Open Water Swim Camps
In Oregon, United States
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Camp Training Focus
We will work on adapting to conditions as we find them in these lakes in August, to make our swimming safer and more comfortable with whatever nature delivers. This would include staying calm and at peace, maintaining stability and precision, basic pace control, negotiating small wind-driven waves and currents, navigation, and delaying fatigue, practicing mindfulness and attention games.
This may be a good opportunity to swim in your wetsuit if you prefer to use one. The lake water may be anywhere from the 60 F (15 C) to 72 F (22 C) at this time of the year.
We will give attention to training your mental and emotional skills to make swimming more enjoyable and rewarding than ever.
This camp is for New To Open Water, Intermediate and Advanced swimmers. You do not need to be a ‘fast’ swimmer (few people consider themselves to be one), but you do need to be swimming competently in the pool, and have some initial experience working on your fundamental stroke skills. We will build on these skills for sure, but this camp should not be your first exposure to them.
View our guidelines on Levels Of Proficiency for to see how we organize our skill levels. You may contact us to discuss your needs and see which camp may be most suitable for you.
Each mini-camp is designed to serve 6 swimmers.
- Training Fee per swimmer: $480
- Companion Fee: $25
If you inquire early, you may reserve a cabin at the Cultus Lake Resort – inquire with Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may camp at the nearby Cultus Lake Campground.
You may stay at another lake resort nearby, like Elk Lake Resort.
You may stay in the city of Bend, about 45 minute drive away.
A full payment or non-refundable deposit of $150 is required per swimmer to secure a spot in this event.
Your companion is warmly welcomed in our transport to our training locations and to accompany us on pontoon boat and share lunch with us – this is covered by the companion fee.
The Training Fee covers our coaching, staff expenses, logistics and lunch for each training day.
- 9:30 greetings
- 10:00 swim session #1 with video shoot at end
- 12:00 lunch and video analysis
- 14:00 swim session #2
- Embark on boat at 9:00
- 10:00 swim session #3
- 12:30 lunch
- 14:00 swim session #4 and video shoot (if desired)
- Q&A Discussion
- 17:00 return to marina
Price Including / Excluding
Included in the Swim Camp fee
- Four swim sessions with coach guidance, up to 2 hours (according to your comfort)
- Discussions on topics of your interest
- Video analysis session (at least one), and you may take your videos
- Hearty, healthy lunch snacks both days
- Coaching and staffing fees
- Logistics for our swim sessions (transport, escort, etc)
- Travel to our training location
- Breakfast or dinner
- Travel or medical insurance
- Gratuity to service providers
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