Jul 03 2017

Open Water Swim Clinic with C26 Triathlon Coach Robbie Bruce

POSTPONED! Due to circumstances beyond our control, our OWS Clinic today has been postponed until Saturday, Aug. 19th. For questions or concerns please email peterson28a@gmail.com. Thank you!

Columbia Multisport Club Presents:

Open Water Swim Clinic with C26 Triathlon Coach Robbie Bruce

When: Aug. 19, 2017
Where: Finger Lakes State Park,
Over the last 12+ years Robbie has competed in over 75 triathlons ranging from the sprint to Ironman distance. He began coaching in 2011 and has been exclusively focused on triathlon where he has coached over 50 athletes to their first Ironman finish.Robbie excels in the water and has coached hundreds of athletes to success at open water swimming.  He’s worked with a wide range of abilities including: beginner-level and first-time triathletes, Ironman 70.3 and Kona qualifiers, along with seasoned veterans and Junior USAT All- Americans.His underlying focus with all athletes is blending a positive life change with performance that extends beyond the finish line. Join Coach Robbie and CMC for an afternoon of fun in the sun where your open water swim will be lit up with learning.Topics to be covered:
  • OWS specific technique
  • Entry and exit
  • Sighting
  • Drafting
  • Breathing techniques
  • Swimming in a straight line
  • Cornering buoys
  • Plotting your course
  • Beach and mass swim starts
  • How to deal with swimming in a crowd
  • Dealing with anxiety
  • Fast wetsuit removal
  • How to train in the pool for OWS
What does it cost?
  • CMC Members – $5
  • Non-CMC member – $20
What does my registration include?
  • An awesome time with Coach Robbie & fellow athletes! 
  • An afternoon of learning & fun
  • Water, Gatorade and snacks will be provided
What do I need to bring?
  • Goggles
  • Cap
  • Pull bouy
  • Band (old tire tube or race belt)
  • Swim paddles
  • Wetsuit (please bring if you have one but we won’t be swimming in it)
  • Once you turn East on Peabody Rd, you will drive about a mile to the park entrance. Take a left into the entrance and follow the road, through the entrance station, to the lake on your left hand side. From the park entrance to the lake, it will be about 2 miles. There will be a sign directing you where to turn left at. DO NOT SPEED IN THE PARK!
Check out the Crushing Iron website for more information about Coach Robbie and the podcast.
For all the podcast episodes, click here –> Crushing Iron Podcast

TO REGISTER for the OWS Clinic you must fill out the REGISTRATION FORM  (which contains a Accident_Waiver_and_Release_of_Liability_Form 2) and PAY BELOW:



^ ^ ^ Do not pay before you fill out the registration form (link) above ^ ^ ^

Open Water Swim Clinic

Want to become a member of CMC? Click here to join and receive all the other amazing benefits CMC has to offer!
Any questions? Contact Angela @ peterson28a@gmail.com
Questions for Coach Robbie? 
Email him at c26coach@gmail.com


Print Accident_Waiver_and_Release_of_Liability_Form 2 (PDF)

Print OWS Clinic Flyer (PDF)