2018 registration opens March 1st.
SAVE! Register any time between March 1st and March 20th save 5%
if you pay cash or check!

Is 2018 your first year of dedicated swimming? Or have you swum so long that you've sprouted gills and fins? Whatever your experience and objectives, SBR can provide safe, effective training to improve your performance in open water. Continue reading here for our regular open water swim practices held 4 times per week. 

SBR's open water swim practices (OWS) are professionally coached sessions that incorporate specific workout objectives, education and training for open water swimming. As an athlete, you will be given specific individual coaching to help you achieve your goals. Group instruction topics include water safety, race strategy and proper form. 

The OWS program offers maximum flexibility in scheduling. 17 weeks with four sessions per week available allows you to have nearly unlimited swim training opportunities. Safety is a key topic of instruction. The OWS program covers stroke analysis, sighting and breathing techniques. You will have individual instruction with form critique.

Early morning and mid-morning OWS classes are held at Fireman's Park in Verona. In mid to late August, practices move to Law Park by Monona Terrace, pending water quality. 

Our OWS program emphasizes:

  • education about safety in open water
  • development of efficient swim technique
  • proper mechanics for injure-free swimming
  • navigation in open water
  • entry and exit strategies for open water racing
  • race preparation and tactics such as drafting, pacing and safety
  • training the mind for open water through motivation and relaxation
  • advice on proper open water equipment for training and racing
  • the fun and joy of swimming

Dates, time and locations - 2018 summer starts May 14th -September 7th.

  • Tuesdays - 9am - Fireman's Park, Verona
  • Wednesdays - 6am - Fireman's Park, Verona
  • Thursdays - 9am - Fireman's Park, Verona
  • Fridays - 6am - Fireman's Park, Verona
    • NOTE: all practices move to Law Park/Lake Monona early/mid August

Four sessions per week with flexibility to attend any practice - UNLIMITED USAGE

Early bird pricing until March 31, 2018

Pay in full - $399 UNLIMITED
Pay monthly $115 per month (first month due to secure pricing).
If you are a full time coached athlete, add on swim practices for $65 per month.
If you are a full time coached athlete, add swim/bike/run for only $160 per month.

Pricing effective April 1, 2018

Pay in full - $425 UNLIMITED.
Pay monthly $120 per month.
If you are a full time coached athlete, add on swim practices for $65 per month.
If you are a full time coached athlete, add swim/bike/run for only $160 per month.

Registration is available on MINDBODY

If you want to swim, bike and run with us all summer (May through August) you can purchase unlimited usage of all practices at EARLY BIRD special pricing for $1150 (or $300 per month)! Jump on MINDBODY right now and get in on special pricing! Pricing goes up to $1250 paid in full or $325 per month April 1st.

How to register:

  • Go to MINDBODY
  • Click the ONLINE STORE folder in the upper right.
  • Choose what SUMMER practice option you are looking for from the drop down menu.
  • Pay for practices (if purchasing monthly, the price you purchase your first month at will secure that price for the summer
  • If you prefer to pay via cash or check, you may do so in person at SBR.