TI Open Water Swimming Tune-up Workshop:
Lake Placid, NY - 
July 18-19, 2020

LOCATION: High Peaks Cyclery on Mirror Lake, 2733 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 CLICK HERE for Map location of High Peaks Cyclery. Pool swims - North Country Community College Pool23 Santanoni Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983.  (We will carpool to the pool segment)  CLICK HERE for map location of the Pool.

TUITION:  $595.00 - SAVE $50 each off tuition when 4 or more Tri Club or US Masters group members sign-up together!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 11, 2020  *At least 6 people are needed to run this workshop. If we do need to cancel because of low enrollment, you will received a FULL refund.

ABOUT THE COACH: A great opportunity to work with TI Master Coach Celeste St. Pierrea seasoned triathlete and athlete. She is known for her professional manner and a great understanding for how people learn. Coach Celeste has had a lot of experience with her own training over the years, using her insight and introspection to give her a greater understanding of how to present information to a variety of people - with a special twist of humor when needed! 

       •  Expert swim instruction
       •  Swim manual, TI gift, and logo cap
       •  Great memories and long lasting friendships!

We’ll teach technique sessions focused on key stroke habits for tireless swimming that teach you an ease and flow that allow you to swim long distances without walls or turns – i.e. hundreds of uninterrupted strokes. You will have the opportunity to use longer stretches of uninterrupted stroking to deepen your habits and develop the unbreakable “cocoon” of calm concentration that is critical to swimming well in open water.  We’ll also introduce you to imaginative ways of swimming with others. Swimming with friends is not only a key to safe swimming but hugely enjoyable as well. We’ll practice in single-file, side-by-side, inches-apart, and in looser groupings. Also synchronizing your stroke with one or more partners.

This is not a learn to swim Total Immersion Camp.  This camp is meant to take your TI skills to the open water.  If you have taken a TI workshop previously, received private TI coaching, or have been practicing basic balance and streamline skills on your own using TI training materials, then you are in position to get the most out of this workshop.  Also, attendees should be able to swim 1/4 mile, 450 yards/meters comfortably to get the most pleasure out of this open water experience. One of our main goals is to get you swim more efficiently and effortlessly.  In other words, we strive to have you swim, SMARTER, BETTER and FASTER!  Improve your swim times in swimming competitions. 

LODGINGThere are a number of lodging options in and around Lake Placid, but we recommend staying at a hotel, BnB or AirBnb close to Main Street or Mirror Lake.   CLICK HERE for hotels near Mirror Lake.  CLICK HERE for AirBnb options near Mirror Lake – you may have to double check that the location is close enough for your mode of transportation and convenience. (Are you walking or driving?)

There are also numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance in this little village of Lake Placid. CLICK HERE for the 15 Best Things to do in Lake Placid. Lake Placid is a village in New York State's Adirondack Mountains. It's known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for outdoor pursuits. 

Are wetsuits welcome? Very much so, if it will help you be more comfortable and to learn how to adapt the Open Water Technique for swimming.

SCHEDULE: (Subject to revision)
***Swim times may be adjusted or canceled due to weather or lake conditions.***

Saturday, July 18
07:45 am - 08:45 am - Meet in High Peaks Cyclery - check-in and introductions
08:45 am - 09:00 am - Change into swim gear
09:00 am - 10:00 am - Swim in Mirror Lake: drills, skills, swim    
10:30 am - 11:45 am - Effortless Swimming presentation and Q&A time
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm - Break for lunch
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm - Swim in MIrror Lake: drills, skills, swim
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm - Wrap up the day at the lake 

Sunday, July 19 
09:00 am - 09:45 am - Meet in High Peaks Cyclery
10:30 am - 11:30 am - NCCC pool – pool open at 10:15 am    
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm - Lunch and free time
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm - Swim in Mirror Lake: drills, skills, swim
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm - Wrap up the day at the lake

LODGING: There are a number of lodging options in and around Lake Placid, but we recommend staying at a hotel, BnB or AirBnb close to Main Street or Mirror Lake.   CLICK HERE for hotels near Mirror Lake.  CLICK HERE for AirBnb options near Mirror Lake – you may have to double check that the location is close enough for your mode of transportation and convenience. (Are you walking or driving?)


May we also recommend Base Camp Lodging (CLICK HERE)  3 houses each sleeps 12 guests.

- All connected with large deck

- 1/2 Block to Mirror Lake 

- Off street parking

- Super nice and clean!

To inquire, send an email to: hpbasecamp@gmail.com with the dates you want to reserve and number of people coming OR call Karen Delaney at (518) 524-5862 and get information or make your reservation over the phone. Price depends on the time of year and number of guests. We can fit you to the proper Lodge and help you plan a great Lake Placid Vacation! 

We will videotape several times and review that video individually and with the group. We’ll also discuss training for endurance and how to learn or improve racing skills. 

*At least 6 people are needed to run this workshop. Please wait to book travel until it is confirmed the workshop will be running. We'll be sure to give you plenty of notice. Check in any time to learn about registration numbers or ask about travel. 

Workshop tuition includes a $300 non-refundable deposit . No refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the scheduled workshop. Tuition can be transferred to another workshop for a $100 transfer fee.  Transfer requests must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.  No refund or transfer is available for any reason for cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice.   

See you in LAKE PLACID!