Ocean 101

The Ocean 101, sponsored by ROKA is a one hour clinic teaching the fundamentals of ocean swimming including entry, exit, and open water navigation. Participants will get instructions on land followed by practice diving through the break, navigating in open water, and returning to shore. If you are a capable pool swimmer and want to make the leap into ocean swimming this is the clinic for you. The clinic provides foundational, hands-on instruction to equip people to join Club group open water swims and coached workouts.

An aerobic base is required. Participants MUST be able to complete a 1,000 yard/meter pool workout including 500 yards/meters freestyle nonstop.

Wetsuits are mandatory. No surf suits or spring suits. Sleeveless are acceptable but discouraged. You may rent a wetsuit at a Club sponsor or borrow one from a friend. Bring goggles that you've used, tested, and fit. We will provide a bright swim cap.

We walk to the beach at 6:30am sharp. Arrive early enough to park, feed the meter, and be in your wetsuit ready to walk to the water by 6:30am.

Participation is at your own risk. We do not teach you how to swim and we are not lifeguards. You are responsible for your own safety. Bring plenty of hydration and nutrition.

Clinic is limited to 8 members per session. If you are wait-listed, watch the RSVP page for updates.

Please use the Club's RSVP system. Do not email RSVP requests. RSVP at www.latriclub.com

Members who RSVP and do not show up for the clinic may not attend another 101 clinic for the year.

Since 2005 the Ocean 101 has taught hundreds of people the fundamentals of open water swimming. Coached by Brian Morri, Chris Rosien, Max Miller, and Sherry Winston, the clinic can function as a smooth onramp to the other Club swims and coached workouts.

Park at the short term lot early enough to feed the machine $2 in quarters or a credit card. Meet near the restrooms at the boardwalk leading to Tower 26.

Tower 26-Santa Monica Beach Bernard Way and Ocean Park Blvd
  • Swim
  • Dates:
    June 13, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017
  • Frequency:
    Weekly event on Tuesdays
  • Start Time:
  • Level:
    Beginner Intermediate
  • Where:
    Santa Monica
  • Members Only