Open Water Swim Clinics in Oregon Lakes
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Sunday, July 12 at Henry Hagg Lake
Southwest of Forest Grove, Oregon
Meet at the Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp on the west side of the lake.
Sunday, July 26 at Foster Lake
Just east of Sweet Home, Oregon
Meet at the Lewis Creek Park on the northwest side of the lake.
Sunday, August 9 at Henry Hagg Lake
Southwest of Forest Grove, Oregon
Meet at the Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp C on the west side of the lake.
Sunday, August 23 at Crescent Lake
Just west of Crescent Lake Junction on Hwy 58.
Meet at the Simax Beach Area (Group Camp Area) on the east shore.
We will customize the activities and skill work to fit the interests of those who attend. We will likely form 2 groups:
One group will explore introductory open water swimming skills to help you become comfortable in this body of water.
The other group will explore intermediate or advanced skills that are requested by those who participate, or the coach will choose something interesting for you!
We will adapt to conditions as we find them in these lakes in July and August. We would like to help you learn how to swim with more comfort and confidence in whatever nature delivers. Skills may include directing attention to remain calm and at peace, easier breathing, maintaining stability and precision, basic pace control, negotiating small wind-driven waves and currents, navigation, and delaying fatigue, practicing mindfulness and other attention-training games.
This may be a good opportunity to swim in your wetsuit if you prefer to use one. The various lakes may be anywhere from the 65 F to 75 F. The weather and the intensity of the sun will affect the surface temperatures of the lakes.
We will be attentive to everyone’s comfort in cool water. If you like, you are welcome to make short sessions in the water, get out and warm up for a while, then get back in for a bit more.
We will give attention to training your mental and emotional skills to make swimming more enjoyable and rewarding than ever.
For the second part of our time at the lake we will set up a couple swim exploration opportunities.
One group may stay near the shore or near our entry point and swim loops out and around the coach-kayak or around a buoy course we set up.
Another group may follow a coach-kayak for an out-and-back swim.
With our 2 coaches, each clinic is intended to serve up to 8 swimmers total.
$60 per person, per clinic
No fee, though donations are welcomed.
You may come for just the clinic or just the swim, or both. You may participate in just the group swim at no cost. We want to create this opportunity for you to meet up and swim safely with our (your) tribe of people who appreciate swimming this same way.
We tentatively plan to start the clinic at 9:30 am and end at around 11:30. This is just the window of time we will be set up to offer coaching attention. You can swim as much or as little as you please in this time frame.
We tentatively plan to start the swims at 12:00 and end around 14:00. This is just the window of time we will be set up to escort our groups. You can swim as much or as little as you please in this time frame.
Times are subject to being flexible because of weather or circumstances that might come up at each location. We will keep in close communication with participants to let you know about any changes to the schedule.
Price Including / Excluding
Included in the Clinic fee
- Coach attention and guidance during the window of time
- Discussions on topics of your interest
- Travel to our training location
- Activity or medical insurance
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Henry Hagg Lake
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