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Chicago Area Masters & Triathlon Swim Program

Are you tired of swimming alone?  Needing some stroke feedback?  Looking to improve your swim fitness?

Join us this fall for a motivating, structured and open to all levels swim program at Naperville North High School.  With four practices a week and a coach always on deck, this program will offer you a structured swim workout, feedback and encouragement from other swimmers. 

Fall Session Information

Dates:              September 12 – November 21 (Winter Session begins November 25)

Fee:                 $240


Tuesday            7:30 – 8:30 PM

Thursday           7:30 – 8:45 PM

Saturday           6:30 – 7:45 AM

Sunday             9:00 – 10:00 AM

Saturday Only Option:

Fee:                 $90

Dates:              September 23 – November 11

Schedule Notes:

Due to school events, there will be no practice on the following dates –

Tuesday, October 31

Thursday, October 5

Saturdays, September 16, October 21, November 4, November 18

Sunday, October 22

Frequently Asked Questions

 I don’t know how to swim.  Is this program for me?

Participants should be comfortable swimming up to 100 yards continuously.  While the coach will give you feedback to improve your stroke & adapt the workout based on your skill level, this is not a ‘learn to swim’ program.

I only swim freestyle.  Will I be able to do the workouts?

Some workouts will contain a mix of strokes.  However, the coach will gladly assist you in adapting the workout to meet your needs or swim only freestyle.

I don’t want to swim more than 60 minutes.

Two of our practices last 75 minutes but you are welcome to participate in as much of the workout as you’d like.

How many yards will we swim?

Workouts are written for the fastest swimmers in the pool.  In a 60 minute practice, the fastest swimmers may cover over 3000 yards.  There will be options to adapt the workout to a shorter or longer yardage.  The coach will also assist you in adapting the workout to your current fitness & skill level.   

Do I need to swim all 4 practices?

You are encouraged to participate in as many practices as you’d like each week, there is no requirement.

I’ve been to other swim programs before & the lanes are crowded. 

The beautiful NNHS pool has over 12 wide lanes that we may use during practices.  At most, we have up to 3 swimmers in a lane.  Some of the lanes are in the shallow end while others are in the deeper end.  You may choose a lane based on your comfort level with water depth.  

I’m afraid I’ll be too slow.

We have all speeds of swimmers & will put you into a lane appropriate for your speed, comfort & skill level. 

Do I need any equipment?

The pool has a variety of kickboards, fins, pull buoys & paddles available for your use.  You may bring your own or use items in the equipment closet. 

Do I need to bring a towel?

Yes, you should plan to bring a towel & any other toiletries you may need for after swimming.  There are several showers available in gender-specific lockerrooms.  You may wish to bring a lock for a locker or leave your personal belongings on the bleachers on deck during practice?  

Where do I park?

Parking is available on the NNHS campus at the corner of Mill Street & Ogden Avenue.  After parking, enter the school at the door labeled AQUATICS.  Once inside, the pool is on your left. 

I’m not sure I want to commit, can I try a practice?

You are invited to drop in & try our program.  The coach will have you sign a waiver & then you may participate in the workout.

I’m not interested in swimming in meets or racing, can I still sign up?

Our program is not designed to prepare you for competition.  However, some of our swimmers do participate in masters swim meets or triathlons.  You are not required to be a competitive swimmer.

I’m a triathlete.  Is this program for me?

Yes.  We have many triathlete swimmers.  As open water/race season approaches, we will include open water skills to help with your preparation.

I have a few more questions. 

Please contact Liz Waterstraat (multisportmastery at yahoo dot com).