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TriFit is unique in that we have one of the few private lap pools in Santa Monica, voted Best Lap Pool by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014. Masters swim classes are open and free to all TriFit members. We also offer a variety of swim training including individual lessons, video swim stroke analysis, swim clinics, and workshops. In addition to pool swimming we also offer open water ocean swims for nearly 6 months out of the year.

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Open Water Swims


The swim will meet at Tower 26 at 6:30 am on Friday mornings at the corner of Barnard Way and Ocean Park blvd. There is a lot available for short term parking and metered parking on the street. Please be on time as workouts begin promptly at 6:30 am. These workouts run from May through October.


Our open water swims will make you a stronger, faster open water swimmer and help you to get an edge on the competition when you are racing. A unique feature of our open water swims is that we begin with a dryland warm-up targeting key core muscle groups that are crucial for swim speed and strength. The focus of this workout will be on longer swim workouts where participants will have the chance to practice their skills and increase overall strength and endurance. The workout will also include basic open water and triathlon skills such as entry at the start, handling waves, sighting and navigation, drafting, pacing, passing, exiting the water, as well as race strategy.

Swimming Requirements

Due to the inherent risks that come with open water swimming this workout is not meant for beginning swimmers, familiarity with basic open water swimming is important. Each participant should be able to swim a 100 yard free under 2:15 and should be able to complete 1000 yard swim without stopping.
Please make sure to bring a wet-suit (the water is cold!), goggles, towel, hydration, and something warm to wear in the morning. ALL SWIMMERS ARE REQUIRED to sign a liability form, after doing so you will be given a bright swim cap which will identify you. These caps are non-transferable and are only assigned when a release of liability is signed. If you transfer your swim cap, you will not be permitted to come back to this swim. We need to be certain that everyone is aware of the inherent risks and assumes liability before entering the water. Thank you for your cooperation with these requirements!

Open Water Swim Coaching

Break down the basics of open water swimming, overcome any fears and limitations you might have when doing a race, or just learn to get out into the water. Gain overall strength in swimming, both mentally and physically.