Hi! I’m glad that you found us. We swim in Avila Beach every Sunday at 11. Our swimmers have a wide range of ages and abilities and we are very inclusive. Many of our swimmers are completive multi-sport athletes but our swims are not structured workouts. The group that shows up decides what they want to do as far as distance and route. It is not unusual for there to be several alternate routes that accommodate different levels of ability. The group varies from 2 to 12 swimmers and the swims are ½ to one hour. I assume that you are swimming in a pool. Being able to swim for an hour is a good base to start from. When you are considering an ocean swim remember that there is no place to rest before you get out. Currently the water temperature in Avila is around 55 degrees and will bottom out at around 50 degrees in the spring. The majority of our swimmers wear full wetsuits, although we do have some who prefer less neoprene and a few who go with none. Fins are an option. Some slower swimmers use them to stay with a faster group. This time of year most of us wear two silicone caps and add a neoprene cap in colder conditions. Goggles are a must. People wear every size from pool goggles to large face masks. It is a matter of you level of comfort with the cold water on your face and which style you find suits your ability to site along the route.
Most people prefer a triathlon style wetsuit. You can find them on line and at GH Sports here in SLO, as well as a good selection of caps.
We meet at 10:30 on the beach at the base of the stairs at the intersection of Front and San Miguel Streets. We talk about what everyone feels like doing and agree on a route, suit up and get in.
Swims may be scrubbed due to poor water quality (usually after a winter storm) or rough conditions.
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