Peluso Open Water, in conjunction with United States Masters Swimming, welcomes you to Peluso Open Water Masters. Our program caters to swimmers of all levels with an emphasis on competition - in the pool, in the open water or in the first leg of your triathlon. Our coaches will know your strengths, weaknesses, and goals. You will be able to swim with other athletes at your level - from elite masters to beginner triathletes.
All pool workouts are held at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC) also known as the Greater Richmond Aquatics Parntership (GRAP) home of the 2008 Olympic Trials pool located at 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234.
Mon, Wed, Fri Morning - 6:00-7:15 a.m.
Mon, Wed Evening - 6:00 -7:15 p.m.
Sunday Morning - 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Open Water Workouts
Open water practices are held weekly from Mid-April to Mid-October. Practices alternate between Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6pm-7pm at the American Legion, Post 354. Check the training calendar for specific training days. You must be able to swim a minimum of 100m without resting in order to participate in our open water workouts. All pool practices will continue to be held on schedule.
Stroke Technique (Beginners) Practices
For those individuals just getting into the sport or who swim at a pace of 2:00/100m or slower, we offer a hands on Stroke Technique Program as part of our Masters team. To allow for more coach/swimmer interaction, practices are held in the 25yd, instructional pool on Mon/Wed mornings from 6-7a.m. and the competition pool on Sundays from 8-9:15a.m.
United States Masters Swimming
For insurance purposes, all participants are required to be a member of United States Masters Swimming. The cost to join USMS is only $44/year ($29/yr for 18-24 year olds). There will be an option to register for USMS during your initial Peluso Open Water registration if you are not already a USMS member.
If you would like to try a practice you are welcome to do so as a drop-in. If you are not a USMS member you may drop-in for 30 days under the USMS 30-Day Waiver Policy. Please fill out the paper-registration form and bring it with you to practice.
You do not need to be a member of GRAP to be a member of Peluso Open Water Masters. However, all Peluso Open Water Masters members receive 50% off membership to the GRAP facility. This allows you access to the facility during non-POWM practice times and includes the dry-land area, underwater treadmills and therapy pools.
Before Your First Practice
You will need to purchase, at a minimum, fins, a pull buoy and paddles which you should bring to every practice. You can purchase Peluso Open Water recommended equipment through our Swim Outlett Store. Please also take a moment to review the glossary of drills, terms and abbreviations before coming to your first practice. This will make your experience with the program much more enjoyable and will help in your discussions with the coaches.
Buy your team suits provided by Speedo and customised with the Peluso Open Water logo by going to our online store or stopping by Disco Sports in Richmond.
All of our monthly regisrations are auto-renewing so there is no need to re-register each month. If you need a month off we can hold your membership at anytime.
|Full Masters Program
|Sunday Only Program
|Pool Practice Drop-In
|Open Water Drop-In
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of the Peluso Open Water Masters Progam
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