You can’t win the race in the swim, but you can definitely lose it.
If open water swimming is your weakness or if you simply wish to have an open water group to train with next summer, join me for the inaugural year of PBC Open Water Swim Coaching.
Coaching sessions will be instructed by PBC athlete, distance freestyle specialist, and Ohio State Swim Team Captain & Alumni, Andrew Keily. Take this opportunity to work with an experienced NCAA swimmer to improve your open water swimming. Learn how to swim the shortest distance. Practice drafting to save energy and gain speed. Experience the open water in various conditions. Overcome your fears and anxieties about racing in a mass start swim.
There are so many benefits to this program. Andrew is an incredibly qualified swimmer and coach. He has the insight of a trained distance freestyle swimmer, not just a triathlete. So often we wetsuit up and swim around a few buoys without any structured plan when open water swimming. Having a workout for open water swimming is just as important as it is in the pool, but you should focus on different things.
Coaching Sessions will include:
- full SUP support
- structured group workouts
- OWS training and race tactics
- stroke technique and sighting instruction
- video analysis
- 1:1 instruction
- triathlon entry and exits
Hour long coached sessions will be held in Lake Monona every Tuesday/Thursday at 6am starting June 2 and will run right up to Ironman Wisconsin with the last session being September 6. There will be twenty eight sessions in total. All ability levels are welcome.
For information on pricing structure and to sign up, click through to the OWS tab on my website.
**I am so confident in the value of OWS Coaching that the program will be included for free as an additional benefit for all non-remote coached athletes with a 9 mo+ contract.**
About the instructor: Andrew Keily is an All-American HS, 4 year Ohio State University Varsity distance freestyle swimmer and served as Captain his Senior year. In the pool, he has a personal best of 15:58 for the 1500 Meter Freestyle. In his first year of triathlon, Andrew had numerous overall wins, first overall swim splits, and swam a 25:05 in Galveston, beating all but 7 Professionals. On the coaching side, Andrew brings 20 years of swimming instruction experience. He combines a hands-on approach with video analysis to assist athletes in their specific needs as a swimmer. Andrew has led swim camps and taught 1-1 lessons for experienced swimmers and beginners.
Andrew Keily exiting the water in first place at the 2015 Olympic Distance Capitol View Triathlon in Madison, WI, with a swim time of 17:28 for 1500m (1:04/100yd).
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