Virtual Swim Group

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Life can be busy and fitting in a weekly club swim workout may just not work for your schedule.  Here's your chance to train under a coach without big changes to your daytimer.  You can join the VSG at any time from Jan to June!

About the VSG

  • Facilitator: Coach Geordie McConnell (contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Timeline: February through July (6 months)
  • Cost: $226.00 (includes all charges)
  • 6 months of swim workouts (up to 2 per week) emailed to you weekly.
  • Your online questions answered weekly by the coach.
  • Monthly meet ups, mostly pool with some dryland
    • Stroke correction, video analysis and testing.
  • Open water swim clinic

To enroll in the Virtual Swim Group for 2016, email Coach Geordie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You will need to acquire some equipment to execute some drills I will prescribe:

  • Kick Board: All public pools have ample supply
  • Fins: While pools have some fins, finding the right size can be a crap shoot.  I recommend buying your own.  If you are strong kicker, the shorty style fin is your best choice.  If you struggle with your kick, I recommend a mid-length fin.
  • Paddles: Pools sometimes have paddles but they are usually massive.  You want a paddle that is roughly the size of your hand.  Here a decent one.
  • Pull Buoy: While pools have an ample supply they can be smaller, older and lacking in buoyancy. If you are a strong kicker, just use the ones at the pool.  If you struggle with the kick or are a male, purchase your own pull buoy and go for a big one.



Athletes have questions, that I know.  I'm also aware that many of those questions are shared by others.  If you have a swim-related question during the program.  Please post them on our Question Page.  Here I will answer each question and all participants will be able to share in the answers, thereby by learning from each other.