The last three workout sessions…

Alexandra will be coaching this Friday, June 30th and next Wednesday and Friday, July 5th & 7th.

No lake swim this weekend, but regular session on Sunday at 7 AM at JCC. Kathleen will be there to open up.

Monday July 3 will be regular time but with no coach.

Have a great weekend and a safe and happy Independence Day celebration!

Here are your last three coached workout sessions: IMG_5174IMG_5176IMG_5201

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Gorgeous Biltmore Lake!

The buoys are set! We had a handful of delightful folks enjoying perfect conditions…79F water, clear skies… just look! Thank you to Nancy C. and Craik D. for their help with setting the buoys with their SUP’s!

JCC’s new pool will not be ready till Labor Day. Please begin discussions amongst yourself about how we would like to utilize the outdoor pool available to us now at JCC, and the lake!IMG_5170IMG_5171IMG_5173

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Saturday at Biltmore Lake, Sunday at JCC!

Saturday at 7 AM, I will be setting the three orange swim buoys at Biltmore Lake. If you would like to come join me for our first open water swim of the summer, please do. If you have a friend with a paddleboard, have them come, too.

Please make sure you sign in with an emergency contact number. We always watch out for each other there, and swim olwith a buddy. At end of your swim, please sign out. Having a proper body count is very good👏🐠IMG_20150607_071338image

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Welcome, Coach Alexandra!🐬😀🐠

Recent UNC-Asheville graduate Alexandra van Dorsten gave the swim crowd what it needed today, and we are so glad to have you with us this summer!  Thank you for agreeing to help us out! Here is her first workout. IMG_5161.JPG

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Fins and last 3 swims…

Here are some links to fins that might be comfortable, all with a heel strap, NOT the traditional shoe-style.

DaFins, haven’t swum with them yet, but these’ll be my next pair…
I’ve used the Voit Duck Feet for 35 years (3 separate pair), and they start stiff, but loosen up over the years. I’d recommend ’em. I have a long and short blade pair, short blades are more flexible.
The Churchill fins are classic, I’ve got an old pair now that are at least 25 years old and super flexible.
Lastly, these are really light and comfy: Zura fins
Here are the last three workouts, written:
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Wednesday with 20! Thursday out at 7am

Since we are usually outside everyday this time of year we’ve not had to make these adjustments with club teams, but Thursday we’ll need to exit Asheville School at 7am, as Asheville Swim Club will have their entire group there then. We are glad to do this to share the space.🐠🐬🐙😀

Today we had 20 strong! IMG_5119.JPGKudos to our new swimmer, Robbie, a serious Search and Rescue diver honing his swift water rescue skills. And welcome to Morgan and Alexandra!

Today’s pleasure:IMG_5120


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Here are three recent workouts from the past week…


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