Raise the Bar Swimming
Spring Session Signups happening Now! March 1 - May 31
Coached Swim Workouts
If you are looking to improve your triathlon swimming skills or race times, then investing some time at the pool is a must. RTB’s coached swim workouts are designed to improve technique and build speed and endurance. The workouts are primarily freestyle and include warm-up, drills, main sets, and cool-down. All RTB swim coaches have years of experience in both swimming AND coaching. The workouts are similar to a master’s swim workout program without the requirement of a USMS membership (US Masters Swimming) or a Raise the Bar Membership. Though, an RTB membership will save you about 15%.
Weirdness this session - The Covington Aquatic Center has scheduled their yearly maintenance (which we appreciate!) from 4/22 - 5/5. No RTB swims will happen during this time.
Once or twice a week swimmers aren't required to choose specific days of the week, and can use those 10 or 20 swims at any time during the session. We hope this helps accommodate vacations, illness, or work trips.
If you use up your purchased swims before the session ends and want to continue coming, please do - no pre-approval required. You'll be invoiced for those extra swims at your original per-swim price at the end of the session. Swims don't carry over to the next session - so use them up!
RTB members enjoy a 15% discount on package pricing. A team member who pays $119 for a membership gets that back in as little as 4 sessions. Of course there are many other benefits members enjoy which will you can learn about here. Please consider joining Raise the Bar!
Spring Swim Schedule:
All swims are at the Covington Aquatic Center
**6:00-7:00 on Saturday 3/9, 4/13 & 5/11
Who can swim ??
These workouts are best suited for athletes who can swim 50 yards or more continuously. If you're there or not far from it, sign up!
What to bring?
Goggles are a must have and most people use a swim cap as well. If you own your own paddles, fins and swim buoy, bring them too. Periodically the coach will have you use them during a workout though it's never mandatory to do so. There are some supplies at the pool for public use. Many swimmers enjoy swimming in Core Shorts. If you need any gear, head to Northwest Tri and Bike in Kent.
Want to give it a try before signing up?
You bet - just show up to a workout and share your name and contact info with Erin. He'll show you the ropes
We can connect you with some qualified coaches that provide private lessons. Email Patty if you are interested.
Feel free to Email or Call/text Patty 206 779 7727
RTB Group Swims
Many team members swim throughout the week at the local athletic clubs with pools. If you're a team member wanting to meet up with other team members to swim, make some noise on the Team RTB Facebook page. Not in that group? Email us and we'll quickly add you.
Current Indoor Workouts:
Open Water workouts happen in the warmer months - listed below are past workouts we expect to return and new ones in the works. Team members can link up through the Team RTB Facebook group.
Lake Sawyer Park, Black Diamond
Lake Meridian Park, Kent
Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake
Crescent Lake, Gig Harbor