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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, if you are late you will miss the warm up.  These workouts begin every May and end in October.  Members will receive weekly updates with specific workouts for Friday mornings, any last minute changes or cancellations due to the swell.

Make you a stronger faster open water swimmer; help you to get an edge on the competition when you are racing.  Unlike other open water swims we will begin with a 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.  In addition to core work the workout will 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 (water will be very comfortable in the upper 60′s), 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; they are only assigned with liability release, if you transfer your swim cap you will not be able to come back to this swim.  As mentioned open water swimming comes with inherent risks, we need to be certain that everyone is aware of these risks and assumes liability before entering the water.

The class will be led by Zac Cracknell, a former member of the Australian national swim team; he competed internationally and was one of Australia’s top ten National swim, Zac is also a US Masters swim coach.  Zac’s fundamental understanding of a strong core and proper technique has been instrumental in helping athletes that are good swimmers become great competitive swimmers.

Weekly Pool Workouts

Whether you are a novice or elite swimmer, TriFit MultiSport can tailor a swim training program to meet your needs.  Our extensive swimming program is led by head head USC Triathlon and swimming coach and trainer, Rad Hallman.

Personal swim coaching and training can be scheduled at any time through TriFit Club & Studios. Additionally, a minimum of five group masters, aerobic and technique classes are scheduled at TriFit Club and Studios every week.  With the exception of those just learning to swim, all levels are accommodated and encouraged at any of the classes.  Join us and see how much fun a good swim workout can be.

Swim Schedule at TriFit Club & Studios:

Monday: 6:30-7:30 am & 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Friday: 6:30am – 7:30am & & 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Location: All pool sessions are held at TriFit Club & Studios at their Yahoo! Center pool in Santa Monica which features a 3-lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool with locker rooms, towel service, filtered water, and full locker room amenities. Pool temperature is kept between 79-81 degrees.  You must be a TriFit Club & Studios member to attend these workouts.

Contact: TriFit Club & Studios class schedule

*Classes at TriFit Club & Studios are available with a health club membership or with the purchase of a TriFit Club & Studio day pass.  Please confirm class schedules with TriFit Club & Studios as schedules are subject to change.


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