Swim Technique Class Level 1 and Level 2 — Fall 2016
Ready to tackle your first triathlon next summer? Already tried one, but want to improve your swimming technique, speed and/or endurance? Are you tired of having to hang on the wall every length? Would you like to become more efficient and finally enjoy swimming? Let the coaches from CES help you! We will teach you efficient swimming techniques, challenge you with great workouts and send you home with a new perspective on triathlon swimming.
- Limited Space Available
- Class Descriptions and Requirements
- Training Days & Locations
- Experienced Coaches
- How to Register
Limited Space Available
In order to maintain the high quality that CES is known for (and which participants expect of CES), this program is limited to the following number of swimmers for each class:
- Level 1: 12 swimmers
- Level 2: 12 swimmers
Don't miss your chance to join us — register today!
Class Descriptions and Requirements
Are you tired of having to hang on the wall every length? Would you like to become more efficient and finally "enjoy" swimming? Let the coaches from CES help you! We will teach you efficient swimming techniques and send you home with a new perspective on triathlon swimming.
We will be taking a "back to basics" approach with the beginning group, breaking down the freestyle to the basics — posture and balance. You MUST be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards (one length of a standard pool) without stopping, with your face in the water (except when breathing, of course!).
Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced
This class will concentrate on fine tuning your swimming skills. This group will emphasize posture and body position, but with a much faster progression than in Level 1. We will also cover skills for open water and finish each class with a short workout. You should be able to swim a minimum of four (4) lengths of the pool without stopping. Notice we didn't say how FAST you had to do it! That's why you're taking the class, right?
Training Days & Locations
Mondays — 6 weeks*:
- November 7–28 from 7:00–7:45pm
- December 5–12 from 6:00–6:45pm
Tuesdays — 6 weeks*:
- November 8–29 from 7:00–7:45pm
- December 6 & 13 from 6:00–6:45pm
*NOTE — Due to UIC facility scheduling (Holiday/Break hours), the class start times will change
UIC Sport & Fitness Center
828 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60612
What do I need to bring?
The following is provided by UIC:
- Full use of bathroom facilities and locker rooms. Please note that we do NOT have access to the rest of the facilities!
- Shower amenities: shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
- Swim caps will be provided by CES.
So, you just need to remember to bring:
- swim suit
- lock for a locker
- an open mind!
PayBox parking is available on the surrounding streets. Public transportation is also a great way to get to/from the pool.
Professional, Supportive Coaching!
Craig Strong has been coaching competitive swimming at various levels for 19 years, including USA Swimming Senior National level athletes and NCAA Division I swimming. For the past 9 years he has also been working with triathletes, open-water swimmers, runners and cyclists of all abilities, helping them to achieve — and even surpass — their athletic goals!
Craig's athletes can boast of many accomplishments including: successfully crossing the English Channel, competing in Open Water US Masters Swimming National Championships, and Ironman Hawaii. Craig has also helped many others to achieve new gains in strength, endurance and open water technique for both open water swimming races and Triathlon.
Click here to read about Todd Paul, Chicago Athlete Magazine's Athlete of the Month (October 2009), who successfully crossed the English Channel in just one year of training with Coach Craig.
Craig is one of a select few coaches in North America to have received a Level II certification by USA Triathlon. He is also an American Swim Coaches Association Level IV and a USA Cycling Level II coach. In addition to his considerable experience as a coach, Craig is himself an accomplished Triathlete and avid open-water swimmer for almost 20 years. Coach Craig has an intimate understanding of both the challenges and joys of open water swimming in a variety of contexts.
How to Register
Online registration is available by clicking on the links below:
|CES Alumni||New Members|
|Swim Technique Level 1||$154||$169|
|Swim Technique Level 2||$154||$169|
New CES'ers, good news! Once you participate in ANY CES program, you are a CES alumni for life and will save $$ on future programs!
No refunds will be provided in full or in part for any reason, including injury, after a program begins. No prorated fees are provided for late enrollments.
Please contact us at info@ChicagoEnduranceSports.com or call 866-237-7861 for more information.