Open Water Programs
Breakwater Sports conducts pool based open water programs at the MIT Zesiger Center pool in Cambridge, Massachusetts (see below).
There will be no outdoor open water programs in 2012. It has become too difficult to schedule these and obtain the necessary permits.
Former students and friends are welcome to join me for my personal open water
workouts at various locations in MA, FL, CA (or wherever..).
Pool Based Open Water Swimming Program (Zesiger Pool, MIT)
This pool based program is intended for triathletes and other open water swimmers. It is provided at the Zesiger Pool at MIT in Cambridge, which is set up for 50 meters during summer, and 25 yards the remainder of the year. The program is open to the general public, and is limited to 10 swimmers. You do not have to be fast, but this program is not for newer swimmers. You should be able to swim 200 yards of freestyle continuously, as many of the sets will include 200 yard repeats.
Cost: Varies according to the number of
classes in the course: about $6 per class for DAPER members, about $15 per class
for non-members (DAPER = MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education &
* From the registation page, check the complete course schedule. There may be one or more exceptions to the schedule due to Monday holidays or other events.
See the short video below for examples of some of the things covered in this program.
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