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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Open Water Swimming Camp Headed By Olympian Warkentin
After a long career in the pool that culminated in 6 years of open water swimming and participation in the World Championships and Olympics.
He did short ocean swims and long 25 km stroke-for-stroke battles with people like Petar Stoychev, Yuri Kudinov and Maarten van der Weijden.
He learned about pacing, positioning and physicality from racing the world's best open water swimming from New York to Melbourne, in lakes, rivers and oceans. He learned about hydration, feeding and skin lubrication by doing it in solo swims and international competitions.
He learned about training, workouts and psychological preparation from a personal, practical perspective over the course of many years in the pool and open water.
And now he is offering all that knowledge, experience and know-how at the Santa Barbara Open Water Camp from July 3rd to 7th. "There will be 3 one-mile races and 1 three-mile race during the camp at East Beach and Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara," explained Coach Warkentin. "There will be 4 pool workouts, all held at the UCSB [University of California Santa Barbara] campus pool and 4 beach training sessions. The camp will focus on the significant enhancement of skills related to open water racing. Specifically, we will teach race strategy, gamesmanship, starts, turns, finishes, race analysis, and training."
The camp will be limited to 100 athletes. All athletes must be at least 13 years of age at the time of the camp, USA Swimming registered and have proof of 500-yard freestyle time that is faster than 6:00 or a 400m freestyle time faster than 5:00. 25 spots will be reserved for applicants sub 5:00 in the 500 free and 25 spots will be reserved for applicants 5:00 to 5:30 in the 500 free until May 1st when all camp spots will be open to all eligible participants.
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