progressive and we encourage each swimmer to sign-up for the complete series; however, all clinics are designed to include a component for those new to swimming.
Better Swimmer Clinic dates
- Saturday, June 3 Deer Creek State Park (Mt. Sterling, OH)
- Saturday, July 15 Caesar Creek State Park (Waynesville, OH)
- Saturday, July 29 Buck Creek State Park (Springfield, OH)
Swim Clinic 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
This is designed for attendees who wish to improve their stroke technique AND experienced athletes who want to review the fundamentals of their swimming. There will be approximately one hour instruction by a Swim Coach followed by approximately 30 minutes of open water swimming with individual feedback. Specific topics covered are body and head position, comfort in the water, sighting, drafting in the water, rotation, breathing, and timing of the stroke. Participants will have the chance to obtain feedback in real-time.
Free Swim 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Opportunity to free swim. practice learned open water swimming techniques, swim transition, and practice your swim under the watchful of a swim coach. This is an opportunity to apply some of the coaching received to actual swim.
Amy San Filippo - Master Swim Team Coach, Certified World Open Water Swimmer Association Coach, Certified Triathlon Coach, Swim Coach TriColumbus Triathlon Club. Coach - Deer Creek
Rick Slawinski - USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Youth and Junior Triathlon Coach, Head Coach The Ohio State University Triathlon Club, Coach Summit Multisport, Lead Coach TriColumbus. Triathlon Club. Coach - Deer Creek
Perry Hock - US Master Level 1 and 2 Swim Coach, Master, Triathlon, and Fitness Swim Instructor, Ironman Triathlete, Head Coach and owner of Vector Coaching Coach: Caesar Creek and Buck Creek
July 15 - OWS Clinic at Caesar Creek State ParkRegistration closes in 1 month 18 days
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July 29 - OWS Clinic at Buck Creek State ParkRegistration closes in 1 month 18 days
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Clinic Package - 2 OWS ClinicsRegistration closes in 1 month 18 days
Take part in 2 OWS clinic- Caesar Creek & Buck Creek
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About The Clinic
HFP Racing has partnered with Coach Perry Hock of Vector Coaching and Coaches Amy San Filippo of TriColumbus Triathlon Club and Rick Slawinski of The Ohio State University Triathlon Club to create a program to improve your open water swimming speed and endurance by focusing on Open Water Swimming and techniques specific to open water and endurance swimming. The open water swim clinics are great for anyone – from the individual preparing for their 1st triathlon and open water swim experience to the experienced triathlete looking to have a great swim in their next race. No experience required but must feel comfortable in the water swimming 25 meters.
Note: Clinic takes place in the swim zone at each Park at the Beach. Water depth is 3-5' but can reach 10' near the buoy line. Athletes will be afforded the leeway to swim in the area which they deem most comfortable until the swim portion begins. The swim turn buoys will be set in the deeper water.
Please bring preferred swim cap, goggles, hydration, sunscreen and a towel.
- Event contact
- Craig E Thompson