Friday, April 22, 2011

Additional Swim Practices

We are starting a swim program that is open to everyone. Starting Tuesday May 3rd we will be running practices at our New Castle facility on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 5:30-6:45am. This introductory summer program will run until July 28th. The cost is $99 which comes out to less than $4/practice. The address is 2150 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720. It is located next to Mike's Famous Harley off of 295 and 9.

We are fortunate to have obtained the services of Coach Bruce Gemmel to run the practices. Bruce is a nationally recognized coach with experience in open water coaching. All ability levels are welcome. This will be kind of a hybrid program for both Masters and Triathletes. Practices times and sites could be added dependent on the response. At the end of the summer we will evaluate the response and decide on what we will be able to offer in the fall in terms of times, sites, days, and cost.

You do not have to be a TriDawg or a member of DSFC to participate. If you are attending Saturday morning practices with me, there will be no change in that program. There is no preregistration. Just show up to your first practice with a check or credit card. Contact me with any questions.

Glenn Moore
Delaware Swim and Fitness Centers
DSFC Tri-Dawgs
4905 Mermaid Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19808
Office: (302) 234-8500
Fax: (302) 234-8502

Monday, April 11, 2011

Open Water Swim at Lums Pond

It is time for open water swims at Lums pond. The swims are open to ALL Tri-Dawgs and their guests. We just have a few simple rules (laid out by the park service, and a few laid out by us) that we must adhere to.

The swims are Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM only. We must have a minimum of two kayakers in the water at all times with throw buoys in the kayak. We all ready have the kayaks and buoys and I will arrange to have kayakers every week. We can only swim from Area One.

Everyone must pay the entrance fees to the park every week. Yearly passes are recommended. We will have a sign in sheet that must be signed by everyone entering the water and then be signed out as you exit.

Here are a few of our own rules. If you bring a guest, please ensure that person is comfortable in open water. If they are not, either swim with them until they are or let me know and I will swim with them. We can also arrange for someone to swim with them or get a kayaker to follow them until they are comfortable. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE invest in a brightly colored swim cap to make monitoring easy for our kayakers. It is a good idea to get used to wearing a cap anyway as you will have to in races.

The first swim is May 4th. My number is 302-383-0060. Text or call with any questions, comments, concerns etc. Thanks and hope to see you all out there. GO DAWGS!!!!!---Vince