ET Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial

ET Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial

Open swim clinic 3Triathlon specific group swimming and instruction for all abilities

ET Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial Beach is a weekly swimming program designed for triathletes. USA certified coaches will provide structured workout sets to build endurance and triathlon specific skill instruction such as open water sighting, wave starts, drafting, buoy turns, and bumping.

This program is free to ET coached athletes.  Non-ET coached athletes will pay the for the summer program (fee to be announced) and be responsible for the entry cost into Centennial Beach.

“I really want to give you guys a VERY LARGE THANK YOU for all the help that I received from you, especially on Monday nights, I tried 3 other tri’s before today, the swim’s were all the same; panic, frustration and hanging on to whatever I could. Fortunately, I was introduced to Experience Triathlon at the ET Batavia Tri and been swimming with you since and have learned more about tri swimming in 9 weeks then in the previous 10 years. Today’s swim at the Naperville Tri presented by ET was great… no panic, no frustration, no hanging on, just swimming. Without your help, I would not have been there today. I’m already planning my next triathlon. THANK YOU AGAIN. Please pass this on to Coach Suzy, Coach Cathy, Coach Joe and Coach Jim.” – Gary H.


“The Open Water Swim sessions that you offer have been a critical part of my swim training this year and it’s why my swimming has improved so much! It’s an absolute perfect environment to absorb the conditions of a triathlon race and it’s been the catalyst to help me overcome my weaknesses and fears. I’m so much more confident in the open water now! Thanks to all your swimming coaching staff. They’re so knowledgeable and they make Monday nights a blast. I love all the services that ET provides and I appreciate all that you do to make us love the sport of triathlon so much more. Thanks!” – Cathy O.


Athletes will need to pay for their own entry fee into Centennial. Daily and season passes are available at the entrance. Information on fees can be found on the Centennial Beach website.

Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00-5:50pm
Dates: June 2 – August 11, 2014

Cost: To be announced
Location: Centennial Beach, 500 West Jackson, Naperville, 60540

We meet inside Centennial on the north-side (street-side) beach deck near the lap lanes. Wetsuits are not required, but most athletes will use wetsuits until the water gets warmer in early July.


Optional dinner and social hour after most Monday night swims.  Check with Coach Joe for details and location.


How do I know if ET Open Water Swim Clinics at Centennial Beach are cancelled?

Our program could be cancelled at the last minute due to weather. The Naperville Park District post real-time closing information on their site at

This year, they’ve added a great phone app with real-time weather related status. Please be checking the Park District site for last minute cancellation. Thanks!

Contact Coach Joe for additional information.

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