Become a faster, more efficient and more confident swimmer at RACE-MANIA

The RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo is dedicated to helping endurance athletes prepare for the new season and takes place Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Boston University Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA. Event programming is related to swimming, cycling and running — or doing all three together in triathlon! If your main focus is becoming a stronger, more efficient and confident swimmer, this page is for you.

Register for the All Day Pass (just $5 and 50% is donated to the American Cancer Society) and you can attend all RACE-MANIA seminars and the expo for the entire day. You’ll also have access to all free clinics and workshops and receive a promo code to save $10 on any clinics or workshops that require an additional fee.  Or, you can register for the Twilight Pass which is free and gives you access to seminars and the expo starting at 2pm.

Seminars on swimming (see the complete RACE-MANIA seminar schedule here):

  • 9:45am-10:10am: Open Water Swimming: New Thoughts on Training, Preparation and Execution presented by Chris Morgan, Head Coach Crimson Aquatics, World Open Water Swimming Association Board Member, 2008 Olympics Swim coach

Clinics and workshops on swimming (see the complete RACE-MANIA clinic schedule here):

Scroll down the page for more details on these clinics and workshops.

WETSUIT DEMOS — Looking for a new wetsuit and want to try before you buy? Zone3 will be set up on the BU Fit Rec pool deck from 2pm to 4pm to give RACE-MANIA attendees an opportunity to demo one of the wetsuits. All those that demo a wetsuit (whether or not you choose to buy) will get a Zone3 swim cap and the first 10 people to demo will get a visor or bento box. All those who demo a Zone3 suit will also be given a discount code to save 25% with their online purchase.



SwimSmooth Swim Clinic

This is a 3-hour SwimSmooth clinic led by certified SwimSmooth coach Peter Russo that includes swimming in the BU Fit Rec pool (with video taping of your stroke), classroom-based instruction and additional drill time in the pool. This clinic is ideal for swimmers of all levels including triathletes and swimmers who race freestyle in the open water or pool. Swim Smooth is the world’s leading swimming coaching company, offering swimmers of all levels practical straightforward steps help you improve your swimming.

Price: $175 until 1/31/18 (then $185 to 2/28/18 and $195 thereafter); Duration: 3 hours; Times offered: Saturday, 3/24/18 (the day before RACE-MANIA): 7am-10am and 12pm-3pm and Sunday, 3/25/18: 7am-10am).



Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming 

Everyone has fear about something but when your fear keeps you from enjoying everything you’re working to achieve, it’s time to confront that fear. Learn how to recognize and address fears you have about pool or open water swimming and how to work past the fear to free yourself and excel in the water.  In this 50 minute classroom-based workshop led by USA Swimming certified coach and founder of Winning Swimming, Carolanne Caron, attendees will learn:

  • How to identify what’s behind your fear of swimming
  • Coping techniques to move past the fear
  • How to make your mind work for you instead of against you

PLUS, attendees have the option of signing up for a private, 1-on-1 lesson with Coach Caron or a semi-private (2 people) lesson. These lessons are 30 minutes.

Workshop Price: Free with the All Day Pass brought to you by Winning Swimming; Workshop Duration: 50 minutes; Time Offered: 8:00am-8:50am; 30-minute private and semi-private lessons will be offered throughout the day. Click the Register Now button below for timing and cost.



Advanced Freestyle: Maximizing the Speed Equation

This pool-based clinic is geared toward average to above average swimmers who are looking to get faster in the pool and in open water. This clinic will be led by Sue Sotir, a member of the coaching staff at Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC), who will evaluate the swim stroke of each clinic participant and then identify technique refinements designed to help you get more out of each stroke your take.

Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Times offered: 8:00am-9:30am, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm.




SwimRun: Everything You Need to Know about the Newest Multisport Craze

Ready for your next multisport endurance challenge? SwimRun is the fastest growing endurance sport today and may be it! Attend this free information session presented by IGNITE SwimRun race series owner and race director, Jay Peluso and learn how the race works, what it takes to compete (or complete), the equipment you’ll need, how to choose the perfect partner and more.

Price: Free with the All Day Pass brought to you by IGNITE SwimRun series; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 11:00am.




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