Open Water Swim Program

Peak Performance Professionals is excited once again have our successful Pewaukee Open Water Swims on Monday evenings! The swim training will continue to include a safe swim environment, open water swim instruction, swim race simulations, and wetsuit demo nights.

Open water swim clinics will be lead by USAT certified triathlon coaches Dwight Sandvold and Heather Haviland. Each open water swim will have a ¼ mile well marked course, switching swim directions weekly and will receive a swim cap based on novice or intermediate level.

When: Monday evenings, 5:30-7:30 pm (June 2nd- August 25th)
Location: Pewaukee Lake Front on Wisconsin Ave.
Cost: $45.00 for the entire summer (13 weeks total)
NOTE: Due to changes at USA Triathlon, each swimmer need to be an annual USAT member.

Open Water Swim Clinics

Here’s your chance to get comfortable swimming in open water while learning everything you need to know about the swim segment of a triathlon from our 2 open water clinic opportunities. The coaches will demonstrate key open water swimming skills and provide you with plenty of time to practice course sighting, turning around buoys, drafting and mass starts.  We will also provide you with tips for dealing with pre-race jitters, positioning yourself at the start of the race, swimming in a wetsuit and remaining calm in the water.

For those looking for the FREE swim clinic for the Pewaukee Triathlon please go to the Pewaukee Triathlon web site, http://www.pewaukeelaketri.com/Pewaukee_Lake_Tri/Home.html.

Each clinic will be about 45 minutes and include an optional 1/4-mile swim where you will have the opportunity to practice everything you learned! For those in the beginner clinic your coach will help you decide if you are ready for the 1/4-mile swim.

Beginner Level Clinic (or those new to open water)

This instruction will ease your open water anxiety and make your swim experience a success.
Topics to include:

  • Differences of pool to Open water
  • Buoy turns
  • Wet suits
  • Treading water
  • Breathe control
  • Sighting
  • Cramping, how to prevent and what to do if you get one
  • Swim drills to improve your comfort in the water
  • Goggle issues fogging up, clear, kicked off, put back on
  • Challenges of lakes like weeds, dark murky water, water temperature
  • At the end there will be an opportunity to swim the ¼ swim course

Beginner Clinic Dates:
Monday June 2nd 5:30-6:15pm OR 6:30-7:15pm
Monday June 9th 5:30-6:15pm OR 6:30-7:15pm
Monday June 16th 5:30-6:15 pm
(minimum of 4 registrants required to hold clinic)

To ensure safety and best instruction, the beginner clinic is limited to 10.
Cost: $15 per clinic. You must be a current USAT member.

To register for the P3 Open Water Swim Clinics, go to the P3 scheduling site.

Intermediate Level Clinics

Aimed at the swimmer with prior open water experience who wants to increase open water comfort and get faster in their open water times. Adapt your pool strokes to the waves, chop and current of open water, this clinic will provide realistic but low-pressure simulations of open water racing for current and aspiring triathletes. All participants MUST be able to swim at least 500 meters in a pool to participate.
Topics to include:

  • Safety
  • Sighting tips
  • Drafting
  • The Ins and Outs of a wetsuit
  • Entry & exit techniques
  • Buoy navigation and effective turning
  • 400 meter race simulation at the end of the clinic

Intermediate Clinic Dates:
Monday June 9th 5:30-6:15pm OR 6:30-7:15pm
Monday June 16th 6:30-7:15pm
Monday June 23th 6:30-7:15pm
(minimum of 4 registrants required to hold clinic)

To ensure safety and best instruction, the intermediate clinic limited to 20.
Cost: $15 per clinic. You must be a current USAT member.

To register for the P3 Open Water Swim Clinics, go to the P3 scheduling site.

Wetsuit Demo Clinics

Mondays, June 2 & June 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Attitude Sports
Learn from the experts on how to find the proper fitting wetsuit, differences between the brands and have the opportunity to do a test them out in the open water! Wet suit demonstration will be during the Monday night swims 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please note this does not require any signup, just come and check it out!

Inclement Weather and Water Conditions

In the event of inclement weather or water conditions we will post the decision by 4:00 p.m. Monday, on the P3 website.

You will find the latest on the swim toward the bottom of the P3 Home page, in the left column “Open Water Swims”. We apologize in advance if we have to cancel any of the 13 open water swim training sessions due to weather or water conditions but your safety is our first priority. There will be no refunds if we are unable to have the swim.

Note to ensure safety, P3 has the open water swims USAT sanctioned. Each swimmer must be a current member of USAT to participate. At the time of registration a picture ID and a current USAT card must be presented.