Stroke Improvement and Refinement (SIR)
SIR is for those who want to compete and represent EA in the endurance swim community.
As with all the other EA programs, you'll work with certified coaches walking you through pre-written workouts that will build your endurance and speed...they may even push you a bit out of your comfort zone!
This program combines USMS based drills with Total Immersion based techniques to provide a high intensity workout that improve stroke mechanics and overall fitness. It is designed in a progressive structure to ensure one gets left behind. Suitable for intermediate and advanced swimmers.
To participate, you must meet the program prerequisites:
Comfortably swim 3 out of the 4 swim strokes (3x25)
Familiar with all 4 swim strokes and dolphin kick
Able to use the pace clock
Able to read and execute written workouts with minimal coach input
Can drive off the side of the deck
So really, whatever your motivation to swim—triathlon training, open water swim races, or meets, just staying healthy and fit—SIR is the program for you!
Open Water Swim:
This topic-specific program uses US Master Swimming swim drills and Total Immersion Swimming techniques. We'll meet select Sundays, 7:45am at Riverside Marina. New dates are posted on Signup Genius, at least 7-10 days out, based upon WeatherBug app predictions. You must be able to swim in water over your head, at least 100 yards, at your own pace. These clinics are open to anyone with a desire to swim in the river, not just triathletes.